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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Dark Money in SA must not care you

Don’t let BIG DARK MONEY in SA scare you!

Don’t let BIG DARK MONEY in SA scare you! Richard Perez of the Greater San Antonio Chambers of Commerce was half-hysterical at their press conference yesterday indicating that if the SAWS Act gets on the ballot the sky would fall. He falsely claims we’re out to “dismantle SAWS”. He even showed the press how they have failed to do basic campaign disclosure required by Texas campaign finance law. Press, so far, has failed to report this…we have. Read on. The[…]

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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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Our Land, Our Water, Our Democracy LIV Lobby Day March 5th

Indies Split Your Ticket!

Indies Split Your Ticket! Remember, this is the first election without straight ticket voting, a reform we support despite voter suppression here in Texas. The following message is also now posted here at Change.org where folks can take the Texas indie pledge to split their ticket! Please share it from there or forward this message. You good folks of San Antonio, come visit our petition tables at selected early poll sites. Pandemic or not, here we indies come! Take the[…]

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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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SAWS Act PAC Vista Ridge News

  SAWS Act PAC Vista Ridge News! The SAWS Act PAC sent out this news release this morning taking credit for saving ratepayers a cool $100,000 from the bloated salary of the SAWS CEO, Robert Puente. Of course, he still received a 4% raise, while the people of San Antonio — the poorest metro area in the US — are lining up at food banks. So wrong. The SAWS Act PAC has only just begun to fight: that is, SAFELY[…]

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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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