SIMSBORO AQUIFER WATER DEFENSE FUND (SAWDF) P.O. Box 690 Elgin, Texas 78621-0690 www.simsborowaterdefensefund.org ~~Working for a legacy of aquifers that last forever~~ October 20, 2017 For Immediate Release Contacts: Michele Gangnes 512-461-3179 email@example.com Travis Brown 512-560-0341 firstname.lastname@example.org Judge Hears Arguments on Landowners’ Right to Protest Groundwater Export, Ruling to Come BASTROP – A state district judge in Bastrop on Wednesday heard arguments for and against the contention that four local landowners were denied their rights when they were excluded by[…]Read more
You haven’t heard from us much this year because the Texas legislature meets only every Simsboro Aquifer Water Defense Fundother year. (It will convene again in January 2017)Read more
The Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District has been under fire by water marketers, municipalities and legislators for the last fifteen years for taking a conservative “go-slow” approach to mining the aquifer underlying Lee and Bastrop counties.Read more
Precedent for groundwater policy could affect all Central Texans could be set tomorrow night.
TOMORROW (Monday, December 21st), just 4 days before Christmas, a settlement between Forestar Real Estate Group and Lost Pines GCD will be considered.Read more
THIS EVENT IS CANCELED DUE TO THE BASTROP FIRES. We will be at the Bastrop Library at 2:30 just in case you do show up. If you have a laptop and 1-2 hours to put in, we can use your help. Meanwhile, this event will be rescheduled soon after the fires are gone! This meeting is in the city of Bastrop and the Bastrop Library (1100 Church Street) on Saturday, October 17, starting at 2:30 pm. A 25-minute video about[…]Read more
Please join us for one of many meetings and events along the 142-mile Vista Ridge Water Pipeline from Burleson to Bexar counties. This meeting is in Cedar Creek (Bastrop County) on Monday, October 12 at the Bluebonnet Fire Station 5554 FM 535. A 20-minute video about the Vista Ridge water project will be shown at the beginning of this event, followed by discussion that will include other “mega-water-contracts” in play in the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District (Bastrop and Lee[…]Read more
Before Lost Pines sells out, you need to come to Bastrop on Wednesday night at 7 pm to Bastrop City Hall (1311 Chestnut).
A deal is in process that will affect ALL of central Texas (from Austin to Bryan-College Station to San Antonio) and the future water supply of Bastrop, Lee, Milam and Burleson counties.Read more
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Remember, when Forestar Real Estate was given a 12,000 acre-feet-year permit from the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District in July 2013? Forestar turned around and sued Lost Pines GCD for the full 45,000 AFY (41 million gallons per day) and got the Hays County Commissioners Court to sign on to a “reservation agreement” that Forestar used in their litigation against Lost Pines.Read more