Cuban Out for 2020

Yes, we know there’s so much going on your head is swimming. At LIV we say go with the flow — pun intended! Thanks to KABB-TV (FOX-San Antonio) for this excellent report on why a cross-partisan coalition is about to kickoff a petition drive for the SAWS Accountability Act. SAWS rates and Vista Ridge water waste is so scary even a pandemic won’t stop this creative homegrown petition drive — join in! Reply to this message if you’d like to[…]

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Putting the Public Back in Public Utilities

Do you think we need to put the public back in our public utilities? If you want to join our conference call, send an email to info@independentleaguetx.org or call our main line at 512.213.4511 or call Reinette King at 210.241.2683. We will send you instructions.  We would also love to chat with you individually before or after the call. The meeting is especially relevant for all those affected throughout the central Texas region by the decisions made at SAWS (San[…]

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Release/Advisory: SAWS No Press, Press Event

Advisory/Release                                               Media Event on Zoom, June 23, 6:30 pm SAWS No Press, Press Conference San Antonio, TX:  SAWS accountability activists couldn’t figure out why San Antonio’s public water utility, San Antonio Water System (SAWS), held a press event without press present when their touted “game changing” water project — Vista Ridge — started pumping on April 15. They just found out. The independent San Antonio online news publication, The Rivard Report, reported SAWS Flushing Half of Vista Ridge Water as[…]

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SAWS No Press, Press Conference

SAWS No Press, Press Conference This clip appeared on KSAT-TV (San Antonio) on June 10, the day after The Rivard Report, San Antonio’s independent online news site, broke this Vista Ridge story wide open. SAWS apparently has been dumping 10 million gallons per day of the “most expensive water” in Texas, likely since April 15, the day it opened. LIV News reported to you on May 4 that it was odd that SAWS held a “press event” with no press[…]

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SAWS Accountability Conference Call

Join us for an important conference call to discuss plans to petition for SAWS Accountability. The petition drive, to place the SAWS Accountability Act on the May 2021 ballot, grew out of the efforts to achieve an audit of the Vista Ridge water pipeline, aka the San Antone Hose. Tired of getting screwed by SAWS? Join us, won’t you?! Read all about it and view the petition on this page.

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Construction or Destruction

Kinder Morgan punctures Vista Ridge!

Kinder Morgan punctures Vista Ridge! Thanks to Saturday’s Rivard Report we learned about Kinder Morgan’s “puncture” of the VR pipeline in Caldwell County! Check out the comments. One of them is by the very astute Board President of the Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation District, Milan Michalec. Other comments posted today are important to see how “what me worry” SAWS has minimized this breach. Meanwhile, we missed this May 6 Rivard Report piece by ace reporter Brendan Gibbons covering the April[…]

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Memory Loss of Memorial Day

Americans have suffered memory loss of Memorial Day at a moment when it’s urgently important for us all to remember. In this issue: ► The Origins of Memorial Day ► Kinder Morgan Punctures Vista Ridge Pipeline! ► Help Push The Prime Act Over Finish Line! (Call Bernie, y’all!) ► Important Updates ► VERY Important Events ► The Origins of Memorial Day:  Why do so few of us know the origins of Memorial Day? The answer is seen in this uniquely[…]

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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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