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CARD is a volunteer, non-partisan organization working with citizens and officials for development that enhances the traditional character of the Hill Country. We believe preserving our open spaces, flowing water, clean air and starry skies is good for our economy and our rural lifestyle. We do not accept any corporate or government funding. Go to our About page for our vision, mission, who we are, and other details.


5/31/17:
Cypress Creek Cafe Donations

The devastating fire at the Cypress Creek Cafe has changed lives and changed our community.

Like past floods and fires that have hit Wimberley so hard, this fire changes our whole community, which can never be completely restored to the way we knew and loved it. That is nothing compared to the damage done to the people directly involved. Our support and contributions are small things we can do to help.

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5/30/17:
The Voters Spoke but the Clock Keeps Ticking

The Conversation is Not Over

The City Council election was primarily about one issue; whether the City of Wimberley or a private company should own and control the sewer system to solve Wimberley’s downtown pollution problem.

Clearly, a majority of voters want to move ahead with the City plan.

Instead, we may get no sewer system and no pollution solution at all. At least not for several years.

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1/17/17:

Townhall Meeting Video Clips...

Here are clips from the speakers at the meeting "Protect Our Wimberley Valley," the CARD-hosted event at the Wimberley Community Center on January 12, 2017. (Courtesy of vcYES.com)

  - David Baker on environmental risks

  - David Baker on testing

  - Steve Thurber on affordability

  - Donn Lamoureux on NO to Aqua Texas

  - Steve Klepfer on CCN and growth

  - Marilee Wood on Blue Hole Regional Park

  - Steve Thurber conclusion

You can also listen to a sound recording of the entire event, which was done by Wimberley Valley Radio – KWVH 94.1.

Due to technical difficulties, we are not able to show individual videos of each speaker’s complete presentation, or the Question and Answer part of the program.


RECENT Related CARDtalks

1/5/17:
Just the Facts

With the recent interest in the Wimberley Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) and the proposed Aqua Texas alternative, it is important to have accurate information to help sort through the many claims and counter-claims being made. We have compiled the following information that you can use to understand the issues being debated. Some of this material is found on the City of Wimberley website; other information comes from credible outside sources. We include excerpts from each source and provide links to the original material.

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12/27/16:

And in the category of "Be Careful What You Wish For..."

The New York Times recently published In American Towns, Private Profits From Public Works, an analysis of what happened when several small towns turned over operation of their water or wastewater systems to private equity firms. While Aqua Texas is a corporation, not a private equity firm, the towns' experiences with these firms, and their efforts to wrest control of these systems back again, offers a cautionary note about what Wimberley may well face in a deal with Aqua Texas.




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CARD Alert: Cypress Creek Cafe Donations (5/31/17)

CARDtalk:The Voters Spoke but the Clock Keeps Ticking (5/30/17)

CARD Alert: Your Chance to Help Wimberley (4/10/17)

CARD Alert: The Petition to Stop Aqua Texas (3/22/17)

CARD Alert: City Hosts Public Meeting on Proposed Tractor Supply Company store (2/14/17)

CARD Call to Action: What Some City Council Members Just Won't Remember (1/30/17)

CARDtalk: Just the Facts (1/5/17)

PROTECT OUR WIMBERLEY VALLEY – TOWN HALL MEETING Mailing (PDF download) (1/5/17)

CARDtalk: CARD Hosts Town Hall Meeting: Protect Our Wimberley Valley (12/27/16)

CARDtalk: Why Aqua Texas Wants Control of Wimberley's Future (11/30/16)

CARDtalk: Healing Wimberley (11/9/16)

CARDtalk: One More Time (10/31/16)

CARDtalk: Wimberley Speaks Up (10/28/16)

CARDtalk: Wimberley's Central Sewer System - A $1 Million Vote to Decide the Future of Wimberley (10/17/16)

PETITION: "Say No to Aqua Texas" (6/10/16)

CARD Call to Action: PETITION DRIVE: "Say No to Aqua Texas And Yes To The Already Approved Wimberley Wastewater Treatment Plan" (6/10/16)

CARDtalk: 7 Reasons to Tell City Council Members:
"Don't surrender Wimberley's wastewater control to Aqua Texas" (5/29/16)





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