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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.


4/10/17:

CARD Alert: Your Chance to Help Wimberley

Hear the Candidates and Issues

League of Women Voters of Hays County
Candidate Debate
7 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Wimberley Community Center
14068 Ranch Road 12

Make no mistake; the May 6 election will decide how City Council will vote on numerous important issues facing the city, the key of which is whether the city will control the coming downtown sewer system, or whether that power will be turned over to Aqua Texas/Aqua America.

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3/17/17:
You still have time to speak out

Download, Print and Sign
the STOP Aqua Texas Petition

At the Protect Our Wimberley Valley Town Hall meeting, more than 200 of your neighbors said No to Aqua Texas taking over Wimberley’s Waste Water system and No to giving this national corporation control of Wimberley’s future growth, by signing the petition to STOP Aqua Texas.

This month, the citizens of Wimberley resoundingly said No to bringing Big Store and Big City development to Wimberley with their almost unanimous outrage at the recent Tractor Supply store proposal. They made clear to City Council they do not want to see Wimberley over-develop and lose its small town character. With that response, City Council had to listen.

The City Sewer decision has dragged on for months because people have made it clear most of Wimberley does not want a private national company in control of Wimberley’s future. City Council will have to vote soon, and still seems set on handing Wimberley over to Aqua Texas. Please join your neighbors in letting City Council know that Big Industry control and development is not needed or wanted in Wimberley.

Download the STOP Aqua Texas petition
Print it out, give copies to your friends, sign it and send it to
CARD, PO Box 2905, Wimberley, TX, 78676.
If you cannot print it out, you can just sign your name and address on a piece of paper and write the words "Stop Aqua Texas Petition" at the top, and send that. CARD will present all the names at a future City Council meeting.

Thank you,

CARD Steering Committee



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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CARDAlert: 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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