Bastrop, Texas, 6 pm: The non-profit, non-partisan League of Independent Voters of Texas (LIV) is urging urban and rural Texans to call their legislators to help kill two bills that could come to the floor of the House and Senate tomorrow (Sunday). LIV warns that if Senate Bills 1172 and 533 pass, there could be grave impacts on rural and urban Texas, while those who had the power to protect them in the Texas Municipal League and in the highest ranks of the Republican Party failed to act.Read more
We REALLY need your help to torpedo a SAWS Vista Ridge/San Antone Hose — Amendment #6 to Senate Bill 533 — at the last minute, just like we did in 2015. Remember, we warned you about last minute shenanigans!
Today, SAWS (San Antonio Water System) was in a court of law in San Antonio AND at the Legislature with another trumped up “emergency” to build the SAWS hooks up to the Vista Ridge Project (their $3.4 billion, 142-mile mass conveyance water pipeline) at the expense of their ratepayers and despite opposition by landowners over the “donor” aquifer.Read more
Gutting local control — this is what they were they doing after all the hubbub on bathrooms last night. Just in from Judith McGeary of FARFA – an amendment (Amendment 1) came late last night to the already bad seed bill SB 1172, hand out to Monsanto. This nasty “little” amendment is a wholesale attack on all local control.Read more
This legislative water alert is of urgent importance. These bills affect all Texans — in urban, suburban and rural communities.
Please act on this information and also ask others to call for Sen. Lois Kolkhorst’s help on four bills.Read more
THIS FRIDAY! The greatest bill since sliced bread for the 42% plurality of Texans who are independent (we salute no party) is going to hit the floor of the Texas House. House Bill 25 — ending straight ticket “one punch” voting in Texas is a must do to bring about competitive elections.Read more
The Texas Water Development Board heeded our insistence that their two-day conference starting tomorrow at UT’s AT&T Conference Center is a public meeting. That means the door is open (without the $525 charge!) so long as you do not eat or drink. We hear there are plenty of public water fountains!Read more
The most affected by the plans for mass movementh of groundwater — repeating the California Water Model disaster — were shut out of hearings all year by State Sen. Charles Perry (R-Lubbock), Lt. Governor Dan Patrick’s appointed chair of the Texas Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs.Read more
This message is a community alert involving an area where these four counties converge — Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette & Gonzales (in the Jeddo community). (This late notice was unavoidable, sorry!) We here at the non-profit League of Independent Voters of Texas are back in the saddle again both in Jeddo and getting ready for the 2017 legislative session. The session just started yesterday! A groundwater permit hearing has been called by the Plum Creek Conservation District for 1 pm on[…]Read more