We were in San Antonio on Monday to witness San Antonio Water System (SAWS) unveil a $3.4 billion contract for 50,000 acre-feet of water per year (AFY) from the Simsboro in Burleson and Milam counties. Yes, that’s the same aquifer Lee and Bastrop counties have been fighting to protect– for years. This aquifer recharges only 13,000 AFY, while water profiteers and hydrologists-for-hire say it is “drought-proof” — just like they said 50-years ago about one of the world’s largest aquifers, the Ogallala, now dying in West Texas.Read more
San Antonio Water Pipeline watch out! This will drain the Simsboro, help pave over the sensitive aquifers south of Austin, and cost ratepayers big time. Who’s pushing this? San Antonio Water System under the pressure of the real estate lobby — specifically the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. It’s time to move on this if you don’t want your water grabbed. Come to San Antonio!Read more
I about to hit the road to this event in Wimberley at 6 pm hoping to unite us to stop the water grabs! Don’t forget the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance Conference this coming Monday and Tuesday at the Bastrop Convention Center. Our own Michele Gangnes and Steve Box (Environmental Stewardship) are on the water panel on Tuesday morning. At least come to the movie on Monday night! Details here. Last night, the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District sent the[…]Read more
A critical decision about the rights of landowners who do not want to sell their water, is coming to a head at a specially called meeting of the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District next Wednesday evening at 7 pm at the American Legion in Giddings, 1502 U.S. 77, Giddings NOT the Bastrop Convention Center.
Thanks for signing our local control petition — if you’ve done it. Spread it for us, won’t you? We still have “Stop the Water Grab” yard signs – reply if you want one! Join our bi-weekly conference call this Saturday at 9 am. It will be with Cathy McMullen of Pass the Ban. Cathy will explain why the citizens of Denton are using the most powerful tool for local control that exists in Texas — the petition for a public vote.[…]Read more
Unfortunately, our server went down on July 4th, a few hours after we sent you a request to sign our Petition for Local Control and Property Rights. So, please try again if you missed it! Yes, we know that we are petitioning the politically deaf! The Governor, several state agencies and candidates running in November have their own narrow agendas — usually. But this is really not about them. It’s really about building a statewide network of people to flood[…]Read more
Jim Hightower at the Capitol with Julia Trigg Crawford and Debra Medina, June 2013 If you believe that Texans must and can unite — call it the green tea party, if you like — across the partisan divide, to protect our land, water, air and property rights, please sign this petition for Local Control and Property Rights. Then spread it across the land! Here’s the text of the petition — be sure to sign it in the window below it[…]Read more
For Immediate Release June 19, 2014 Former Mayor of the small north Texas town of DISH, Calvin Tillman, filed an open records request today asking the Railroad Commission to provide all correspondence between Railroad Commission officials and staff, the Office of the Governor, other public officials, lobbyists and private enterprises doing business before the RRC, related to “the decision by the RRC to ban staff from doing media interviews.” Click here[…]Read more