May 4, 2019.
Your local property taxes are the highest taxes you pay. You must pay attention to the local elections! It's time to vote on school boards and city councils. Do your research and vote wisely.
- Early Voting: April 22-26 from 8am-5pm, April 27 from 7am-7pm, April 28 from 11am-4pm, or April 29-30 from 7am-7pm. You may early vote at any polling location in Tarrant County.
- Election Day Voting: May 4 from 7am-7pm only at your assigned location.
Here are some recommendations from local friends. They are NOT necessarily researched by our Board orendorsed by NETTP. There are a lot of cities and ISDs and we as a Board do not personally vet them all. We rely on other folks to fill us in and then for you to do your homework! Exceptions are noted. THIS LIST IS UPDATED CONSTANTLY. CHECK BACK BEFORE YOU VOTE!!!
- Grapevine-Colleyville ISD: Mike McCoy and Tommy Snyder (both vetted and endorsed)
- Grapevine City Council: Leon Leal (vetted)
- Colleyville City Council: Tammy Nakamura, Bobby Lindamood, Richard Newton (all 3 vetted and endorse)
- Keller ISD: Kris Kittle (vetted and endorsed), Pilar Fraser
- Keller City Council: Becki Paquin, Sherri Almond
- Euless City Council: Perry Bynum
- Bedford City Council: Don Coates
- HEB ISD: Fred Campos, Andy Cargile (only because his opponent is so bad)
- NWISD: Deann Hatfield
- Birdville ISD: Kris Drees
- Ft Worth City Council: Brian Bird (District 3), Cary Moon (district 4), Brown OR Willoughby (District 5), Jordan (district 6), Dennis Shingleton (district 7), Betsy Price (Mayor - chosen only because her opponent is so bad; not an endorsement of her)
- Ft Worth ISD: Chad McCarty (district 2), Sandra Shelton (district 6), CJ Evans (district 5 - chosen because opponent is crazy)
- Tarrant Regional Water District: Mary Kelleher, Gary Moates
- Southlake City Council: MaryGrace Thoennes, Chad Patton (only because opponent is a Dem)
- Carroll ISD (Southlake): David Almand (only because opponent is hard Dem)
- Denton City Council: Jesse Davis, Gerard Hudspeth, John Ryan
Annetta City Council: Mike Brasovan (Mayor)
Eagle Mtn Saginaw ISD: Tim Daugherty (lesser of 2 evils)
Saginaw City Council: Shawn Morrison
- Tyler ISD: Lisa McClure (district 6)
- Plano City Council: Lily Bao, Shelby Williams, Colleen Epstein, Daniel Long
- Plano ISD: Cody Weaver, Heather Wang, Semida Voicu
- Frisco ISD: Steve Noskin, Muni
- Frisco City Council: Jeanne Weisz
- Grand Prairie City Council: Joe H. Tarrant
- Grand Prairie ISD: Patty Harris, Emily Liles
This will be updated as more resources respond!
February 12, 2019.
We are headed to Austin! The official NETTP "kickoff" trip is on! It will be Tuesday, Feb. 26. We expect a large group, so we'll probably rent a bus, and there will be a fee for that. We always try to make our trips free of charge - but buses are expensive, so we'll need folks to chip in for it. Not sure yet what the fee will be as Fran is still getting quotes, but rest assured, we'll keep it as low as possible!
So mark your calendars now! The trip will include:
*A very early start (about 5:00 am) at a convenient meet up place in the DFW area.
*Fun, fellowship, and games on the bus driving to Austin
*A tour of the Capitol building
*Meeting with YOUR legislators to tell them about NETTP and our legislative priorities for the 86th session
*Observe House and/or Senate in session
*Visit the Capitol Gift Shop for souvenirs (if you wish)
*A tour of the Supreme Court building by Judge Bert Richardson, Kevin P Yeary, David Newell, Criminal Court of Appeals (and possibly others)
*A visit to the Capitol Visitors' Center (a museum of Texas History and the oldest state office building)
*A Capitol Scavenger Hunt (with prizes!)
*Sleepy time on the bus ride home
*Complete satisfaction in knowing you spent your day learning about your State Legislature, State History, and how to be an effective Citizen Advocate
Kids are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult. You will do lunch on your own - either buy a lunch at the Capitol Grill inside the Capitol, or bring a brown bag lunch.
You do NOT have to have gone through training in order to join us. This is a great opportunity to be a part of our team, get familiar with the Capitol, and see if you want to join in next time! [READ MORE]
January 8, 2019.
If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do more in four hours than most schools do in four years!!
Among all the current methods of teaching and/or learning the Constitution, the most effective vehicle has shown to be a one-day, four hour video event known as a Constitution Boot Camp. It has been said to be more effective than online courses, such as those offered by Hillsdale College because the class in completed in one day.
We use a “strict construction” approach to present the Constitution as the founders’ intended it to be understood. Few educational endeavors do this. Most of the covered material is not taught in most public schools, colleges, or Law Schools, but it should be.
The event covers these subjects:
Segment 1: Total time – 45 minutes
- Rights – Natural versus Constitutional
- Declaration of Independence
Segment 2: Total time – 45 minutes
- Oath of Office
- Enumerated Powers of Congress
Segment 3: Total time – 45 minutes
- Enumerated Powers of the President
- Enumerated Powers of the Judiciary
- God, Church and State
Segment 4: Total time – 45 minutes
- Remedies, including nullification
We will open doors at 9:30am for registration, coffee, donuts and mingling. The first session will begin promptly at 10am. Snacks will be provided during breaks, and lunch is provided between sessions 2 and 3. Everything is included -- all materials, snacks and lunch! You just have to love your country enough to show up.
Tickets are $30 for adults. For spouses or family members who can share materials, additional tickets are sold at $15. Tickets for a student class (different from the adult class) for grades 6-10 are $15 and include lunch/snacks as well. Students in grades 11 and 12 will need to determine if they prefer an adult level class or a youth class. The youth class will be conducted partially by Constituting America, which is an organization started by actress Janine Turner and which focuses on teaching the Constitution to students in schools in a fun way. We do not have accommodations for students younger than 6th grade for this event. No one is admitted without a ticket.
Scholarships are available! If you need help, don't let that stop you from coming! Chris Badger of Grapevine Realty has eagerly offered to provide scholarships, and NE Tarrant Tea Party is very appreciative! Email email@example.com to inquire. Thanks, Chris!
Tickets can be refunded up to seven days before the event. There are no refunds after that, and we will not be able to find anyone to buy them from you or even give them to. We are all overworked volunteers so please don't ask!
Park in the NW corner of the church and enter the large glass entryway.
Bring pen and paper, and some money if you think you might want to buy DVDs or books.
Dress code is casual.
All are welcome. NETTP does not have dues or memberships. Join us!
If you can only come for part of the day, the price does not change, but you are welcome to work your schedule as needed.
Any questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To purchase tickets, click here. [READ MORE]