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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.

Date:         August 10, 2015

Time:        6:45 pm - 8:30 pm (NOTE EARLY START TIME)

Locaton:  Garland Central Library

                 North Program Room

                 625 Austin St.

                 Garland, TX  75040


Garland Tea Party will be hosting a movie night this month, featuring the movie, AGENDA, Grinding America Down.  If you ever wonder how the left has managed to achieve so much, so quickly, this movie reveals their agenda and how they are implementing it.  

Have you been concerned about how our freedoms are being eroded:  freedom of speech, religious liberty, over regulation, etc.?  The left has said that if they can destroy morality, patriotism and religious liberty in American, the nation will collapse from within.  This documentary explains, in detail, how this is being achieved.

Join us in Aug.10; be informed, learn how we can resist and push back the AGENDA to destroy our freedoms.

Complimentary popcorn and bottled water will be provided.


"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."   John Adams



Update from TX 84th Legislative




Sponsored by Garland, Mesquite/Sunnyvale & Richardson Tea Parties


The Texas legislature meets for 140 days every two years.  The 84th session was held this year and ended June 1.  

On June 13, you will have an opportunity to hear from our State Senators and Representatives.  They will briefly share with us what they believe were wins and losses for Texas and for their districts.  But most importantly, you will be able to ask them questions about what passed in the last legislative session, the consequences of those bills, which bills didn't make it through the session and why.

So get your questions ready, whether it be about the budget, transportation, toll roads, American Law for American Courts (ALAC), religious liberty, the power grid, ethics/transparency, education, etc. There will be ample time for questions and answers.

The following senators and representatives will be participating in a panel discussion:




  Senator Bob Hall               Senator Don Huffines

          SD 2                                          SD 16





 Representative                         Representative                  

   Cindy Burkett                           Angie Button                       

       HD 113                                      HD 112      



        Representative Kenneth Sheets



Senator Van Taylor and Representative Linda Koop were invited but are unable to participate.


Score cards and report cards on the votes cast in this last legislative session are starting to come out.  Links to two conservative organizations' reports are listed below.

Check and see how your legislators are rated.

Concerned Women for America
Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index




June 8, 2015

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Garland Central Library

625 Austin St., North Program Room

Garland, TX 75040


Stephanie Conway, local Field Director for TurningPointUSA will join us to share what they are doing to attract young people to conservatism.


TurningPointUSA is the fastest growing and most innovative youth movement in the country. They believe in:


Free Markets

Limited government

Fiscal Responsibility


Turning Point USA starts conversations among young people, by educating them about fiscal responsibility, free markets, and capitalism. Through non-partisan debate, dialogue, and discussion, Turning Point USA believes that every young person can be enlightened to true free market values.


Join us on June 8, and bring as many young people as you can!  Let's learn how to connect with the next generation and pass on our conservative values.

We will also feature a couple of our own Garland millennials. You don't want to miss this one.


Let's show appreciation to GPD

They are doing an outstanding job for us in Garland.

At Sunday night’s terrorist attack at the Culwell Events Center, we witnessed Garland’s Police Department (GPD) in action as they took fire from two terrorists.  We thank God they were not critically hurt.  Their quick and decisive response, without a doubt, saved lives that would have been lost had they not stopped the two gunmen, each armed with AK-47’s, intent on killing attendees as they came out of the Culwell Center at the conclusion of the event.  GPD made us proud.  We are very grateful to have them protecting Garland and for keeping attendees at this event safe. 

While on the job every day, our police officers spend a lot of time at the police station, “on the ready,” to react to calls for help or driving around our neighborhoods in their squad cars keeping Garland safe. To show our appreciation, we think they could use some snacks while spending time simply being available to help Garland citizens.  So as a way to say thank you for their amazing work on Sunday night, May 3, and every day, the Garland Tea Party would like to collect snacks, such as chips, cookies, candy, nuts, etc. and deliver those to the Garland Police Station with thank you notes attached from our members.

These snacks can be brought to our May 11, meeting.  If you are unable to be at the meeting and still want to participate, you can send Joline Tate a private message on Facebook or call 972-741-0000, to arrange a drop off location. 

You may want to consider purchasing snacks from Walmart or Sam’s on N. Garland Rd. across the street from the Culwell Center, to in some measure make it up to them, since they were forced to evacuate and shut down business during the incident. 

Come & be informed...

Get ready to learn how government works.

Have you been frustrated about what's going on in government?  Have you wondered how things get done.....whether it's in Garland, Austin or  Washington?  Well, this month, we will have Chris Davis, who has been closely involved with the political process, share about government structure on several levels and explain how laws/bills get passed by those who are elected to represent you and much more.

You will not want to miss this meeting.  Chris is a dynamic speaker; it will be educational, eye-opening and fun.
Monday, May 11, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Garland Central Library
North Program Room
625 Austin St.
Garland, TX 75040
Remember, this month, if you bring a guest to the meeting, you will be entered into a drawing for a very nice prize!  If you bring two guests, you will be entered twice.

Those of you who attended our last meeting were part of an initiative to contact our Texas legislators in support of the two American Law for American Courts (ALAC) bills that had been filed, one in the House and one in the Senate.  If you participated, you need  to give yourselves a round of applause because progress has been made on both bills.  

Here's what happened:
  • House bill 562 has been voted out of committee and was sent to Calendars on 4/27, where, hopefully, it will soon be scheduled for a floor vote.
  • Senate bill 531, which had been sitting in committee for quite some time, with no action, is now scheduled for public hearing on 5/4, where it should be voted out of committee and sent to Calendars.
  • At the time of our last meeting, when we mailed cards to our legislators, the Senate bill had no co-sponsors. Since then, both Garland's State Senators have signed on as co-sponsors.

    The Garland Tea Party thanks both Senators Don Huffines and Bob Hall for signing on as co-sponsors to Senate Bill 531 and giving it their support.  

    If you want to thank them, personally, you can do so using the information below.
Senator Don Huffines
P.O. Box 12068, Capitol Ext. E1.608
Austin, TX  78711

Senator Bob Hall
P.O. Box 12068, Capitol Ext. E1.808
Austin, TX  78711


May 9 - Local Election

We have a local election coming up, and I hope everyone will get out and cast their vote. We have no City of Garland positions on the ballot this year. What you will see on our ballot is two Garland ISD positions, and one of those is uncontested. Contents of the Garland ballot is at the end of this post.

With only one vote to cast, it may not seem very important that we make the effort to get to the polls. However, GISD has an enrollment over 58,000 students at 71 campuses. It is the second-largest school district in Dallas County. Every Trustee we elect to serve on the board makes important decisions that impact these thousands of students, employees and taxpayers. In addition, many local elections are decided by as few as 20 votes or less. Let's not sit this one out; it is significant.

Early voting begins tomorrow, and Election Day is May 9. Below are the dates, times & polling locations



Garland Location:
Richland College, Garland Campus
675 W. Walnut
Garland, TX 75040

Note: During early voting, you may vote at any Dallas County location. A list of those locations can be seen at

Monday, April 27 - Friday, May 1 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, May 2 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, May 3 - 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday, May 4 & Tuesday, May 5 - 7:00 am - 7:00 pm


Location for all precincts can be viewed at

Saturday, May 9 - 7:00 am - 7:00 pm




For Member of Board of Trustees:

Place 6 Vote for One*
Dwight Davis
Robert Selders, Jr.

Place 7 Vote for One**
Rick Lambert *

* This is an open seat; there is no incumbent.

**Mr. Lambert is the incumbent and does not have a challenger.

Texas Tea Party Rally 2015

Who: All who support the Tea Party principles of: Limited Government, Fiscal Responsibility, Personal Responsibility, Rule of Law and National & State Sovereignty, whether you belong to a group, attend meetings or not! Nearly 100 Tea Parties from around the state are participating. 

WHAT: First ever statewide Tea Party rally

WHERE: South steps of the Texas Capitol Building in Austin

WHEN: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Rally: Noon - 1:00 pm
Breakout Sessions: 2:00 pm and 3:00 
(See details below)
Citizen Lobbying: 1:30 - 5:00 pm (More information on this will be provided via flyer at the rally.)

WHY: To check on legislation mid-session and to show solidarity with Texas Tea Parties.

COST: This event is free to all. You are encouraged to purchase a $15.00 event t-shirt to help defray costs. Order here:

PLEASE NOTE: T-shirts must be ordered by April 7. Select the option to pick them up on site in Austin. Morgan McComb will be distributing them to all those who have ordered and paid online. If you select the option to have them delivered to your home; they will NOT arrive in time.

RSVP: Only required for breakout sessions (see blow). If you're on Facebook, please help promote the event by signing up at 

SPEAKERS: Brandon Darby, Managing Director of BreitbartTexas
Michael Quinn Sulivan, President of Empower Texans/Texans for
Fiscal Responsibility
Jonathan Stickland - State Representative, Dist. 92
....and more!

BREAKOUT SESSIONS: There will be very limited space for each of the breakout sessions. Seats are will be reserved on a first-come, First-served basis. Sign up by emailing 

2:00 pm - Wade Miller - Social Media for Beginners
2:00 pm - NAGR - How to Lobby Effectively From Home or In-Person
2:00 pm - James Stanley - How to Follow the Money
3:30 pm - Wade Miller - Social Media, Advanced Skills
3:30 pm - Brett Rogers - Candidate Training and How To Help Your Candidate
TRANSPORTATION: Some Tea Parties are organizing buses to the event. For more information, email If busing won't work for you, consider carpooling with someone you know planning to drive.

BRING: Camp chair/blanket, umbrella, signs/posters, walking shoes - if desired
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