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Fossil Fuel Monstrosity

RECEIVED Tue., May 21, 2019

Dear Editor,
    House Bill 3557, a bill before the Legislature at this moment, turns impeding the construction of fossil fuel infrastructure into a third-degree felony. How convenient for the primary builders of the Permian Highway Pipeline – Kinder Morgan, EagleClaw Midland, and ExxonMobil – who regularly fund our legislative campaigns. The PHP cuts a line through the Hill Country to the Gulf. Organizations such as the Texas Hill Country Alliance, Extinction Rebellion Austin (@xraustin), and many others, as well as resilient landowners, are working hard against the bill and the pipeline. We need to band together now to stop this fossil fuel monstrosity at a time when we need to be building wind farms and greening our cities. We need each other in this crisis, to stand up as one against an industry that cashes out our future, and against the lobbies that would criminalize legitimate and necessary protest.
Emma Galbraith

KVRX Kudos

RECEIVED Thu., May 16, 2019

Dear Editor,
    KVRX Fest was well done. I came from Dallas to attend and was pleasantly surprised to see Dallas' Fishing in Japan of which I had no prior knowledge. Plus other great bands. Kudos to the radio station and the students, especially considering that final exams were happening. Kudos to Rachel Rascoe and the Chron for promoting and following it ["Faster Than Sound," May 17]. Kudos to Cheer Up Charlies and Symphony Square.
    KVRX Fest reminds me of KTSW's MR Fest that ran for 10 years from 2008 through 2017, the last weekend of each April. KTSW is Texas State's student-run radio station. At its peak, one year there were over 60 bands/artists and 10 or 12 venues for the two-day event. A lot of indie bands, rappers and comedians. Fat Tony, who was at this year's KVRX Fest, appeared there twice. At the time it would have certainly been one of the largest student-run festivals. Its catchphrase was "No cash, no wristbands, no problem" because it was all free. I miss it, but here's hoping KVRX Fest will fill the void.
Mark Donovan
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