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TCRP Celebrates Juneteenth!

Posted on Jun 18, 2014 in Blog with comments

Thanks to the coordination of Precinct Chairman James "Pokey" Ritter, TCRP will celebrate Juneteenth -- Texas Emancipation Day -- in one of Austin's oldest neighborhoods.

Find TCRP's booth at the Austin Juneteenth Festival from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 21. (11 a.m. would be better to show up if you plan on helping.) ...

The Cantor Effect: Four things your campaign can do to prevent it

Posted on Jun 16, 2014 in Blog with comments

By Dr. Rosemary Edwards,
Travis County Republican Party Chairman

Why should any grassroots political activist be surprised – let alone shocked – by David Brat’s defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor last week?

It may have caught off-guard those who have considerable difficulty reading the “TEA” leaves. And cable news talking heads may be blaming Cantor’s stance on the single issue of immigration for his defeat in the Virginia GOP Primary. But to anyone who has organized a door-to-door, boots-on-the-ground effort to elect a Congressman, the signs of Cantor’s demise were painfully clear. ...

RPT Delegates honor Dr. Edwards

Posted on Jun 9, 2014 in Blog with comments

During the 2014 Republican Party of Texas Convention and Straw Poll in Fort Worth June 5-7, our outgoing county party chairman was feted by over a hundred friends, colleagues and "happy warriors."

Rep. Paul Workman (R-Austin) hosted a reception for the Travis County Delegation in honoring TCRP Chairman Dr. Rosemary Edwards.

Positions on May 10 local elections

Posted on Apr 26, 2014 in Blog with comments
With more than $6.7 BILLION in local bond debt and fears of generational indebtedness, Texas taxpayers have reason to carefully scrutinize any bond package put forward by a school district. 
 
And that's what the Travis County Republican Executive Committee did last night. Though there were comments for and against the bonds, all of the below resolutions (Nos. 1-3) were passed by a wide margin during the party's April executive meeting on Wednesday, April 23.
 
Rather than simply opposing the bonds, Resolutions 1-3 provide alternative solutions to addressing population growth and the rising cost of public education.
 
Additionally, the TCRP Executive Committee approved a resolution (No. 4) condemning a campaign tactic to solicit donations in exchange for political endorsements.
 
Click "CONTINUE READING" to find out more ...

County Convention 2014

Posted on Mar 24, 2014 in Blog with comments

Many thanks to the hundreds of you who supported our county/senatorial district conventions on Saturday, March 22! 

Below is a video Reagan Peterson put together on the festivities, with a call to action from Chairman-elect James Dickey. Pass it along to anyone you know who is curious about what we were up to last weekend, and thanks for your support and your active involvement with TCRP!