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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Vista Ridge Begins Pumping for San Antonio

Have SAWS and Vista Ridge Fallen Victim to COVID-19?

Have SAWS and Vista Ridge Fallen Victim to COVID-19? What Happens When a City Refuses to Manage Its Own Public Utility? Or: “Never let a crisis go to waste.” — Rahm Emanuel At their April 7 meeting, the San Antonio Water System Board of Trustees gave General Manager Robert Puente unilateral power (through Resolution 33 — see below) to negotiate and execute contracts without approval by, or even advance notice to the Board. The excuse? In the midst of the[…]

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SAWS Accountability and an audit of Vista Ridge

Is it not time for SAWS Accountability and an audit of Vista Ridge?! In 2014, when the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) and the then City Council, put the bums rush (30 days) on the Vista Ridge water pipeline project, we united across the 142-mile pipeline to urge a careful look at consequences of the Vista Ridge water pipeline. The Council was warned that it could not only do harm to the infinitesimally slow recharging aquifers underlying Burleson County, but[…]

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Vista Ridge danger to Edwards Aquifer

Vista Ridge is a serious danger to the Mighty Edwards!

It’s now become clear that Vista Ridge is a serious danger to the Mighty Edwards! We warned you back in 2014 that Vista Ridge (the San Antone Hose) was a threat to TWO aquifers — the aquifers underlying counties east of Austin — the Carrizo-Wilcox (and its Simsboro formation) AND the mighty Edwards Aquifer. Remember, we told you about how Gov. Abbott used his veto pen to turn The Hose back on SAWS’ House Bill 1806 last May, protecting the[…]

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This coming Tuesday evening

This coming Tuesday evening, November 19 at 7 pm, an important meeting will take place to discuss where we’re going with the Vista Ridge Audit in San Antonio. Our guest speaker is Colleen Waring, an affected landowner from Milam County and a longtime auditor. Colleen will talk about why the Audit of Vista Ridge is so important and how it should be conducted after speaking to the City Council’s Audit and Accountability Committee on Tuesday morning. James Murphy, Esq. longtime[…]

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LIV Newsletter November 5

In this LIV Newsletter November 5 issue:
 ►Manny’s Problem Pregnancy…Vista Ridge. ►Austin’s Local Election — Adler Attacks on Petition Rights. ►So, this IS news! Voting Today, Tuesday, November 5th! ►King Lobby, Oil and Gas, rein in attempts by guess who. ►Manny’s Problem Pregnancy.   Perhaps no San Antonio City Council Member is more deserving of his phone ringing off the hook with SAWS rateapayer complaints than District 8 Manny Palaez. San Antonio Water System’s phone is, apparently, also ringing off the[…]

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Construction or Destruction

Whining IS Allowed for PARTICIPANTS!

To us at LIV, Whining IS Allowed for PARTICIPANTS! Is the obsession to build massive unaffordable and unlivable metroplexes in Texas becoming intolerable to you? This is uniting rural and urban Texans who are catching the drift: ever rising taxes and fees, homelessness, concentrated poverty, increased public safety risks, and harm to critically important land and water resources. Fact:  San Antonio just won another dubious award — the highest poverty rate of the nation’s top 25 cities, surpassing Detroit!

Fact: The[…]

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