For August's Open Meeting, please join us to hear from the local folks from Americans for Prosperity. Americans for Prosperity exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate.
Americans for Prosperity works in the same direction as the Texas Patriots PAC but a little differently and they have some great initiatives that you should know about. As always, we'll also update you on what's happened recently in local politics.
If you are interested in your local politics or looking for a way to become involved this is an excellent place to start. This is a free meeting and open to all. Come as you are.
Time change - There will be a reception before the meeting, from 6-6:30.
Please join us for our monthly meeting, where we welcome Dan Crenshaw. Lieutenant Commander Dan Crenshaw (retired) is originally from Houston, Texas, and a proud 6th generation Texan. His father’s career in the Texas oil and gas industry moved his family all over the world, including Ecuador and Colombia. As a result, Dan is fluent in Spanish. From an early age, Dan knew that he wanted to serve his country with the most elite fighting force in history: the U.S. Navy SEALs. Dan graduated from Tufts University in 2006, where he earned his Naval officer commission through Navy ROTC. He immediately reported to SEAL training in Coronado, CA, where he met his future wife, Tara, just a few months later. After graduating SEAL training, Dan deployed to Fallujah, Iraq to join SEAL Team Three, his first of five deployments overseas.
On Dan’s third deployment in 2012, his life changed forever. After six months of combat operations, Dan was hit by an IED blast during a mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was evacuated and awoke from his medically induced coma learning that his right eye had been destroyed in the blast and his left eye was still present, but badly damaged. Dan was completely blind and the doctors did not believe he would ever see again. Tara stood by him every day and night, keeping faith and praying he would see again. After several difficult surgeries, he eventually regained sight in his left eye, a miracle according to the head surgeon. Dan refused to quit and went on to deploy twice more, first back to the Middle East in 2014 and then South Korea in 2016.
Dan was medically retired in September of 2016, after ten years in the SEAL Teams. He left service with two Bronze Stars (one with Valor), the Purple Heart, and the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor, among many other recognitions. Soon after, Dan completed his Master in Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. In September of last year, he was back in Houston, volunteering for days on end in areas of Katy devastated by Hurricane Harvey. He saw first-hand the unthinkable losses that his neighbors suffered, but he also saw Texan grit and resilience. He wanted to do more, and this November Dan and Tara decided that the best way to serve the people of Texas would be in elected office.
Dan is now running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Texas’ 2nd district, where Dan grew up and where his family lives now. He believes in service before self, and understands that there is no higher calling than service to the American people. His wife Tara is no stranger to service either: she comes from a career Navy family, and is an active fundraiser for families of fallen service members and suicide prevention.
Dan is a staunch Republican and knows the importance of carrying the conservative movement through to the next generation. Dan can no longer fight on the battlefield, but he can bring the integrity, leadership, vision, and tenacity learned in the SEAL teams to fight in Congress for common sense policies that ensure our nation’s prosperity and security, represent our Christian values, and again give Texans a reason to be proud of their leaders.
Please join us for our monthly open meeting as we host a discussion concerning current and proposed practices for the safety of our schools, churches and public venues. Our speakers will include Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constable Ron Gable and Dr. Tom Sloan. Dr. Sloan is a native Texan who has practiced internal medicine in the Woodlands since 1991. Our discussion will focus on policies that could increase the safety of schools and communities while preserving Second Amendment rights.
Governor Greg Abbott has just released a 44 page plan for gun safety in schools and is open to a special session to put these suggestions into law. An informed community with a consensus is the best plan in order to have our voices heard.
We meet at TWFG in the Woodlands mall, upstairs by the food court.
The primary runoff elections for Montgomery County will be held on Tuesday May 22, 2018.
Based on our guidelines, the Texas Patriots PAC offers its candidate recommendations in runoff races as follows (click links to read our discussion of the race):
County Commissioner, Precinct 2, Greg Parker (Recommended)
County Commissioner, Precinct 4, Jim Clark (Recommended)
Sheriff Rand Henderson will be our speaker at this Tuesday’s open meeting. He will give an update on happenings at the Sheriff’s office along with his development of a Strategic Plan for Montgomery County. Sheriff Henderson will discuss his office’s implementation of ComStat, software that offers a dynamic approach to crime reduction, quality of life improvement, and personnel and resource management. Please join us!
Where: TWFG (The Woodlands Financial Group) Training Room, 2nd Floor of The Woodlands Mall, upstairs from Ann Taylor Loft, next to the Food Court
On May 5th, Oak Ridge North will hold elections for City Council. On Thursday, April 19th, the Texas Patriots PAC will host a candidate forum to discuss the major issues of concern to Oak Ridge North voters. Republican Precinct Chair Jon Bouche will moderate this forum. The forum will include both questions from the moderator and attendees. The issues covered will include mobility/traffic, commercial development, taxation levels, and transparency/communication with local government. This event will be broadcast on Facebook Live as well.
Join us Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8pm to welcome and hear our outstanding conservative Attorney General Ken Paxton at our next Open Meeting. We'll also congratulate the many candidates we supported in the March 6th primary who won their races or are headed to a runoff. We meet in the TWFG Training Room, 2nd floor of The Woodlands Mall, next to the Food Court.
Attorney General Ken Paxton
In November, 2014 Ken Paxton became the 51st Attorney General of Texas after over a year of campaigning to earn the votes of Texans across the state. The son of an Air Force veteran, General Paxton is consistently recognized as a conservative, stalwart leader with a deep passion and respect for our U.S. Constitution through his previous service in the Texas House and Senate and now as Attorney General. He is known for his principled and uncompromising devotion to America’s founding values.
Once elected, Ken immediately went to work fulfilling his campaign promises to protect the 10th Amendment, fighting efforts by President Obama and his administration to infringe upon Texas’ state sovereignty. And recently, he has been a prominent voice in the defense of religious liberty during multiple attacks by the Obama Administration and the Supreme Court. A defender of our free enterprise system, General Paxton also continues to fight against overreaching government regulations which harm Texas jobs and economic growth.
First elected in 2002 as a State Representative in House District 70, Mr. Paxton served in the Texas House of Representatives for 10 years prior to being elected to represent Texas Senate District 8 in 2012, where he served until being elected Attorney General. SD 8 includes the majority of Collin County and a portion of Dallas County.
Hope you can join us!
It has been raining at the polls this week, but that didn’t keep voters away. Our folks who always work at the polls were still there (with some new ones! Thank you!) and voters were receptive to our voter guide. But the pay-to-play ballots are showing up with voters as well. Having volunteers at the polls offering our Texas Patriots PAC voter guide clearly shows voters that we are grassroots conservatives who stand behind our best conservative candidates. Voters, and candidates, remember who was there in the rain.
I know that you want government that gives you the most liberty. This weekend and next week, you have a very effective way to help that happen by giving two hours of your valuable time to greeting voters at the polls. Next week, polls are open 7am to 7pm. You may have a commitment early in the morning or toward evening. Maybe you can be there for the rush of voters first thing in the morning. When could you be with us?
If you can’t donate your time, please consider donating money. Your $20 donation makes a huge difference. Your regular monthly donation of any amount helps even more. Click here to donate.
Email me at Julie@TexasPatriotsPAC.com. Hope to hear from you soon!
Once the Texas Patriots PAC issues the voter guide, we all in for our candidates. No more Candidate Spotlights, now we win, together. At Tuesday's Open Meeting, we will formally congratulate the candidates recommended or endorsed on the Texas Patriots PAC voter guide. Candidates on the guide, this will be a wonderful time to distribute your yard signs! In addition, we will have a special address from Texas Patriots PAC volunteer Eric Yollick and other great Patriot volunteers about effective ways to help out. Please join us!
Where: TWFG Training Room, 2nd Floor of The Woodlands Mall, upstairs from Ann Taylor Loft
When: Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 6:30 pm.
Precinct 2 Commissioner Candidate Forum will be held from 6pm to 7:15pm followed by the County Judge Candidate Forum from 7:30pm to 8:45pm. We are partnering with Community Impact Magazine to moderate this candidate forum in order to reach all possible voters through print, in person, and online. You will be able to watch these two events on Facebook Live if you cannot join us in person. These events will be recorded and available for viewing later. Again, space is limited at our meeting location, which is the TWFG Training Room at The Woodlands Mall (1201 Lake Woodlands Drive, Suite 4020, The Woodlands, TX 77380). We will reserve space for those of you who support the Texas Patriots PAC through our current 250 for $250 membership drive. We are looking for 250 of you to donate $250, especially as a one-time donation, before the primary. These funds go directly for distribution of our voter guide in the March primary. Your support is most necessary and most gratefully appreciated – please donate here: http://www.texaspatriotspac.com/donate/
Questions will be determined ahead of time, so please email Julie@TexasPatriotsPAC.com with the issues you would like to see candidates address.
What question would you ask the Precinct 2 Commissioner candidates?
What question would you ask candidates for Montgomery County Judge?
Time to celebrate 2017!
Map to the meeting at The Woodlands Mall: https://www.thewoodlandsmall.com/en/directory/the-woodlands-financial-group-20414.html
Join the Texas Patriots PAC this Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 6:30pm to 8pm for a look back at 2017 as we head into 2018. We’ll have a brief Candidate Spotlight, which is open to ONLY CANDIDATES. We’ll also talk about Texas Patriots PAC plans for 2018, including ways that you can easily get involved. The primary election in March will be upon us right after the New Year and your help and input is needed in a variety of ways – come and choose a way you’d like to help out. Then it’ll be time for music and food, and to visit with new and old friends. We meet in the training room at TWFG at The Woodlands Mall, just above Ann Taylor Loft. There is an outdoor walkway next to Ann Taylor Loft that has an elevator and a staircase to the second floor. Come upstairs and walk inside; we’ll be right there. We have a main course generously covered; if you’d like to donate a dessert or other item, please drop us a note – we’ll want to recognize your contribution! Every year, we have a great time at this party, please join us – we’d love to visit with you!
And while you’re thinking about it:
Join the email list: http://www.texaspatriotspac.com/e-mail/
Merry Christmas! See you Tuesday!
Please join us to hear the inspiring Dr. Alton Smith, Trustee, Lone Star College, recap of the Nov. 7th election, and Candidate Spotlight. You'll be glad you attended this meeting.
Our Guest Speaker is Dr. Alton Smith, Chair of Trustees, Lone Star College. Dr. Smith has a fascinating personal story of hope and hard work leading to success. He'll share very recent developments at Lone Star College which may very well bring about life changing achievement for the lowest income students. This inspiring leader has had two careers, the first at Shell Oil for 30 years, then retiring to earn his teaching certificate, his lifelong dream.
He spent 14 years with Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District and Klein Independent School district as a teacher, department chair, Assistant Principal, Principal, and Director Human Resources. During this same 14 year period, he completed his certifications in school counseling and principalship and his Ed.D. degree.
In October, 2005, Dr. Smith became a member of the Aldine Independent School District Board of Trustees. He has held all of the officer positions on the Aldine board along with chairing several key committees. He has been a strong advocate for public education at the local, state, and national levels.
Dr. Smith is a member of the Living Word Fellowship Church, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Southern University Alumni Association, Greater Inwood Partnership, Precinct Judge 594 and various other organizations and clubs.
Dr. Smith wants to be known as a person who is passionate about education and training for all.
We are delighted to announce that the Texas Patriots PAC is resuming our monthly open meeting schedule! Our next meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, from 6:30 to 8:00. Our new meeting location will be at The Woodlands Mall on the second floor, in the Training Room of The Woodlands Financial Group. The new location will allow you to grab a bite to eat before the meeting and maybe do a little shopping. Parking will be safe and plentiful.
Here's the map for the mall: https://www.thewoodlandsmall.com/en/directory/the-woodlands-financial-group-20414.html
We’ll have an update on activities in Austin during the regular and the special session from both Representative Mark Keough and Senator Brandon Creighton. We will also have a Candidate Spotlight focused on the upcoming primary elections in March. With any remaining time, we will update you on key local issues to include the county budget, proposed SH 249 tollroad, etc.
Many of you were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. You and others in the Gulf Coast region are in our continued prayers. It’ll be great to see you! Please join us for good conversation and fellowship.
Place: River Plantation Country Club
RSVP to email@example.com
$15 lunch (optional) checks made out to RPCC ~ Cash wine bar $5 a glass
Fourth Thursday of each month (except July & December)
Please confirm all meeting information before heading out. Meeting dates, times and locations sometimes change.
Monthly on the first Thursday
Buffet: 6:15 PM (or earlier)
Pre-Meeting Info: 6:45 PM
Meeting: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Conroe's Incredible Pizza Co
Admission - New Low Group Rate $7.58, (Including Tax)
Includes drinks & all you can eat.
Please confirm all meeting information before heading out. Meeting dates, times and locations sometimes change.