Special Election SD 14

Two Very Important Events

These two very important events are happening on Monday and Tuesday night. We hope this reaches you in time. You can’t really miss the horse race in Senate District 14 or all the dish on Vista Ridge dumping (wasting) the most expensive water in Texas, can you? Heck no! Monday night, June 22, 7 pm, is a Zoom Candidate Forum with the two leading Democrats running in a six-way race on July 14th in the special election for Senate District[…]

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The Rogue SAWS

The Rogue SAWS

Update, June 9, 2020: Enjoy this response by Terry Burns, MD (Alamo Sierra Club) at the June SAWS meeting. Be sure to read our newest report in our News section. Update, May 7, 2020: SAWS ratepayers received this notice the Vista Ridge is pumping and without media fanfare, an unusual move by SAWS. Update:: May 5, 2020 (Cinco de Mayo!):  Who are these masked men??? Hint: Both have B-E-R-T in their first names. Dynamite excerpts from statements made today –[…]

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Vista Ridge Coalition Meeting

This could well be the most important meeting of the Vista Ridge Coalition yet. We’re going to discuss where the San Antonio City Council is at about looking under the hood of the Vista Ridge (aka “San Antone Hose”) water pipeline project barreling down the tracks, slated for pumping in April. If you care about soaring SAWS water rates (up 52% over the last 5 years mostly due to Vista Ridge) AND the life of an aquifer 142 miles northeast[…]

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Giving to these 2 ALL volunteer outfits!

Many thanks to you early givers this morning for giving to these 2 ALL-volunteer outfits! To clarify, we at LIV are suggesting that for #GivingTuesday today and throughout the month, you give to two ALL VOLUNTEER entities and ask your friends to do the same. ►Simsboro Aquifer Water Defense Fund. The water defense fund is a 501c3 non-profit. Their donations are matched and provide a tax-deducation for givers. You can give to the water defense fund on their Facebook here[…]

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Topple the Turkey Giving Tuesday

Topple the Turkey Giving Tuesday, December 3rd. Giving Tuesday is a worldwide GIVING day.  But don’t worry if you miss this deadline. We’ll be at it all month. Click on this 1 minute video, watch the turkey topple and do share! Our world is capable of incredible giving and incredible taking. Which side we are all on is a daily choice. Tomorrow and all month, join LIV’s efforts to give to our incoming generations. Here’s how — don’t forget number[…]

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Public Hearing Related to Vista Ridge

Your attendance, especially if you live in Burleson or Milam County, is needed at this public hearing related to Vista Ridge. This is especially true for well owners — you can be recognized as an “affected” party at this meeting. Folks in Lee County are also likely affected and even some in Bastrop County! The Vista Ridge mega-permit of 50,000 acre-feet spells for well drawdowns that far, folks. Who will pay to lower your well as a result of the[…]

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Make calls as soon as you see this

We at LIV really hope you will make calls as soon as you see this as the legislature moves into its final phase ending on May 27. And, please share the love with share buttons on this page or our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter too. ►It’s time to KILL this BAD Petition Bill, SB 323! Calls needed now, including eves or weekends. ►HB 1066, brought to us by the SAWS lobby team for water hustlers to mute landowner[…]

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Release: Simsboro Aquifer Under Siege, Independents Pray for Abbott Intervention in Post-Harvey World

Bastrop, Texas, Thursday, October 5, 2017: Some would say only God and Mother Nature “own” the Simsboro — humanity only stewards it. Residents of Bastrop, Lee, Milam and Burleson counties are looking to enlist Governor Greg Abbott’s intervention in what they’re calling a manmade disaster in the making – the draining of the very slow to recharge Simsboro Aquifer by San Antonio’s Vista Ridge water project, aka “San Antone Hose”. The “Hose” is a “mega-permit” in the Simsboro just 30 miles east of the Governor’s residence, according to claims by the non-profit League of Independent Voters of Texas.

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