... the Travis County Republican Party encourages the Texas State Legislature to pass an annexation reform bill similar to SB 715 that was filed in the general session in the upcoming special session.
This will ensure that the rights of Texas property owners are protected as indicated in the 2016 Texas Republican Party Platform Plank # 37 and Legislative Priority # 5 by requiring consent of residents before an extraterritorial community is annexed by municipalities. ...
The Travis County Republican Party Executive Committee elected a new county chairman Tuesday night.
Matt Mackowiak, a political consultant and executive vice chairman of the Travis GOP, receive 46 votes of the precinct chairmen voting on Tuesday's meeting. Don Zimmerman, former Austin City Councilman, radio show host, and Travis County GOP Steering Committee member, received 38 votes. The meeting was held at the Austin Public Library Cepeda Branch in East Austin.
The county chairman vacancy occurred when James Dickey won his bid to become chairman of the Republican Party of Texas on June 3. The position of executive vice chairman will remain vacant at least until the next scheduled meeting of the Travis GOP Executive Committee on Sept. 12.
UPDATE (6/3/17): James wins, 32-31! Resigns as county chairman.
As many of you know, our County Chairman, James Dickey, is pursuing nomination by the State Republican Executive Committee to the Chairmanship of the Republican Party of Texas.
The State Chairman's race began in earnest about two weeks ago when Tom Mechler decided to step down citing personal reasons (see The Travis Tracker for background). Since then, two candidates have emerged: Dickey of Lakeway as well as Rick Figueroa of Brenham.
Dickey has signaled his intention to remain County Chairman should he not secure the nomination on Saturday, June 3. Should he win, Dickey wanted to reassure the grassroots of the Travis GOP the local party is in good hands. He writes: ...
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