San Angelo Tea Party, Inc.

West Texans for Constitutionally-Limited Government

Please join us.  Unless otherwise noted, our meetings are held starting at 6:30 PM on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at the West Texas Training Center (Howard College),  3501 N. US Highway 67, San Angelo 76905

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The battle over Texas  

Now is the time to get Joe Straus out 

By Dr. Kyle Scott, Red State, 6/25/14

Texas Representative Scott Turner is making his way around Texas, taking his conservative message directly to the people, to explain why he, and not Joe Straus, should be Speaker in the Texas House of Representatives. The message is simple: without a conservative

Speaker there will be no conservative legislation. Conservative leadership in the House is required if Texas wants conservative solutions to the challenges that lie ahead. The Lt. Governor and the Governor are powerful positions in the Texas state government, but without a conservative Speaker in the House, Texans will have to brace themselves for continued excessive spending and a liberal social agenda.

With Dan Patrick as Lt. Governor and Greg Abbott in the Governor's seat, Scott Turner would complete the conservative triumvirate that Texas needs to properly navigate next session and beyond.

The Speaker is not elected by the people of Texas but by the members of the House. So the best way to get Straus out of the Speakership is to put pressure on those representatives. And, if they don't do it, elect someone who will. As the old adage goes: we will never change our leaders until we change the people who elect them. Texas needs Rep. Scott Turner as our next Speaker of the House.

(Excerpts:  Read more at Red State

•  Contact Rep. Darby – Ask him to vote

  for Scott Turner for Speaker of the

 Texas House of Representatives

•  Replacing Joe Straus as Speaker is     crucial for the  conservative agenda to     move forward  

Joe Straus

Meet the Harry Reid of Texas

 by Patrick Gleason, Contributor, Forbes.com, 8/14/2014

. . . the Texas House of Representatives is controlled by a left-of-center speaker, Joe Straus (R-San Antonio), who came into power in 2009 by ousting his conservative predecessor with a coalition of Democrats and a handful of moderate and left-of-center Republicans.

Just as numerous bills and pro-growth reforms have been passed by Speaker John Boehner’s House, only to languish in Harry Reid’s Senate, next year could provide an analogous situation in Austin, in which the state senate passes a host of conservative reforms – such as tax relief and school choice – only to see them die in Speaker Straus’s House. Straus’s acolytes are already making clear that the Texas House will be a graveyard for conservative and free market reforms passed by the senate.

 Early this year, Rep. Scott Turner (R-Frisco) announced he will challenge Straus for the speakership, which legislators will vote on before convening the 84th session of the Texas legislature in January. Turner, who was elected to the state house in 2012, spent nine seasons in the NFL, playing for the Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers, and Washington Redskins before entering the business world. Turner is a riveting public speaker who inspires and energizes audiences. Unlike another gifted orator who currently resides a 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Turner is a conservative, so much so that his voting record has earned him a perfect 100 score on the Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index.

 (Excerpts:  Read entire article at Forbes.com)



Bus Chartered to Austin as Show of Support for Scott Turner,

Candidate for Texas Speaker of the House


Many newly-elected conservative Republicans will take their seats in the Texas House and Senate next month, but all could be for naught without a change in House leadership. In past sessions Speaker Joe Straus and his team have worked to make it difficult if not impossible for proposed conservative legislation to be considered on the House floor. One case in point, ask yourself why it took two special sessions for abortion-restricting measures to be passed by a supposedly conservative, pro-life legislature.

It is time for a change. While we cannot vote directly on the Speaker, we can come together in a show of support for challenger Scott Turner and send a loud message to our representative. Let's show up en masse in Austin on January 13, 2015, the first day of the legislative session and the day votes for Speaker of the House will be cast. We're ready to charter a bus; we just need to hear from you! The cost of chartering the bus is $1450, and seating capacity is 56. We're asking $30 per person, but if we do manage to fill all seats we'll drop the price to $25.

Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015

What: One-day round-trip to Austin

When/Where: 5:00 a.m. departure from The Heights Church, 4512 Sherwood Way, San Angelo

Please park your car in the back parking lot so as to not interfere with Mothers-Day-Out traffic.

Time of return to San Angelo depends on how long the session lasts.

Cost: $30 per person (possibly $25)

Suggestions: Wear "Scott Turner" t-shirt or white t-shirt and comfortable slacks and shoes

Bring water, snacks, money for lunch at the cafeteria or nearby restaurant if desired

Contact: Lyleann McClellan Thee, cell 325-650-0658, email execofcservice@yahoo.com -or-

Roy Dean, cell 325-234-6360, email roy@zipnet.us

PLEASE let us hear from you as soon as possible, and any help you can offer to spread the word will be most appreciated. Thank you.