Tuesday Big Squeeze FORUM, Wednesday urgent meeting in Lee County!

This coming Tuesday’s Big Squeeze Virtual LIV Forum is not to be missed. There’s also an urgently important in-person meeting in Lee County, Wednesday night and more in a region.  So far as we can see today (after last night’s Texas House deliberations on SB 3, the energy DEform bill) and what was “allowed” to come forward by Sen. Charles Perry on water, we have a ‘melluva-hess’ session on our hands. We’ll see on sine die (the session’s end, May[…]

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Dizzy Yet?

Are ya dizzy yet? We are at LIV. We almost forgot about tonight’s salvo on the battle over the “DFCs” — the desired future conditions! The WATER WAR just 40 miles east of the Capitol Dome is where multiple groundwater districts could make a monumentally flawed or sound decision for managing aquifers. Depletion or conservation sounds simple but it’s not. Landowner wells, the canaries in the mine, are experiencing serious damage in just the first year of this 30-60 year[…]

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Good, Bad and Butt Ugly Bills

Good, Bad and Butt ugly bills in the Texas Legislative Session. The ugly news is that nearly 200 people died in the Big Freeze. The Legislature was warned in 2011. The butt ugly news is that former PUC chair, Arthur D’Andrea “told investment analysts that he and the governor planned to protect Wall Street’s billions of dollars of windfall profits captured during last month’s freeze.” (Houston Chronicle, Mar. 19.) The good news is a new coalition — TXFEB (Texans for[…]

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Reaching Texas Independents

Little Bandwidth for Partisan Bloodbath on Elections

“Texas independents have little bandwidth for partisan bloodbath on elections.” Open letter from Texas independents sent to Texas Senate and House Committees deliberating on Election Bills, HB 6 & SB 7 The following letter was sent as a media release by the League of Independent Voters of Texas to Texas media and members of the Texas House Elections and Senate State Affairs Committees in light of their deliberations on HB 6 and SB 7. Dear Members of the House Elections[…]

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Be on the Saturday Conference Call

We must hit the ground running in January or the Legislature, and the King and Queen lobbies (real estate and oil and gas), will surely see fit to run over us all. Don’t miss this Saturday’s 9 am conference call. We need you! Call us at 512-213-4511 for details on how to join the call. If you missed last week’s message, click here to read it. We want to give you some very important updates and then open it up[…]

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