Water

There’s a groundwater district election NOW, Hays County!

Apologies for the late notice, but we just received this is a note from a good friend in Hays County. She is with us on defeating Prop 6 and our focus on common sense conservation as the way to hold on to our wallets and our water.  We have met Linda Kaye and believe her to be an honest and intelligent individual, but also urge you to check out these candidates for yourselves at the League of Women Voters debate tomorrow night. 

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Please vote in the upcoming groundwater board election for Linda Kaye Rogers. Election Day is Nov. 5.  Early voting has already begun.  See attachment for details.

Every vote will count in this election, as few will bother to show up to cast a vote.
Linda Kaye has done her homework, learned the ropes and will be an asset to this board.  Her opponent is supported by Aqua Texas and Wimberley Springs Partners and those elements in our community who would overuse our shared water resources.

Please vote for Linda Kaye, and against Prop. 6, the water issue on the same ballot.  This Proposition will help the cities further degrade rural water resources by building pipelines to water city lawns.

VOTE Linda Kaye ROGERS for Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District, Place 4.  This includes parts of Wimberley, Woodcreek, Dripping Springs and Driftwood.  Check your voter registration card to see what “HT” district you are in, if you have questions about that.

And join us at the League of Women Voters debate on Thursday night, 7 pm, October 24th at the Wimberley Community Center.

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The Only Shot We’ve Got to Defeat Prop 6

Check out our op-ed printed in Sunday’s San Antonio Express-News opposite the op-ed by House Speaker Joe Straus:

Here’s our Nix 6 Op-ed:  http://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/commentary/article/Measure-is-a-grab-bag-for-special-interests-4904278.php

Here’s Joe’s.  NOTE:  he tells you what the fund is for — wasteful reservoirs (50% evaporation rates) and moving groundwater (draining rural aquifers for the growth lobby):  http://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/commentary/article/San-Antonio-s-water-future-Prop-6-will-ensure-4904281.php

Here’s Terri Hall’s op-ed– thank you Terriappropriately entitled, “Public Drain for Private Gain”.

The only real shot we’ve got now to defeat this amendment is for you to spread the word.

We would like to run ads on Facebook — they’re cheap and they can reach many tens of thousands!

Please contribute here on our secure contribution page
(or just go to our website and click on the donate button):  

CLICK ON THE DONATE BUTTON TO THE RIGHT OF THIS PAGE!

You can also send a check to our PO Box below, but please send an email to us here
and let us know how much you have mailed.

Keep it up — use our Nix Prop 6 Facebook page to send to your networks: https://www.facebook.com/notoprop6

Early voting starts today, Monday, October 21, through Friday, November 1.  Election day is Tuesday, November 5.

Only 700K Texans are going to vote in this election.  If each one reaches one, we can swing this election.

Nix Prop 6, y’all!

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Come to Giddings THIS Wednesday, 7 pm American Legion!

The vultures are circling the Lost Pines (Lee and Bastrop counties’ aquifer to be specific) to grab our groundwater quicker than a New York minute, especially in light of a the recent unholy alliance formed between Forestar Real Estate Group and the Hays County Commissioners Court.  (More below…)  Don’t worry, we are far from dead yet!

It is imperative that you come to the next Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District (Lost Pines GCD) meeting THIS COMING Wednesday, 7 pm, in Giddings at the American Legion in Giddings at 1502 U.S. 77.  Map here.)

An open letter was sent yesterday to the Lost Pines GCD by our coalition to share our thoughts and to support our district continuing to stand strong in light of a number of facts you need to know.  This letter, linked below, will provide some information for you to consider speaking about at the beginning of Wednesday’s meeting during Citizens’ Communication — shortly after 7 pm.  The district was nice enough to move us to the larger venue (the American Legion) so please come and bring the family!

Read the Coalition Letter right here on Environmental Stewardship’s blog:  http://www.environstewardship.org/2013/10/11/an-open-letter-to-lost-pines-board/

Got questions?  Reply or give us a call.  Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

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Advisory: Nix Prop 6 Press Conferences!

Press conferences in four cities (Dallas, San Antonio, Houston and Austin) involving a cross-partisan coalition opposed to Proposition 6, are taking place on Monday, October 14. This coalition is informal. Each speaker will explain why they oppose Prop 6 and where they have found common ground with others to oppose this amendment. If you need additional information please contact Linda Curtis at 512-535-0989 or send an email to ljcurtis@indytexans.org

Additional speakers who may also be joining us will be added before the press conferences begin.

If you need additional information please contact Linda Curtis at 512-657-2089 or send an email to ljcurtis@indytexans.org.

Dallas:  1 pm, Irving City Hall early voting location:  825 W Irving Blvd, Irving, TX.  Join Debra Medina (We Texans), Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview), Linda Curtis (Independent Texans), Shirley Shumake representing farmers opposed to the Marvin Nichols Reservoir in NE Texas,  Jerry Pikulinski, Tarrant IndyTexans,

San Antonio:  10 am, Lion’s Field early voting location:  2809 Broadway, San Antonio, TX.  Join Terri Hall (Texans United for Reform and Freedom), Alyssa Burgin, Texas Drought Project, Sam Brannon, Hays Constitutional Republicans, Rachell Tucker, Bexar County Green Party, Jake Tucker, Students for United for Socioeconomic Justice.

Austin:  10 am, LCRA Offices, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd., Bill Bunch, Save Our Springs Alliance, Roger Baker, “The Road Scholar”, Jere Locke, Texas Drought Project, Lenee Lovejoy, Hays Constitutional Republicans, Heather Fazio, Texans for Accountable Government.

Houston:  10 am, North End of the Hobby Center Pedestrian Bridge, 800 Bagby, parking at the Hobby Center Parking Garage off Walker close to Bagby.  Buffalo Bayou and downtown skyline in the background.  Kathie Glass, seeking the Libertarian nomination for Governor 2014, Jeff Larson, State Chair of the Republican Liberty Caucus, Jasheka Lee, Houston Independentsl  Tom Sherman, Concerned Citizens for Texas Water Resources Barry Klein, Houston Property Rights Association; Mary Huls, Clear Lake Tea Party seeking Republican nomination HD-129, Heidi Thiess, Clear Lake Tea Party and RagingElephtansRadio.com.

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Water Heating Up on Prop 6 – Vote NO!

The water is heating up on Prop 6 and the Governor’s special interest pals. Isn’t it fun to make Perry jump in to defend his Prop 6?

Check out this KTRH report today in Houston, where 1/3 of the voters likely to vote in this election reside:  http://www.ktrh.com/articles/houston-news-121300/texans-willing-to-spend-rainy-day-11706171/

We are calling out the troops to defeat this dangerous amendment designed to divert $2B from the Rainy Day Fund for Perry’s cronies in real estate and related industries, urban ratepayers and rural folks be damned.

Join us this Saturday at 9 am for a statewide conference call.  We have a specific plan for how we’re going to take down Prop 6, despite the very big money backing it.  It can be done, but not without YOU!

If you want to join the call, send an email to us at ljcurtis@indytexans.org or call us at 512-535-0989.

Save the Date!  We will converge upon San Antonio on Monday, October 14th at 10 am for a press conference in the downtown area.  See if you can get there please.  We will help with hooking up a ride for you, if you need assistance.

If your organization has endorsed a “Vote No on Pop 6”, please let us know by calling or emailing us.

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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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