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This post is an update from the one below it:

A dear friend to us all here at the League, Helen Smith, passed away on Saturday evening.

Helen Smith of Giddings, Texas. She will be missed by all at the League of Independent Voters, and especially her friends in Lee County.

Helen Smith of Giddings, Texas. She will be missed by all at the League of Independent Voters, and especially her friends in Lee County.

Helen was active to the very end and surprised us all by coming with her husband, John, to the Burleson County LIV meeting in October. She was ill, but determined to be there and it did not go unnoticed.

Helen, like our water, was a precious resource of Lee County who taught for years in Giddings I.S.D. She and John, also a teacher, never gave up teaching others as they worked to get their fellow Lee countians and neighbors in Giddings involved in protecting Lee County's most important resource -- the Simsboro aquifer.

We will see you at Helen's funeral to be held this Saturday, December 5, at 11 am at the First Baptist Church, 600 Sunrise Avenue in Giddings.

Our deepest sympathies to John and all of Helen's family, and to all who knew and loved this lovely lady.

You are cordially invited:

Christmas Holiday Party!

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2 to 4 pm  
The Roadhouse *  147 Old Highway 20 * Paige, TX

We hope to share some very exciting announcements at this event for our growing regional cooperation of citizens from San Antonio to Burleson & Brazos counties. We will also bestow our first "Leader in Open Government" award.

Important News!

Screen Shot 2015-11-27 at 10.05.07 AMTwo courageous Bastrop City Councilwomen, Kay McAnally and Kelly Gilleland, stood up for transparent and ethical government on the day before Thanksgiving when Bastrop Mayor Ken Kesselus appointed water marketer, Joe Beal, to the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation. It was reported here in the newspaper. Beal's appointment followed a failed attempt by Kesselus to appoint his boss to the EDC -- Mark Rose, CEO of Bluebonnet Electric Coop -- and Rose's wife, Dianna, to another City Board. Rose asked Bastrop City Attorney, JC Brown, to explain Bastrop's Ethics Ordinance to him. Here’s what Brown wrote in a Memorandum to Rose. Watch the video of this Council meeting (click on that weird looking cat on the left) and share! More soon...

Jack Hollon, Founding Member Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District

Jack Hollon, Founding Member Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District

In Memoriam:

We send our condolences to all who knew, loved and admired Jack Hollon of Wimberley who, among other wonderful things, was a founding member of the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District. Please read this touching tribute to Jack from dear friends at the Wimberley Valley Watershed Association.

We hope to see you at the memorial and celebration of Jack's life on Saturday, December 5th at 1 pm at Blue Hole on Cypress Creek in Wimberley.

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