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Quick Runoff Election Report

Read this quick piece on election results from last week:

Ernest Bailes in East Texas (HD 18) won handily at 67%. As a rural Texan, we believe Mr. Bailes gets it on water protection and eminent domain reform. Future candidates for elective office need to take notice that Bailes’ opponent, Keith Strahan, simply refused to answer phone calls in the midst of a contest primary. Not a winning strategy. We look forward to working with Ernest Bailes.

We lost a good friend in the Texas House, David Simpson (R-Longview) – for now anyway. Rep. Simpson was trying to move up into the Texas Senate (Senate District 1 – NE Texas). But, alas, both Republican Party warring factions united behind Brian Hughes, who successfully stepped up from the House. Simpson was, simply put, too independent and by attempting to reform seized asset forfeiture laws and medical marijuana, bucked the law enforcement establishment. . We will miss his leadership not only on water issues and, perhaps most importantly, his willingness to challenge the process in the House. His office was always willing to look into potential rules violations. Good luck to Brian Hughes, who has been a supporter of protecting NE Texas from Dallas’ plan to flood 70,000 acres of prime timberland for the Marvin Nichols Reservoir.

Abilene’s Susan King who, like Simpson, was attempting to move up to the Texas Senate from the House, and failed too. That meant forfeiting her Texas House seat in the Abilene area. Good luck to Dawn Buckingham will be Troy Fraser’s replacement for Senate District 24.

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SAWS buzz saw gets no R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

When SAWS CEO, Robert “what-me-worry?” Puente, was asked about the possibility of an open meetings violation this week, he suggested that we — the folks living over the aquifer he plans to raid – might be living in a “cave”. (It’s on the last page of this article).

Also, take note on that same page of the $1.25 million SAWS is giving to a number of organizations to make themselves look like the great benevolent conservation organization that they are NOT. (We say to those organizations, good for you and take the money and run. But please, realize SAWS wants to alienate you from other environmental organizations opposing Vista Ridge. Instead — consider using those funds to help us beat the SAWS buzz saw and save your city from being ridiculed as the water grabbing baron of Texas.)

Now, we take these SAWS people very seriously.

San Antonio Water Systems May 18, 2016 deliberations on Vista Ridge Water Project "the San Antone Hose"

SAWS Buzz Saw Gets No R.E.S.P.E.C.T

Watch this 1-minute video to see our very statesmanlike response to SAWS Chairman Berto Guerra who shares his conviction that SAWS has channeled divine intervention in the Vista Ridge deal to benefit San Antonians. (Berto’s rapture simply overtook him just before he leaves on his most recent junket to Spain.)

Sincere thanks to Terry Burns, Alamo Sierra Club Chair, for the best testimony yet on Vista Ridge. We, on the other side of the pipeline, appreciate you so much.

Please share this video and get your Texas friends to sign the petition right here.

NOW, WE HAVE VERY IMPORTANT WORK FOR YOU TO DO. Please do this!

Today, Friday, May 20th, is the last day to early vote in the small turnout runoff elections. Every WILL count.
Election Day is next Tuesday, May 24th.
Independent Texans proudly endorses these three fine candidates below.

Do you know someone who lives in their district? Click on the link below and look at the 35 counties they collectively represent: then, contact your friends now, please

David Simpson for Texas Senate District 1
Susan King for Texas Senate District 24
Ernest Bailes for Texas House District 18

THANK YOU, TEXAS.

PS Did you see the Conservation Scorecard that was released yesterday? SAWS, once a leader in conservation in the nation, is now ranked 14th in Texas. Great work, Texas Living Waters Project: http://www.texaswaterconservationscorecard.org/

PPS Did we forget to beg you for money again? We’re shameless: http://indytexans.org/donate/

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Independent Texans PAC Endorses Ernest Bailes

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***

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CONTACT: Linda Curtis, Director of Independent Texans, (512) 657-2089, ljcurtis@indytexans.org

HEAD:  Independent Texans PAC Endorses Ernest Bailes for Texas House of Representatives District 18 (for details about the HD 18, click here)

(Dayton, Texas) Independent Texans proudly endorses Ernest Bailes in the Republican Party primary runoff for State Representative House District 18. HD 18 covers Liberty, San Jacinto and Walker counties. Independent Texans PAC, founded in 2001, is the only political action committee for non-aligned independent voters, of which there are millions in Texas.

Arlan Foster of Liberty County served as President of the Correctional Employees Union AFSCME Council 7 in 2006 when Council 7 bolted from the Texas AFL-CIO union establishment by endorsing Carole Strayhorn in her independent run for Governor. Foster said, “Mr. Bailes made it clear to us that he gets what is most important to rural Texans — defending our property rights against eminent domain abuse and protecting our water resources. His opponent didn’t even return our many calls to reach him. The job description is in the job title, State ‘Representative’. Independents want office holders that will at least return our call.”

Linda Curtis, the Director of Independent Texans and a resident of House District 17 (Lee, Bastrop, Gonzales, Caldwell and Karnes counties), remarked, “Non-aligned independents are the change agents in the national election. What does it say to HD 18 voters when one of the candidates snubs us? Strahan is a Trojan horse for the minority faction within the Republican Party – funded by Empower Texans — that has an axe to grind against the powerful Speaker of the Texas House, Joe Straus. Electing Strahan will get HD 18 voters exactly what he gave us – zip.”

The contest in this race is only in the Republican primary runoff. There is no Democrat running in November. The runoff is expected to be close. Those who voted in the Democratic primary may not vote in this runoff, but those who either voted in the Republican primary or did not vote in either party primary in March are now eligible to vote in this runoff.

Foster is building an affiliate of Independent Texans in Liberty County. Curtis and Independent Texans recently helped settle a heated primary for House District 17. They hope to make the margin of difference in HD 18 as well.

Early voting in the upcoming runoff elections is May 16th through May 20th. Election Day is Tuesday, May 24th.

More information can be found in the News section at IndyTexans.org.

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Austin is Not Developers’ Monopoly Board

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Austin is Not Developers' Monopoly Board

Dear Mayor Adler and Austin City Council Members:

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Make Growth Pay for Itself

No Vista Ridge/San Antone Hose

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