Ray Wheless, Candidate for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals will be in the Valley Tuesday through Thursday. Tuesday At 2 pm we will hold a Meet and Greet at the Hidalgo County Republican Headquarters on Nolana in McAllen. Anyone interested in meeting the candidate is welcome to the Meet and Greet. Tuesday Night and Wednesday he will be in meetings in Cameron County. He returns to North Texas on Thursday.
Hidalgo County Republican Party Precinct Conventions
March 5, 2016
Christian Fellowship Church
2201 Trenton Rd, McAllen, TX 78504
Hidalgo County Republican Party County & Senate District Conventions
March 19, 2016
8:00 – 9:00 AM Registration
9:30 AM County Convention begins
Christian Fellowship Church
2201 Trenton Rd, McAllen, TX 78504
Temporary convention chair – Sergio Sanchez
Senate District 20
Temporary Chair – Sergio Sanchez
I am on the committee for the annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner that is sponsored by the Hidalgo County Republican Women and the Hidalgo County GOP.
The dinner is a GOP tradition that recognizes the leadership of President Lincoln and President Reagan who have been guiding lights of conservative values for many Americans regardless of their political affiliation.
This year we are honored to have Governor Greg Abbott as our guest speaker. Governor Abbott is a staunch supporter of the 2nd Amendment as well as Texans’ right to hunt and fish. During the November 2015 general election a constitutional amendment authored by the governor’s team was put on the ballot to ensure Texans keep the right to enjoy hunting and fishing which is under assault by such groups as PETA. This amendment was passed by a very large majority of Texans.
Enclosed is a flyer about the dinner which will be held at the Valencia Event Center 3012 S. Jackson Road in McAllen. Also enclosed is a sponsorship form.
Tickets are $50 per person and, in accordance with Texas Ethics Committee rules, must be paid for by personal check. Tables can be purchased starting at $500. If you wish to be a sponsor, sponsorship starts at $1,000 per table and go up to $3,500 which entitles the sponsor to 3 tables. Sponsors will be featured in the dinner program.
As part of the evening’s activities the Sweet Adelines will perform and there will be a Silent Auction.
If you wish to purchase tickets, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 956-605-4381. Please respond by February 8.
I hope to see you on Friday night 12 February!
Folks, you are always invited to our Executive Committee meetings located at 1109 W. Nolana, Suite 306, McAllen. Our next meeting will be held on Friday, January 15 at 6:00 PM. There are several very important items of business that may interest you. We are very busy planning the primary election and the precinct and county conventions. You might also be interested in the Lincoln/Reagan Day Dinner that will be held on February 12. Governor Abbott will be the speaker. More information will follow at a later date.
This is official notice that the Ballot Drawing for the Republican Primary Election will be held at 6:00 PM on Monday, December 21, 2015 at the HCGOP Headquarters. It is located at 1109 W. Nolana, Suite 306, McAllen Texas 78501
All candidates are encouraged to attend or send a representative to draw for a place on the ballot. If not, one of the people in attendance will draw your number and you will be notified.
Everyone is invited to attend to help draw for ballot places for President and all the way down the ballot to Precinct Chairman. I would like to add that there are no contested precinct chair races this election but there are quite a few other contested positions.
This is a final call for precinct chair and candidate applications. The filing deadline is this coming Monday, December 14 at 6:00 PM. Since the deadline is mandated by state law, exceptions can NOT be made. As a reminder, if you are the only person to file for chairman in your precinct, your name won’t be on the ballot and you’ll be automatically elected. If there are 2 or more people that file for the same precinct, those names will be on the ballot only in that precinct and the winner will be elected. The new precinct chairmen for the next 2 year term will be sworn into office at our Organizational Meeting which will be held sometime during the summer.
I wouldn’t recommend that you mail your application because it must be received (not postmarked) by the deadline but if you choose to do so, the mailing address is Hidalgo County GOP, 5113 N. 10th St., PMB 340, McAllen, TX 78504.
The secretary will be at the Headquarters office on Monday from 11:00 – 1:00 and again from 4:00 – 6:00. You may bring your application in during those times and a notary will also be present if you need his services. The address is 1109 W. Nolana, Suite 306, McAllen, Tx. 78501. It is located in the Interplex Plaza on the south side of Nolana, just west of 10th Street.
Please join us this Saturday, December 12, at the HCGOP Headquarters for a Christmas celebration. The festivities will begin at 3:00 and will last until 5:00. Let’s celebrate Jesus in each other as we encourage one another to carry forth all He has put in our heads.
Hope to see you there!
P.S. If you desire, feel free to bring some Christmas goodies to share.
Folks, our next Executive Committee meeting is Tuesday, December 8th at 6:00 PM. As usual, it will be held at the GOP Headquarters. There is much excitement and work to be done as we prepare for the next election. The agenda shows many important items that will be discussed. The deadline to file for Precinct Chairman is approaching quickly and I know that some of you still haven’t filed and will want to do that on Tuesday.
Folks, you are always invited to our Executive Committee meetings located at 1109 W. Nolana, Suite 306, McAllen. The next one is Tuesday, September 22 at 6:00. We are gearing up for the primary election so there are several agenda items. The most important is that the filing date opens on September 15 for precinct chairmen. If you are interested in running for chairman in your precinct, then you can come to this meeting and fill out the paperwork and get on the primary ballot. If you are the only person in your precinct to file, then you will be automatically elected. If there are two or more candidates, those names will appear on the ballot only in that precinct. If you are already a precinct chairman and wish to remain so, you must file again.
The Hidalgo County GOP will be hosting a debate watch party Wednesday, September 16 at Mesquite Grill. The first debate with the undercard candidates begins at 5:00 and will last until 6:45. The next debate with the top 10 candidates will begin at 7:00.
The restaurant is located at 2113 W. Trenton in Edinburg. Even though the owner is not requiring a minimum order, we request that you be considerate and give him some business if you are hungry or thirsty. You won’t be disappointed with the delicious food!