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Independents Undecided on Trump v. Clinton…why?

Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 11.13.30 AMDid you read about us — non-aligned independents — in the Texas Tribune
about why we are undecided between Trump and Clinton? Click on the picture. ===>

Don’t Miss these Upcoming Events!

Screen Shot 2015-08-23 at 11.09.18 AMWednesday, September 7, 7 pm, Bastrop: In a rare appearance, world traveler and Austin whistleblower developer, Brian Rodgers, will speak on: “Bastrop: Beacon for Affordability or Austin’s Dumping Ground?” Details here.

Screen Shot 2016-08-17 at 2.14.49 PMFriday, September 16, 11 to 1 pm, San Marcos: Who says you can’t fight growth? The growth machine, of course. Join our good ol’ fashioned picket line outside the Growth Summit where the real estate lobby will partake in a feeding frenzy over building the megalopolis between San Antonio and Austin. That’s right, Hays County, you’re in the crosshairs. San Antonio Mayor Ivy “I’m-here-to-steal-your water” Taylor speaks along with Austin Mayor Steve “ain’t-growth-grand!” Adler. Reply if you plan to join us. More here.

►Sunday thru Tuesday, Sept. 25-27: Every year we urge you to go to the fantabulous Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance Conference. It’s back at the Bastrop Convention Center. Early registration rates ends tomorrow! More here.

The independent movement is moving statewide!
Remember, you can comment at the bottom these linked pages and submit your own report too.

teeth_cigar_smoking_lg_clrCity of Bastrop: Our petition for Reasonable Petition Requirements in the City of Bastrop is on the November ballot, despite the clenched teeth of the Bastrop City Council. It’s also in Five “Easy” Pieces — you’ll have to vote five times to get your petition rights.  Read this and be sure to come see us on September 7th.

Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 5.59.55 PMHays County: Ambush at Trininty-Hays Groundwater Conservation District from Susan Cook of Driftwood.

Simsboro communities (Bastrop, Lee, Burleson & Milam counties):  End Op, L.P. hit a bump on its mega-water grab just as the Simsboro Aquifer Water Defense Fund is jump starting. Send your donations to SAWDF at this corrected address:  PO Box 690, Elgin, TX 78621. Read this excellent piece in the Elgin Courier.

Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 12.10.49 PMAubrey (Denton County): Have you read Aubrey Councilman (and very independent) Calvin Tillman’s blog lately? What would Texas be like if all our local officials had Calvin’s cojones? Calvin for President!

Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 2.02.14 PMUpdate – lawsuit to stop SW-45 in SW Austin thanks to the Golden Cheeked Warbler, no thanks to the influence-peddling Regional Mobility Authority.

Austin & San Antonio:  Can you spell KLEPTOCRACY? Both cities have rendered our rights to petition for a voter referendum (to reverse a Council decision) null and void with huge financial and energy/water/property rights consequences. Here’s what we told the Texas Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committee.

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P.S. We need volunteers now in Austin, Bastrop and San Marcos — and soon in San Antonio — with a variety of skills. Contact us if you’re interested.


Bastrop Council Meeting Canceled BUT…come to this Sept. 7!

The Bastrop City Council meeting tonight is CANCELED, for lack of a quorum. FlierSept7Rodgers copy 2


Independent Texans proudly hosts Austin whistleblower developer, Brian Rodgers, to speak on “Bastrop: Beacon for affordability or Austin’s dumping ground?”  Please come and share this announcement!

Want to volunteer? We have work for you or tell us how you want to help.

Meanwhile, share this announcment!

Bastrop is not a playground for developers and water profiteers!


Nix Prop 6! Growth Must Pay for Itself and Other Updates!

We have a Nix Prop 6 Facebook page — LIKE AND SHARE IT NOW!

Thank you ALL for helping to spread the word to Nix Prop 6. Special thanks to Bill Bunch (Save Our Springs Alliance, Austin) for his terrific debate performance on YNN (Cable News, Austin).  Check it out!

Here’s a Nix Prop 6 flier you can print out and here is a flier good for posting (both are two per page). If you can get a letter to the editor out, do it now!  And don’t forget the Nix Six web page is here. We continue to get lots of media calls!

We can defeat Prop 6 by reaching our networks of Texas voting friends and asking each one to reach one.  Keep it up, y’all!

Check out these updates!

BASTROP/LEE COUNTIES: Wednesday night citizens gave the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District Board a standing ovation, for their impressive rebuke of the heavy-handed actions of Forestar Real Estate Group to grab Lee and Bastrop counties’ groundwater.  The board is letting the clock run out on their request for a rehearing. Watch out!  Forestar is fixin’ to sue the Lost Pines GCD, escalating the water war. (More here at Environmental Stewardship and here too.)

CITY OF AUSTIN:  Real estate developer and industry whistle-blower, Brian Rodgers of, has been working for years to sell the notion that growth must pay for itself. Congratulations to Austin citizens and the Austin City Council for, on first reading, passing impact fees on new development that will help begin making growth pay for itself. This will come back to the Council again next Thursday. More here: “Welcome to Austin, but pay your own way“.

* GRIMES COUNTY & SURROUNDS: Monday, October 21st at 6 pm, at the Roans Prairie Community Center, at the crossroads of Hwy. 30 and Hwy. 90 (Grimes County) a new property rights group, PRO TEAMS (Facebook page here), is holding an informal hearing to address eminent domain abuse, public safety and protection of water resources related to certain pipelines.  We hope to see you there! More here: Fill out a contact form if you’d like to hold a similar event in your community. (See Roans notice below.)

MONTGOMERY COUNTY:  This Thurs., Oct. 24th, at Grace Community Church, 24400 N. IH-45, Spring, Texas at 5 pm, our friend, Debra Medina, is speaking at a joint candidate debate of the Montgomery County Republicans and Montgomery County Tea Party where a straw poll will be taken.  If you are a Montgomery Republican or an independent that sometimes votes in Republican primaries, please attend. It’s $10 entry fee.

NACOGDOCHES: This Thurs., Oct. 24th, at Austin Heights Baptist Church, 2806 Appleby San Road, Nacogdoches, a Town Hall Hearing, similar to the hearing in Grimes County (above) will be held from 6:30-9:00 pm. Details here.


Austin is Not Developers’ Monopoly Board

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Austin is Not Developers' Monopoly Board

Dear Mayor Adler and Austin City Council Members:


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

Make Growth Pay for Itself

No Vista Ridge/San Antone Hose