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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.


7/26/17:

CARDtalk: Petition Signers Support City Council Actions

Last week a petition carrying almost 400 signatures was delivered to the City of Wimberley in support of moving forward with an environmentally sensible, affordable and locally controlled sewer system to protect Cypress Creek and the Blanco River.

The May City Council election was a referendum on the sewer issue. By a 60%-40% margin, Wimberley voters clearly expressed their support for a city-owned sewage treatment system over entanglement with Aqua Texas.

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5/31/17:

You Can Now Follow CARD on Facebook

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We are pleased to announce CARD is now on Facebook! Being on Facebook offers us another way to interact and communicate with you and all who subscribe to our publications (CARDtalk, CARD Alert, CARD Call to Action), and others interested in water and development issues impacting the Wimberley Valley and western Hays County.

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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.


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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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CARDtalk: Blanco River/Onion Creek Water Forum (7/9/17)

CARDtalk: CARD Now on Facebook (6/27/17)

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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