Ride those water marketers high! There's lots going on, including a very important press conference and hearing at the Capitol next Tuesday.
►Tonight! Apologies for the late notice! Debate tonight in Frederiskcburg in the very crowded field in the Republican primary for Troy Fraser’s seat, Senate District 24. Details here.
►Monday, Feb. 1, 6 to 8 pm, Performing Arts Center, Bastrop – debate in the Republican primary race between John Cyrier and Brent Golemon for Texas House District 17 – Lee, Bastrop, Caldwell, Gonzales and Karnes counties. This will also be streamed at btxn.tv -- go there on the internet when the event starts. Details here.
►Tuesday, Feb. 2, 9:30 am, Press Conference at the Texas Capitol with Rep. John Cyrier and hydrologist George Rice on “What Are the Risks to the Simsboro?” Rice, a respected hydrologist and former Edwards Aquifer Authority Board member, will release his new report on the cumulative impact of mega-permits on the Simsboro formation of the Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer. Location to be announced. If you’re coming, be on Sunday’s call or call us!
►Following the press conference on Tuesday, please attend the Texas House Natural Resources Committee Hearing on Water, at the Capitol, underground building, Rm. E2.010! Starts at 10 am sharp. More here.
►Thursday, February 11, San Marcos, Texas Water Symposium, sponsored by Hill Country Alliance – this is a big deal!!! More here.
The Back Story….
A regional movement to let our state leaders know that the “California water model” – draining rural Texas to fuel development in dry areas. is a mistake that no one -- even the development community -- can afford. Though “Gridzilla” – a little bill to study mass movement of groundwater – was killed last session, death by a thousand cuts to groundwater supply are the wish of groundwater sharks circling the Simsboro underlying Burleson, Milam, Lee and Bastrop counties. No matter where you live in Texas, this affects you.
Whether you can make the hearing or not, do this. Call your state representative and state senator and ask them to get involved on the "water front". Let them know you do not support the "California Water Model". Get their contact info here. Let us know how it goes.
Got questions or need more information? Reply or call us and get ready to ride those water marketers high!