Our next Executive Committee Meeting will be held at headquarters next Thursday, September 29th at 6:00 PM. A large portion of the meeting will be dedicated to the opposition of the Hospital District Tax as leaders from Prosperity Hidalgo PAC will make a presentation.
If you’ve been looking for a way to help promote our Republican values and ideals, there are many opportunities for you to volunteer. Come to the meeting and see how you can help. You can also use this opportunity to pick up materials and yard signs for the candidates. The address is 1109 W. Nolana, Suite 306, McAllen.
We have a very exciting and informative event coming up next Monday, September 19 from 4:30 until 6:30 PM. I hope you will be able to join us, even if only for a little while.
Rep. Todd Hunter, State representative from Corpus Christi and chairman of the powerful Calendar Committee, will be visiting with us at our headquarters. He’ll be giving us a legislative update and will be hearing the concerns that we have in the Valley and what we would like to have addressed in the next legislative session.
The Honorable Mayor Beto Salinas from Mission will be speaking in reference to the upcoming vote on the Hospital District Tax. This is a great opportunity to ask questions. Also, past Hidalgo County GOP Chairman, Javier Villalobos, will share with us the efforts he is making to defeat this new tax. On other matters, Othal Brand Jr. will address Representative Hunter with some of our other local issues.
This will be very informal and any in attendance should feel free to share concerns and ask questions. Address of headquarters is 1109 W. Nolana, Suite 306, McAllen.
As previously published, the Hidalgo County GOP Executive Committee has written a resolution in opposition to the new hospital district tax. Yard signs and bumper stickers will be available. We also have signs for Trump/Pence and our local Republican candidates.
It’s official. Headquarters is open for business beginning Monday, September 5!! There is still time to volunteer if you wish to spend time meeting like minded people & helping the local Republican Party. Please call 956-340-4684 if you wish to volunteer in the office for a 3 hour shift once each week until the election.
Our next meeting is Tuesday, August 30 at 6:00 PM at headquarters. Address is 1109 W.Nolana, Suite 306 in McAllen.
We will have the Trump/Pence signs and bumper stickers available for sale at the meeting. We are selling these at our cost. Yard signs are $5, fence signs are $10 and bumper stickers are $1. We also will have the large 4×8 highway signs that have to be put up with wooden posts. Cost has not yet been determined but will probably be around $35. This will pay for the sign, the lumber and the labor to put them up.
As soon as we can find enough volunteers to man the office, we will open. Many people have been asking how to get yard signs. The office hours will be Noon until 6:00 on weekdays and 10:00 until 1:00 on Saturdays. We are asking that people sign up for a 3 hour shift once a week. If we have enough volunteers, we can add another shift and open at 9:00 on weekdays. Please let us know if you are willing to donate at least 3 hours per week until the election is over.
I haven’t seen a single Hillary sign in Hidalgo County so let’s get this office open and flood our neighborhoods with Trump signs!!
Folks, our Executive Committee meeting is next Thursday, July 7, at 6:00 PM. This is the organizational meeting and we’ll be installing the new Executive Committee that will be in place for the next 2 years. The Honorable Jaime Tijerina will preside over the ceremony. Miriam Cepeda, campaign manager of the RGV for Donald Trump will be our speaker and refreshments will be served afterwards. The purpose of this meeting is to put in place the procedures that will be followed in this term.
Everyone is welcome at these meetings and they are always held at 6:00 at our Headquarters. The address is 1109 W. Nolana, Suite 306 in McAllen. Please consider coming out and celebrating with us as we begin a new and exciting campaign season.
HCGOP is proud to announce that at the recent State Republican Convention, several delegates were elected to positions at the national level.
Congratulations and best wishes for a great convention in Cleveland go to:
Hilda Garza-DeShazo, National Delegate from CD15
Adrienne Pena-Garza, National Alternate Delegate from CD15
Soraya Zamora, National Alternate Delegate from CD15
Sergio Sanchez, At-Large National Alternate Delegate from Texas
In addition, HCGOP is proud to have 3 delegates that were elected National Presidential Electors. These folks, along with the other electors from all the states. meet after the citizens vote for president and cast ballots for the president and vice president.
Congratulations to the following:
Sandra Cararas, Presidential Elector from CD15
Bill Greene, Presidential Elector from CD34
Fred Farias, At-Large Presidential Elector from Texas
Ladies & Gentleman, we are currently in our Runoff Election. There are several elections ongoing with Runoffs, so please attend your local poll station and cast your ballots for your candidate of choice! Ballot Style #1 for those inside CD15 includes the race for US Representative. Ballot Style #2 are for Hidalgo residents outside of CD15, so it does not include that race. The last day of Early Voting, where you can use ANY poll station, is Friday, May 20th. ELECTION DAY is Tuesday, May 24th, where you can only attend your Precinct’s specific poll station, and not just any poll station across the county. So get out and vote!
Hidalgo County Republicans blast Texas HB 1596 and its author, State Representative Bobby Guerra, that calls for the establishment of a healthcare district in Hidalgo County, one of the most over-taxed and poorest counties in Texas.
Hidalgo County Republicans unanimously approved a resolution to defeat any attempt at establishing a healthcare district within the county. Indigent care is already funded by the taxpayers through property taxes and the new medical school is already fully funded through the UT system. This bill is just another attempt to take money from the hard-working people of Hidalgo County in order to transfer it to local politicians and their cronies.
The voters of Hidalgo County already defeated a similar bill in 2014. Our local politicians responded by filing another bill with a lower tax cap under a new name. State Representative Bobby Guerra, State Senator Chuy Hinojosa and County Judge Ramon Garcia have made it clear that they have no interest in what the voters have to say. Moreover, they will continue putting these new taxes forward until they break the backs of the taxpayers
Defeating the Healthcare District, State Senator Juan (Chuy) Hinojosa, along with State Representatives Bobby Guerra and Terry Canales in 2016 is a Hidalgo County GOP priority according to Party Chair, Sergio Sanchez. If you are a voter and do not want an increased tax bill we urge you to vote for the following LOCAL REPUBLICAN candidates:
(R) Hilda Garza-DeShazo, District 41 (opposing Bobby Guerra)
(R) Mari DeLeon, District 40 (opposing Terry Canales)
(R) Velma Arellano, Senate District 20 (opposing Juan Chuy Hinojosa)
All Republican candidates oppose any tax increase.
Sergio Sanchez, Party Chairman
This resolution has been passed and supported by those listed below:
Terry Allison David McCarron
Velma Arellano Alta McClaugherty
Jo Ann Bannworth San Juana Melendez
James Edgar Barnes Ismael Moran
Leonel D. Bautista Edward Narvaez
Cynthia D. Bebon Laura Nunn
Merrijo Bonds Jonia Olvera
Robert Bonds Roberto Palacios
Zachary Cantu Aron Pena
Sandra Ann Cararas Adrienne Pena-Garza
Denny Church Odilia Quintana
Francis Ciancarelli Cruz Quintana,Jr.
Camilia Cortez Kevin Ramsey
Maricela De Leon Ana Guadalupe Ratcliff
William Deason George Rice
Dorothy Egger Adam Richerson
Eva Euler Mary Ann Rios
Cleve Ford Jaime Rojas
Maria Gadd Rosalie Ann Roque
Norma Gamez Norma Saldana
Nelly Gamez Hagan Sergio Arturo Sanchez
Casandra Garcia Emilio D Santos
Hilda Garza-DeShazo Carol Seal
Woodrow Glasscock Lucy Snearley
Abel Gonzalez Jane Talbot
Cynthia Gonzalez Mark Talbot
William Greene Isamar Terrazas
Thomas Bruce Haughey Jesse Torres
Nethaniel Henderson Diane Trevino
Melba Holaday Lillian Trevino
Robert Holaday Shirley Ann Vaughn
Eric Knerr Jorge Vela
Melissa Knerr Jose Luis Villarreal
Charlene Kaye Kuprel Ruben Villarreal
Gabriel Martinez John Mark Watt
Jose Manuel Martinez, Jr. Micah Watt
Giselle Mascarenhas Soraya Zamora
Edward R. Zamora, Jr.
The next Executive Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 19 at 6:00 PM. Location is the HCGOP Headquarters located at 1109 W. Nolana, Suite 306 in McAllen. There are several agenda items that will be of interest to most of you. After all the business has concluded, there will be a short training session for delegates and alternates to the state convention. You will also receive information on how to apply to be a delegate to the national convention in Cleveland.