Ah, we just love a horse race!

Ah, we just love a horse race! We will have some important news for you on Monday about “The San Antone Hose” but just a quick reminder that today, Friday, July 10, is the last day to vote early in the major party primary runoffs AND the oh-so-special Senate District 14 Jungle Primary. We have updated our Senate District 14 page to include in depth pieces from The Austin Bulldog on the two Democratic candidates running, Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, and[…]

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Cuban Out for 2020

Yes, we know there’s so much going on your head is swimming. At LIV we say go with the flow — pun intended! Thanks to KABB-TV (FOX-San Antonio) for this excellent report on why a cross-partisan coalition is about to kickoff a petition drive for the SAWS Accountability Act. SAWS rates and Vista Ridge water waste is so scary even a pandemic won’t stop this creative homegrown petition drive — join in! Reply to this message if you’d like to[…]

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Special Election SD 14

Two Very Important Events

These two very important events are happening on Monday and Tuesday night. We hope this reaches you in time. You can’t really miss the horse race in Senate District 14 or all the dish on Vista Ridge dumping (wasting) the most expensive water in Texas, can you? Heck no! Monday night, June 22, 7 pm, is a Zoom Candidate Forum with the two leading Democrats running in a six-way race on July 14th in the special election for Senate District[…]

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Release/Advisory: SAWS No Press, Press Event

Advisory/Release                                               Media Event on Zoom, June 23, 6:30 pm SAWS No Press, Press Conference San Antonio, TX:  SAWS accountability activists couldn’t figure out why San Antonio’s public water utility, San Antonio Water System (SAWS), held a press event without press present when their touted “game changing” water project — Vista Ridge — started pumping on April 15. They just found out. The independent San Antonio online news publication, The Rivard Report, reported SAWS Flushing Half of Vista Ridge Water as[…]

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SAWS No Press, Press Conference

SAWS No Press, Press Conference This clip appeared on KSAT-TV (San Antonio) on June 10, the day after The Rivard Report, San Antonio’s independent online news site, broke this Vista Ridge story wide open. SAWS apparently has been dumping 10 million gallons per day of the “most expensive water” in Texas, likely since April 15, the day it opened. LIV News reported to you on May 4 that it was odd that SAWS held a “press event” with no press[…]

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As our country mourns the dead — LIV News, June 3

As our country mourns the dead and celebrates their uniqueness, we suggest you read this very personal and beautiful account of those who knew  “gentle giant”, George Floyd in Texas Monthly. Special thanks to Richard Winger (Ballot Access News & Center for Competitive Democracy) for his review of Lee Drutman’s revolutionary new book, “Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop.” Drutman’s proposals for fundamental restructuring of our electoral system may be required to heal and unite our country today. LIV is here[…]

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How to vote on July 14: Early voting starts June 29

Are you thinking about how to vote on July 14? We sure hope so as there’s a bunch of good people trying to ensure it is safe, secure and accessible for you to exercise your right to vote. Early voting starts on June 29 for the July 14 primary runoffs and the only special election we’re aware of – Senate District 14. You can go to the polls, like you normally do. BUT, we strongly suggest you read THIS state[…]

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Winger Book Review: Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop by Lee Drutman

Here’s what Rich Winger of Ballot Access News wrote about Lee Drutman’s new  humdinger of a book “Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop”. Note: LIV has a study group going on this important book. Get the book and reach us if you want to join us. Although the title may sound lurid, “Doom Loop” is an established term. A synonym is “Reinforcing feedback loop”. A microphone connects to an amplifier; the microphone picks up a whisper; the amplifier makes the whisper[…]

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