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Join LIV’s Zoom Call

Join LIV’s Zoom call, Wednesday night, March 10, 7 pm. Send us a note to info@independentleaguetx.org with your name, phone and city or county. Or give us a call at 512.213.4511. Wednesday Night’s Topic: Election and Energy Reform in the Texas Legislative Session, how LIV is redeveloping, a new party forms in Texas. Note: LIV is non-partisan and does not endorse parties or candidates. Professor Mark Miller came up through the oil fields to become a UT-Austin Faculty member and[…]

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SAWS Holiday Ratepayer Surprise — SEE YOU IN COURT TODAY!

SAWS Holiday Ratepayer Surprise — SEE YOU IN COURT TODAY! For Immediate Release January 4, 2021 SAWS Sneak Holiday Legal Action to Stop Citizens Petition for SAWS Accountability Act — in Court Monday, January 4, 10 am Austin, Texas, 7 am:  On December 10th, the City of San Antonio, acting through San Antonio Water System (SAWS), filed litigation known as a “1205 Petition” in the Travis County 345th District Court challenging the SAWS Accountability Act citizens’ charter amendment claiming the[…]

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Lee County Wells Are Sucking Air!

We have been hearing from landowners in northern Lee County that they are losing their wells – aka the wells are sucking air! These landowners are very close to the Vista Ridge pumping wells just on the other side of the Lee/Burleson County line. Are you, or do you know, someone affected? Call us or reply to this message. We want everyone on the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District (charged with management and protection of groundwater in Bastrop and Lee[…]

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Stop the SAWS Profiteers!

Stop the SAWS Profiteers! LIV proudly presents this online petition “Stop the Water Profiteers at SAWS” at Change.org. Voters from both major and both minor parties agree on at least one thing. It is all kind of Texas wrong for a public water utility to soak (pun intended) ratepayers on behalf of the biggest welfare queens on the planet — land speculators and BIG developers. The petition calls upon Gov. Greg Abbott; the chairs of the two major parties –[…]

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Homegrown Petitions IS News, Not News is SAWS Nose Grows!

Texas water watchdogs know it’s not news that SAWS’ nose is a tad shorter than the 142-mile Hose (Vista Ridge). What is not yet appreciated, however, is how SAWS and Vista Ridge are wreaking havoc on state water policy and the lives of 1.8 million ratepayers in the poorest metro area in the United States! The machinations of SAWS today to avoid an independent audit of Vista Ridge (one has never been done) is at the heart of our homegrown[…]

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TOP Joins Homegrown Petition Drive for SAWS Accountability

TOP Joins Homegrown Petition Drive for SAWS Accountability. Check it out. LIV is developing “homegrown petitions” — petitions not reliant on big donors and, well, let’s call it “gastroturf”. Homegrown petitions also drive the hogs at the public trough nuts! Try stopping volunteers. The SAWS Act PAC in San Antonio is a grand 20,000 signature homegrown petition drive to reform SAWS — a nearly billion dollar public water utility, we’ve been complaining, endlessly, for years. Now, a volunteer coalition is[…]

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The SAWS Act PAC is petitioning, petitioning, petitioning

The SAWS Act PAC is petitioning, petitioning, petitioning for a public vote on the SAWS Accountability Act. We need your help to get a few more signatures to meet our modest goal for July signatures. We’ve started slowly petitioning to make sure we are following strict rules under COVID. We’re about 130 signatures shy of this goal for this Friday. Can you print out the petition and get your San Antonio voting friends to sign it and let us hear[…]

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SAWS Keeps Dumping on YOU as SD 14 Runoff is ON!

SAWS keeps dumping on you. Now that Vista Ridge is pumping (full bore expected in August), San Antonio’s public water utility apparently thinks they can claim victory because they are “waterful”, a word they had the audacity to make up! What the San Antonio City Council is allowing to happen to 1.8 million ratepayers, to landowners 142 miles away, and to a precious water resource — in the midst of a pandemic — begs for a serious head examination. You[…]

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