Homegrown Petitions IS News, Not News is SAWS Nose Grows!

Texas water watchdogs know it’s not news that SAWS’ nose is a tad shorter than the 142-mile Hose (Vista Ridge). What is not yet appreciated, however, is how SAWS and Vista Ridge are wreaking havoc on state water policy and the lives of 1.8 million ratepayers in the poorest metro area in the United States! The machinations of SAWS today to avoid an independent audit of Vista Ridge (one has never been done) is at the heart of our homegrown[…]

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TOP Joins Homegrown Petition Drive for SAWS Accountability

TOP Joins Homegrown Petition Drive for SAWS Accountability. Check it out. LIV is developing “homegrown petitions” — petitions not reliant on big donors and, well, let’s call it “gastroturf”. Homegrown petitions also drive the hogs at the public trough nuts! Try stopping volunteers. The SAWS Act PAC in San Antonio is a grand 20,000 signature homegrown petition drive to reform SAWS — a nearly billion dollar public water utility, we’ve been complaining, endlessly, for years. Now, a volunteer coalition is[…]

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LIV just received a call from CNN, and lots bigger news!

LIV just received a call from CNN, asking for help with a voter panel — to be conducted remotely — on August 31st with 6 people from “battleground” states. They asked LIV to help them identify Texas independent voters who would be willing to appear on their show. It matters not whether you are decided, are leaning towards a particular candidate or are undecided. All you have to be is a self-identified independent. Interested? Contact us. The big news from[…]

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The SAWS Act PAC is petitioning, petitioning, petitioning

The SAWS Act PAC is petitioning, petitioning, petitioning for a public vote on the SAWS Accountability Act. We need your help to get a few more signatures to meet our modest goal for July signatures. We’ve started slowly petitioning to make sure we are following strict rules under COVID. We’re about 130 signatures shy of this goal for this Friday. Can you print out the petition and get your San Antonio voting friends to sign it and let us hear[…]

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SAWS Keeps Dumping on YOU as SD 14 Runoff is ON!

SAWS keeps dumping on you. Now that Vista Ridge is pumping (full bore expected in August), San Antonio’s public water utility apparently thinks they can claim victory because they are “waterful”, a word they had the audacity to make up! What the San Antonio City Council is allowing to happen to 1.8 million ratepayers, to landowners 142 miles away, and to a precious water resource — in the midst of a pandemic — begs for a serious head examination. You[…]

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Vista Ridge Resolution Coalition

Breaking News on the San Antone Hose!

We have some breaking news on the San Antone Hose! After years of bitter battles over Vista Ridge between the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District, and landowners and other aquifer guardians, we must applaud Post Oak Directors (Milam and Burleson counties) for taking decisive action last Friday. Watch for news reports! Read our media release today and enjoy the moment. How long this moment will last, we cannot say. Vista Ridge is a mega-permit to export 50,000 acre feet[…]

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Breaking News! Vista Ridge and SAWS Face Investigation

SAWS Act PAC PO Box 33402 • San Antonio, TX 78265 210.807.7273 • www.SAWSAct.org For Immediate Release                                                 July 20, 2020 Contact: Media Secretary, Reinette King • 210.241.2683 Linda Curtis, League of Independent Voters • 512.657.2089 Vista Ridge and SAWS Face Investigation San Antonio, 8:00 am: Late Friday afternoon, July 17, the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District (Milam and Burleson counties), which permitted the Vista Ridge water project in Burleson County, issued three stinging letters calling for an investigation,[…]

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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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