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Republican Primary Election 2016

Posted January 21st, 2016 by Julie

Election Day

Primary Election – March 1, 2016

Important Dates:

  • Ballots by Mail accepted Jan 1 – Feb 19
  • Last day to register to vote Feb 1
  • Early voting Feb 16-26 – you can vote at ANY Tarrant County polling site.  Click here for a list of times and locations.
  • Election Day March 1, 7am-7pm – click here for your assigned polling location
  • Precinct Conventions March 1, 7:30pm, at your polling location

Sample Ballots:

To view a sample ballot specific to the races YOU will be eligible to vote in for this election, please click here.

Voter Recommendations:

To see which candidates the Steering Committee members for NE Tarrant Tea Party are supporting, please click here.  To see a list of conservative candidates for State House from all over Texas, click here.

For additional voter information visit







Categories:  Call to Action

Who Should I Vote For?

Posted January 21st, 2016 by Julie

At NE Tarrant Tea Party, we encourage everyone to meet, vet, and research all candidates for themselves.  However, we also realize that our input counts as part of that vetting process.  For every election, our steering committee members indicate who THEY have chosen, and we publish it for your consideration.

We take this responsibility seriously, and we appreciate your interest.

The list below contains only contested races in Tarrant County.  The number next to a candidate’s name indicates how many steering members (out of a possible 9) are supporting that person.  “No indication” means those voting did not have a preference, were not familiar enough with the race, or did not want to provide a public opinion.  If a candidate received zero votes, s/he is not listed.


Railroad Commissioner

Wayne Christian          9

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 3

Michael Massengale    9

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 5

Rick Green                     9

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 9

Eva Guzman                  9

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 2

Ray Wheless                  9

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 5

Brent Webster               8

Steve Smith                    1

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 6

Michael E. Keasler       9

State Representative District 92

Jonathan Stickland      9

State Representative District 94

Tony Tinderholt           9

State Representative District 96

Bill Zedler                      9

State Representative District 99

Bo French                      9

Justice, 2nd Court of Appeals, Place 3

Dabney Bassel               2

“Andy” Porter                 7

District Judge, 348th Judicial District

Brooke Allen                 8

Lisa Lumley                   1

District Judge, 360th Judicial District

Patricia Baca Bennett  8

no indication                  1

District Judge, 96th Judicial District

R.H. Wallace, Jr.          9


Bill E Waybourn           9

Constable Pct. 1

Dale Clark                      1

Tom Hathorn                8

Constable Pct. 4

“Jody” Johnson             1

no indication                 8

Constable Pct. 6

Glen Bucy                       8

Jon H. Siegel                  1


Tim O’Hare                     9

To get a printable copy of this list, click here.  Use it!  Share it!

To see a list of races to watch featuring conservative candidates for the State House from all around Texas, click here!

To find details on the election (dates, times, locations, ballots, etc), click here.

Categories:  Call to Action

Races To Watch – 2016 Texas Primary

Posted January 27th, 2016 by Julie

NE Tarrant Tea Party PAC hosted two Shark Tank events for the 2016 Primary.  In all, we featured over 30 candidates and raised over $200,000 for them!  It was an opportunity for grassroots activists from around the state to come together in one place and meet multiple conservative candidates for the State House all at the same time.  NETTP is a movement-driven organization, making an impact statewide!

For information on the upcoming election, click here.

For a list of who the NETTP steering committee is voting for in Tarrant County, click here.


Here are the candidates we featured at Shark Tank…

Dist Candidate Area
1 George Lavender Bowie, Franklin, Lamar, Red River counties
2 Bryan Slaton Greenville, Sulphur Springs, Canton
4 Stuart Spitzer Henderson, Kaufman counties
5 Cole Hefner Camp, Morris, Rains, Smith, Titus, Wood counties
7 David Watts Longview
8 Thomas McNutt Hillsboro, Corsicana, Palestine
14 Jess Fields Bryan, College Station
17 Brent Goleman Bastrop, Caldwell, Gonzales, Karnes, Lee counties
18 Keith Strahan Huntsville
18 Van Brookshire Huntsville
33 John Keating Frisco, Plano, Rockwall
47 Jay Wiley Travis county
54 Larry Smith Lampasas, Bell counties     (Killeen)
55 Molly White Bell county     (Temple)
58 Philip Eby Burleson, Cleburne, Grandview, Meridian
59 Brent Graves Glen Rose, Stephenville, Comanche
60 Mike Lang Mineral Wells, Brownwood, Granbury, Eastland
64 Read King Denton, Corinth, Lake Dallas
71 *Chris Carnohan Abilene, Sweetwater
73 Kyle Biedermann Fredericksburg, Boerne, New Braunsfels
73 Chris Byrd Fredericksburg, Boerne, New Braunsfels
81 Joshua Crawford Odessa
92 Jonathan Stickland Hurst, Euless, Bedford
94 Tony Tinderholt Arlington
99 Bo French Ft Worth
113 Jonathan Boos Rowlett, Sunnyvale, Balch Springs, Seagoville
114 Dan Morenoff North Dallas area
115 Matt Rinaldi Irving, Coppell, Farmers Branch, Carrollton
121 Jeff Judson San Antonio, Olmos Park, Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills
121 Sheila Bean San Antonio, Olmos Park, Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills
128 Briscoe Cain Deer Park, LaPorte, Morgan’s Point
*not at Shark Tank, but we wish he would have been!
Categories:  Call to Action

NETTP & Empower Texans Happy Hour!

Posted January 27th, 2016 by Julie

We are excited to join up with our friends at Empower Texans for a fun evening just hangin’ out and talkin’ shop! Please feel welcome to attend alone or with friends — conservative friends are like family, and there is always room for more!

Empower Texans’
Tarrant County Happy Hour
with the NE Tarrant Tea Party

Tuesday, February 2
Bar Louie, 1101 Melbourne Rd #6600, Hurst, TX 76053

No speeches, no agenda — just a chance to meet up, visit, and hang out!

Is it not necessary to RSVP to attend, but if you do, your first beverage is on Empower Texans. If you show us that you like us on Facebook, we’ll buy you a second (provided you are 21 or older of course).

Categories:  Events

NETTP PAC Election Mailer

Posted January 22nd, 2016 by Julie

Friends and fellow patriots,
Look at what the media and others around the state are saying about NE Tarrant Tea Party…

“NE Tarrant Tea Party, the state’s most influential tea party”
Texas Tribune, January 2016


“[NETTP] has succeeded in ways that most conservative grassroots groups… can only dream about.
Texas Tribune, August 2015


“the NE Tarrant Tea Party is now a statewide political force… considered a gatekeeper to reaching primary voters
Ft Worth Star-Telegram, January 2016

“They’re good at branding… people across the state know the NE Tarrant Tea Party.  I consider the NE Tarrant Tea Party to be the most successful and visible Tea Party group in Texas
Rice University political science professor Mark P. Jones, January 2016


“[NETTP’s] grassroots warriors are some of the fiercest in the state.”
Texas Observer, August 2015

Not bad, huh?  Now that we have a reputation, we need to capitalize on that!

Whether voters attend NETTP meetings or not, we need to train folks to come to us as a voting resource.  We want them to look to us for advice on candidates they have not fully researched.  We want to be the trusted input they use in making their final decisions on who to vote for.

How do we do that?!?  We put our recommendations in their hands

Every election, NETTP leadership indicates who they are voting for.  We don’t choose just one candidate and tell people to vote for him or her.  We get the choices of several of our trusted leadership team, let people know who those individuals have chosen, and then ask voters to make their own choice.  Sometimes we all agree; sometimes we don’t.  The list is a great starting point for those looking for guidance.

Here’s a sample from the 2014 Election:

In the past we have emailed out this resource, as well as shared it on our website and via social media.  Literally 1000s of people look to us for this information.  We’ve also mailed it out to voters in NE Tarrant County.

This year we want to mail it to all of Tarrant County.  We believe our influence in Tarrant County has spread well beyond just the NE corner, and we want to maximize that influence.  As I said, we want to train people to come to NE Tarrant Tea Party first when making their voting decisions.

Can you help?  A mailer to regular Primary voters in Tarrant County will cost us about $25,000.  We have about $12,000.  That’s a pretty big chunk of change needed to reach our goal.

We need both individuals and businesses to step up and help educate Tarrant County voters.  In turn, we will let others know that YOU are taking an active role in preserving Texas and America.  Here’s how…

  • Contribute $500 or more – be listed on our county-wide mailer as a Liberty Activist
  • Contribute $750 or more – be listed as a Liberty Patriot.
  • Contribute $1000 – be listed as a Liberty Warrior.

Please help!  Donations are not tax-deductible, but businesses can include it as an advertising write-off (check with your CPA).

We’ve come such a long, long way together!  Let’s seal the deal and become the #1 go-to resource for conservative voters in Tarrant County!

Click here to donate online!

Or mail your check to:

703 Peach Ct
Grapevine TX  76051

Julie McCarty, NE Tarrant Tea Party President
Fred McCarty, NETTP PAC Treasurer

PS.  The NETTP PAC has provided support to over 30 liberty-minded candidates during this election cycle.  We are making a difference in Texas!  Thank you!!!  Click here to donate online!

Categories:  Call to Action

June 13: Chief Bill Waybourn

Posted January 22nd, 2016 by Julie

It’s on the back of everyone’s mind, isn’t it?  Polls show that Americans are more afraid now of a terrorist attack than they have been since 9/11.  What would YOU do in an active shooter situation?  Giving thought to that question now may well save the lives of yourself and others.  Come hear the straight talk from none other than Chief Bill Waybourn!  He’ll share with us advice for an active shooter situation, as well as tips for self-defense (with special advice for the ladies) and home-defense.

NE Tarrant Tea Party Meeting

Speaker: Chief Bill Waybourn

Monday, June 13

5:00pm – Prayer meeting (all welcome)

5:45pm – $5 dinner served while supplies last
(no rsvp necessary)

6:30-8:00pm – meeting

NRH Centre:  6000 Hawk Ave, N Richland Hills 76180

All patriots are welcome — no memberships, no fees, no dues!

About Chief Bill Waybourn:

Bill Waybourn pic


Bill started a career of service in 1978 when he joined the U.S. Air Force. After serving his active duty, he moved into the active reserves. As a Texas Police officer Bill demonstrated exceptional leadership and unwavering integrity. Because of these unwavering character traits, he was appointed Chief of Police at the age of 24, a position he has held for over 30 years.  Bill believes in “Leading from the front.” He has been praised throughout his career for his bold leadership, and his ability to think outside the box to solve issues at hand, and preempt issues that arise.

Bill is married to his wonderful wife, Laura, and they have 8 children. Bill has been a coach, scout leader, Bible teacher, and is currently involved in many different charitable organizations, including the Peace Officer Angel Foundation.

Bill’s Education
• Texas A&M Police Academy
• Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice
• Master’s Degree in Conflict Management (seminary degree not accredited in Texas)
• Graduate of the FBI National Academy
• Over 4700 hours of police training above and beyond the formal training already mentioned
• College and Police Instructor teaching criminal justice, firearms, self defense, and criminal procedure

Categories:  Call to Action | Events

Tarrant County Candidate Fair

Posted January 14th, 2016 by Julie


For the 2010 elections, NE Tarrant Tea Party hosted a phenomenal event — the first ever candidate fair.  All the candidates on the Tarrant County ballot were in one place, at one time.  There were no speeches.  They simply had booths where voters could approach them and ask questions.  Hundreds and hundreds of folks attended, and the reviews were fantastic.  After that, others wanted to host the event so we stepped back and said ok (it was a lot of work and we were happy to hand it over!).  Now the event is such a staple in Tarrant County that the GOP has taken over, and they do a fine job!

We urge all voters to take their responsibilities seriously and vet those candidates!  This is a great opportunity to get it all done in one day.  Plus, you can vote in the straw poll.  If your candidate wins, it’s a great boost to his/her campaign.

January 23 2016

Arlington Convention Center

1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Free and open to the public!

Categories:  Call to Action | Events


Posted November 29th, 2015 by Julie

April 23, 2016
Save the Date!

Celebrate Texas with a
Big Bash and Annual Fundraiser for NETTP
San Jacinto flag and monument

Speakers will be those you do not want to miss!

Put the date on your calendar now!

Details to follow


Categories:  Call to Action | Events