Breaking News in Bastrop! 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... Read More →

Ethics: City of Bastrop Test Case

Ethics Reform, Not Deform Our commentary below is in today’s Bastrop Advertiser and is an important update on the battles over the Ethics Ordinance in the City of Bastrop. Please read and share it, and post a comment if so moved. We hereby urge your attendance at Tuesday’s City Council meeting starting at 6:30 pm at Bastrop City Hall, especially... Read More →

Nip it in the Bud, Bastrop Nip it in the Bud, Bastrop

Nip it in the bud, Bastrop! Is the Bastrop City Council fast tracking a major revamp the city’s Ethics Ordinance? We sure hope we’re wrong, but that is what it feels like to us. A  “final draft proposal” is on the agenda of the full Council meeting tomorrow night. It starts at 6:30 pm at Bastrop City Hall. You can also watch... Read More →

Democratic Populist Who Ran Against Congressman Lamar Smith in 2016  Announces He is Running for Texas Governor Democratic Populist Who Ran Against Congressman Lamar Smith in 2016 Announces He is Running for Texas Governor

For Immediate Release Press Conference Scheduled for:   Saturday, July 22nd Where:     Bexar County Democratic Party Headquarters, 3000 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd, San Antonio, TX 78201 Time:                                    11:00 am July 18th, 2017 Wakely, a populist independent Democrat threw his hat in to run... Read More →

Victory Smells Sweet, But It Ain't Over Yet! Victory Smells Sweet, But It Ain’t Over Yet!

 In case you didn’t get the great victory news, the Bastrop NOT “good ol’ boys” (and gals) were handed a big setback last night! Bastrop’s new Mayor is a breath of fresh air — not to mention a civil engineer and its first woman mayor. Connie Schroeder’s victory with nearly 60%, trouncing Willie DeLaRosa! In... Read More →

Waking up, Smelling the Coffee! Waking up, Smelling the Coffee!

Today, Tuesday, May 2, is the last day to vote early in local municipal and school district elections. Election Day is this Saturday, May 6th. All elections are important. We have focused on the city of Bastrop for a reason. If you cannot vote in Bastrop, think about what you can do to help after you read this. Bastrop demonstrates what is going wrong... Read More →

Boot Em' Out, those Not Good Ol' Boys of Bastrop! Boot Em’ Out, those Not Good Ol’ Boys of Bastrop!

Give the ‘good ol boys’ the boot! Is it not time for the voters of the city of Bastrop to dust off their boots and give the NOT ‘good ol’ boys’ who’ve been cashing in on us — the boot?! What’s at stake is an entire region with water marketers salivating over the water underlying Bastrop and our neighboring... Read More →

Bastrop Outsiders Unite!

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Formula 1
Texas Comptroller Resign Petition!

Texans do not have the right to recall state officials (only city officials).  We can, however, ask them to resign.  When you sign this petition, we promise not to share your personal information with anyone, especially the Comptroller.  In the midst of record drought and record fires, the legislature cut 911 services by $36 million.That’s... Read More →

How Combs Cooked the F1 Books

Richard Viktorin is a CPA and forensic auditor and a former Director at the Texas Commerce Department who worked in economic development.  In his testimony before the Austin City Council last week, Viktorin shows how Comptroller Susan Combs “cooked” the books to try to justify giving taxpayer dollars to Formula 1 racing.  Just one more... Read More →

No Way Out But Independent

By Linda Curtis, just my independent opinion George Washington, Father of Our Country “However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves... Read More →

Reading the Tea Leaves...Happy Mother's Day Reading the Tea Leaves…Happy Mother’s Day

We will be discussing what follows or anything else you want to talk about tomorrow night at 8 pm on our monthly conference call. Call us at 512-535-0989 or email us at for conference call instructions. The BIG news is about Laura Thompson — see the report below. Is a watershed – pun intended – moment upon we Texans of... Read More →

Prop 6 Stench — Gross and also Weird!

The Prop 6 stench is getting increasingly gross. It’s also getting weirder. It was revealed today that Water Texas PAC will spend $2M for the $2B Perry crony water slush fund aka Prop 6. Talk about stench — TransCanada even bellied up to the Prop 6 slop trough.  They’re the ones who are taking Texans’ land against their will... Read More →

Today we called 100,000 voters, thanks to you!

Today we called nearly 100,000 voters, thanks to your contributions!  We’d like to do an additional 150,000 and can use some additional donations if you can spare more.  Click here to donate if you can.  (Or send us a note about how much you are mailing to us at the PO box below). It appears that we really put Politifact through their paces,... Read More →

Austin is Not Developers’ Monopoly Board

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Austin is Not Developers' Monopoly Board

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