Grab and Squat Briscoe

We can all have a good laugh about this year’s Texas House Elections Committee, now that it’s being chaired by Rep. Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park). This has everyone we know – from all political camps – scratching their heads. Some have likened the appointment to giving someone with COVID the right to sneeze into the punch bowl. Here’s another laughable irony. We independents call the practice of legislators filing a bill then sitting on it, “Grab and Squat”. Last session,[…]

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Let the Games Begin

Join LIV’s Zoom Call

Join LIV’s Zoom call, Wednesday night, March 10, 7 pm. Send us a note to info@independentleaguetx.org with your name, phone and city or county. Or give us a call at 512.213.4511. Wednesday Night’s Topic: Election and Energy Reform in the Texas Legislative Session, how LIV is redeveloping, a new party forms in Texas. Note: LIV is non-partisan and does not endorse parties or candidates. Professor Mark Miller came up through the oil fields to become a UT-Austin Faculty member and[…]

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Water and utility reform

Does anyone not yet get how important water and utility reform are in today’s Texas? Simsboro Aquifer Water Defense Fund (SAWDF) grew out of Neighbors for Neighbors and was co-founded by Michele Gangnes, who also co-founded LIV years later. We owe Michele, NFN and SAWDF bigtime because they are honest and informed solutions seekers to end the Texas water wars for the benefit of all. We are asking you to AMPLIFY SAWDF today by contributing to their fundraising efforts at[…]

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Alert! Vaccine and Water War Update

As you know, the League of Independent Voters is a non-partisan organization, but we appreciate Bastrop Democrats for providing this Vaccine and Water War Update to our entire community. We are rushing this notice to you today, hoping you get it in time for a Thursday evening 7 pm meeting via video conference or phone. At the top of this agenda is a report on the COVID Vaccine for our area as well as an update on the “water wars”[…]

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LCRA Should Know Better!

For sure, LCRA should know better! But, that’s not stopped them yet from demanding in on the siege on the Simsboro along with the San Antone Hose. This is LIV’s reminder as tonight’s hearing (Thurs., Jan. 28, 6 pm), online and on the phone, impacts on you, your drinking water supply provided by aquifers and what you are paying for water policy gone awry. Reminder! FINAL HEARING on LCRA Permit Demand! Please share this message! It’s important to let the[…]

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Texas wretched water war TURNS this Thursday night! Be on the line, y’all.

NOTICE: We urge you to be on the line this Thursday, January 28, from 6 to 9 pm for a final hearing by the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District Board, on the LCRA’s (Lower Colorado River Authority’s) mega-permit demand on the same aquifers permitted by Vista Ridge. LCRA, a quasi-governmental agency should know better. This hearing is held at the very same time that Vista Ridge is causing landowner wells to go dry. A temporary moratorium on permits is in[…]

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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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