Posts Tagged ‘SOS Alliance’

Good news, bad news and the ugly.

Screen Shot 2016-09-08 at 4.06.22 PMThe good news is that plaintiffs suing to stop the toll road over the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone between Austin and Hays County won an important round in court yesterday that TxDOT and the toll authority are none too happy about. Congrats to all, especially SOS Alliance. Federal Judge Yeakel rejected the motion to dismiss.

The bad news (not unexpected) is last night the Simsboro communities got hosed on another mega-permit of groundwater in the Lost Pines (Lee and Bastrop counties). The privateering End Op, L.P. got a stair-stepped permit for 46,000 acre-feet of groundwater per year from the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District. Though several years of pumping will be monitored for impact on the aquifer before the full amount is allowed, those who entered into this agreement may well be experimenting with irreparable damage to an ancient and very slow-recharge aquifer. Landowners are now preparing for more court action.. A few more details here from Environmental Stewardship.

Please read this handout from us last night to see how you can help.Hi, I'm Ivy from San Antonio, I'm here to steal your water.

Ready yet to join a good ol’ fashioned picket at the Growth Summit on Friday, Sept. 16 in San Marcos? Ivy from San Antonio is begging for her muzzle. Share this and come on out, y’all!


  • Sept. 25-27:  Have you registered yet for the scrumptious 10th Annual Farm and Food Leadership Conference? Do it here now.
  • Whistleblower developer Brian Rodgers has been rescheduled for Monday, October 3rd, at 7 pm at First National Bank of Bastrop.

We are ready to come talk to your group about how to join the independent movement. Just let us know and we’ll be there.

PS If you live in the city of Bastrop, come down to city hall tonight at 6:30. Water is being discussed in Executive Session but action must be voted on in public. Can’t make it? Watch on BTXN.TV.


SAWS: Don’t Violate the Open Meetings Act

Keep those “Flush Vista Ridge” petition signatures coming in – we’re lovin’ those comments too. Screen Shot 2016-04-10 at 9.36.25 AM(If you haven’t signed yet, click here and do it!).

Here’s why your taking action is so important.

San Antonio Water System (SAWS) called a special meeting for tomorrow at 9 am, which is certainly their right to do. What they don’t have a right to do is violate the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA).

A few hours ago, this letter from Save Our Springs Alliance and the League of Independent Voters was sent to the SAWS board (copied to their bosses — the San Antonio City Council). The letter lays out why SAWS did not give the proper 72 hours notice to the public as required by TOMA. Only one of their agenda items, Item 6, had no ‘back up’ (a detailed description) until 24 hours after the deadline. Guess what Item 6 is about? Changing control of Vista Ridge – no minor issue.

Again, sign the petition right here. We’re going to share with you soon some ideas we have about how we’re going to use it and will be asking for your feedback.

Able to donate? Keep it coming! Nothing is too small.
Donate here

We’re watching you SAWS — literally — watch tomorrow’s meeting online right here.

Hopefuly, SAWS will be smart enough to reschedule this meeting, so you won’t see anything! 🙂

PS Our friend, David Simpson is in the runoff for Senate District 1 and needs your help. Call him to lend a hand at 903-371-0963. Reminder: Simpson led our water battles in last session.

PPS We just endorsed Susan King in the Senate District 24 runoff. Please share this!


Austin is Not Developers’ Monopoly Board

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Austin is Not Developers' Monopoly Board

Dear Mayor Adler and Austin City Council Members:


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

Make Growth Pay for Itself

No Vista Ridge/San Antone Hose