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April 2021

The Big Freeze: We Shall Not Forget

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Big Freeze forum

Who made billions off the Big Freeze disaster while we were freezing in our homes? Don't be surprised if the Legislature tries to bury the bodies on this one, and it becomes the central issue in the 2022 election. Voters will not forget, especially millions of independent, non-aligned Texans who can swing elections in the not-so-great state of Texas. You're gonna love this! Moderator:  Mark Miller Speakers (in order):  Virginia Palacios, Paul Robbins & Bill King Resource experts will be…

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May 2021

The Big Squeeze LIV Virtual Forum

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm CDT
The Big Squeeze

The League of Independent Voters presents the Big Squeeze forum to bring together two looming issues in Texas -- the mismanagement of what we cannot live without -- energy and water. The monumental (and largely ignored) dispute in communities living over the most sought after groundwater in Texas just 40 miles east of the Capitol Dome -- involving 5 groundwater districts and the home of the mistaken Vista Ridge water pipeline -- is coming to a head. The main topic…

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June 2021

Are independents just swing voters?

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
are independents just swing voters

This event is virtual on Zoom (and you can call in). Send us an email for log-in or call-in information or just give us a call: Email:  contact@LIVTexas.org Phone:  512.213.4511 (landline -- no texts) Please read this news post before you join the call:  King Greg Abdicates The topic of this forum, "Are independents just swing voters?" will also ask, or are we something else with a role to make historic changes. If it's the latter, what are those changes?…

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July 2021

Brazos Valley Water Meeting for Robertson & Brazos counties

July 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District, District Office, 112 W. 3rd Street
Hearne, Texas 78701
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Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District serves as the groundwater management district for Robertson and Brazos counties. Their hearing, held on June 10, was the beginning of the process for receiving public comments about the "Desired Future Conditions." The Brazos Valley GCD will take additional comments at their July 8th meeting both on zoom, via telephone and, in person, at their district office at 112 West 3rd Street, Hearne, TX 77859 .  Here are the two ways you can join the…

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Fayette County Water Hearing on Desired Future Conditions

July 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm CDT

The Fayette County Groundwater Conservation District will hold its hearing on the Desired Future Conditions. If you haven't heard of Vista Ridge (aka "the San Antone Hose") visit LIV's Big Squeeze page. Agenda and Notice here Make sure you visit WaterDefenders.org for lots more details we, regular folks, need to defend our water and to participate in this hearing and more to come across the region. For an updated list of Water Hearings & Meetings in the region

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Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District Hearing

July 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Port San Antonio Headquarters – Board Room, 907 Billy Mitchell Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78226
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The Post Oak Savannah GCD will hold a hearing seeking public comments on the Desired Future Conditions. Please plan to be there, but do your homework by studying what WaterDefenders.org has done for us all living in 10 counties east of IH-35. We can do something to stop the giant sucking sound of the Vista Ridge groundwater pipeline to fuel growth elsewhere, promising a dismal future for those of us living east of Austin. WaterDefenders.org See details here at Post…

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LCRA Permit in the Lost Pines FINAL Hearing

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Bastrop Convention Center, 1408 Chestnut Street
Bastrop, 78602 United States
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The LCRA permit in the Lost Pines is coming to a head. Local landowners and aquifer guardians want to head LCRA off at the pass. We know, we know. There are so many water grabs on the aquifers underlying Bastrop, Lee, Milam and Burleson counties (the "Simsboro communities") is makes your head spin. LCRA's permit demand for a mega-permit of 25,000 acre-feet of groundwater per year was made public back in July 2018.  It went into the administrative hearing process…

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WaterDefenders.org Party!

July 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Paige Roadhouse Restaurant, 147 Old Highway 20 E
Paige, 78659 United States
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