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Apr 21: Runoff Election Forum

Posted March 27th, 2014 by Julie
NETTP Runoff Forum 2012... Can you believe this picture is two years old?

Ted Cruz in our 2012 NETTP Runoff Forum… Can you believe this picture is 2 yrs old?

Two years ago NE Tarrant Tea Party made waves at our runoff forum.  We wanted facts and explanations for the various rumors and accusations swirling around about the different candidates, and we wanted to hear them straight from the horses’ mouths.  So we hosted a forum and did what most others would not:  we asked about them, point blank!  I remember being worried our moderator would walk out when he saw some of the questions we were asking him to address…  ;-)

Well, NETTP is at it again.  Another runoff election is upon us, and we are determined to sift out the truth from the lies, innuendos and assumptions.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Grand Hall of the NRH Centre

6000 Hawk Ave, North Richland Hills 76180


All runoff candidates on the Tarrant County ballots are invited!

Runoff races include the candidates listed below.  Those highlighted have already confirmed attendance.

  • Lt Governor:  Dan Patrick, David Dewhurst (has other engagement)
  • Attorney General:  Ken Paxton, Dan Branch (said he would respond and never did)
  • Agricultural Commissioner:  Sid Miller, Tommy Merritt
  • Railroad Commissioner:  Wayne Christian (surrogate), Ryan Sitton (said he would respond and never did)
  • State Board of Education District 11:  Eric Mahroum, Pat Hardy
  • State Senate District 10:  Konni Burton, Mark Shelton
  • Cty Criminal Court 2:  Atticus Gill, Carey Walker
  • Cty Criminal Court 3:  Alex Kim, Bob McCoy
  • Justice of the Peace 3:  Lenny Lopez, Russ Casey

Jul 14: Peggy Venable at NETTP

Posted April 15th, 2014 by Rick H


NE Tarrant Tea Party meeting

Guest Speaker:  Peggy M. Venable

 July 14, 2014, 6:30-8pm

$5 dinner served at 5:45pm

Location:  TBD

About Peggy Venable:

Peggy M. Venable
Texas Policy Director – Americans for Prosperity

Peggy Venable has worked in public policy in the government, the political and the private sector arenas for over 35 years.

In 2010, Campaigns and Elections named Venable as one of the top 25 “Texas influencers.”  In 2011, she was named to the University Star Hall of Fame at Texas State University.  In 2012, she was identified as one of the most influential third parties on Twitter during the legislative session.

A native Texan, Peggy spent a total of 15 years in Washington, D.C., working at various times for three Administrations.  During that time, she worked in the areas of education, natural resources, energy and transportation.

Peggy was White House Liaison for two cabinet secretaries: The US Department of Education when “A Nation At Risk” was conceived and the US Department of the Interior where she directed the “Take Pride in America” grassroots campaign which encompassed eight federal agencies and national spokesmen were Clint Eastwood, Charles Bronson and Lou Gossett, Jr.

Peggy served as executive director of the Republican National Convention for President Reagan’s re-nomination in 1984.

For 10 years, Peggy directed the Texas chapter of Americans for Prosperity and now serves as the Texas Policy Director and Senior States Policy Advisor for the national organization which has a membership of over 2.1 million nationwide. The Texas chapter has 120,000 Texas activists.

She has guest hosted for syndicated talk shows across Texas, appears regularly as a guest on radio and TV, and has written over 100 pieces that have appeared in leading Texas newspapers, and speaks to groups around the state on tax, budget and regulator issues.  Her opinion pieces have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Houston Chronicle, the Wall Street Journal, the Dallas Morning News, the Austin American Statesman, Budget and Tax News, Heritage Insider, and numerous other publications.   She currently co-hosts a TV show:  Eyes on Texas which airs on Cable Austin.

She is mother to a 26 year-old daughter, Amanda.

Peggy served as a contributing editor to the Lone Star Report, she was on the board of the Texas Center for Education Research as well as Austin CEO Foundation, a board member of the Reagan Conservative Society and is past President of the Texas Women’s Alliance as well as a past President of the Texas State University Foundation Board.


Categories:  Call to Action | Events | NETTP Meetings

Apr 24: Grapevine/Colleyville Local Election Forum

Posted April 7th, 2014 by Julie

Grapevine Focus, a subgroup of NE Tarrant Tea Party, is excited to host a candidate forum for Grapevine and Colleyville municipal and ISD candidates.  All are invited to attend!

Grapevine/Colleyville Candidate Forum

Thursday, April 24 – 6:00pm-8:00pm

Spring Creek BBQ – 315 Hwy 114, Grapevine

ALL candidates on the ballot have confirmed attendance!

for Colleyville City Council – Chris Putnam and Stan Hall

for Grapevine City Council, Place 5:  Chris Coy (unopposed)

for Grapevine City Council, Place 6: Marc Blum, Deverick Jordan, Duff O’Dell, LuAnn Gatts

for GCISD, Place 5:  Troy Greisen, Jesse Rodriguez

for GCISD, Place 6:  Leon Leal (unopposed)

for GCISD, Place 7:  Mark Assaad, Jorge Rodriguez

Questions will be based around the core beliefs of NETTP, which are:

  • Fiscal Sanity
  • Rule of Law
  • National Sovereignty
  • Limited Government
  • Personal Responsibility

After questions from NETTP for all candidates are over, audience questions will be taken for any of the candidates until no later than 9pm for anyone who wants to stay and ask/listen.


Feb 21: KrisAnne Hall is back!

Posted March 24th, 2014 by Julie

What a treat to have KrisAnne Hall return to NE Tarrant Tea Party!  We hosted her in early 2014, and the feedback was so overwhelming that we are bringing her back to do her full 5-hour presentation.  More details coming…

Categories:  Events | US Constitution

Harassing Phone Calls

Posted March 22nd, 2014 by Julie

Someone is harassing NE Tarrant Tea Party — and they are harassing many others in the process. They’ve been making calls all weekend to folks not even in Texas (and in some cases not even in the USA) and told them to go to our website. Most people have been called multiple times and in the middle of the night.

Please be aware that NETTP has not made any calls, and if we were to make calls they would only be to folks in Tarrant County, Texas. They would NOT be at midnight, they would come from our PAC, and they would follow the legal guidelines for robocalls, including a statement about where the calls are coming from.

When we give out our web address, we don’t even state it in the way that was used in the robocall.  We abbreviate NE.

We are very sorry that partisan politics has stooped to this level.  We are working with our US Congressmen and our State Attorney General, as well as the media, the TX Ethics Commission, the Federal Elections Commission, and the Federal Trade Commission, to get to the bottom of this.  We are told this could likely be investigated at the Federal level because it crosses both state and international lines.

Here is a link to an article on the situation that Breitbart Texas ran.  And you can click the image below for an interview with NBC 5.


Hundreds of you have helped us by providing us with information about the calls you have received.  We are using it to try to track down the person who initiated the calls.  Thank you for that.  Please know we now have plenty of data!

Again, we are very sorry someone would actually pay money for robocalls to hurt their fellow citizens.  On the bright side, if you have interest in our tea party, we welcome you.  :-)

Categories:  Call to Action

Tea Party Results for Texas Primary!

Posted March 5th, 2014 by Julie

The leadership of NETTP recommended candidates for all Tarrant County races.  We ended up with 16 wins, 10 runoffs (which we expect to win!), and only 4 losses.  Wow!  Here’s how it breaks down…

Office Sought Ballot Name Result
Governor Greg Abbott WIN
Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick Runoff w/ Dewhurst
Attorney General Ken Paxton Runoff w/ Branch
Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar Runoff w/ Hilderbran
Commissioner of the General Land Office David Watts Loss to Bush
Commissioner of Agriculture Sid Miller Runoff w/ Merritt
Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian Runoff w/ Sitton
Chief Justice, Supreme Court Nathan Hecht WIN
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 6 Jeff Brown WIN
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 8 Phil Johnson WIN
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 3 Bert Richardson WIN
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 4 Kevin Patrick Yeary WIN
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 9 David Newell WIN
Member, State Board of Education, District 11 Eric Mahroum Runoff w/ Hardy
State Senator District 10 Konni Burton Runoff w/ Shelton
State Representative District 92 Jonathan Stickland WIN
State Representative District 94 Tony Tinderholt WIN
Criminal District Attorney Sharen Wilson WIN
District Judge 231st Judicial District Jesse Nevarez WIN
District Judge 297th Judicial District Lex Johnston Loss to Hagerman
District Judge 432nd Judicial District Ruben Gonzalez WIN
County Criminal Court Judge No. 1 David Cook WIN
County Criminal Court Judge No. 2 Atticus Gill Runoff w/ Walker
County Criminal Court Judge No. 3 Alexander Kim Runoff w/ McCoy
County Criminal Court Judge No. 8 Charles L. “Chuck” Vanover WIN
County Commissioner Precinct 2 Andy Nguyen WIN
Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 William Shane Nolen Loss to Curnutt
Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Lenny Lopez Runoff w/ Casey
Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Vickie L. Phillips Loss to Wright
Justice of the Peace Precinct 7 Matt Hayes WIN
Categories:  State Politics

How Did You Become A Young Conservative?

Posted February 27th, 2014 by Julie

conservative child



We recently asked the question, “If you are a young conservative, how did you get that way? Who/What influenced you?”

The responses poured in and are really quite interesting…

I like to think I became a conservative–without knowing it–at around 4. My parents were raising my brother and me, as well as my father’s two younger brothers. My parents wanted my mother to stay home with the children so we scraped by on just my father’s salary. My parents had a garden and hunted a lot–necessities for providing food, not pet projects or hobbies. Anyways, I remember my mom would take this huge calculator with her to the grocery store, pick up an item, punch in the cost, stare at the calculator for a minute or two, and then maybe put it in the cart or back on the shelf. Every penny mattered. One day, my mom was buying the same stuff we always had and I decided to be a brat and complain. I gave her a hard time the entire time about how I wanted** something different. It came to a head when we were checking out and the folks in front of us were putting a cart full of AMAZING food on the counter. At the time I didn’t realize it, but they paid for everything with food stamps (the actual big paper kind). They then took the change and bought cigarettes. I remember thinking how weird it was they checked out twice–little did I know! I really amped it up on my mom at this point: “I want to go home with them.” “Look at all that great food!” On and on and on. After the people had left and the cashier started ringing up our food, my mom dropped to one knee–on my level–and looked into my eyes and on the verge of crying said, “Your dad works very hard for everything that we have. No one gave us this. Your father earns it and we sacrifice to provide for you and your brother and your uncles.” Something about her voice and eyes made me just shut up immediately. Years later, I was around 15 I think, I asked my mom if she remembered that day in the grocery store and she immediately started crying. She told me about the food stamps and how I had broken her heart and she had cried and cried and cried over that incident for a long time afterwards but she knew I didn’t know any better at that age. But at the time she had wanted to give us those things she couldn’t. My dad worked his way through college over 6-7yrs taking night classes, kept getting promoted, and eventually achieved his American Dream. It was really a lifetime of experiences that made me who I am, but I like to believe that one moment was the beginning. My parents could’ve easily applied for assistance, but it was never an option for them. They believed in self-reliance and family. Now I do, too.


Categories:  Youth Involvement

KrisAnne Hall at NETTP — Best Speaker Ever?

Posted February 23rd, 2014 by Julie



“Soo many more should hear what we heard.”

“She was absolutely fabulous! Hard to say much more than that about her.”

“Bet she did step on some toes but she surely woke people up and made us think.”

“Awesome Lady.”

That’s what people were saying about our last guest speaker, KrisAnne Hall. Here’s a link; see for yourself. We are going to bring her back for a full-day presentation.

Part I

Part II

Part III