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: https://txgop.us/HouseUnited
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.”
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 meeting, every Tuesday, 8:30 am, 113 West Beaugard Blvd., 2nd floor
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 School Board Meetings - 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.
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"ALL POLITICAL POWER IS INHERENT IN THE PEOPLE, AND ALL FREE GOVERNMENTS ARE FOUNDED ON THEIR AUTHORITY, AND INSTITUTED FOR THEIR BENEFIT."
(Texas Constitution Article 1, Section 2)
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!
West Texans for Constitutionally-Limited Government
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY INDEX
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.
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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
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The San Angelo TEA Party will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 9th , 6:30 pm at the West Texas Training Center, 3501 N. Hwy. 67 (Howard College Campus). Guest speaker will be Brad Wells of the Tom Green County Appraisal Office. Mr. Wells will explain how our current property tax system works and then answer questions from attendees. Knowing how the system works is important, particularly if at some point you want to challenge the result or offer suggestions for improvement. Property tax is certain to again be a hot topic when the Texas Legislature convenes in 2019.
Hillsdale College Online Courses
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You’ll study with the same Hillsdale faculty who teach on our campus. It’s a great way to experience aspects of Hillsdale’s Core Curriculum, as well as learn from some of today’s best teacher-scholars in the fields of politics, history, economics, and English.