Landowners in District Judge Carson Campbell's Courtroom

Water Protectors Unite in Bastrop Wednesday night!

Water protectors are uniting in Bastrop on Wednesday night having scored a VERY important court victory last week. We hope this victory will extend to safeguard all Texas landowners’ property rights in the groundwater under their land. This coming Wednesday night, January 17, at 7 pm at Bastrop City Hall (1131 Chestnut), the Lost Pines GCD will review the court’s decision. Bastrop and Lee county residents: please be there to tell them what you want them to do. (Of course,[…]

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Image of the sign I Oppose the San Antone Hose, map of the 142-mile pipeline for Vista Ridge

Water grabbers on run…help us whup ’em!

Landowners won a round in court on October 18, facing off End Op’s (now “Recharge”) water grabbing siege on the Simsboro in Lee & Bastrop counties.

The San Antone Vista Ridge Hose, on the other side of the same Simsboro aquifer, continues to lay pipe despite the financing nightmare unfolding on SAWS ratepayers and continued opposition by landowners in Burleson and Milam counties.

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Judge Hears Arguments on Landowners’ Right to Protest Groundwater Export, Ruling to Come

 SIMSBORO AQUIFER WATER DEFENSE FUND (SAWDF) P.O. Box 690 Elgin, Texas 78621-0690 www.simsborowaterdefensefund.org ~~Working for a legacy of aquifers that last forever~~ October 20, 2017 For Immediate Release Contacts: Michele Gangnes 512-461-3179 mggangnes@aol.com Travis Brown 512-560-0341 travisbrown983@gmail.com Judge Hears Arguments on Landowners’ Right to Protest Groundwater Export, Ruling to Come BASTROP – A state district judge in Bastrop on Wednesday heard arguments for and against the contention that four local landowners were denied their rights when they were excluded by[…]

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Hogs at the Trough joined by LCRA

Landowners Get Day in Court!

Thanks to the good folks who showed up last night, including speakers, contributors and volunteers, for our Independent Pow Wow! We were Democrats, Republicans and independents — actually talking to one another. What about? Will the eastern counties of Central Texas have a future? Not if we allow the hogs to gorge themselves at our water trough. Tomorrow, the courts will finally have a look at OUR future water supply. What are your rights to the water underneath you? We[…]

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Release: Simsboro Aquifer Under Siege, Independents Pray for Abbott Intervention in Post-Harvey World

Bastrop, Texas, Thursday, October 5, 2017: Some would say only God and Mother Nature “own” the Simsboro — humanity only stewards it. Residents of Bastrop, Lee, Milam and Burleson counties are looking to enlist Governor Greg Abbott’s intervention in what they’re calling a manmade disaster in the making – the draining of the very slow to recharge Simsboro Aquifer by San Antonio’s Vista Ridge water project, aka “San Antone Hose”. The “Hose” is a “mega-permit” in the Simsboro just 30 miles east of the Governor’s residence, according to claims by the non-profit League of Independent Voters of Texas.

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