Don’t be hosed by SAWS of the San Antone Hose!

San Antonio Water System official, Robert Puente, told the Express News that it would cost “hundreds of millions of dollars” for San Antonio to get out of the $3.4B Vista Ridge water pipeline project. But the paper failed to ask Puente if this includes the $120 million for the pipeline that went missing last year — for which SAWS has yet to account.

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Join us for a conference call this coming Sunday at 6 pm.
We have news for SAWS, The Hose and YOU! Call us for the conference line at 512-535-0989.

And yes, we will talk about upcoming elections. The filing period for candidates to run for local and state office opened on Saturday, November 11 and ends on December 11.

Independent Texans is a political action committee that supports candidates regardless of party persuasion. A united, cross-partisan movement to protect our resources and pocketbooks has long been our goal.

We promise you this for Sunday’s call. You will be intrigued to hear what’s going on with the water wars and independent politics…because our time has come!


Dust off your boots and get to this event Thursday!

We are sending you this alert to ask you to attend a meeting about the Waste Transfer in Cedar Creek THIS Thursday, November at 6:30 pm at the Cedar Creek Middle School, 126 Voss Parkway.

We will also give you very important updates on the water wars, especially Vista Ridge/The San Antone Hose. We have had many calls about the pipeline that is coming through the county and how big it is. We also await Judge Campbell’s decision on landowner rights to a seat at the table in the End Op/Recharge water dispute.

Dust off your boots, Bastrop. Join us on Thursday!
Thursday, November 16, 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Cedar Creek Middle School at 125 Voss Parkway, Cedar Creek 78612. map here

Bring your neighbors!

We may have additional things to tell you before Thursday, so keep an eye out. We’re gathering information as we write to you.

Got questions? Feel free to reach Steve Chamberlain at (817) 360-0678 or reply to this message.

Have we asked you to contribute to the Simsboro Aquifer Water Defense Fund yet? Help them defend our aquifers. Go here to SAWDF and give a tax-deductible contribution.


Show Up Bastrop County!

Bastrop & Cedar Creek residents!

Have you witnessed or been part of traffic accidents in this area of Highway 21 and FM 812?

We request your attendance
at this urgently important meeting!

Monday, Sept. 18, 7 pm

Cedar Creek High School * This meeting was called by TCEQ

A permit application is on file with the TCEQ  (Texas  Commission for Environmental Quality) for a Hazardous Waste Transfer Station in much of Cedar Creek’s floodplain and is very likely to be a traffic hazard! This area of Highway 21 (near FM 812) is already known as dangerous.

It is imperative that Bastropians show up to share your concerns and ideas or you will not be counted.  Please come and bring family, neighbors and friends! Heck, bring your enemies — they all count!

Read this Fact Sheet about the Proposed Cedar Creek Transfer Station

You can sign this informal petition to the TCEQ here but real people being there and speaking directly to officials is imperative!

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We have enough natural disasters, please don’t add man made ones!

Bastrop County & Cedar Creek Residents!

A permit application is on file with the TCEQ for a Waste Transfer Station in much of Cedar Creek’s flood plain and could be a traffic hazard!

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is considering granting a permit requested for a Waste Transfer Station to be placed near the already dangerous intersection of Highway 21 near FM 812 and in the flood plain of Cedar Creek.

Bastrop County Residents:
We request your attendance
at two urgently important meetings!

* Meeting #1: This Thursday, Sept. 14, 6:30 pm
Bastrop Fire Station ESD #5,
1525 FM 812, to prepare you for Meeting #2.
(Please bring a folding chair to this meeting!)

* Meeting #2: The following Monday, Sept. 18, 7 pm

Cedar Creek High School * This meeting was called by TCEQ

We will prepare you at Meeting #1 with more information about this project and what you can do to have your voice heard at Meeting #2.

It is imperative that we have a big turn out for Meeting #2, so please make every effort to attend this meeting whether you can be at meeting #1 — or send someone to represent you at either meeting.

Independent Texans, it’s redundant!
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Breaking News in Bastrop!

The City of Bastrop just filed an amended agenda item for tomorrow’s

City of Bastrop, Texas

(Tuesday, August 15) meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall.

THE Bastrop City Council will hold an Executive Session to deliberate on the possible reassignment, disciplinary action or dismissal of the City Attorney. Whether this has anything to do with the Ethics Ordinance changes is something that we do not know.

There is also a budget workshop tomorrow night. Bastropians need to pay attention to the possibility of a tax increase. The Bastrop Advertiser, in it’s August 10th edition, did this very helpful review of a long presentation by City Manager Lynda Humble.

Got questions? Call us or see you there tomorrow. You should also be able to watch the proceedings on the City of Bastrop’s Facebook page.

YOUR CALENDARS! The Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ) will hold a meeting on Monday, September 18 at 7 pm at Cedar Creek High School about the proposed Waste Transfer Station slated for Highways 21 and 812 in the Cedar Creek Area. We will be calling a community meeting soon to prepare for the TCEQ meeting. For more information, please call Steve Chamberlain at (817) 360-0678. You can also read more about this and sign a petition online here.


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