SUPPORT THESE EMINENT DOMAIN RELATED BILLS NOW TO BE HEARD TOMORROW I am writing as tomorrow, April 25 at 8 am in room E2.012 marks the biggest day of the session where numerous eminent domain bills are going to be heard in the Land & Resource Management Committee.  More bills have been added since last week, so I have narrowed and prioritized this list. Both the House and Senate versions of the omnibus bills SB 421 and its companion HB[…]

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Endi Two Party Rule The Quest

17 Candidates Support Vista Ridge Resolution!

Congratulations, San Antonio! The League of Independent Voters now has a local chapter growing in San Antonio! More congratulations! Seventeen (17) candidates currently running for San Antonio City Council and Mayor have endorsed our call for passage of the Vista Ridge Resolution — found here. In short, the Vista Ridge Resolution calls for clarification of “the role of San Antonio Water System (SAWS), and its need for more openness and transparency, requiring an independent managerial, legal and financial review of[…]

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Come see us at our San Antonio Meeting Monday night

San Antonio Meeting Monday night

Join us at our San Antonio Meeting Monday night! The League of Independent Voters of Texas is holding its founding meeting for our San Antonio local chapter on Monday, April 22, 7 pm at 1901 N. Flores in San Antonio — the Almalgamated Transit Workers Hall. Y’all come and bring some! Please share this Events Page and invite others to join us! San Antonians are starting a local chapter of LIV, while planning to hit the campaign trail with the[…]

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She's baaack! Action please

Sorry this is so late, but

Sorry this is so late, but we need your help to reach legislators NOW to vote NO on House Bill 726 coming for a floor vote tomorrow – April 15th —  in the Texas House. We will soon do all we can to stop this in the Texas Senate! We need you to call your State Representative NOW! Find him or her here. (Or just call the Capitol Switchboard at 512-463-4630 and ask them to hook you up to your[…]

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One more reason to come on Tuesday!

Some Good News on Eminent Domain Reform

We are writing you first with some good news on eminent domain reform.  As of yesterday, Kolkhorst’s omnibus bill SB421 passed.  No, it doesn’t look like the same bill as it first started, but it will incrementally improve the process. Schwertner’s SB555 on landowners not paying property taxes also passed the Senate.  So now there are 5 bills passed through the Senate which also include SB554, SB553, and SB552 which collectively address the repurchase of property where a project doesn’t[…]

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Whole Lotta Political Shaking Going On

Folks, there’s a whole lotta political shaking going on in Texas. The earthquake we’re detecting is related to the convergence of both party establishments. That’s right. On some things – like the brokering of arguably the most valuable resources on the planet  – groundwater and land resources – they agree. Do nothing because Oil and Gas and Real Estate are the King and Queen lobbies. No one will tell you – but us, the independents – these “emperors” have no[…]

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Call your Rep NOW, y’all! Vote NO on HB 1066.

It’s time to call your rep now, y’all! This is no April Fool’s prank. Though perhaps we are fools for trying to stop this completely unnecessary manmade disaster on groundwater depletion. We’re also beginning to wonder if the Republican Party of Texas is preparing to throw those who elected them — rural Texans — under the bus. We need your calls today and tomorrow to get State Representatives of all political persuasions, rural and urban, to vote NO on HB[…]

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

SAWS & LCRA, bringing people together! Join the stream Saturday, make some calls, y’all!

SAWS (San Antonio’s public water utility) and the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA, a quasi-governmental agency) have joined the ranks of private water marketers in the groundwater conveyance business. In so doing, they are bringing citizens across Texas and the partisan divide together – whether we like it or not! Please help spread the word about this urgently important and streamed event — “Cross Community Alliances” in San Antonio from 10 am to noon AND join the stream before it[…]

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