Spirit of Freedom Republican Women’s Club Welcomes
Journalist for Breitbart Texas
Topic: “Crisis on the Border”- Bob has spent part of the summer on the Texas border shadowing law enforcement and border patrol and will bring us a video presentation, photos as well as his personal account.
When: Friday, September 19th 11:00-1:00pm
Where: Sugar Creek Baptist Church LYF Center at 13444 SW Freeway Sugar Land, Tx
(opposite side of freeway from the Main Campus- Bally Total Fitness old location )(Pappasito’s is behind building)
*Members and new members will have name tags at our new alpha check in. Guests will sign in from pre-printed RSVP list..
Lunch is free courtesy of Ft. Bend Co. Sheriff Troy Nehls & Constable Precinct 4 Trever Nehls
Also thanking G2G Family Shooting and Archery Indoor Range in Rosenberg (New!)
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Hope to see you there!
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By FBCStaff-Would you like to become more informed and politically involved?
Join us September 11, 2014 at 6pm in RM200 of West Campus of Sugar Creek Baptist Church as Salt & Light Ministry launches its Biblical Citizenship mission to:
“SHINE THE LIGHT OF GOD’S LOVE & PRESERVE THE TRUTH OF GOD’S WORD”
for more information Why should Christians be socially and politically involved – Kickoff
Sugar Land Officials Appear Disconnected from Taxpayers
Sugar Land, TX – The Sugar Land City Council needs a reality check on taxation. Voters sent a message that they need to practice better fiscal stewardship with the results of the November 5th bond election in 2013 when they rejected a $20 million bond proposal that clearly would have little benefit to most of the citizens in Sugar Land. This may have been the first time in history that Sugar Land voters rejected a bond proposal.
The Sugar Land officials were disingenuous in discussions about their plans for increasing tax rates, ignoring the fact that average appraisal valuations of property in Sugar Land have increased annually for the last ten years and the city has not lowered its tax rate to keep the tax burdens flat for citizens.
This smoke and mirrors approach to taxation where officials claim to have kept tax rates low, knowing that increases in appraised values of property give them windfalls in tax revenue to spend without citizens really understanding what was happening is not the type of policy that reflects accountability.
The city gets an additional $180,000 from the final appraised value than was budgeted.
You also have kept $2 million more than needed in the debt service reserve fund. You have a very generous general fund balance of 25 percent of your operating budget.
On an average home, the appraisal value has increased the taxes by $57 a year and you are adding an additional $27 per household in additional taxes.
Yes, people voted for the parks project, subject to a one cent increase. Have you attempted to find that $1 million needed for the parks projects elsewhere from the $324 million budget?
The current tax rate of 30.895 cents is more than the effective tax rate of 29.55 cents.
If you keep the existing tax rate, you are still increasing the tax rate by 1.345 cents.
You may need that for increasing service costs, so keep the tax rate at current level and not increase it anymore.
It’s time for the Sugar Land officials to take a deep breath and step back from their very aggressive efforts to find new ways to spend taxes on the next project that developers or special interests want to fund with someone else’s tax dollars.
These officials need to consider the fact that the economy is static, people are worried about jobs, healthcare expenses, and the cost of living. They should only consider self-funding approaches to capital expenditures that don’t involve higher property taxes. If a project doesn’t pay for itself, do we really need it?
While it’s nice to have fun things to do in Sugar Land, there are still a lot of taxpayers who are sweating the economy out and wondering how long they can hang in there.
The Sugar Land City Council needs to be reminded that the taxes they like to spend are still other people’s money.
From the city’s website:
NOTICE OF 2014 TAX YEAR
PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE
FOR CITY OF SUGAR LAND
A tax rate of $0.31895 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body
of City of Sugar Land. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state
law requires that two public hearings be held by the governing body before adopting the proposed
PROPOSED TAX RATE $0.31895 per $100
PRECEDING YEAR’S TAX RATE $0.30895 per $100
EFFECTIVE TAX RATE $0.29551 per $100
ROLLBACK TAX RATE $0.32332 per $100
The effective tax rate is the total tax rate needed to raise the same amount of property tax revenue
for City of Sugar Land from the same properties in both the 2013 tax year and the 2014 tax year.
The rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate that City of Sugar Land may adopt before voters are
entitled to petition for an election to limit the rate that may be approved to the rollback rate.
YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE ABOVE RATES CAN BE
CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:
property tax amount= (rate) x (taxable value of your property)/100
For assistance or detailed information about tax calculations, please contact:
2700 Town Center Boulevard North
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
You are urged to attend and express your views at the following public hearings on the proposed
First Hearing: August 26, 2014 at 5:30 PM in Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center
Boulevard North, Sugar Land, Texas 77479.
Second Hearing: September 02, 2014 at 6:00 PM in Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center
Boulevard North, Sugar Land, Texas 77479.
Fort Bend Family Promise night 2 Skeeters Sept 4th, tickets cost $12 with $4 going to Ft Bend promise.
Check out flyer
2014 FBFP Skeeters Flyer
By FBCStaff-Producers have made America great not the takers. So why do we honor the Takers with a holiday?
“Labor Day is annually held on the first Monday of September. It was originally organized to celebrate various labor associations’ strengths of and contributions to the United States economy.”
read more about Labor Day
But lets be clear on what Labor Day really is, it is just another holiday for government workers. Union workers are mostly public service unions and do they really need another paid day off.
Are you paid to celebrate 17 paid holidays and be eligible for another 9? Do you expect to be paid to be off on LBJ’s or Cesar Chavez’s Birthday? Check out the Texas Comptroller’s Office schedule of holidays.
I say we change Labor Day to Producer Day and limit the number of holidays government workers can take off with pay. It is time we downsized our bloated government.
Vote for smaller government in 2014.
By FBCStaff-Ace in the Hole magazine kicked off their premiere edition with a great article about Missouri City.
read more from Ace in the Cup
Get Ready to Fight for Our State and Country!
6th * September * 2014
Fort Bend County/Harris County Victory Headquarters and Mike Schofield Campaign Office
1133 South Mason Road
Katy, Texas 77450
(Behind Shipley Donuts)
9:00 am – Noon, Breakfast at 8:30 am
September 6, 2014
Fort Bend County/Harris County Victory Headquarters and Mike Schofield Campaign Office
1133 South Mason Road (Between Highland Knolls and Kingsland)
Katy, Texas 77450
Your Senate District 17 representatives are once again planning an amazing pre-election training session filled with ideas and information to help you be an effective leader in your neighborhood! Visit with your elected officials, candidates and RPT Auxiliary leaders.
Then help us block walk area neighborhoods!
Confirmed speakers include:
Senator Joan Huffman
Congressman Pete Olson
Mike Schofield Candidate for HD 132
Karlos Lopez Rice University College Republicans President
John Baucum Houston Young Republicans President
Artemio Muniz, Federation of Hispanic Republicans President and featured in Dinesh D’Souza’s movie “America”.
Senate District 17 SREC Tina Gibson and Marvin Clede
Senator Joan Huffman, Breakfast Sponsor
Mike Schofield, Candidate for House District 132
Please RSVP to:
Tina Gibson 713-412-1620, email@example.com
Marvin Clede 713-817-0304, firstname.lastname@example.org
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By FBCStaff-FBCGOP Chair Mike Gibson approached me at an SD-17 Convention and stated emphatically that Mark McCaig was a conservative. This was after I and several others had disclosed McCaig’s employer was Democrat Attorney Steve Mostyn:
“MOSTYN: Amber Mostyn is half of Texas’s biggest Democratic power couple. The Houston lawyer and her husband Steve were among Democrats’ biggest super PAC donors in 2012, when the The New York Times Magazine used the story of the Mostyns’ $1 million gift to Priorities USA Action to explain the role and rise of the pro-Obama super PAC. In July, Amber Mostyn gave $250,000 to the Planned Parenthood super PAC, matching the quarter-million she gave the committee in 2013.”
read more from National Journal
Yes that Steve and Amber Mostyn. The Mostyns emptied the TWIA of tax payer’s dollars after Hurricane Ike, and have moved on to New York to plunder in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy:
In an American-Statesman article dated March 18, 2013, Mostyn said he plans to move much of his Houston operation to New York City with hopes of landing about 10,000 cases worth more than $1 billion in insurance claims from the storm that pummeled the Northeast in October 2012.
read more about Mostyn from The Washington Examiner
McCaig has turned up on the scene in FBCGOP politics again just in time for the November elections. At the last EC meeting several precincts chairs were approved by the EC.
What is so despicable about McCaig is he uses funding from Mostyn to target conservative republicans. An example of one of McCaig’s PACs:
“The site created by the Conservative Voters of Texas PAC, www.whylarrywhy.com, blares in big type, “Why did Larry Taylor give in-state tuition to illegal immigrants?” Taylor is among three Republicans and a Democrat seeking to represent Senate District 11, southeast of Houston. Mark McCaig, president of Conservative Voters of Texas and a Houston attorney, told us by phone that the PAC’s claim was based on passage of Senate Bill 1528 in 2005.”
read more from Austin American Statesman There was only one problem:
“We have previously reported that Texas became the first state to offer the in-state tuition benefit to children of illegal immigrants in 2001 — or two years before Taylor joined the House. In 2001, only five legislators voted against House Bill 1403, which Gov. Rick Perry signed into law that June.”
McCaig and local golfball Yvonne Larson represent the many different facets of the FBCGOP. But Chairman Gibson, neither Mark McCaig nor Yvonne Larson are conservative. However, both do have something in common. They have both been exposed by the Fort Bend Conservative as posers.
FBCStaff-Observing the activities in Ferguson Missouri, the word social justice keeps coming up. What is the meaning of social justice? Most would say there is little difference in the meaning of three words; mercy, justice and grace. At one time Americans looked at words from a biblical and a humanistic view. If we have the discernment to understand the difference it will shape our perspective on how we see things.
The bible teaches us the difference and the true meaning to these words. Man has changed the meaning of these words to fit their agenda.
Mercy means not getting what you deserve. Man’s definition is kind, gentle, or compassionate treatment especially towards someone who is undeserving of it
Justice is getting what you deserve. Man’s definition is the process or result of using laws to fairly judge and punish crimes and criminals. Notice how man inserts the word fair into the definition? Who determines what is fair. Fairness is a subjective term and means different things to different people. Then man invented terms such as social justice. Social justice has evolved to mean, “the vilification of those who hold wealth in society in order to obtain that wealth through redistribution.”
Then we have grace. Grace means getting something we can’t earn. A divine gift given freely that cannot be earned. Man has defined grace as a special favor : privilege each in his place, by right, not grace, shall rule his heritage.
American politicians have led us into a state of human apostasy, while a large majority of Americans still cling to their guns and bibles:
“The large majority of Americans — 77% of the adult population — identify with a Christian religion, including 52% who are Protestants or some other non-Catholic Christian religion, 23% who are Catholic, and 2% who affiliate with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Another 18% of Americans do not have an explicit religious identity and 5% identify with a non-Christian religion.”
read more Gallop Poll
Do you have a foundation based on a spiritual life or a man made creed? America was founded on the premise that we have the God given right to make this choice. Progressives have seduced many to buy into “social justice” under the guise of fairness. Progressives play on emotions of the weak because they know they can use them to further their agenda. As Aristotle observed, the rare skill “to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way.”
You are free to choose. Will you stand firm and exercise your liberties and bow to no man?
Continuing its long-standing tradition of placing citizens first, Missouri City was recently honored as one of the top 10 safest cities in Texas by real estate website Movoto. Compiling crime data from the top 100 most populous municipalities in Texas, Movoto used the FBI’s 2012 Uniform Crime Report to determine that Missouri City is the sixth safest city in Texas. According to Movoto, Missouri City’s average crime rate is 1,362 per 100,000 people, making it not only one of the safest cities in the Greater-Houston area but also in the entire state. The website also notes the City’s particularly low number of property crimes in 2012 – 1,241 per 100,000, including 66 vehicle thefts, 866 thefts, and 306 burglaries – as another reason for its high ranking. “Missouri City saw 121 violent crimes per 100,000 people in 2012, including no murders. To see just how safe this really is, take a look at nearby Houston, the second-most dangerous place we looked at,” Movoto writers said. “In 2012, Houston had a total of 5,938 crimes per 100,000 people – 4,945 property crimes and 993 violent crimes, including 10 murders, per every 100,000 people.” Movoto’s list based crime rates on crimes per 100,000 residents to fairly compare small and large populations; each city was ranked from one to 100 in terms of murders, violent crimes, property crimes and total crimes, per 100,000 residents. “We have an outstanding force working to protect the residents of Missouri City, but we cannot do our jobs without the help of our concerned residents,” Missouri City Police Chief Mike Berezin said. “We have a very involved public who notify the Police Department when assistance is required. This has been vital for us to know how to best protect Missouri City.” As the population of Missouri City increases, the Police Department has creatively and strategically adapted to the City’s growth. In June, a five-person motorcycle unit began patrolling City streets and neighborhoods. In 2012, the City launched a Prescription Drug Take Back program and has held Drug Take Back days in partnership with the DEA; the next drug take back day will take place on Sept. 27. In 2013, Safe Wise, a company that specializes in security systems, ranked Missouri City as one of the 20 safest cities in Texas. The Department also became the 26th Texas police department to receive re-recognized accreditation status from the Texas Police Chief’s Association; in acknowledging the accomplishment, independent TPCA auditors noted that the Missouri City Police Department passed an expanded 165 standards as part of the process. For more information about Missouri City, please watch the City website: www.missouricitytx.gov, like us on Facebook—fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter—@MissouriCityTX, and watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast). What a great place to live, safe city and a world class golf course.