What: Grand Opening of the Fort Bend County Republican Headquarters - Hosted by Radio Talk Show Host Sam Malone & Television Personality Jacquie Baly
Confirmed VIPs include: Lt. Gov David Dewhurst, Senator Dan Patrick, Senator Ken Paxton, State Rep Dan Branch, Railroad Commissioner Candidate Ryan Sitton, Congressman Pete Olson, Senator Joan Huffman, Senator Glenn Hegar, State Representatives Rick Miller, Phil Stephenson, and John Zerwas, Harris County Republican Party Chair Paul Simpson and many more state, regional, county and local officials.
When: Sunday, April 27, 2 p.m.
Where: 14019 Southwest Freeway, Ste 340, Sugar Land, Texas 77478
Event Chairpersons: Fort Bend Republican Party’s Chair Mike Gibson & State Republican Executive Committee Chairwoman Tina Gibson
In keeping with the City’s goal of promoting transparency and public engagement, Missouri City will host its third Bond Referendum Information Town Hall meeting on
Thursday, April 24, at Fire Station 2, 12043 McLain Blvd., from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
All residents are encouraged to attend. During the educational town hall meeting, City Staff will provide residents with information about four bond propositions and welcome citizen input and questions. Feedback from citizens citywide has been essential to the City’s bond development process. Between January and October 2013, a Bond Exploratory Committee comprised of Missouri City homeowners from all areas met to discuss proposed projects for the referendum, including infrastructure improvements for drainage; roads, bridges and sidewalks; public facilities; and public safety upgrades.
The $40 million package was designed based on the City’s capacity to sell bonds during an approximate 10-year period with no tax rate increase. Throughout December and January, the committee’s recommendations were presented to City Council, who discussed their proposals in-depth with staff. The proposed recommendations are targeted to be used in the following ways:
*$6.5 million for drainage projects
*$5.7 million for public facilities
*$5 million for the construction of a fire station
*$22.8 million for transportation
*Total: $40 million
For more information, please visit 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).
Director of Communications
City of Missouri City
By FBCStaff-Today April 21, 2014 is San Jacinto Day, celebrate it by attending:
The official state ceremony commemorating the 178th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto will take place on Monday, April 21, at 11:00 a.m. The event is free and open to the public, and takes place on the steps of the San Jacinto Monument. Ron Stone Jr. will serve as master of ceremonies, and the keynote speaker will be Dr. Bill O’Neal, appointed Texas State Historian in 2012. Scholarships will be awarded to winners of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and Sons of the Republic of Texas History Essay contests. Music will be provided by students from Deer Park High School. The event will conclude with the laying of a memorial wreath and a salute by the Texas Army.
By FBCStaff-As the FBISD BOT election approaches with a slate of 10 candidates, it is up to us to be informed and vote wisely.
I caused some consternation when I wrote:
“Allfrey, Burdine and Harrington are running as a slate and will likely align with BOTs Jenny Bailey and Dave Rosenthal. This group has ties to a extremely liberal group headed up by Kevin Tunstall ex-Chair Ft Bend Libertarians and Pat Baig current Treasure of FBCGOP.”
Nothing has changed, my assertion stands.
Candidate Burdine has approached me and denied being part of a slate. Others have let me know of their dissatisfaction with the quote. I have no problem with the concept of them being a slate and think it was a smart idea. My problem was and still is with, “This group has ties to a extremely liberal group headed up by Kevin Tunstall ex-Chair Ft Bend Libertarians and Pat Baig current Treasure of FBCGOP.”
Tunstall symbolizes everything wrong with politics in Ft Bend, here’s some of his rhetoric:
“Kevin Tunstall Leslie, let me be very clear. Those folks, including the “not so conservative blogger” a.k.a. Mr. Blabaway, who support the mayor and the buckeroos, should simply trade in their “red shirts” for white sheets and a hood. Refer to the email above and you should be able to discern by the language employed, what their agenda happens to be.
I will not link to Blabaway’s blog as I do not want to give credence to his screed. Suffice to say, these folks are poster children for getting rid of social security. I have never met such disposable people in my life, until I moved to QV. Our illustrious Mayor is one of the ring leaders of this racist group and relies on on their lies and bigotry to maintain his control over the city”
“Kevin Tunstall Lookie lookie what I saw today on Robinson Road. To the historically inept, this is a “civil” Confederate Flag being flown right along with a Allen Owen sign on Robinson Road. In other words, this person agrees with the positions of the civil authority of the confederacy and one can assume …. institutionalized slavery.”
When one cannot discuss issues and resorts to this type of rhetoric, this is simply race baiting the worst kind of politics. George Will refers to it as “intellectual poverty.”
That is what I was referring to in the quote and at least one in the slate has close ties to Tunstall’s group. If Candidate Allfrey wants to have a shred of credibility, he must distance himself from Tunstall and publically denounce his tactics.
We do not need another dysfunctional board. Stick to the issues and leave the race baiting tactics to the liberal extremists who have nothing to offer in political discourse.
Tell us why we should elect you and where you stand on the issues. Tell the voters how you will improve the quality of education in FBISD.
The meeting with the Superintendent has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April
16th at 6:00 p.m. at the City Centre.
This meeting is designed to answer
our questions about school rezoning Quail Valley
When: April 16th
Where: City Centre
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By FBCStaff-Some may have been curious why Yvonne Larson was requesting Missouri City elected official’s CFRs:
Last night I filed a Texas Public Information Act request with the Missouri City City Secretary. I asked for copies of all campaign finance reports on file, including amended reports, for Mayor Allen Owen and At Large Councilmembers Jerry Wyatt and Danny Nguyen. All three are up for re-election in 2014. As is common practice, these campaign finance reports were due January 15th, 2014 and the filings should stamped with the date the report was received by the City Secretary. If the reports were filed on time, I will publicly commend all three candidates for submitting their required reports on time; if they were not submitted on time….
You might have questioned why when she doesn’t live in Missouri City.
Or you might have been curious why she wrote this:
It is my honor to openly and publicly thank Mike and Tina Gibson for their leadership of the Republican Party of Fort Bend County. They have warmly welcomed Ron and I after our move to Fort Bend 18 months ago. We’ve contributed what we could to the fundraising efforts, wish it could be more”
when you found Yvonne Larson was supporting Noel Pinnock:
Pinnock’s CFR showed Larson contributing $500 of the $850 given to Pinnock’s campaign.
So who is Noel Pinnock? His voting record for the last 10 years shows:
Pinnock’s voting record shows, he voted (D) in every primary he voted. The primary elections are the only ones that record your party affiliation.
Usually one has to question why a republican would be giving money to a democrat in a city where they don’t reside? Unless you know the golfball Yvonne Larson.
Liberal Yvonne seems to be agitated because she’s been exposed again. And apparently she doesn’t understand I don’t care when democrats give money to republicans. Many democrats know who the better candidates are and if they want to choose the more conservative Nguyen over the more liberal Tunstall that’s between them and their party. Who am I to criticize their sound judgment and common sense?
Liberal Larson also seems to be agitated because I posted Pinnock’s CFR and didn’t redact addresses, but when she posted Mayor Owen’s, Mayor Pro-Tem Wyatt’s and Councilman Nguyen’s CFRs she neglected to redact addresses. Maybe she’s confused on the rules of “gotcha politics?” Let me explain the rules Yvonne, if you’re going to play gotcha politics, you just may get bit in the azz.
By FBCStaff-A recent poll showed over 80% of Americans favored voter ID. In an effort to control the issue Bill Clinton came out in favor of a photo on your SS card, or a National ID:
“With 34 states now requiring some form of identification at the polls, former president Bill Clinton and civil rights leader Andrew Young on Wednesday endorsed the idea of adding photos to Social Security cards as a way to prevent voter suppression…
Clinton and Young, a former mayor of Atlanta, expressed concern that the voter ID laws could discourage poor and minority voters from showing up at the polls, which would circumvent the intent of the Voting Rights Act.
“I’m not against photo identification, but only as long as the cards are free and easily accessible. Providing eligible voters the ability to obtain a photo on a Social Security card eliminates any genuine concern,” Young said. He called on Obama to issue an executive order making such photos available.
Clinton did not go so far as to urge executive action. However, he said, putting photos on Social Security cards would represent “a way forward that eliminates error,” without having to “paralyze and divide a country with significant challenges.”
read more http://hotair.com/archives/2014/04/10/bill-clinton-on-voter-id-why-not-solve-the-problem-by-putting-a-photo-on-every-social-security-card/
Facing a losing battle democrats are trying to control the issue. It would be impossible to control all 50 states, but they would allow one agency to control all IDs. What could possibly go wrong? With federal control an administration could arbitrarily decide who gets to vote with an executive order.
By FBCStaff-Libertarians are for smaller government and a free economy but more often than not identify with liberals. Here’s a recent post on the Ft Bend County Libertarian face book page and the enlightening responses it drew:
It mystifies me that Libertarians would think republicans are the enemy. If you look at the original concept of the republican party it was free labor, free land and free men. Fast forward to today and that correlates to the right to work, smaller government/less taxes and personal liberty. Who doesn’t want that? Unfortunately our friends on the left have embraced a divide and conquer strategy under the guise of diversity. Using social issues the left divides. The left’s divisive practices have back fired and drive the majority to the right.
It drew these responses!!!
Michael Lee Republicans do not DO what they claim to do. They vote for war and for corporate welfare at taxpayer expense. Republicans do not respect human rights to privacy and the liberty to live your life as you wish in personal choices. Libertarians want more freedom and lower taxes than the Republicans want. That’s why there is a Libertarian Party – to have more freedom.
Charles Adaway And democrats do? If you look at it logically you stand a better chance getting what you want with republicans.
George Hardy Dems don’t seem to hide their socialist leanings.
Michael Lee That’s a silly question. The only thing Republicans can claim is they are better than Democrats. Democrats are actually better because they don’t lie about what they want to do.
Michael Lee They openly claim to favor socialism so they don’t lie about that.
Jeff Daiell By “right to work” Republicans mean Government dictating to private employers that they are not allowed to sign closed-shop contracts. Hardly a “small government” position.
George Hardy we all agree that both sides of the isle lie their asses off…no need in getting caught up in semantics.
George Hardy (u.s. congress) corrupt as the day is long….matter of fact, im pretty sure you dont get to those positions of power in today’s political arena unless they have a whole bunch of dirt on you.
Michael Lee is the Ft Bend County Libertarian Chair and he plainly states republicans lie and “Democrats are actually better because they don’t lie about what they want to do.”
What do you think was President Obama being truthful when he said “if you want to keep your doctor you can keep your doctor” or “if you like your healthcare plan you can keep your healthcare plan?”
One thing very obvious is their utter contempt for republicans. So why do many try to pass themselves off as republicans? Still think Libertarians are conservative?