Pati Leads But Loses, the People Win…The Local Story

            The great news about Pati Jacobs is that though she lost this election for State Representative House District 17, her candidacy played a critical role in putting a really bad water deal for Bastrop and Lee counties on the back-burner and thoroughly embarrassing her opponent, Reppublican Tim Kleinschmidt.  Whether the “Trans-Texas Water Highway”[1] in Bastrop and Lee counties can be officially killed is now up to the people of this district who Pati has awakened and brought together, and we trust Pati will continue to lead.  Pati is an independent voice in the Democratic Party who reached out across and beyond the aisle.

            In a brief interview following the election, Pati put it like this, “The difference between surface water (streams, rivers and lakes) and groundwater (aquifers) in Texas is a convenient fiction. We understand the urban areas need water.  Rural interests need just as much protection to ensure the viability of sustainable agriculture.” 

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No One Party Dictatorship – Boot Perry!


True independents don't like one-party dictatorships nor bald-face deceptions.  
One big reason to Boot Perry — and vote for White or Glass — is it's only way to refute Perry's utterly false claims of a balanced budget, not to his claims about jobs.
Vote for Pati!  Kleinschmidt gets a $150K boost from the House Speaker.  Hmm, we wonder why…

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We proudly endorse!

Texas Governor — Give Rick the Boot!  Indy Voters are split between Glass and White.  If you're still undecided:

Watch the last Texas Gubernatorial Debate, Sept. 19, 2010 (minus Rick, who refused to debate, but of course!)

Pati Jacobs for State Representative, District 17* (running against Republican incumbent Tim Kleinschmidt)…if you're undecided, watch the one and only debate in this race on the right hand side of this page (for Bastrop, Burleson, Colorado, Lee, Fayette and the western portion of Brazos counties).

For Bastrop County, minus Smithville who will not have it on their ballot, Vote No on ACC Annexation. (or read the next post if undecided)

Why Rick Perry Really is Running From Kathie Glass

            "That is not leadership – to run away like a scared little boy from someone who just wants to engage you in debate," Kathie Glass, Libertarian Gubernatorial candidate, as Perry ran from her at the Texas Conservative Coalition 10th Amendment Town Hall meeting in Humble. (From the Houston Chronicle blog.)

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ACC campus in Bastrop?

Bringing an Austin Community College Campus (ACC) to Bastrop will be on the November ballot.   Independent Texans will take a vote on whether we support or oppose this issue this Saturday, October 9th at 2 pm.  The meeting will be held at Schlotzsky’s in Bastrop (on the frontage road in front of Walmart).
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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:


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

Make Growth Pay for Itself

No Vista Ridge/San Antone Hose