Congratulations to Anna Bartosh!  The new Tom Green County Republican Precinct 230 Chair  

This may not sound like a large number, but remember many local elections are won or lost on less than 50 votes.  From Empower Texans:

February 6, 2018 by Erin Anderson

Texas has a “significant problem” with non-citizens illegally voting in our elections, according to the office of Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Just-released information from the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) confirms that non-citizens are registering to vote and voting in Texas elections. Worse, procedures for removing ineligible voters from voter rolls aren’t being followed correctly “or even at all” in some Texas counties.

It’s a violation of both state and federal law for non-citizens to vote or register to vote.

In a letter to State Sen. Bryan Hughes (R–Mineola), who chairs the Senate Select Committee on Election Integrity, the OAG said “the threat to election integrity in Texas is real, and the need to provide additional safeguards is increasing.”

Last year’s successful prosecution of Mexican national Rosa Ortega, who illegally voted in Texas for over 10 years, “highlighted the lack of safeguards in the system to detect ineligible voters, like non-citizens,” the OAG wrote to Hughes.

In response, the OAG conducted a “brief investigative survey” of four counties’ voter registration records. They found that in just the past two years, 165 unlawfully registered non-citizen voters were removed from those counties’ voter rolls – but only after they self-identified as non-citizens in the process of recusing themselves from jury duty:

“More concerning, this group of 165 non-citizens had cast 100 illegal votes in Texas elections prior to identifying themselves as non-citizens at jury duty and being removed from the voter rolls.

The OAG is unable to determine the scope of noncitizen voting across Texas, from the non-citizen jury duty numbers alone, but it appears to be a significant problem, nonetheless. The OAG has also found that the process for removing ineligible voters who self-report as non-citizens at jury duty is not being followed correctly, or even at all, in various counties. Investigations into the scope of ineligible voting across the State are ongoing.”

The rest of the story:

​​Local Government Meetings

San Angelo City Council Meetings

The City Council meets twice a month, meetings are open to the public and are held on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. at the McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive.

Tom Green County Commissioners

The Commissioners meet every Tuesday, 8:30 am, 113 West Beauregard Blvd., 2nd floor of the Edd B. Keyes Building

Pre-agenda work sessions are normally held on the second Monday of each month, and regular meetings are normally held on the third Monday of each month. All meetings normally begin at 5:30 p.m in the Administrative Building Boardroom, 1621 University Avenue.

Wall ISD

Regular School Board Meetings are held the second Tuesday or Wednesday of each month, at 7:00 pm, in the Wall ISD Administration Building, 8065 Loop 570, Wall. 

Grape Creek ISD

Board of Education meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month in the community room at the Administration Building, 8207 U.S. Hwy. 87 North.

Press release from the Republican Party of Texas 

RPT Chairman Applauds New Texas House Republican Caucus Speaker Selection Rules

POSTED 12.04.2017 - by Jamie Bennett

On Friday, the Texas House Republican Caucus voted to approve new bylaws by which the Caucus will select a candidate for Speaker of the Texas House. Under the new rules, the Republican candidate for Speaker will not have to rely on any votes from Democratic members of the Texas House, as long as Republicans hold the majority in the chamber.

On November 8, 2017, the Republican Party of Texas released a Republican Caucus Speaker Selection Commitment Form asking all Republican candidates for the Texas House to commit to supporting the choice of the Texas House Republican Caucus.

To see the full list of candidates who signed the Speaker Commitment Form, please visit:

Republican Party of Texas Chair James Dickey issued the following statement:

“These new bylaws are a significant step forward in the direction of unity for our Party and help pave the way for our Republican House members to form a consensus on the race for Speaker. Unity does not mean uniformity. The result is hopefully one which builds more bridges on issues where we do agree and burns fewer bridges on issues where we can’t agree. This is positive news for Republicans across Texas.

“Thank you to the Republican House members who voted for the bylaws change and to Republican Caucus Chair Tan Parker for facilitating these meetings. Thanks also goes to all the candidates who have completed our RPT Republican Caucus Speaker Selection form. Their commitments to transparency and unity are greatly appreciated.”


The Fiscal Responsibility Index is a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues. Texans for Fiscal Responsibility uses exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators’ governing philosophy.

The public — including lawmakers — are notified in advance of TFR’s position on the issues to be rated, and prior to votes taken on the floor.

See how your representatives scored:

The San Angelo TEA Party’s goal is to educate, motivate, and inspire our fellow citizens to actively  participate in the political process.   All meetings are open to the public, everyone is welcome to attend. Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 pm at the West Texas Training Center, Howard College, 3501 US Hwy 67, San Angelo, TX.  We'll have the coffee made and some delicious snacks on the table! 


                                                                                              (Texas Constitution Article 1, Section 2)

Please join us.  Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at 6:30 PM on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the West Texas Training Center (Howard College),  3501 N. US Highway 67, San Angelo 76905

The Grateful Texan

A Project of TPPEC (Tea Party Patriots of Eastland

County) We all like and need encouraging words

-- public servants included.   We at  The Grateful

Texan want sending those encouraging words to

be easy, fun, and highly effective.

Our Mission:     Encourage and support liberty-minded officials, especially at the State level, to hold fast to conservative, Constitutional principles with integrity.

What we do:     Equip ordinary citizens – us – to send positive, timely appreciation to public servants who act with integrity and conservative principles.

For those who are interested in learning more about the Republican Party, the Precinct and County Conventions will be held Saturday March 24th at Lee Cafeteria,2500 Sherwood Way, San Angelo, TX  9AM.

The San Angelo TEA Party will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 13th, 6:30 pm at the West Texas Training Center, 3501 N. Hwy. 67 (Howard College Campus).  Guest speaker will be H.R. “Winkie” Wardlaw... local attorney, former City Councilman and always-on-duty watchdog of city government. Mr. Wardlaw will be bringing the audience up-to-date on items of interest to every resident of San Angelo, topics ranging from repairs on Bell Street to purchase of the Ford Ranch. You are guaranteed to come away from the meeting better informed about this part of your “backyard”!  

​KrisAnne Hall, Constitutional Attorney, Author, Speaker, Radio Host

                                KrisAnne Hall is an attorney and former prosecutor, fired after teaching                                     the Constitution to TEA Party groups – she would not sacrifice liberty for a                                 paycheck. She is a disabled veteran of the US Army, a Russian linguist, a                                     mother, pastor’s wife and a patriot. She now travels the country and                                           teaches the Constitution and the history that gave us our founding documents. KrisAnne Hall does not just teach the Constitution, she lays the foundations that show how reliable and relevant our founding documents are today. She presents the “genealogy” of the Constitution – the 700 year history and five foundational documents that are the very roots of American Liberty.

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