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Don't let any election go to waste.

Please note the Garland Tea Party will not be meeting in May.  There are elections and conventions and so much happening that we all can be involved in, we will not meet this month.  The next meeting will be announced via email and will be posted on here on this website.

If you have not already voted in the local election for City, ISD, DCCCD and propositions your City may have on the ballot, you can still do so.  Early voting is going on today and tomorrow (last day to early vote), and Election Day is Saturday, May 7.  You can find voting locations and sample ballots at

May 24, is the Primary Election Runoff.  Don't miss that one either. Early Voting is May 16 - May 20, and Election Day is May 24.


May 5, National Day of Prayer - There are several local prayer events scheduled.  To find one you want to attend in your area, check the National Day of Prayer website. 

May 6, 8:30 - 10:30 am  - Senator Don Huffines Open House - Senate District Office, Preston Center, 8222 Douglas Ave., Suite 675, Dallas

May 12 - 14 - Republican State Convention. Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St., Dallas. You don't have to be a delegate or alternate to attend.  Anyone can attend as a guest but you must register in advance. You can do so HERE. The cost is $55.00.

May 18, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Transportation Townhall hosted by Senator Don Huffines, Audelia Road Public Library, 10045 Audelia Rd, Dallas
Topics of discussion will be....

  • 635E Expansion
  • Red Light Cameras
  • Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Tax
  • High Speed Rail

Upcoming Meetings/Election Dates

April 25 -May 3

Early Voting for local School Board Trustees, & Dallas County Community College District Trustee.  Click HERE to see early voting locations.  Click HERE to enter your personal information and see a sample ballot.

May 7

Election Day for local School Board Trustees & Dallas County Community College District Trustee. 

May 18

Transportation Town Hall meeting with Senator Don Huffines

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Audelia Road Public Library

10045 Audelia Rd.

Dallas, TX  75238

April 19

Public Meeting - I-635 (LBJ East) Improvements in Dallas, Garland and Mesquite – Public comments will be heard.

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Highland Oaks Church of Christ

10805 Walnut Hill Lane Dallas, TX  75238

April 19

Reception for Steven Rayshell, Republican candidate for Dallas County Commissioner District 1, challenging incumbent who votes nearly 95% of the time with John Wiley Price.  Individual tickets are $25.00.   For more information, contact Bunni Pounds,,

Phone: 972-271-7788.

For more information about Mr. Rayshell click HERE.









We will be joined by the Richardson Tea Party for our April meeting. 

We welcome our Richardson friends and neighbors! 

Tuesday April 12, 2016

Garland Central Library, North Program Room

625 Austin St. 

Garland, TX 75040

(Note this is not Garland Tea Party's regular 2nd Monday of the month date.)


We will be featuring two candidates for Dallas County Community College District Trustee.

    Dorothy Zimmerman, District 3 (Most of Garland, plus Sachse & Rowlett)
    Brad Underwood, District 4 (Mesquite, plus part of South Garland)

We will also be hearing from the Chairman-elect of  Dallas County GOP, Mark Montgomery.

Do you know what the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) does?  Do you know how it impacts your property taxes and the tuition that students have to pay?  Here are a few facts:

  • Since 2010 DCCCD enrollment has declined every year.  At the same time, their budget has massively increased.  Most people are not aware that DCCCD spends more money than what all of Dallas County collects in property taxes.

Since 2006, the DCCCD board (with the lone descent by retiring Trustee, Bill Metzger) has voted to raise property tax rates by 52%, while at the same time doubling tuition rates—all while enrollments were declining and facilities and staff were being expanded. 

Total revenue collected by DCCCD, including government subsidies, taxes collected and tuition has increased nearly three times as fast as student enrollment. 

With these record high taxes, students have not had more affordable access to education.  Just the opposite has occurred.

There have been record tuition hikes during the past 10 years.  In-district tuition has risen 73% and out-of-district by 94%. 

As Dallas County voters who care, we need to be informed about how taxpayers, small businesses and low-income students are being affected by the decisions made by the Dallas County Community College District.

Join us on Tuesday, April 12, to be informed and ready to vote on May 7.



Thursday, March 17, 2014

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Richardson Civic Center, Richardson Room

411 W. Arapaho Rd.

Richardson, TX  75080


The Garland Tea Party,Far North Dallas Tea Party and Richardson Tea Party are co-hosting a meeting at the Richardson Civic Center this month.


Amil Imani, an expert on radical Islam, will speak on the imminent and present danger of expansionistic theocratic Islam. Having witnessed first-hand the horrors and indignity of Islamofascism on people it subjugates, he doing his part to defeat this ideology of oppression, hate and violence.


Amil Imani is an Iranian-born American citizen and pro-democracy activist. He is a columnist, literary translator, novelist and an essayist who has been writing and speaking out for the struggling people of his native land, Iran. He and his family escaped Iran after the radical Islamic revolution.


Check-in is at 6:30 and the meeting will start promptly at 7:00 and end about 8:30. We will have two tables available for runoff and municipal candidates to distribute campaign literature and yard signs. See you there.


This meeting will be of interest to your friends and neighbors. Please feel free to invite them. It's not required, but we'd appreciate an RSVP. You can do so by sending your name and zip code to


We'd appreciate a minimum donation of $5 per person to help defray the cost of this large room. It's a great space, but unfortunately requires us to pay a substantial rental fee.


The entrance to the Richardson Civic Center is just south of Arapaho on the east side of Civic Center Drive. There is plenty of parking. After entering the Civic Center, turn left down the first hall. The Parks room will be just ahead at the end of that hall.

You've heard it said this election is the "most important" election ever.


We all know something is wrong - our President is overreaching his authority, Congress is inept at reining him in and the American people are tired of no representation!   In addition, the integrity of Supreme Court hangs in the balance.  It is critically important that we have a President who selects nominees who will uphold the Constitution and not legislate from the bench.


There is one day left to vote in the Primary:  Election Day:  Tues., March 1st. 


YOU MUST NOT SIT OUT THIS ELECTION and the Primary is where it is where we choose our party's candidate to run in the November general election.   We have watched debates until our heads are spinning!!!   Now it's time to make a decision and cast your vote.


Below are various websites with voter guides to help you decide:   (Texas Values - Pro faith, family and freedom organization)   - Empower Texans   -   Texas Right to Life - American Family Association


Want to know where your voting location will be next Tuesday, click here.   If you need a Sample ballot with those races specific to where you live can be found here


Date:         Thursday, March 17, 2016 
Time:         6:30-8:30 pm 
Location:  Richardson Civic Center 
                  411 W. Arapaho, Richardson 75080

Understanding Radical Islam
We will be joining the Richardson and Far N  Dallas Tea Parties for our March meeting and will be meeting at the Richardson Civic Center.  Please note also, we will not be meeting on the 2nd Monday of the month as is our usual schedule, but will meet on Thursday, March 17, instead.

Amil Imani, an expert on radical Islam, will speak on the imminent and present danger of expanding theocratic Islam. Having witnessed first-hand the horrors and indignity of Islamofascism on  the people it subjugates, he has taken it upon himself to do his part in defeating this ideology of oppression, hate and violence. 

A donation of $5.00 (or more) to help pay for the meeting room would be greatly appreciated.



On February 11, the Garland Tea Party and its coalition partners hosted a candidate forum.  Featured races were HD113, HD114 and CD32.  Candidates for Dallas County Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Place 1 also addressed the audience. Rick Green, candidate for Texas Supreme Court was present and spoke as well.  At the bottom of this post are links to the different parts of the program.  

If you were not able to attend the forum, you can watch these videos and become more informed about the races that were highlighted and the candidates who participated.  

Remember, Early Voting begins tomorrow, February 16, and runs through February 26. You may vote at any location in the County during early voting.  Election Day is March 1. Here is a schedule for Early Voting in Dallas County and a list of voting locations.  On Election Day, you must vote at your precinct location.  You can find where that is here; the list is by precinct number.  You can get a sample ballot here by entering your name and either your date of birth or voter registration number then click on the Party ballot.  




Dallas County Sheriff candidates

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, Place 1 candidates

TX Supreme Court 




NE Dallas County TP Coalition Presents 2016 Primary Candidate Forum


February 11, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Highland Oaks Church

10805 Walnut Hill Lane

Dallas, TX  75238

Moderator will be Chris Salcedo of WBAP's Chris Salcedo Show



Congressional District 32

Texas House District 112

Texas House District 113

Texas House District 114


Everyone is welcome.  As an added feature, a Presidential straw poll will be conducted, and winner announced at the end of the program.

Tables are available for candidates, elected officials or organizations on which to place literature and from which to greet attendees.  The tables are priced at $50.00 and $100.00 depending on location. 

If you would like to reserve a table, you can make a check out to:


Far North Dallas Tea Party

mail to:

c/o Candidate Forum

921 Via Coronado

Mesquite, TX  75150


Questions regarding tables can be addressed to, or call Brad Underwood on 469-233-4213.


NE Dallas County TP Coalition is made up of Casa Linda Tea Party, Far N Dallas Tea Party, Garland Tea Party, Richardson Tea Party, Mesquite/Sunnyvale Tea Party & Red Texas Forum

What you need to know in case of
workplace violence.

Our January meeting will feature a presentation by
Garland Police Officer Mike Hatfield on,  

January 11, 2016
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Garland Central Library
625 Austin St., North Program Room
Garland, TX  75040

After the horrific terrorist attack in San Bernardino, CA and the attack here in Garland last year, we want to offer our members and guests information on what we can do to protect ourselves in the workplace, or other violent situations.  

Officer Hatfield will be sharing with us what we need to be aware of and what we should do in the event of workplace violence as well as what measures can be taken for personal safety in other situations.

Also, we will be hearing from several local candidates who will have an opportunity to share why they think you should vote for them.

Chris Dehart  - Texas House District 112
Jonathan Boos - Texas House District 113

 are confirmed as of today, but we are expecting others who are not yet confirmed.  Watch for updates.

Any candidate, who would like to be on our program can respond to Each will be given 5 minutes to tell us why they are the best candidate in their race.

The Garland Rowlett area was hit by tornados last night. There was extremely serious damage and loss of life in the I30/Bush Turnpike area. As of 10:00 am this morning, 11 fatalities are being reported in addition to injuries and many displaced families due to the destruction. 


In order to help the families affected by the tornadoes in Garland and Rowlett North Garland High School is being setup as a drop off for donations. The items most needed are water, coates and toiletries. Drop off time is 11:00am - 1:00pm. Please drop off items in the back by the cafeteria. Please share with your friends and families. 



 For other assistance, you can go to and find ways to help.



Please remember to pray for those who have lost loved ones and homes.



Time to Answer the Call

November meeting of the Garland Tea Party 
November 9, 2015, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Garland Central Library
North Program Room
625 Austin St.
Garland, TX  75040

Featured Speaker will be Gene Blanton.

Speaking on
"Sheepdogs UP! 
America's Warrior Answering the Call"

Gene Blanton was a Sergeant in the United States Marines and received four meritorious promotions for his leadership abilities.  He is currently "Chief Warfighting Officer" of the Semper Fidelis Leadership Institute.

Join us in honoring our military and veterans on November 9.  

Don't forget our Thanksgiving project benefitting the Garland Salvation Army.

 Please bring any of these non-perishable foods:  

Canned Meat (tuna, chicken, Spam, ham, salmon), Chili, Beef Stew;

Canned Ravioli, Spaghetti/Meatballs, Mac & Cheese

Spaghetti or Pasta (dried) and canned sauce

Peanut Butter & Jelly (18-24 oz. size)

Rice & Beans (1lb. pkgs)

Canned Fruit (peaches, pears, fruit cocktail, oranges, pineapple)


The Garland Tea Party, along with several local organizations, is represented on the

Texans for Freedom and Liberty Board

and is happy to help sponsor and announce this event.


Shooting for Liberty


Tickets Now on Sale

Click HERE or go to


Transportation Town Hall Meeting

Hosted by Senator Don Huffines

Featured Guest Speakers

Garland Mayor Douglas Athas

 Victor Vandergriff, Texas Transportation Commission

Michael Morris, North Central Texas Council of Governments




This is a very important issue for Garland.  It will involve updating the IH635 corridor that runs through Galrand.  The legislature needs to make transportaion a priority, and this update needs to be done without raising taxes and without adding fees or toll lanes. 


During this year's session, the Texas Legislature allocated funds in existing revenue to build new and better roads without increasing taxes, fees, or tolls. Senator Huffines served as Vice-Chair of the Transportation Committee and was co-author on Senate Joint Resolution 5, which is now Proposition 7 on the November 3 ballot.

Texans want the best toll-free roads in America, and this will help get us closer to that goal.  If voters approve Proposition 7, Texas will dedicate $2.5 billion more to roads in 2018, and more in the future.  However, Texas needs to continue to make road construction and maintenance a priority to improve Texans’ quality of life and keep our economy moving. More transportation funding, is needed, and we need to do it without raising taxes, without more debt, and without tolls.


Please join us for this important discussion!


October Monthly Meeting

Garland Tea Party

Date: October 12, 2015

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Garland Central Library

North Program Room

625 Austin St.

Garland, TX  74050

Featured speaker will be Dr. Carole Haynes.

Dr. Haynes will discuss the status of the reauthorization of ESEA (‘No Child Left Behind’) with the resignation of House Speaker John Boehner.  Carole will show how this dangerous bill has embedded Common Core and the United Nations agenda while rapidly moving us toward nationalized education, contrary to what Beltway politicians are saying.  She will talk about how we can stop this.



Dr. Carole Haynes is a speaker, commentator and writer about education and cultural public policy as well a being a business entrepreneur and musician.  She received a doctorate in Education Curriculum Development & Administration from the University of Memphis with a minor in history.

Carole has taught in public schools, at Memphis Jr. College and at the University of Memphis.  She has served at the School Board level on various textbook committees.  

Dr. Haynes commentaries can be found in a variety of publications including Texas Insider, American Thinker, World Net Daily, Education Views and National Center of Policy Analysis (NCPA) as well as at her website.

Please remember our bookswap project.  Bring your used books to contribute to our GTP library and select books that you would like to read.

Also remember we are collecting food for the Garland Salvation Army.  Please bring any of these non-perishiable foods:  

Canned Meat (tuna, chicken, Spam, ham, salmon), Chili, Beef Stew;

Canned Ravioli, Spaghetti/Meatballs, Mac & Cheese

Spaghetti or Pasta (dried) and canned sauce

Peanut Butter & Jelly (18-24 oz. size)

Rice & Beans (1lb. pkgs)

Canned Fruit (peaches, pears, fruit cocktail, oranges, pineapple)

Economic Freedom in Action

Americans for Prosperity:
Help carry the torch of economic freedom! 

Join us for our next monthly meeting: 

September 14, 2014
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Garland Central Library
North Program Room
625 Austin St..
Garland, TX  75040

Our guest speaker will be Eugene Ralph, Field Director for Americans for Prosperity (AFP)- Texas.  Eugene will be sharing some of the legislative work accomplished by AFP as well as their field plan going forward.

Eugene is also Vice President of Game Chaingers, an organization involved in outreach to minority communities.  He will discuss the importance of this community engagement as we move forward in spreading the conservative message.

Eugene was also a radio talk show host in New Orleans from 2000 to 2005 and is an ordained minister. 


We already have a substantial number of books available for you to choose from.

We want to be good citizens in our community and hope you will join us in coming along side our local Salvation Army in assisting them in the great work they do.

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