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Water Alert: Show up tomorrow night!

With early voting starting next Monday, we ask for your help to Screen Shot 2016-10-07 at 9.06.36 AMget out the vote FOR all city of Bastrop Charter amendment Propositions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, for More Reasonable Petition Requirements. Click on the flier to the right for more information and come out tomorrow night to pick up some information to share with others.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, at 7 pm the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District meets at Bastrop City Hall, 1311 Chestnut. They will consider a Motion for Rehearing filed with the District in October by landowners seeking to reverse their denial of party status to protest the End Op 46,000 acre-feet mega-permit.

Also on the agenda is the expected appointment of Sheril Smith, a well-respected Lee County landowner with a record of public service as well as post-graduate work in hydrology and groundwater studies, to serve out the term of retiring Board member, Alice Darnell. Sheril recently retired from a career with the University of Texas and lives in Blue with her spouse, Clark.

Coming soon…some additional recommendations and information on contested election matters in Bastrop County. Stay tuned.

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Coffee Tomorrow, Bastrop’s Coffee Dog

Join us tomorrow at Coffee Dog for a Coffee Klatch! That’s German for Screen Shot 2016-10-07 at 9.06.36 AMtalking or gossip at an informal gathering where coffee is served.

We’ll have the card (click on the graphic) => for you to help distribute in the city of Bastrop. We’ll also talk about what else is happening in the county affecting your wallet and water.

TOMORROW, SATURDAY, October 8, 9 to 11 am

Coffee Dog * 49 Loop 150 * more here

Can’t make it? Call or reply to this for a drop off of materials.

ALSO: We expect a discussion about the city’s water supply at Tuesday’s Council meeting (starting at 6:30 pm at City Hall) — in light of a Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District meeting on Wednesday at 6 pm at the Convention Center agenda here. We hope to see you at both meetings.

Propositions 1, 2, 3, 4, an 5 here. Got a location for a 4 x 4 sign near entrances to neighborhoods in the city of Bastrop?

Like to walk? We need help distributing this card in Hunter’s Crossing, Riverside Grove, downtown Bastrop, Piney Ridge and the part of Tahitian Village in the City of Bastrop.

Thank you, Bastrop!

PS Just case you haven’t yet noticed, early voting starts on Monday, October 24th. Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th.

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Last Stop for End Op, L.P. at Lost Pines GCD

Just some of the citizens who came to Milano for local water control.

We were in Milano in March 2012 fighting End Op’s pipe dream. Be in Bastrop with us on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016.

We just got notice of a specially called meeting by the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District for THE final decision on the End Op 46,000 acre-feet mega-groundwater permit. We need to take this next step together, y’all.

SHOW UP!

There are very few things that would cause us to reschedule Austin whistleblower developer, Brian Rodgers’ planned visit with us that same night. But, he and you understand how important the End Op plan to mine our aquifer is to us and our future!

Please come to the Bastrop Convention Center next Wednesday and stand with us to say no to End Op’s Pipe Dream.

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Last Stop for End Op

This coming Wednesday night, Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District (Lee and Bastrop counties) will make a final decision on End Op, L.P.’s mega-permit demand for 46,000 acre-feet of groundwater per year from the Simsboro aquifer — especially underlying Lee County. This is on top of the 50,000 acre-feet already permitted for Vista Ridge (the San Antone Hose) by the Post Oak Savannah GCD, from the same aquifer system underlying Burleson and Milam counties. And don’t forget Forestar Real Estate’s already settled permit by Lost Pines for 28,500 acre-feet — from the same aquifer.

Where do you think this water is headed? Wherever the growth lobby wants it, including — unquestionably — Hays County, which was specifically added to the permit just a few weeks ago.

We were there in Milano in March 2012, when this picture was taken, challenging End Op’s

We were there in Milano in March 2012 standing up to End Op, L.P.'s pipe dream

We were there in Milano in March 2012 standing up to End Op, L.P.’s pipe dream

pipedream. Come stand with us on Wednesday because we’re not going away…far from it.==>

►Show up!  Wednesday, September 7, 7 pm, Bastrop Convention Center, 1408 Chestnut…get ready for the next round.

Are you planning on joining the picket line at the Growth Summit in San Marcos on Friday, September 16th? Hope so…more here!

P.S. Bastropians: Keep an eye out for information on the Bastrop City Council meeting planned for THURSDAY, September 8th, at 6:30 pm. More when we see the agenda.

PPS We regret to have to reschedule Brian Rodgers’ visit to Bastrop scheduled on the same night.

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Watch Tonight! Bastrop Council to make big decisions!

magnifying_glass_fingerprint_lg_clrTonight the Bastrop City Council will make some important decisions at a Special Meeting starting at 6:30 pm. No public comments will be taken, therefore you can easily watch from home:

Watch online at BTXN.TV or on
Time Warner Channel 10, AT&T U-verse Ch. 99
please do and help spead the word — come to City Hall if you have trouble watching!
Tonight’s Agenda Here

►The Council will take a second and final vote to place our ballot measure for petition reform on the November ballot. We believe we have clarified a concern raised last week by the Interim City Attorney, David Bragg, followed by some mistatements by Councilwoman Jones. We’ll be watching tonight to see how this is handled and hope everyone will settle in. The Mayor was very measured last week, which we noticed and appreciated.

►On another equally important note is the XS Ranch water deal for the City of Bastrop. A pivotal vote could be taken tonight affecting the water picture for the entire County and even Lee County because Bastrop and Lee counties share the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District.

►Last week’s Lost Pines GCD’s hearing on End Op, L.P. resulted in the Board delaying action until their September meeting. They were criticized by a number of supporters of the district — landowners and residents — for bending too far for End Op. Stay tuned.

We apologize for the lateness of this message. If you get this too late, we will fill you in, in short order.

We’ve been quite busy doing open records requests and doing our homework. We’re looking forward to sharing that with you soon!

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