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Harvey Affects Ft Bend County

FBCStaff-In the Missouri City area we received around 20 inches of rain since Thursday afternoon. Parts of Sienna Plantation and Missouri City have received tornado damage and many areas have flooded streets.

See Missouri City Ready @ https://missouricityready.houst.one/  for updates.

Ft County is currently predicting the Brazos to be at 54.6 Monday, see link to National Weather Service.  https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=hgx&gage=rmot2

More rain predicted through Thursday.    Shelter in place and check on your neighbors.

Do Our Elected Officials Understand their Job?

FBCStaff-We know our elected officials are elected to represent and serve us, but do they know it?
Some of our elected officials have prioritized street renaming and side walk repair ahead of essential services.
During natural disasters studies show that trees, shrubs, and vegetation cause most power outages.  The trimming of trees etc. is the responsibility of Centerpoint the company that maintains the power lines. But they often neglect tree trimming unless our city, county and state officials pressure them.

Instead of doing their jobs our elected officials are often grandstanding with issues to help them get elected, ie renaming streets and other trivial issues..  Unfortunately many of our elected officials don’t know it is their responsibility so we as voters and taxpayers must hold them accountable and remind them of what they were elected to do.  Then we have our city, county and state employees who often must follow policy from elected officials and work on the wrong things.  Instead of ensuring the companies like Centerpoint are doing their maintenance they are building sidewalks and other tasks to help local officials get elected.

Trimming the trees around a power line after a hurricane is too late.  It’s closing the barn door after the horses have gotten out.  Tell your local officials to do their jobs.

FBCGOP Committee Meeting Updates

Committee Meetings

Precinct Development
Date: August 31, 2017
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Waterview Estates Clubhouse (By pool/tennis courts) – 5110 Waterview Estates Trail, Richmond, TX 77407
Contact Sean Johns for more information

Local Government
Date: TBD ** CHANGED DUE TO WEATHER **
Contact David Savage for more information

Events Committee
Date: September 7, 2017 ** CHANGED DUE TO WEATHER **
Time: 7:00pm
Location: 1110 Miles street in Rosenberg, TX 77471
** Schulze ribs will be served **
Contact Bill Benton for more information
http://mailchi.mp/a97af2f542be/committee-meeting-notice-some-changes-due-to-weather?e=d801b97fd2

 

Fiscal Responsibility Ratings Published

FBCStaff-Tx House average=47. FBC Texas Reps were Rep Miller=57, Rep Stephenson=47, Rep Zerwas=44 and lastly Rep Reynolds=19.  How bad is a 19?  Texas Rep Dwanna Dukes was rated higher.

The Fiscal Responsibility Index is a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues
https://index.empowertexans.com/

Our Tx are supposed to represent us, not themselves or Speaker Straus.  They need feedback from us.  Do not call or write them, they use their staff to insulate themselves from us.  All four Tx Representatives for Ft Bend County and Senators Kolkhurst and Huffman will be at Safari Texas Ranch on September 12th from 11:30 to 1pm.

“Hear from State Senators Joan Huffman and Lois Kolkhorst and State Representative’s Ron Reynolds, Phil Stephenson, and Rick Miller as the Fort Bend Delegation gives you an inside look into Texas politics! This event is a collaborative effort between the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and Central Fort Bend Chamber.”
http://fortbendchambertx.chambermaster.com/events/details/inside-texas-politics-notes-from-the-fort-bend-delegation-2064213

They need to hear from you.

 

FBCGOP Newsletter

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CALENDAR
AUGUST 2017

Communications Committee Meeting
August 22 @ 6:00 pm
Ruggles Green, 15903 City Walk
Sugar Land, TX 77479 United States + Google Map
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Finance Committee Meeting
August 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Waterview Estates Clubhouse, 5110 Waterview Estates Trail
Richmond, TX 77407 United States + Google Map
Agenda for Finance Committee Workshop. Review role of Finance Committee Review role of Treasurer Review the suggested budget Review Bank Reconciliation reports for fiscal year 2017 Review outstanding Accounts Payable Review items for EC approval Other comments an suggestions

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Republican Women’s Club of Katy – Summer Social Event
August 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch, 23030 Cinco Ranch Blvd
Katy, TX 77450 United States + Google Map

You’re Invited to the Social Event of the Summer! Come join The Republican Women’s Club of Katy for our new member event and wine social! We are honored to have Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar as our Special Guest! We invite you to join our organization and be a part of Keeping Katy Red! Date: August 24th Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Location: The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch Hor’dourves will be served Cash Bar RSVP Now!
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Local Government Committee Meeting
August 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cinco Ranch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd
Katy, TX 77494 United States + Google Map
Meeting in Conference room 2.
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Events Committee Meeting
August 29 @ 7:00 pm
1110 Miles St, Rosenberg, TX 77471, United States + Google Map
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Meet & Greet with Justice Boyce
August 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Veritas Steak & Seafood’s, 1550 Lake Pointe Parkway
Sugar Land, TX 77478 United States + Google Map
Join Fort Bend Young Republicans for a meet and greet with Justice Bill Boyce, 14th Court of Appeals. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

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SEPTEMBER 2017

FBCGOP Executive Committee Meeting
September 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464
Sugar Land, TX 77498 United States + Google Map
All Fort Bend County Republicans are welcome to attend our next Executive Committee meeting on September 5, 2017. Join us at 6:30 pm for social time. At 7:00 pm, Judge for County Court at Law 1, Chris Morales, and Judge for the 240th District Court, Chad Bridges, will give a presentation on the judicial system and its importance in Fort Bend County. Following that, we will conduct business. To become a Precinct Chair and join the Executive Committee, contact Sean…
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Wes Vela for Fort Bend County Treasurer
September 6 @ 6:00 pm
900 Hillcrest Dr Richmond, TX 77469, 900 Hillcrest Dr , TX
Richmond, TX 77469 United States + Google Map
* Posting of candidate’s event does not represent endorsement of a candidate. The Fort Bend County Republican Party remains neutral during the Republican Primary or any race where a Republican is running against another Republican.
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Judge Chris Morales Campaign Kickoff
September 7 @ 5:30 pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land, 13016 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, TX 77479 United States + Google Map
* Posting of candidate’s event does not represent endorsement of a candidate. The Fort Bend County Republican Party remains neutral during the Republican Primary or any race where a Republican is running against another Republican.

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Campaign Kick-Off Rally for Judge Chad Bridges
September 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Lupe Tortilla – Sugar Land, 15801 Southwest Fwy
Sugar Land, TX 77478 United States + Google Map
* Posting of candidate’s event does not represent endorsement of a candidate. The Fort Bend County Republican Party remains neutral during the Republican Primary or any race where a Republican is running against another Republican.
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Judge John Hawkins Campaign Kickoff
September 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd
Sugar Land, TX 77479 United States + Google Map
* This notice of an event is not an endorsement of a Republican Primary Candidate.
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Walter Armatys for Judge 328th District
September 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Clancy’s Public House, 503 FM 359, Suite 118
Richmond, TX 77406 United States + Google Map
* This notice of an event is not an endorsement of a Republican Primary Candidate.
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Meet State Party GOP Chair James Dickey
September 21 @ 6:00 pm
El Jarrito, 21724 Highland Knolls Dr, Katy, Texas 77450
Katy, TX 77450 United States + Google Map
Free
Dinner with James Dickey the newly elected Texas State Republican Party Chair. Congressman Pete Olson is sponsoring this event and will be attending. This a free event, but you must RSVP using the link below:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DFdm-NjmuhjDHdGUcfeYFAOYYUQs-jaag-nLBXchx2w
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County Judge Bob Hebert’s Campaign Kick Off
September 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464
Sugar Land, TX 77498 United States + Google Map
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* Posting of candidate’s event does not represent endorsement of a candidate. The Fort Bend County Republican Party remains neutral during the Republican Primary or any race where a Republican is running against another Republican.

For more upcoming events, visit our Event Calendar

The Fort Bend County Republican Party Newsletter is assembled and distributed by your Communications Committee. For questions, concerns, or ideas for the newsletter, please email communications@fbcgop.org.

FBCGOP Committee Meetings

Committee Meetings

Communications Committee
Date: August 22
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Ruggles Green, 15903 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479
Contact Communications Chair Carlo Jimenez for more information.

Finance Committee
Date: August 22
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Waterview Estates Clubhouse, 5110 Waterview Estates Trail, Richmond, TX 77407
Contact Finance Chair Frank Hester for more information.

Outreach Committee
TBD
Contact Outreach Chair Sujeeth Draksharam for more information.

Precinct Development Committee
TBD
Contact Precinct Development Chair Sean Johns for more information.

Local Government Committee
Date: August 28
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy, TX, 77494
Contact Local Government Chair David Savage for more information.

Events Committee
Date: August 29
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: 1110 Miles St, Rosenberg, TX 77471
Contact Events Chair Bill Benton for more information.

Bylaws Committee
TBD
Contact Bylaws Chair Todd Schuh for more information.

Leadership Development Committee
TBD
Contact Leadership Development Chair Jason Walker for more information.

Is Anger a Personality Trait?

By FBCStaff-They are known as the far left or far right and they both have one trait in common, anger. Some call them the “permanently angry.”
So what is driving the anger from both groups? Experts say it is identity politics.
“He said the events in Charlottesville were unfortunate but predictable. Over the last couple of decades, he explains, there has been an overwhelming focus on tribal “identity politics,” reinforcing the notion that people are singularly identified as racial, gender, or sexual minorities.”

Identity politics, identifying people by race/gender,sex divides and labels people into groups that can presented as victims of hate, discrimination, etc.  Then the media takes over and fabricates the news to target groups with accusations of hate.  This creates conflicts like Charlottesville.

“Gainor says the mainstream media doesn’t want to tell the truth and admit that violent fringe groups exist on both sides.”
https://www.onenewsnow.com/culture/2017/08/15/theres-no-satisfying-the-permanently-angry

The question we have to ask ourselves is, “was Charlottesville a natural event or was it orchestrated by some who stand to gain from the conflict?”  Perhaps we will never know the answer for certain but we can see there was potential for some to influence events.  But one thing we can be sure of identity politics was a factor and there were two angry sides involved.

 

Alt-Right or Identity Politics Pushing Hate/Violence?

FBCStaff-The MSM says:
“Rumors circulated all week. Details were scant. No time or place was certain, but the word was that white nationalists and supremacists coming to town for Saturday’s Unite the Right rally had a Friday night surprise. They were going to march in a torchlight procession — a symbolic gathering meant to evoke similar marches of Hitler Youth and other ultraright nationalist organizations of the past century.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/local/charlottesville-timeline/?utm_term=.24dff0984dbc

That is one theory, but let’s look at a little history.  President Obama was a disciple of Saul Alinsky who wrote Rules for Radicals.  Here is what the Washington Post said in February:

“When former President Barack Obama said he was “heartened” by anti-Trump protests, he was sending a message of approval to his troops. Troops? Yes, Obama has an army of agitators — numbering more than 30,000 — who will fight his Republican successor at every turn of his historic presidency. And Obama will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White House.

“Now is the time for some organizing,” he said. “So don’t mope.”

Far from sulking, OFA activists helped organize anti-Trump marches across US cities, some of which turned into riots. After Trump issued a temporary ban on immigration from seven terror-prone Muslim nations, the demonstrators jammed airports, chanting: “No ban, no wall, sanctuary for all!”

Run by old Obama aides and campaign workers, federal tax records show “nonpartisan” OFA marshals 32,525 volunteers nationwide. Registered as a 501(c)(4), it doesn’t have to disclose its donors, but they’ve been generous. OFA has raised more than $40 million in contributions and grants since evolving from Obama’s campaign organization Obama for America in 2013.

OFA, in IRS filings, says it trains young activists to develop “organizing skills.” Armed with Obama’s 2012 campaign database, OFA plans to get out the vote for Democratic candidates it’s grooming to win back Congress and erect a wall of resistance to Trump at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue.”
http://nypost.com/2017/02/11/how-obama-is-scheming-to-sabotage-trumps-presidency/

Hate/Identify Politics is very effective with useful idiots as Stalin demonstrated, but is it the American way?  The democrats have used identity politics to divide the nation.  Will democrats now use identity politics to try to destroy the nation?  Democrats are in disarray, the party’s treasury is depleted and they are out of power.  Their hold on America is slipping and they are desperate.  They have and will resort to violence.

Do not forget Loretta Lynch’s call for violence:

“People like Loretta Lynch has encouraged the violent left with her call for blood in the streets. Tim Kaine’s own son is an Antifa. This identity politics began with the leftists and the Obama administration made it much worse. It was only a matter of time before angry extremists on the right came out to defend their turf.”
http://www.independentsentinel.com/horrific-hate-violence-on-both-sides-answering-lynchs-call-for-blood-in-the-streets/

Our Forefathers purposely shaped us into a republic instead of a democracy to protect our liberties.  A republic gives the power to the citizens.  Democracy concentrates power in the hands of a few at the federal level.  This is the great divide that faces our nation.  Democrats will stop at nothing including violence to regain power and control your liberties. Will you stand up to them or submit?

 

 

 

 

 

GOP Has Quorom For Speaker Meeting

FBCStaff-Have Texas Republican Representatives finally found a back bone?  Or will they try to rally around and protect Speaker Straus?

“When the House Republican Caucus meets to discuss a plan to pick the next Speaker of the House, a quorum will be attending and likely more, according to a well-known grassroots activist.

“Ladies and gentlemen, we shall have a quorum! Need 46, have 54 plus a lot of maybes,” Tea Party activist Julie McCarty posted on her Facebook page late Monday. “You guys rock! Way to get it done!””

Grassroots count: Quorum of GOP members will be at Speaker meeting

Missouri City to Build Shate Board Park

By FBCStaff-Missouri City to build skate board park.
“Missouri City City Council members approved a $57,450 contract July 17 with Austin-based SPA Skateparks for design work on a skate park to be located in the city.

The contract includes site selection, engineering, design, surveying, bid and construction management, according to meeting documents.”
https://communityimpact.com/houston/sugar-land-missouri-city/city-county/2017/08/05/missouri-city-city-council-approves-contract-with-firm-to-design-skate-park/

You might note the city manager is using an Austin based contractor.  The city manager also used an Austin based search firm to search for the fire chief.

I remember when Councilman Smith insisted the city use local contractors.  I wonder what changed?