Please make these calls today!

Urgent! Please make these calls today! Three bills we oppose have been passed out of House committees and sent to the Calendars Committee. Calendars, composed of 15 House members, decides which bills get passed on to the floor for a full vote of the House. It is urgently important the you reach the Calendars Committee members now and ask them not to support these bills. Click here for the Calendars Committee. Senate Bill 1907/HB 3298: would direct the Texas Water[…]

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Good Bills, Bad Bills – join us Saturday!

NOTICE!: Please join our “Good Bills, Bad Bills” Statewide Conference Call this Saturday, 3:30-4:30 pm. We will not be streaming this event. Reply for details.

Here’s the deal on the 2015 legislative session. It’s all about local control; instead of control by the King and Queen lobbies — real estate and oil and gas.

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Water Meetings in Giddings and Caldwell, y’all come

* Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District, 7 pm, Giddings City Hall, 188 Richmond Street. The LCRA keeps coming back — now for the third time! LCRA, a river authority that should be looking out for, protecting, and conserving OUR Colorado River, is turning it’s back on the river, the bay, and its rural customers and neighbors, to satisfy its self-serving desires and urban demands for water. Lost Pines GCD needs to know we’re there — for as long as it takes and as many times as it takes to protect our water.

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Be on the Saturday Conference Call

We must hit the ground running in January or the Legislature, and the King and Queen lobbies (real estate and oil and gas), will surely see fit to run over us all. Don’t miss this Saturday’s 9 am conference call. We need you! Call us at 512-213-4511 for details on how to join the call. If you missed last week’s message, click here to read it. We want to give you some very important updates and then open it up[…]

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Tillman Speaks Out for Local Control — how ’bout you?

On November 4, 2014, there was a historical vote in Denton, TX, which of course was when the residents voted to ban hydraulic fracturing within the corporate limits of the city. This is a bit shocking considering the political make up of this area and the amount of funding that the industry sunk into defeating this measure. Another interesting thing is the margin of victory for this measure, for all the money that was sunk into this election by the industry, they were not even close to victory.

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Bus to San Antonio rescheduled for Wednesday, October 8!

Sorry for all the confusion about the trip to San Antonio. We are NOT going today, we’re going next Wednesday as we now have a full hearing NEXT WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8TH, at 6 pm at SAN ANTONIO CITY HALL, 114 W. Commerce. Parking is available next door in the Frost Bank building. So, dear Texans, wherever you are – if you value your water and your wallets – show up! We will hook you up with a ride in your[…]

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SAWS Deal a Trans-Texas Water Highway!

San Antonio Water System’s unanimous vote yesterday to rush a $3.4 billion deal for a 142-mile water pipeline from Burleson County, began hitting a few road blocks when two public finance attorneys showed up in opposition to the project. SAWS Chair Berto Guerra delivered a 15-minute monologue extolling the virtues of SAWS’ Vista Ridge “deal of the century”, but then reduced public comment from the standard five minutes to two minutes because there were “so many” speakers. There were nine.

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