Events

Senate Redistricting Hearing in San Antonio

 

SENATE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE:     Redistricting, Select

TIME & DATE:   10:00 AM, Thursday, March 26, 2020

PLACE:         San Antonio, Texas (see details below)
CHAIR:         Senator Joan Huffman

Location: The Committee will meet to hear invited and public testimony at Texas A&M University-San Antonio – Central Academic Building, Vista Room 402, located at One University Way, San Antonio, Texas 78224.

 

Purpose: The purpose of the interim field hearings is to solicit public input on the 2021 legislative redistricting process and provide context to the official 2020 Census data that the 87th Legislature will receive by April 2021. Since the Legislature will not receive official data from the United States Census Bureau until the 87th legislative session is underway, the interim field hearings seek to maximize the opportunities for Texans to share information they believe relevant to the upcoming redistricting process, including information about communities of interest within our state.

 

Invited Testimony: Texas Demographic Center and Texas Legislative Council, Mapping and Redistricting Section

 

Public Testimony: The Chair may limit individual public testimony time in consideration of all participants.

 

Other Information

Map of Facility: https://bit.ly/3bx64Kq

Parking: Public parking will be available on campus in Parking Lot 2.

Public Transit: VIA Metropolitan Transit buses serve the area and routes can be found at: https://bit.ly/2vSs1Dv

Livestreaming: https://bit.ly/2SlRn5u

Video Archive: Shortly after conclusion of the hearing, a video archive of the hearing will be available at the following link: https://bit.ly/2vPH7ti

 

If you are unable to attend and would like to provide written testimony, or if you have any questions about the Committee’s hearings, you may at any time email the Committee at redistricting@senate.texas.gov.

 

To learn more on the Texas redistricting process, visit:

https://bit.ly/2w4MdSq

*Please note that this website is maintained by the Texas Legislative Council, a nonpartisan legislative agency. This website provides background information but may not always be updated to reflect the most current legal standards in this area of the law, and the information provided should not be considered legal advice. 

Events

Biennial Candidate Forum

Thursday, February 13th 2020
6:30 – 9:30 PM
The Club at Sonterra
901 Sonterra Blvd, San Antonio, 78258

Tickets: www.alamopachydermclub.com

Join the Alamo Pachyderm Club, Young Republicans of Bexar County, Bexar County Republican Women and LC Republicans to meet and hear candidates who are appearing on the March 3, 2020 Primary ballot in Bexar County.

All of the Republican Primary candidates on the ballot in Bexar County have been invited.

The featured speakers will be the challenged candidates, especially for US Representatives, for Statewide offices, for State Representatives, for County Commissioners, and for Constables, as well as the candidates for Chairman of the Republican Party of Bexar County. Uncontested candidates present will speak as well.

Former District Judge and Former County Chairman Roy R. Barrera, Jr. will present the opening remarks. LTC Allen West (Ret) will be our guest.

The doors open at 5:30 PM. The program begins at 6:30 PM. Please enjoy heavy appetizers, cash bar, and the opportunity to socialize and meet all the candidates. This event is FREE to attend for everyone. Business attire is required. Free Parking is available.

Sponsorship is welcome. We are pleased to have the Young Republicans of Bexar County, Bexar County Republican Women and Log Cabin Republicans join the Alamo Pachyderm Club as co-hosts of the event this year.

2020 APC membership dues of $35.00 will be accepted. Cash or Check. Join us for monthly luncheon buffet programs on 1st Thursdays at the Petroleum Club. For more information and reservations, contact alamopachyderm@gmail.com and RSVP at https://www.alamopachydermclub.com/events-1

Please invite your friends and share with your groups.

Events

Young Republicans Kickoff Tailgate

Wednesday, September 4th
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Backyard on Broadway
2411 Broadway, San Antonio, TX

Show your Red Texas spirit at our fall kickoff party!

The End Zone is 2020, and we are the starting lineup for Trump and Republicans winning in Texas. Don’t stay on the sideline this season, because our country is at stake, and socialism needs to be sacked!
We’ll get fired up together, in true Texas tradition, and be ready to tackle the Democrats.

This party will also be the kickoff event for the Young Republicans Central Texas Clubs Tour, so Texas YR Chairman Hayden Padgett will join us.
Bring your family and friends for a good time in good company in a fun setting. All Republicans are welcome. No charge to attend, purchase any eats and drinks you like at BonB, and an elephantine dessert will be provided.
Go Red Texas Team!!!

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Chick-fil-A and the San Antonio City Council Election

The original City Council vote against allowing Chick-fil-A a lease at the San Antonio Airport was 6 to 4 with one abstention.

Thursday, April 18th they voted 6-5 against revisiting the vote on April 18.

Recorded Votes of the city council members, the original question whether to allow Chick-fil-A to be one of the restaurants to lease in the San Antonio Airport terminal, and then on revisiting that vote:

District 1 Councilman Roberto Trevino:
Against Chick-fil-A,     Against revisiting vote

District 2 Councilman Art A. Hall:
For Chick-fil-A,                           Against revisiting vote

District 3 Councilman Rebecca Viagran:
Abstained,                       For revisiting vote

District 4 Councilman Rey Saldana:
Against Chick-fil-A,               Against revisiting vote

District 5 Councilman Shirley Gonzalez:
Against Chick-fil-A,     Against revisiting vote

District 6 Councilman Greg Brockhouse: For Chick-fil-A,            For revisiting vote (brought the motion to revisit)

District 7 Councilman Ana Sandoval:
Against Chick-fil-A,            Against revisiting vote

District 8 Councilman Manny Pelaez:
Against Chick-fil-A,           For revisiting vote

District 9 Councilman John Courage:
For Chick-fil-A,                    For revisiting vote

District 10 Councilman Clayton Perry:
For Chick-fil-A,                For revisiting vote

Mayor Ron Nirenberg:
Against Chick-fil-A,           Against revisiting vote (broke tie)

Photo taken by Janice Flowers of the vote at the meeting:

The April 18, 2019 San Antonio City Council meeting:

The rules were read—they would vote only to reconsider the previous vote.

The council members then voted, and the motion to reconsider failed.

Mark Dorazio judges that approximately 25% of the audience then walked out of the meeting in response.

In attendance at the city council meeting to support Chick-fil-A were many pastors, including:

John Hagee – Cornerstone Church
Dr. Ed Newton – Community Bible Church (CBC)
Mike Sparrow – C12
Steve Branson – Village Parkway Baptist Church
Gene Loeffler – River of Life Church
Charles Flowers – Faith Outreach

Jonathan Saenz of Texas Values held a press conference on the steps of the Texas Capitol the day before, and stated that 70 businesses will be pulling out of San Antonio, due to the unfriendly environment the city council has created.

All of the city council members are up for re-election next month, as well as Mayor Ron Nirenberg (being challenged by Councilman Greg Brockhouse and seven others).

In District 1, liberal incumbent councilman Roberto Trevino is being challenged by eight candidates, including one who would be a great improvement, Justin Holley, plus an ambitious young man who attended Republican meetings when he ran for offices before, Brad Kessler.

District 2 councilman Art Hall is not on the ballot again. Eight candidates are running in that race, including Republican precinct chair Denise Gutierrez-Homer.

In District 3, Rebecca Viagran has one challenger, Liz Campos.

District 4 Councilman Rey Saldana is not seeking reelection, and well-known Republican Johnny Arredondo is among the five candidates running for the seat in that hard Democrat district. The odds are stacked against him.

District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales has four opponents, but none of merit. Gonzales said irritably on the news last night that she and the rest of city council have more important things to vote on, like peoples’ safety, than to spend time on Chick-fil-A or any businesses.

Since Greg Brockhouse isn’t running again in District 6 because he is challenging the mayor, Andy Greene, a longtime staffer in that office, is the best candidate out of the four running.

In District 7, Trevor Whitney, a young man who served in the Marines, is the best candidate out of the three challenging incumbent Ana Sandoval.

District 8 used to be Republican until Ron Nirenberg won the seat before moving on to the mayor’s role. Here Democrat Manny Pelaez is being challenged by two candidates, and Tony Valdivia, a libertarian who works at USAA, is likely the best option out of the three.

Well-known conservative activist Patrick Von Dohlen is one of three candidates challenging the avowed socialist, incumbent District 9 councilman John Courage. Courage was a surprise first-time winner last time around in a runoff, having run for multiple offices before, including in the Democrat primary for Texas SD 25 in 2012. Courage is endorsed by the Sierra Club, the AFL-CIO, and “Our Revolution.” He wants to institute a city-wide minimum wage to improve our city economy.

District 10 has the only known Republican on the council, first-term incumbent Clayton Perry. His voting record for his first term has not been bold or flawless from a conservative perspective, but better than most of city council. Reinette King, a very conservative Republican who has run for office before, is one of the four women challenging him.

The incumbent mayor, Ron Nirenberg, campaigned as a “fiscal conservative” when he first ran for city council District 8. Evidence of fiscal conservatism hard to identify in the time he’s been in office, first as a councilman and now as mayor. He became mayor in a hotly contested race against the more conservative incumbent mayor, Ivy Taylor.  Former mayor Julian Castro endorsed Nirenberg in that race, as did his mother, Rosie Castro, and Sierra Club of Texas. Christian Archer, the manager of County Judge Nelson Wolff’s campaign, Joaquin Castro’s first congressional campaign, Julian Castro’s mayoral campaigns, the “Go Vote No” against propositions A, B & C campaign, the “Pre-K 4 SA” campaign, Pete Gallegos’ campaign against Peter Flores, and major Beto O’Rourke supporter, was Ron Nirenberg’s campaign manager.

Nirenberg has eight opponents in the race, including District 6 Councilman Greg Brockhouse. Nirenberg has the most powerful and well-funded political machine in San Antonio behind him.

Events

Republican Club of Bexar County February meeting

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
11:30 AM

Luby’s Fiesta Room,
911 North Main St,
San Antonio, Texas 78212

Speaker: Mayoral Candidate Greg Brockhouse

Greg Brockhouse is a long time resident of San Antonio, graduated from John Jay High School and immediately entered the Air Force. He is a graduate from Southwest Texas State University. After serving his country, he worked in the banking industry in District 6. But following his real passion, he began working in political positions like Chief of Staff and Constituent Services Manager for several San Antonio City Council members. Professionally he is a business and political consultant. Greg Brockhouse was elected to the San Antonio City Council for District 6 in June 2017.

Doors open at 11:00 a.m.
Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. in the Fiesta Room
The informative program begins at Noon
Lunch is $18 for paid members and $20 for guests with Cash, Check, or Credit Card.

* Please join us for our monthly luncheon meetings on the 4th Wednesdays where we will have informative speakers. 2019 dues are due. Dues of $30 for 2019 are accepted now with Cash, Check, or Credit Card. OR $55/2 years OR $75/3 years.

(Next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 27th, 2019.)
* Please Invite your friends and Like Republican Club of Bexar County

Events

Republican Club of Bexar County Christmas Party

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Luby’s
911 N. Main Ave.
San Antonio, TX  78212

Doors open at 11:00 AM
Lunch is served at 11:30 AM in the Fiesta Room
Election of 2019 Directors
Christmas Party begins at noon

Lunch is $18 for paid members and $20 for guests.
Cash, Check or Credit Card.

Please join us for our monthly meetings on the 4th Wednesday where we will meet informative speakers. Dues of $30 for 2019 are being accepted now by cash, check or credit card. Other membership options: $55/2 years or $75/3 years. If your dues are paid by December 19th, you are eligible to vote for the 2019 RCBC directors.

Next meeting:  Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Please invite your friends and “Like” Republican Club of Bexar County on Facebook!  https://m.facebook.com/RepublicanClubBexarCounty/

 

 

 

 

Photos

Alamo City Republican Women’s Christmas Meeting

Luncheon December 11, 2018

Featuring Dr. Robin Armstrong, National Committeeman, as the guest speaker and SD 25 SREC Committeewoman Linda Kinney swearing in the new club officers.

Events

Republican Party of Bexar County Christmas Party

RSVP Here

*Open to the Public* Please join the Republican Party of Bexar County for a night of fun, food, and fellowship, as we celebrate the Christmas holiday. We will have music, a guest speaker, and will be offering a cash bar. It includes a first class gourmet dinner and professional photgraph to commemorate the event. The dress is business casual (no jeans please). Tickets are $50. RSVP required BEFORE December 4th. Please make your reservations to join us!