Archive for June, 2013

June News and Committee Reports

June 20, 2013

JUNE PROGRAM REMINDER –

The June 26th program will feature Dave Eagle of local cheese producer, Eagle Mountain Cheese.  The topic is “Shop Local, Buy Local, Eat Local – Get the Government out of my Kitchen!”

Eagle Mountain Cheese

Dave Eagle is an attorney and the principal share-holder of Eagle Mountain Farmhouse Cheese Company, an award-winning cheese company located in Granbury, Texas. Dave’s current interest in the law focuses on the Food Safety and Modernization Act of 2011 and its potential negative impact on small farmers and other artisan food producers.

Social – 11:00am  Program – 11:30am; Location – Fort Worth Club, 306 7th St., 12th Floor.

To make a luncheon reservation ($25 with reservation, $27 without), RSVP by noon on Monday, June 24th to Helen Bavousett at 817-516-0704 or byronandhelen@live.com.

If you are not having lunch, no reservation is necessary. Those who RSVP but do not attend will be billed for their reservation cost. (Please do not RSVP using the Comment/Reply section below.)

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 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE – JUNE 2013

Cyndy McCoy, President of Fort Worth Republican Women

Cyndy McCoy, President of Fort Worth Republican Women

To read June’s President’s Message, click HERE.

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twitter photoFort Worth Republican Women would like to thank Judge Everett Young, of the 297th District Court, for providing refreshments for June’s board meeting!  We appreciate your support and your service to Tarrant County.

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RNC STATEMENT ON JUNETEENTH

WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chairman Sharon Day released the following statement on the celebration of Juneteenth:

“Today we celebrate Juneteenth, a day that marks the abolition of slavery in Texas in 1865 and is celebrated across the country to commemorate the end of that terrible chapter in our nation’s history,” said Chairman Priebus.

“Our first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862, but slaves in Texas did not hear the news until June 19, 1865. Juneteenth was cause for great joy for a newly free people 148 years ago, and today communities and cities will gather to recall that joy.”

“This is also a chance for Americans of all backgrounds to honor African American heritage and to recommit ourselves to the values of justice and equality,” said Co-Chairman Day. “The work of achieving a ‘more perfect union’ is never finished. Our past reminds us that we must always strive for a better future, where freedom and equal opportunity are guaranteed.”

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smiley1Are you in a funk?  It’s easy to let something get to you and let a good day go bad.  For some, a bad day turns into a bad week.  After that, you might just continue on a downward spiral.  Nothing seems to go the way you want it to and you feel like you are powerless to change it.  Do not get caught up in a funk!  Everyone has bad days, and even several in a row, but realize you are not powerless to overcome it.  As Republican women looking to make a difference at the grass-roots level and beyond, we cannot afford to be in a funk.  Click here for some great advice on how you can come out of a funk!

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Cynthia Favila-Terry, FWRW Newsletter Editor

Cynthia Favila-Terry, FWRW Newsletter Editor

 

HOW DO WE GET THE HISPANIC VOTE?

This is a question I am often asked by fellow Republicans.  It is a question that I hear discussed in the media.  How do Republicans get the Hispanic vote?  I may not have the answer to that question, and admittedly it is too complex an issue to be addressed in a blog post.  However, I do have first-hand knowledge that the Mexican people tend to be hard-working conservative people who value family and believe in God.  They seek freedom, education and prosperity (which is relative, by the way).  Sounds like what we call the American Dream, does it not?

Then it should be no surprise that we as Republicans need to realize that it is rather simple to connect with them, because we generally share the same values.  We can reach our goals as a party by genuinely connecting with them though our common values.  Then and only then, we will become stronger not through sheer number of votes but by being a larger group with common goals.  Quite a powerful force it could be.

As it stands right now, the immigration problems that we face in the United States have given Democrats and Republicans a platform on which to play tug-of-war for the Hispanic vote.  It is in fact a difficult and sensitive issue.  But make no mistake, politicizing this issue IS a mistake.  Making it a game is akin to objectifying a people and might end up a serious impediment to genuinely connecting with the Hispanic people though common values.

Sometimes, if we want something we just need to do what is right.  Former President George W. Bush recently expressed something similar.  He said, “I mean when you do the right thing, I think you win votes, as opposed to doing something that’s the right thing to win votes. Maybe there’s no difference there. It seems like there is to me, though.” For more information on his thoughts, click HERE.  It is certainly something to think about.

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Vote

So you did vote, right?  With 50 out of 50 precincts reporting, click here for TARRANT COUNTY JOINT RUN-OFF and SPECIAL ELECTION RESULTS!

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 FWRW SUMMER HAPPENINGS

Come out and meet your Tarrant County Judges! 

Meet the Judges 2013

GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY TOUR

Saturday, July 13, 2013 the FWRW will tour the George W. Bush Presidential Library at SMU.  The bus will depart from the Bobby Cox Building in Fort Worth at 9:30am and will return at 2:30pm.  The cost will be approximately $30 for the bus and the tour. Lunch at the on site Cafe is optional.  Family and friends are welcome. What a great way to spend a Saturday! More details to come.

If interested, please RSVP via email to Brooke Allen at: ballen@browndean.com

Also, if you know of someone who would like to sponsor this trip, and earn the right to advertise to a captive audience, please contact Brooke Allen for details.

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I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the republic for which it stands,
one Nation under God, indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.
 

As summer draws near, and so does Independence Day, we see an increased presence of our Flag being displayed.  What a lovely sight it is!  With that in mind, it never hurts to brush up on our Flag display etiquette and share with others.  Here are some basic reminders:

  • It is customary to fly it only from sunrise to sunset. When flown at night, it should be properly illuminated.
  • It should not be flown during inclement weather days, unless it is an all-weather flag.
  • It should not be draped over the hood, top or side of a vehicle, train or boat.  When affixed to a motor vehicle, it should be affixed firmly to the chassis or clamped to the right fender.
  • When displayed from a staff projecting horizontally or at an angle from a window sill, balcony or front of a building, the union (or blue) part should be placed at the peak of the staff, unless flown at half-staff.
  • When displayed either horizontally or vertically on a wall, the union should be upright and to the observer’s left.
  • It should not be used for decoration, but bunting may be used for decoration with the blue side up.
  • It should never touch anything beneath it such as the ground, water, the floor or merchandise.
  • It should be stored in a manner which will not contribute to its deterioration.

For a more details on the Flag Code, click HERE.  Another nice synopsis of flag etiquette can be found HERE.

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June Program Announcement – “Shop Local, Buy Local, Eat Local – Get the Government out of my Kitchen!”

June 13, 2013

Eagle Mountain CheeseThe June 26th program will feature Dave Eagle of local cheese producer, Eagle Mountain Cheese.  The topic is “Shop Local, Buy Local, Eat Local – Get the Government out of my Kitchen!”

Dave Eagle is an attorney and the principal share-holder of Eagle Mountain Farmhouse Cheese Company, an award winning cheese company located in Granbury, Texas. Dave’s current interest in the law focuses on the Food Safety and Modernization Act of 2011 and its potential negative impact on small farmers and other artisan food producers.

Social – 11:00am  Program – 11:30am; Location – Fort Worth Club, 306 7th St., 12th Floor.

To make a luncheon reservation ($25 with reservation, $27 without), RSVP by noon on Monday, June 24th to Helen Bavousett at 817-516-0704 or byronandhelen@live.com.

If you are not having lunch, no reservation is necessary. Those who RSVP but do not attend will be billed for their reservation cost. (Please do not RSVP using the Comment/Reply section below.)

Incumbent Republican Judges Petition Signing Party

June 12, 2013

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You Are Cordially Invited to Meet       

Your Incumbent Republican Judges

At a Petition Signing Party

 

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

 4:00 p.m. `til 7:00 p.m.

 

Location: Trinity River Campus of Tarrant County College

300 Radio Shack Dr., Fort Worth Texas

(4th Floor – in the Action Rooms)

Across the street from the Tim Curry Criminal Courts Building

Admission Free / Parking Free

********Please Bring Your Voter Registration Card********

Nancy Berger, 322nd District Court

Brent Carr, County Criminal Court 9

Russ Casey, Justice of the Peace Pct 3

Robb Catalano, Criminal District Court 3

John Chupp, 141st District Court

Jamie Cummings, County Criminal Court 5

Mary Tom Curnutt, Justice of the Peace P 2

Pat Ferchill, Probate Court 2

Lee Gabriel, Second Court of Appeals

Ruben Gonzalez, 432nd District Court

Cheril Hardy, County Criminal Court 7

Bill Harris, 233rd District Court

Matt Hayes, Justice of the Peace Pct 7

Jerry Hennigan, 324th District Court

Sherry Hill, County Criminal Court 1

Mike Hrabal, County Court at Law 3

Molly Jones, County Criminal Court 6

Steve King, Probate Court 1

Tom Lowe, 236th District Court

Bill Meier, Second Court of Appeals

Deborah Nekhom, County Criminal Court 4

Don Pierson, County Court at Law 1

Jennifer Rymell, County Court at Law 2

Phil Sorrells, County Criminal Court 10

Ralph Swearingin, Justice of the Peace Pct 1

Mike Thomas, Criminal District Court 4

Judith Wells, 325th District Court

Mollee Westfall, 371st District Court

Sharen Wilson, Criminal District Court 1

Scott Wisch, 372nd District Court

Jacquelyn Wright, Justice of the Peace Pct 4

To have your labels pre-printed and ready at the door, call the Tarrant County Republican Party at (817) 595-0303

THIS IS NOT A FUNDRAISER NOR IS IT AN ENDORSEMENT FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL CANDIDATE.

Paid for by the Tarrant County Republican Party, Jennifer Hall, Chairperson

If Driving, Enter the Parking Garage off W. Belknap St., at the Cherry St. Parking Garage Entrance

Driving Directions to Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus

From Points North: Take Interstate 35W South. Exit 121 West (Belknap Street). Continue west on Belknap Street. The Trinity River Campus is located on the right side of the street at the corner of Belknap and Taylor streets. TCCD parking is located at the Belknap and Cherry streets entrance.

From Points South: Take Interstate 35W North to the Spur 280 exit (Downtown). Continue west on 4th Street to Jones Street. Turn right on Jones Street. Turn left on Belknap Street. The Trinity River Campus is located on the right side of the street at the corner of Belknap and Taylor streets. TCCD parking is located at the Belknap and Cherry streets entrance.

From Points East: Take Highway 121 West (Fort Worth) and continue west on Belknap Street. The Trinity River Campus is located on the right side of the street at the corner of Belknap and Taylor streets. TCCD parking is located at the Belknap and Cherry streets entrance.

From Points West: Take Interstate 30 East. Exit Forest Park Blvd and turn left and go into downtown. Turn left on Cherry Street. TCCD Cherry St. parking entrance is located one block north across Belknap St.

Google Address: 300 Radio Shack Dr., Ft. Worth, Texas 76102