UPDATE: Congratulations to Tom Mechler, our new RPT Chairman!
As many of you know, Republican Party of Texas (RPT) Chairman Steve Munisteri will be stepping down this month to take a position with a 2016 presidential campaign. This means the State Republican Executive Committee (or SREC for short) will select a new, temporary chairman who will serve until the next convention.
If you're interested in watching the SREC meeting as they deliberate on who the new chairman will be, RPT is providing a livestream of the meeting. The Chairman election will begin after 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7.
Did you know ...?
Since Republicans became the statewide majority in 1994, eight Texans in racial minority groups have held statewide office; yet in the 122 years that the Democrats controlled the Lone Star State (1872-1994), ONLY FOUR minority Texans held statewide office.
The Texas Republican Party was formed on July 4, 1867, in Houston by 150 black and 20 white Texans.
Two of the first three statewide leaders of the Republican Party of Texas were black.
The first 42 blacks elected to the ...
You've probably heard the buzz that Austin isn't the happiest place to work in America.
Wait ... what?
Yep, we were ranked the No. 5 least-happy town in which to work (for whatever that's worth). According to Forbes and CareerBliss.com, Orlando, Los Angeles, Miami, and even New York City (get a rope!) beat out Austin in key factors such as "work-life balance, an employee’s relationship with his or her boss and co-workers, general work environment, compensation, opportunities for advancement," and "company culture and resources." ...
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