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Thursday, February 12, 2015

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Canyon Creek Baptist Church

2800 Custer Parkway (one block south of Renner Rd. on Custer Pkwy.)

Richardson, TX. 75080




Welcome Col. Allen West to North Texas





The Garland Tea Party is honored to join other area Tea Parties in welcoming Col. Allen West to North Texas.

Col. West was recently named CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), a national polcy think tank based in Dallas. 

Mark your calendars and plan to join us on Feb. 12, to extend a big Texas welcome to Col. and former Congressman Allen West.

A $5.00 donation at the door is requested to help cover the cost of the venue.



Representative Jeff Leach, of Plano, has filed House Bill 562 in the Texas House.  This bill, if past, would prevent foreign law from being used to decide cases in our American courts.  Courts would have to adhere to U.S. laws and the Constitution in deciding cases. 


If you support this, please contact your State Representative.  Ask them to co-sponsor the bill and help move it through the process to a vote on the House floor.  You can use the sample letter below, or write your own.  Whatever you decide to do, if you support using American laws in American courts, your State Representative needs to hear from you. 


The States Representatives who represent Garland, and their contact information are as follows:


Angie Chen Button, District 112

1200 E. Executive Dr., Suite 130

Richardson, TX  75081



P.O. Box 2910, Rm. E2.910

Austin, TX  78768



Cindy Burkett, District 113

3200 Broadway, Suite 240

Garland, TX  75043



P.O. Box 2910, Rm.E2.332


Austin, TX  78768



Kenneth Sheets, District 107

6301 Gaston Ave., Suite 536

Dallas, TX  75214


P.O. Box 2910, Rm. E1.404

Austin, TX  78768



Linda Koop - District 102

No District Office on website


P.O. Box 2910, Rm. E1.512

Austin, TX 78768







Dear Representative ______________,

I urge you to support HB562, the Texas American Laws for American Courts bill. This important piece of legislation was introduced by Representative Jeff Leach and has already passed in Tennessee, Louisiana, Arizona, Kansas, Oklahoma, Washington, Florida, Alabama and North Carolina.

Further, I ask that you co-sponsor this bill and do what you can to move it through the legislative process and to the House floor for a vote.

HB562 is tremendously important to all Texas citizens, as it protects their constitutional rights from the incursion of foreign laws and foreign legal doctrines, if those laws infringe upon their fundamental constitutional rights.

No individual foreign law or legal doctine is singled out.

We must maintain the authority of the Texas and U.S. Constitutions.

As a resident of Texas and as a voter, this bill is of the utmost importance to me.

Thank you again for your leadership on this vital matter.



Kick Start the New Year!
Coming Next Weekend
January 9th and 10th 

"Texas Our Texas" - How to Locate & Reach Out
to Fellow Conservatives in our area!
Training hosted by Tea Party Patriots
on January 9th and 10th.

The training will be at the Houston Marriott West Loop in their newly refurbished meeting facilities.   Our speakers and trainers will discuss strategies that will help us continue to develop as Tea Party activists. We will provide advanced training that will help you - group leaders and individual activists - strengthen your game.  Although the results from the 2014 mid-terms were encouraging we cannot rest on our laurels.  We hope you will set aside this time to meet new friends and strategize with grassroots activists about how to take it to the next level at the school board, county, municipal and state levels!
Current Training Sessions on the Schedule:

  • How Do We Win Converts? Speaking the Language of Liberty in Texas
  • Media Training for Individual Activists and Group Leaders
  • Citizen Lobbying at the State and Local Levels
  • Exercising Your Civic Authority and Influencing Your Neighbors at the Door
  • Fundraising for Group Leaders and Boards
  • A special keynote address from Congressman Louie Gohmert

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Garland Central Library (North Program Room)

625 Austin St.

Garland, TX  75040

Guest Speaker 

Wade Miller

South Central Regional Coordinator

Heritage Action for American



Please join us for an informative evening as we hear what Heritage Action is doing in Washington to hold Congress accountable to conservative principles. Heritage Action says, "For too long, big government special interests have dominated Washington."  Heritage believes Washington should work for America's best interests, and their goal is to hold our leaders accountable for adopting policies that do that.  


Wade will be giving us a post-election update on the important issues coming up and what we can expect from Washington and from Austin . He will share about the Heritage Action Sentinel program and how we can be involved as they provide the practical tools to assist us in doing so.  

Early voting begins tomorrow, Oct. 20th.  Please get out and vote the entire ballot. Leave no position unvoted.  Doing so is equivalent to casting a vote for someone you would never want to see elected. 
Early Voting dates, times and the Garland location:
Oct. 20 - 24 | Mon.-Fri. | 8am - 5pm
Oct. 25 | Saturday | 7am - 7pm 
Oct. 26 | Sunday | 1pm - 6pm
Oct. 27 - 31 | Mon.-Fri. | 7am - 7pm
Richland College, Garland Campus
675 W. Walnut St
Garland, TX. 75040

You can find where your precinct votes on Election Day and see your sample ballot by going to
Click on the Voter Information button then click on Voter Lookup and View Sample Ballot.  Enter your name and date of birth OR your VUID Number (found on your voter registration card). When your information comes up, scroll down, and click on View Sample Ballot.

There will be another important Garland City Council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 21. One item on the agenda is a followup to changes to City Council Policy OPNS-23, made in a recent work session which Council agreed to after much citizen opposition. 

If you missed the Oct. 6, meeting, this has to do with Council Committees. The changes being considered would significantly affect the way committees are appointed and the way they function,  As a result, this would impact the influence of Council members and their constituents. It is important for citizens to attend this meeting and voice their opinions.

7:00 pm
October 21, 2014
Duckworth Building, Goldie Locke Room
217 North Fifth Street
Garland, Texas  75040

The agenda for this meeting can be accessed using the link below.

There will be an important Garland City Council meeting Oct 6, at which the Council will be discussing, and possibly voting on, changes to City Council Policy OPNS-23, which has to do with Council Committees. The changes being considered would significantly affect the way committees are appointed and the way they function,  As a result, this would impact the influence of Council members and their constituents.  It is important for citizens to attend this meeting and voice their opinions.

Due to a conflict, the Oct. 7, City Council meeting has been moved to Oct. 6.

6:00 pm
October 6, 2014
Duckworth Building, Goldie Locke Room
217 North Fifth Street
Garland, Texas  75040

The agenda for this meeting has not yet been posted on the City's website.  You can check for it later at

You can watch the discussion of this issue at the Sept. 15, Work Session via the CGTV:
Click on Play then on Item 2F

Private Toll Road Presentation

May effect Garland, Rowlett, Wylie, Sachse, Richardson, Rockwall, and Lavon.

            -Presented by the Texas Turnpike Corporation

**By this time, all of the NTCOG public meetings will have ended. This may be the last opportunity for the public to be involved.

Thursday, September 11, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Garland Central Library (Downtown)
North Program Room
625 Austin St
Garland, TX 75040

Monday, July 21, 2014

Central Garland Library (Downtown)

North Program Room

625 Austin St.

Garland, TX  75040



Last month we heard from three local physicians about the impact that ObamaCare is having on our own personal healthcare and what we can look forward to in the future. 


In our July meeting, Dr. Patrick Roughneen, a Cardiovascular Surgeon and Dr. Ivette Lozano, a Family Practicioner will join us once again for Part II of "ObamaCare and Me."  Last month's program featured a discussion about the overwhelming problems that come with the implementation of ObamaCare.  Dr's Roughneen and Lozano want to explore some alternatives to ObamaCare and healthcare policy solutions.  And they want to hear your ideas and input, so come prepared to provide your suggestions and learn what can be done to mitigate the effects of the national disaster called ObamaCare.


Monday June 2, 2014

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Garland Central Library (Downtown)

North Program Room

625 Austin St

Garland, TX 75040




The VA scandal is giving us a glimpse into how healthcare will be delivered when ObamaCare is fully implemented.  And we all want to know how ObamaCare will affect us personally.  Join us for our next meeting and hear from practicing physicians what is happening now and what we can expect in the future.


Dr. Patrick Roughneen, Cardiovascular Surgeon, and Dr. Ivette Lozano, who practices Family Medicine, will be sharing what they are experiencing and what is to come with ObamaCare.


Don't miss this one!




Monday, May 19th - Friday, May 23rd   
  Polls open 7 am to 7 pm
        Dallas County Voting Information  HERE       

                      ELECTION DAY VOTING                     
      Tuesday, May 27th    
      Polls open 7 am to 7 pm

Don't forget to send voting reminders with your picks to your friends by Email, Facebook, and Twitter!



Monday June 2, 2014

7:00 pm

Garland Central Library (Downtown)

North Program Room

625 Austin St.

Garland, TX. 75040




A group of local doctors will join us to explain how ObamaCare is going to impact us all.  More information about this meeting will be shared later, but for now, mark you calendar, and plan to join us.



The Garland City Council will hold a special called meeting on

Thursday, May 15, at 4:00 pm

Garland City Hall, Council Work Session Room

200 N. Fifth St.

Garland, TX  75040

to discuss the following:

"Discuss and take final action (by vote or otherwise on policies relating to the creation of City Council committees, the appointment of members to those committees, the timing of such appointments, and the term of office for such appointments, by amending existing City Council policies or adopting new policies as necessary."





Join us for our May meeting, featuring local issues and candidates!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Garland Central Library (Downtown)

North Program Room

625 Austin St.

Garland, TX  75040


Former Speaker of the House, Tip O'Neill wrote a book titled All Politcs is Local.  That phrase became famous, and the concept is true.  What happens in Washingon, DC is impacted by what happens here locally. And what happens here locally, is impacted by how much we, the local citizens, are engaged and informed.  This month's meeting is all about local issues and local elections, so this is your opportunity to become more informed and engaged.


John McDonald and Julie Borik will provide updates on the proposed new

Garland Development Code and other current City of Garland issues.

Barry Curtis, of the Curtis Report, on 660 AM, KSKY The Answer will be joining us.




We are very happy to have Barry serving as our moderator for the

meet the candidates segment of our meeting.


All Garland ISD candidates have been invited to attend, and most are confirmed.  Both candidates for City Council District 5 have also been invited.  


This meeting will educate us regarding some of the critical issues facing the City of Garland.  And hearing from the candidates will help us make informed decisions in the voting booth on May 10.  Don't miss it!


"It doesn't require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds."  Samuel Adams







Meet the Candidates

April 17, 2014   
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room at Valley View Mall
13331 Preston Rd (NW corner of Preston and I-635)
Dallas, TX  75240


Co-hosted by:
Far North Dallas Tea Party, Addison Tea Party, Allen Area Patriots, Casa Linda Tea Party, Garland Tea Party, North Texas Tea Party, Richardson Tea Party  and Rowlett Tea Party
You are invited to come and meet and interact with the candidates involved in the May 27 runoff election.
This major event will feature Master of Ceremonies, Barry Curtis, host of the Curtis Report on 660 AM The Answer.

All runoff candidates, state-wide and local, have been invited to participate and have a table with representatives, campaign literature, and yard signs. Runoff candidates who are present will be given 3 minutes each to talk about their candidacy, after which candidates can socialize with attendees, answer questions, distribute materials and visit with people.

The parking lot at Valley View Center is large and very brightly lit. Even better, plenty of parking is available. We recommend entering on the 635 side of the mall at the entrance with the American and Texas flags, between the old Foley's and Sears. Walk toward the center of the mall and bear left.The Community Room has a large sign and will be directly in front of you, near Kids Foot Locker. The food court is just below the Community Room and offers a large variety of casual dining.
This event is being promoted widely across North Texas, and we expect attendees from all over the area. Please invite your friends and neighbors.
Check-in is at 6:30 and the meeting will start promptly at 7:00 and end by 8:30.
We'd appreciate a minimum donation of $5 to help defray the cost of the room. 
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