Monday San Antonio! Defeat Props 2 & 4

Wanna know how ordinary Texans can unite to shoot down two treacherous statewide propositions this November — to protect your water & your wallets?

Come to San Antonio this Monday night (flier below)!  Witness the indomitable conservative Terri Hall of TURF and the invulnerable progressive Phil Cook, Lost Pines Sierra Club, AGREE that defeating Props 2 & 4 are serious dangers to water rights, water conservation AND a misuse of property taxes!

Too far to drive?  Forward this message, or use the share button on this page.

Use the donate button to the right OR send a check to Independent Texans at PO Box 651, Bastrop, TX 78602.  Click here to see what we need funds for.

For more info on the on the propositions, click here.  Early voting begins October 24!


*  TTC DEFEAT CELEBRATION!  We ALL need to be at TURF’s luncheon banquet in Austin, Saturday, October 15, 1-3:30 pm to THANK Rep. Lois Kolkhorst for her leadership to defeat the TTC.  Tickets are as little as $10. But, get your tickets NOW!

*  On the presidential trail, have you entered your “Testimonial” about life under Perryism at yet?  The site will soon be sent to 14,000 national media and bloggers, and tens of thousands of independent voters across America. (Note: you can use whatever name you wish under which to post.)

See some of y’all in San Antonio for NOT our last stand — promise!

Click here for the flier on October 3 San Antonio Forum on Progressives & Conservatives Defeating Props 2 & 4


Spread the Poop on Perry!

The Perry Poop webpage is now online at a new federal Super PAC for independent Americans —!

Seriously folks, the point here is not to simply have fun bashing the Governor.

The point is to facilitate Texas independents sharing our unique views about and direct experiences with Governor Rick Perry with those voters most likely to determine the outcome of this presidential election — America’s growing numbers of independent voters.

Early next week this site will go out to over 14,000 national media outlets, including thousands of bloggers, who would love to know what ordinary Texans, particularly independent voting Texans, think about the Governor. This is your chance to tell them.

We invite your participation now to help spread the Poop on Perry:

Step 1: Go to the site and read the “Our Story” and “About” sections.

Step 2: Then go to the “Testimonials” to add your own concerns about the Governor.

Step 3: On the “Poop” page and its sub-pages, you can add your own links, watch funny videos, post funny pictures and more!

Step 4: Please sign up on our “Mailing List” page to receive communications from about the Presidential campaign.

Step 5: Most important to its success is that you Donate outright or for bumper stickers that help spread the poop on Perry across the land!

So, get along now you little independent Texas doggies and go to and get your friends and family to do the same!

Don’t feel shy about commenting on any of the pages. The whole thing is an interactive heaven (a blog), including the Share buttons on every page.

Below are very important notices relevant to us here at Independent Texans. We hope to see you at one or more of these planned in Brenham (this Saturday), Bastrop, San Antonio and Austin. More are on the way, so keep checking the Events page.


*  Our friend, Byron Smith, lost his two dogs and home in the Bastrop fires.  Byron makes his living as a musician and needs some help.  You can donate directly to Byron for clothing and other necessities.  When the time comes, we will help him clean up his home site.

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR UPCOMING EVENTS:  Brenham (Rainwater Harvesting Event THIS SATURDAY!), Bastrop on Oct., San Antonio, Oct. 3 (including the flier below) AND the TTC Defeat Celebration by TURF in Austin, Oct. 15th.  Please share this information!  Click here for a flier of our October 3rd event in San Antonio on the Statewide Propositions we’ll vote on in November — October 3rd Forum, “Conservatives and Progressives Agree!”


November Vote to Stop the Trans-Texas Water Highway! Come to San Antonio!

Remember when the legislature put constitutional amendments on the statewide ballot in 2001?  It was two years later before we were told we voted to give the green light to the Governor’s Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) and tollway schemes.
THIS November 8th we have the opportunity to defeat the water pipelines left-over from the old-TTC days. Seriously!
Texas Voters Homework Assignment:  or how you know they’re up to no good.
1.  Read what the Perry appointed Secretary of State (SOS) has as an Explanatory Statement about this November’s constitutional amendments, particularly on Prop 2, that would give revolving bonding authority to the Texas Water Development Board.  (Hint:  Then read what the Texas House Research Organization says about Prop 2, linked below.)
2.  Here’s what the Texas House Research Organization tells you about the amendments.  Read about Prop 2 all the way to the end.
3.  Here’s what Independent Texans will tell you about Prop 2.  We strongly suspect — no, we know — Prop 2’s bonding authority and increased debt allowances, will be used for the “Trans-Texas Water Highway”, the plans to pipe water out of rural Texas for developer contributors of the Governor.  How it impacts on the communities at the sources is of no concern to them.  Then there are dams and reservoirs the people have been fighting for years.  These hogs at the public trough are relentless.  But so are we — independent minded Texans who are fed up!

Join us in San Antonio! 

Tuesday, September 13th, 6:30-8 pm

November Vote to Stop the Trans-Texas Water Highway, No on Prop 2!

Terri Hall of Texas TURF  will also speak on Defeating Prop 4!

Parman Library @ Stone Oak

20735 Wilderness Oak

San Antonio, TX 78258

(can’t get to San Antonio, then invite us to your community)

We will also attend the Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance Conference in San Antonio, Sept. 12-13 just before this event. Join us there!

(Or send a check to Independent Texans, PO Box 651, Bastrop, TX 78602)
Want to know what we need funds for?  Click here — and you can earmark (that’s not a dirty word for the indy cause) your contribution to us.
Thank you Texas!

Important Events! coming soon – Promise!

We know, we know — you keep looking for  It’s not quite ready yet — stay tuned.  You’ll love it, promise!

For those of you who live close enough to Lexington (Lee County), especially if you live in GMA 12 (Bastrop, Brazos, Burleson, Falls, Fayette, Freestone, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Madison, Milam, Navarro, Robertson, and Williamson counties), please come THIS Saturday:


Lexington Senior Citizens Center, 547 Third Street

A “Water Wonks 101” presentation is followed by a strategy session on upcoming state elections.  Come prepared to talk to us about your own county commissioners, state representatives and state senators.  (If you need a ride, please reply and let us know where you need a ride to and from.  Car pools will be coming from Bastrop.)


Independent Texans Meeting, John Igo Library, 13330 Kyle Seale Pkwy..  The agenda is the same as Lexington’s above.


Don’t forget the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance State Conference.
We’ll be there on Monday for the water panel and more.  Details & tickets here.

HOUSTON – our apologies for the late notice about a water forum (not ours) tonight.  See information below.  If you make it, send us a report please.


A free and open to the public forum will take place at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Brown Auditorium in the Caroline Wiess Law Building. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is located at 1001 Bissonnet (enter via the Main Street door). Additional parking at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is available until 7:00 p.m. for $6 in the museum garage located at the corner of Binz and Fannin Streets.

Urban Growth and Competition for Water

Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 6:30 p.m.

Panelists: Jason Afinowicz, Water Resources, Freese, and Nichols, Inc.,
Dr. James Lester, Vice President, Houston Advanced Research Center,
Edward G. Vaughan, Chair, Texas Water Development Board

Moderators: Eric Berger, Houston Chronicle Science Writer; and Thomas Colbert, Associate Professor, University of Houston, College of Architecture


Important Announcements!

Thank you for the hundreds of signatures (and still coming) on the local water control petition supporting Environmental Stewardship’s appeal to the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB).  TWDB responded that there will be hearing.  We’ll let you know when and where.  Please forward this email to your friends and neighbors anywhere in Texas.  Ask them to go here and sign the petition/letter, just as you did.

Important Announcements — Mark Your Calendars Y’all!

*  Rick Perry’s announcement that he’s running for Prez on Saturday will be followed by the launching of next week.  It’s a love letter from Texas independents to America’s independents, who will likely decide this election. Watch for it and get ready to share it across the country!

*  Saturday, August 27th, Lexington, Texas, 2-5 pm Lexington Senior Citizens Center, 547 Third St., Independent Texans Meeting.  A presentation about water issues in Central Texas, is followed by a strategy session on the upcoming 2012 election races. Spread the word — please come!  (Here’s an update from the Bastrop Advertiser on an important water legal battle.)

Monday & Tuesday, Sept. 12-13, Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance Annual Conference, San Antonio.  Don’t miss the water panel on Monday.  Go here for details.  (If you are coming to the conference, please let us know as we’d like to have lunch with you on Monday.)

*  Saturday, Sept. 24, Rainwater Harvesting Forum in Brenham.  Flier below.  Early registration is just $25, including lunch.  Hope to see you there!

Volunteers Needed!  Send a reply here if you want to help.

We are also eager to get out to other regions of the state.  Please invite us to come to you beyond the central Texas region.  Feel free to call us at 512-535-0989 or send an email here.

Rainwater Harvesting Flier


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