New Veto HB 1806! Call Gov. to Veto HB 1806 – save the aquifers, rural Texas and all ratepayers! We just sent this letter urging Governor Abbott veto HB 1806 passed at the 11th hour by the Senate on Wednesday night. This egregious “water” legislation aggressively drummed up by San Antonio Water System (SAWS – a public water utility) adversely affects millions of Texans, our aquifers and our wallets. Of equal concern is that SAWS, without San Antonio City Council[…]Read more
SAWS (San Antonio’s public water utility) and the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA, a quasi-governmental agency) have joined the ranks of private water marketers in the groundwater conveyance business. In so doing, they are bringing citizens across Texas and the partisan divide together – whether we like it or not! Please help spread the word about this urgently important and streamed event — “Cross Community Alliances” in San Antonio from 10 am to noon AND join the stream before it[…]Read more
Watch your water! After you watch our “David (us) v. Goliath (Vista Ridge)” 1-minute video, share it and read the rest of this message. WATCH YOUR WATER! ►Tomorrow, Monday, March 25, at 3:30 pm., join us at the Capitol for the SB606 Water and Rural Affairs Committee hearing or watch the stream from here. This Saturday, join us in San Antonio or watch the stream from our Facebook page – while you’re at it, like us! And, please make some[…]Read more
Wake up, Texas! Two mega-water deals are either about to swamp us or citizens will succeed in pulling the plug. Don’t get caught thinking you know who your friends and foes are — politics, like the weather, is increasingly unpredictable.Read more
Is it possible that Governor Greg Abbott will intervene in this manmade disaster in the making – the draining of the oh so slow (in human terms) to recharge Simsboro – just 30 miles east of his residence? Some would say only God and Mother Nature “own” the Simsboro — humanity only stewards it. The Governor most needs to hear from you. His number is 512.463.2000. Ask for his intervention and pray for the divine too.Read more
Last minute changes to the Water Code are expected to come to the floor of the Senate TODAY by way of Rep. Lyle Larson’s (R-San Antonio) HB 31. Truthfully, Larson has already secured a big hand off for water marketers, especially Vista Ridge, with the passage of HB 2378. HB 2378 sets automatic renewals for export groundwater permits, enabling the water lobby to further maximize profits from mass movement of groundwater. This was unstoppable.Read more
Our 9 am conference call this Saturday will focus on Texas Election Reform and led by Tom Glass. Reply for the conference call details.
We hope to see you this coming Monday, in Austin, in Cedar Creek on Wednesday and in Lockhart on Thursday…all detailed below.Read more
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.Read more