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Independents Undecided on Trump v. Clinton…why?

Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 11.13.30 AMDid you read about us — non-aligned independents — in the Texas Tribune
about why we are undecided between Trump and Clinton? Click on the picture. ===>

Don’t Miss these Upcoming Events!

Screen Shot 2015-08-23 at 11.09.18 AMWednesday, September 7, 7 pm, Bastrop: In a rare appearance, world traveler and Austin whistleblower developer, Brian Rodgers, will speak on: “Bastrop: Beacon for Affordability or Austin’s Dumping Ground?” Details here.

Screen Shot 2016-08-17 at 2.14.49 PMFriday, September 16, 11 to 1 pm, San Marcos: Who says you can’t fight growth? The growth machine, of course. Join our good ol’ fashioned picket line outside the Growth Summit where the real estate lobby will partake in a feeding frenzy over building the megalopolis between San Antonio and Austin. That’s right, Hays County, you’re in the crosshairs. San Antonio Mayor Ivy “I’m-here-to-steal-your water” Taylor speaks along with Austin Mayor Steve “ain’t-growth-grand!” Adler. Reply if you plan to join us. More here.

►Sunday thru Tuesday, Sept. 25-27: Every year we urge you to go to the fantabulous Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance Conference. It’s back at the Bastrop Convention Center. Early registration rates ends tomorrow! More here.

The independent movement is moving statewide!
Remember, you can comment at the bottom these linked pages and submit your own report too.

teeth_cigar_smoking_lg_clrCity of Bastrop: Our petition for Reasonable Petition Requirements in the City of Bastrop is on the November ballot, despite the clenched teeth of the Bastrop City Council. It’s also in Five “Easy” Pieces — you’ll have to vote five times to get your petition rights.  Read this and be sure to come see us on September 7th.

Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 5.59.55 PMHays County: Ambush at Trininty-Hays Groundwater Conservation District from Susan Cook of Driftwood.

Simsboro communities (Bastrop, Lee, Burleson & Milam counties):  End Op, L.P. hit a bump on its mega-water grab just as the Simsboro Aquifer Water Defense Fund is jump starting. Send your donations to SAWDF at this corrected address:  PO Box 690, Elgin, TX 78621. Read this excellent piece in the Elgin Courier.

Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 12.10.49 PMAubrey (Denton County): Have you read Aubrey Councilman (and very independent) Calvin Tillman’s blog lately? What would Texas be like if all our local officials had Calvin’s cojones? Calvin for President!

Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 2.02.14 PMUpdate – lawsuit to stop SW-45 in SW Austin thanks to the Golden Cheeked Warbler, no thanks to the influence-peddling Regional Mobility Authority.

Austin & San Antonio:  Can you spell KLEPTOCRACY? Both cities have rendered our rights to petition for a voter referendum (to reverse a Council decision) null and void with huge financial and energy/water/property rights consequences. Here’s what we told the Texas Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committee.

Oops, we almost forgot…please donate!

P.S. We need volunteers now in Austin, Bastrop and San Marcos — and soon in San Antonio — with a variety of skills. Contact us if you’re interested.

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Come see us Monday!

ReformPlease join us next Monday, July 25th, at 6:30 pm at the First National Bank Community Room (the main bank – across the street from HEB at 489 Highway 71 in Bastrop). We’ll be there until 9 pm. Folks can come sign the petition or hand petitions in.

This is the last petition drop off for one of our two petitions – the one to establish “Reasonable Petition Requirements for the City of Bastrop”. The recall Mayor Ken Kesselus petition drive will continue for now.

At our meeting next Monday, we’re going to talk about the status of both petition drives. We’ll also give you a bird’s eye view, pun intended, on the “water wars” in the Bastrop and surrounding areas that seem to be driving decisions in our communities. Due to limited seating, this event is for petition signers and our active supporters. We will be asking you to weigh in on some decisions we need to make.

We will also be at the next City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 26th, at 6:30 pm at City Hall. You can turn in recall petitions to us there if you like.

Did you see our guest column in Thursday’s Bastrop Advertiser? Here’s our version — please read and share. Be sure to read the beef we have with the unrepentent Joe Beal and Mayor Kesselus. It’s in the eighth paragraph.

►Please note that we have been asked by the good folks at the newly formed non-profit Simsboro Aquifer Water Defense Fund (SAWDF) to tell you that there was an erroneous report about their efforts in Thursday’s Bastrop Advertiser. This was a well-intentioned, but nevertheless misleading article. The “water wars” are very complex with many fronts and moving parts, so it’s easy to make mistakes. Bottom line is that SAWDF is NOT involved in the dispute between landowners and the city of Bastrop known as “CityofBastrop/XS Ranch permit”. More details here from SAWDF.

►We’ve also been meaning to tell you that the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance annual conference is coming to Bastrop on September 25-27! Early bird rates end on August 25th. If you’re a farmer, a rancher, a gardener, a local foods advocate or just plain interested in small agriculture, we highly recommend FARFA’s annual conference. Besides, they know how to put on a great event and feed you very well! More here.

Don’t mourn, y’all. Organize!

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Austin is Not Developers’ Monopoly Board

Sign it, if you live in Austin

Austin is Not Developers' Monopoly Board

Dear Mayor Adler and Austin City Council Members:

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Why don't you share this with your friends, please:

Make Growth Pay for Itself

No Vista Ridge/San Antone Hose

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