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THIS Saturday, Stop the Trans-Texas Water Highway

Please spread the word and get yourself and others to Bastrop this Saturday, January 15th, 2-4 pm for this important water forum. We are sounding bell to all voters to join together in a statewide mobilizing effort to shore up local control of groundwater.  Only a unified effort can stop the State Pipeline (aka the Trans-Texas Water Highway):

WHEN:  Saturday, January 15th, 2-4 pm
PLACE:  Bastrop Library, 1101 Church Street
TOPIC:  The Texas Water War:  Will the people unite!
SPEAKERS:  Judith McGeary, Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance
Pati Jacobs, Bastrop rancher
Phil Cook, Sierra Club
Steve Box, Environmental Stewardship
 
Bring your friends — from the tea party to green party — all are welcome and needed!  
 
Note:  If you can show up at 1:30 to help set up the room, or help afterwards, please reply to this message or call us at 512-535-0989

PS  Austin's News 8 (now YNN) just ran this piece about our fight for local water control.  They'll be there on Saturday too.  

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Bastrop & Lee counties water supply threatened

The water sources of these counties are finite and protecting them now is vital to the sustainability of our quality of life. Read on . . .

http://www.elgincourier.com/news/article_d2c99f0e-0e07-11e0-af48-001cc4c002e0.html

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ACC Yes or NO?

Former Bastrop Mayor Tom Scott offers us a new take on why he's for the ACC Annexation.  And Bob Parmalee of the Bastrop County Taxpayer's Association, sent us his recent pitch on on why he is against the ACC annexation.  It's up to you — Bastrop voters (minus Smithville)!

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Water War Boiling Over – Join us!

Dear Members & Friends:

* The five reasons why the Pati Jacobs race against incumbent Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt is turning heads across the state:

1.    The respected Quorum Report is now watching this race and just interviewed Jacobs and a spokesman for Kleinschmidt. Kleinschmidt spokesman said the reason he had leased his water rights was that if a lease hadn’t been signed then the underground water resources could be sucked out from under their land without compensation.

2.    Kleinschmidt is now calling on the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB), to “mediate” the dispute over Bastrop & Lee counties’ groundwater. (That’s like asking the fox to guard the henhouse, since TWDB’s six members are all Perry appointees whose job is to mediate — something they have already failed to do.)

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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:

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

Make Growth Pay for Itself

No Vista Ridge/San Antone Hose

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