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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Construction or Destruction

Kinder Morgan punctures Vista Ridge!

Kinder Morgan punctures Vista Ridge! Thanks to Saturday’s Rivard Report we learned about Kinder Morgan’s “puncture” of the VR pipeline in Caldwell County! Check out the comments. One of them is by the very astute Board President of the Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation District, Milan Michalec. Other comments posted today are important to see how “what me worry” SAWS has minimized this breach. Meanwhile, we missed this May 6 Rivard Report piece by ace reporter Brendan Gibbons covering the April[…]

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Memory Loss of Memorial Day

Americans have suffered memory loss of Memorial Day at a moment when it’s urgently important for us all to remember. In this issue: ► The Origins of Memorial Day ► Kinder Morgan Punctures Vista Ridge Pipeline! ► Help Push The Prime Act Over Finish Line! (Call Bernie, y’all!) ► Important Updates ► VERY Important Events ► The Origins of Memorial Day:  Why do so few of us know the origins of Memorial Day? The answer is seen in this uniquely[…]

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The world turns May 20

May 20 LIV Newsletter: As the world turns

As the world turns, so do we here at LIV. We encourage your feedback by using the comments on our blog. Just follow the links for each individual article, or comment on this main newsletter page. And please share any of this with your Texas independent pals using our lavish share buttons or forward this message. In this May 20 LIV Newsletter: (scroll down for more on these topics) ►  What do Angus King & Rand Paul Have In Common?[…]

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