Posts Tagged ‘legislature’

Red Alert: Take a Stand, Two Meetings – BE THERE!

We all know that water profiteers have had their eyes on the Simsboro formation of the Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer, underlying Bastrop and Lee counties, for some time now. (Make sure you’ve read our media release here.)

Last week the Texas House passed HB 4, lining up $2B from the Rainy Day Fund to fund pipelines to move water around the state, despite the House analysis stating that not enough money was allocated to conservation!  (More soon on this topic.)

Please come to these two urgently important meetings — the Independent Texans strategy meeting in Giddings on Monday, April 8th, 6 pm, Giddings Library (map here) — AND the hearing in Giddings on Wednesday, April 17th, 6 pm, Giddings City Hall (map here) — bring a lawn chair! 

Click on and Share this flier about these meetings.

Your Action Plan:  1.  Come to both meetings/invite your neighbors, 2.  Write a letter to the editor of your local paper, including the Austin American-Statesman, 3.  Spread the word!

Please share the flier or use the share button on this site and share through Facebook/social networking.  If you want hard copies of the flier below, call us at 512-535-0989.

We also need volunteers — call us!

Independent Texans will lay out for you, at the April 8th meeting, a number of options for fighting this.  Therefore, this meeting is critical to success on the 17th.

As we have said, we all need water.  Robbing Peter to pay Paul is madness.

Please watch your emails for more this week.  If you do not receive our emails, click on the link just before our logo on the top right hand side of this page and sign up.

Thank you Texas!


Both Parties Lied: The Texas Nightmare


Texas House and Senate members are locked in a stalemate on what to do about funding (or, more accurately, cutting) public education. Your typical member, Republican and Democrat, is catching absolute and deserved hell from their constituents. Because both parties lied to the people of Texas by not making the $27B deficit a front and center issue in the last Governor's race.  Carole Strayhorn was right in her 2006 letter to Rick Perry, calling him on the plan to write a "hot check", predicting a $24B shortfall this year.  But it was both parties that let him get away with it. 

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Act Now: A Trans-Texas Corridor Special Session

Dear Friends and Members:

The last thing Rick Perry wants to do is a special session on his privatized toll road scams, the Trans-Texas Corridor being the biggest one of all. Thank you, Governor, for your incompetent tomfoolery!

The Special Session starts next Wednesday, July 1st. The Governor and his minions are going to try — in the matter of a 3-4 day session — to pass legislation that will allow for the Corridor (through CDA’s, which stands for comprehensive development agreements) AND to extend TxDOT’s (not the employees — the big wigs at the top appointed by Perry) thieving ways until the 2013 session (4 years, not the two years you’ve seen in the press.)

What can you do? That’s easy — Do the Texas Two-Step:

1. Call today (or Monday or Tuesday) your State Representative and State Senator. Click here to find them. Then forward this email or give a round of calls to every Texan you know to do the same.

2. Help us reach thousands of Texans via phone calls to your area starting Monday. We will provide you a list. OR send money! For every dollar you give, we will reach 100 (that’s right, 100) people, via a simple automated call with a live volunteer operator to answer questions. (Note: If you cannot give online, reply to this message and let us know how much you are mailing to our PO Box below or call us.) Here’s where you can give online (our first preference!):


Note: If you live in the Austin area, come to our office on Monday,Tuesday or Wednesday (10 am to 9 pm) to help answer phones (just reply to this message or call us to let us know.) You can also email us at:

Seize the moment before the Governor seizes our land and our rights.

Hold on to your hats folks, it’s going to be bumpy ride for us and the Governor!

Independently yours,

Linda Curtis
Independent Texans
PO Box 14294
Austin, TX 78761

PS Are you just hearing about this issue or want to understand it better? Click here for a letter sent to the new federal administration last January.


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:


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

Make Growth Pay for Itself

No Vista Ridge/San Antone Hose