League of Independent Voters of Texas

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Lee and Bastrop County landowners scored a VERY important court victory last week. We hope this victory will extend to safeguard all Texas landowners’ property rights in the groundwater under their land.

This coming Wednesday night, January 17, at 7 pm at Bastrop City Hall (1131 Chestnut), the Lost Pines GCD will review the court’s decision.

Bastrop and Lee county residents: please be there to tell them what you want them to do. (Though, any of y'all are invited, of course!)

Read this! Saturday’s Statesman/Bastrop Advertiser carried this commentary by our own Michele Gangnes, attorney and volunteer aquifer protector for the last 18 years:  One Landowner's Perspective on Landmark Water Decision

The Lost Pines Board will debate in private session, and may decide Wednesday night, whether they appeal our hometown judge’s decision. It might be the most important decision they have ever made.  Agenda here.

Bottom line, we believe the District should fulfill its legal duty to protect property rights in groundwater and accept the Judge’s ruling. The District should not appeal. The alternative could be several more years of limbo for all concerned.

For Public Comment on WednesdayRead THESE guidelines for public comment put out by our friends at Environmental Stewardship. Environmental Stewardship is one of the landowners in the End Op lawsuit. We want to follow their lead when we comment to the District Wednesday night, so our message is clear and unified: the District should side with the majority of landowners in Lee and Bastrop counties and should not appeal!

What else you can do:

Sincerely working for future generations,

League of Independent Voters of Texas
PO Box 651 * Bastrop, TX 78602
512-213-4511 * 512-657-2089 cell

PS Happy MLK Day, y'all!