Posts Tagged ‘San Antone Hose’

Calling YOU — the troops!

A LOT of things are developing that we are calling you — the troops — out for.

Please reply for details to join our statewide conference call at 5 pm tomorrow — Sunday, March 13th.

As the parties continue to spur our differences, the independent movement continues to unite us across party and ideological lines.

Today (Saturday), starting at 10 am, we’ll be in San Antonio and it’s outskirts working with independent for Texas House, Laura Thompson and the San Antonio water ratepayer petition — don’t gouge us for the Vista Ridge San Antone Hose! (We’ll be at Poncho & Gringos Restaurant at 900 Nolan at 10 am today or call 512-657-2089 to catch us out in the field).

There are very hot runoff elections in May developing in Senate District 24 (a huge swath of Texas from Bandera to Abilene) and in Senate District 1 in NE Texas. There’s also hot local runoffs for Commissioner Precincts 1 and 3 in Bastrop County and a city of Bastrop election. And there appears on the horizon an uprising developing in the City of Austin, a city in a deep affordability crisis due to the no-holds-barred in-migration growth policies of Austin city management. (If you live in Austin, be sure to sign up to get the email alerts and stay tuned.)

If that ain’t enough for you, I don’t know what is. Get involved folks. Your water, your land and your affordability is on the line, so get on tomorrow’s conference call line!

Send a note to or call us at 512-535-0989 for the conference call line.


All not well in two-party hell

If you think all is well in two-party hell, ignore this message. Even the NY Times gets the pivotal role of independent voters and open primaries in (see paragraph 18), but the candidates remain largely clueless. Even Bernie, the longtime independent, has barely mentioned us!Alan_SAWS_2016_March_Final2 copy

It’s been a long time coming. We are witnessing history — the rupture of the major parties. There will be no billionaire running for President as an independent to save us. No. We ordinary Texans must unify ourselves outside the partisan divide and save the democratic republic for which we are supposed to stand.

Join us on our next Independent Texans’ conference call this Sunday evening at 5 pm. Reply for instructions. And, please join us in San Antonio this Saturday — more below.

►We’re supporting the petition drive in the outskirts of San Antonio to challenge the water rate hikes associated with the Vista Ridge/San Antone Hose. Anyone on SAWS (San Antonio Water System) who is not eligible to vote for San Antonio Mayor or Council, may sign this petition. Go here to download the petition. The petition must be submitted to the Public Utility Commission on March 29th, so get after it, y’all! (These are the cities that have SAWS ratepayers eligible to sign this petition: Adkins, Balconies Heights, Boerne, Castle Hills, China Grove, Converse, Elmendorf, Fair Oaks Ranch, Helotes, Hollywood Park, Leon Valley, Live Oak, Olmos Park, Saint Hedwig, San Antonio’s extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ), Shavano Park, Terrell Hills. Von Ormy).

►We’re also lending a petition hand to Laura Thompson, who is running as an independent for San Antonio’s Texas House District 120. She needs signatures to secure a place on the November ballot as an unaffiliated independent candidate.

What can you do?

Join us on Saturday in San Antonio at 10 am, meet Laura Thompson, and pick up her petition and the SAWS ratepayer petition!And please be on Sunday’s 5 pm conference call. Reply for details.

When: THIS Saturday, March 12, 10 am

Where: Pancho and Gringos, 900 Nolan, San Antonio
Note: Teams will be going out from there to collect signatures, so bring your walkin’ shoes!

Change is coming, folks, and it’s not all bad — so long as we organize. Just peruse these news clips in Texas Energy Report.

Our time has come — will you?

PS If you want to join the independent movement, we encourage you to join the non-profit League of Independent Voters of Texas. Go to for more info.

PPS Click on the sketch to get a better look at San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor with the scissors and SAWS CEO, Robert “what-me-worry?” Puente. More on Vista Ridge on Sunday’s call.


Big News on San Antone Hose

Independent Texans is holding a conference call this Sunday at 5 pm! Call us at 512-535-0989 or email us at for our new conference line instructions.

What, you're not going to vote?

What? You’re not going to vote in this election?!

TOPIC: How can we make Vista Ridge (the San Antone Hose) go away?

This just in from the San Antonio Express News!

“The City Council is divided over whether the San Antonio Water System should allow the company planning to build a water pipeline from Burleson County to sell most of its stake in the project without council approval.”

Read this San Antonio Express News piece! Vista Ridge Beset by Problems

Do you live in Bastrop, Lee, Caldwell, Gonzales or Karnes counties? We need volunteers and good sign placement locations for the upcoming primary that starts this Tuesday!

As you know, we have endorsed John Cyrier for his first full term in the Texas House for District 17. Read more on this race here.

There are critical differences between both candidates seen in the 24 questions we asked them:

Click here for John Cyrier’s Independent Texans questionnaire.

Click here for Brent Golemon’s Independent Texans questionnaire.

Call us, text us, email us but don’t send a smoke signal!

Early voting in the Texas primaries starts next Tuesday, February 16 and runs through Friday, February 26th. Election Day is Tuesday, March 1st.

PS Be sure to watch the “I Oppose the San Antone Hose” video at


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