IMPORTANT Lost Pines Water Meeting Tonight

There’s an Important Lost Pines Water Meeting Tonight by phone! Hop on the phone TONIGHT –
Wednesday night, January 20th, at 7 pm! Within a short few months of full bore pumping by Vista Ridge (“The San Antone Hose”), landowner wells are going dry in Burleson and Lee counties. Meanwhile, privateering water marketers and the Lower Colorado River Authority – a governmental entity, mind you – are continuing their quest for MORE permits on the same aquifers. Read this January 8,[…]

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It’s time to end the two-party doom loop

If you think it’s time to end the two-party doom loop, and to put the partisan uncivil war developing our country on hold, you came to the right place. We’ve been working for years to bring people together who DISAGREE! We are hearing from more and more people who want out of the “two-party doom loop”. That’s a phrase we take from Lee Drutman’s book, Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop. Drutman asserts that opening up electoral competition is the peaceful[…]

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Here we were on January 6th

Here we were on January 6th, minding our own business just trying to get out this email alert and then this colossally stupid riot slaps us and the rest of the nation in the face. This incident revealed that we are pathetically vulnerable. We have multiple crises in the country that so need our attention. The war between the two parties is a big distraction and needs to desescalate now! We urge calm consideration provided by two respected independent voices[…]

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SAWS Holiday Ratepayer Surprise — SEE YOU IN COURT TODAY!

SAWS Holiday Ratepayer Surprise — SEE YOU IN COURT TODAY! For Immediate Release January 4, 2021 SAWS Sneak Holiday Legal Action to Stop Citizens Petition for SAWS Accountability Act — in Court Monday, January 4, 10 am Austin, Texas, 7 am:  On December 10th, the City of San Antonio, acting through San Antonio Water System (SAWS), filed litigation known as a “1205 Petition” in the Travis County 345th District Court challenging the SAWS Accountability Act citizens’ charter amendment claiming the[…]

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From the Never Give Up Barry Klein

From the never give up Barry Klein of Houston, we received this inspiring message (see below) on Christmas. With it, was a reminder of  the Drifter’s “White Christmas” — a simply delightful present to all who celebrate this time of year!  It was Barry who sounded the alarm in the 2015 legislative session when Texas Lobby King — oil and gas — with a little help from some key municipal Democrats, tried to gut municipal petition rights in Texas. We[…]

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Lee County Wells Are Sucking Air!

We have been hearing from landowners in northern Lee County that they are losing their wells – aka the wells are sucking air! These landowners are very close to the Vista Ridge pumping wells just on the other side of the Lee/Burleson County line. Are you, or do you know, someone affected? Call us or reply to this message. We want everyone on the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District (charged with management and protection of groundwater in Bastrop and Lee[…]

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Curiosity Junky Interviews budget nerd Jeff Harper

Curiosity Junky, a podcast by Cassie Brown-Burton, out of Arizona, interviewed LIV’s resident federal budget nerd, Jeff Harper. The dude actually make some sense or is it cents! Seriously, Jeff makes some important points about the times we’re living through relative to the US economy and as a true to form political independent, seeks to inform not to inflame. That’s because we really are in this together, if we give it — deliberation — a chance.

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Austin Environmental Directory

The 10th edition of the Austin Environmental Directory, a sourcebook of green issues, products, services, and organizations, has now been released. The publication began in 1995. The 2020/2021 edition, perfect-bound, 148-pages, and in full-color, is free to the public. Places in Austin where it will be distributed include Half-Price Books, Wheatsville Food Coop, and Central Market-North Lamar. It is also online at environmentaldirectory.info/. New content is under appropriate headings, while content from previous editions is also posted. There are several[…]

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