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A group of Texas citizens is asking for Speaker Joe Straus and Lt. Governor David Dewhurt to attend a Public Hearing where citizens will speak to their concerns regarding the transporting of diluted bitomen (Tar Sands) through 3 major pipelines near towns, major waterways and reservoirs. The focus of the concerns will be the preparedness training needed for public safety and water safety.
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Straus & Dewhurst on June 17, 2013
"It is our understanding that when the Legislature is not in session, in order to secure these hearings, Lt. Governor Dewhurst and/or House Speaker Straus must call for an Interim Study."
"We urge that hearings for an Interim Study begin immediately in East Texas along the route of the TransCanada/Keystone XL Pipeline. This pipeline is due for completion sometime early next year. In addition to concerns about the use of eminent domain, the House Land & Resource Management,
Business & Industry, and Energy Resources committees have all heard additional concerns that Landowners, together with Towns, Cities and Counties along the route, may be inadequately prepared for emergency measures needed if there is a pipeline breach. The fact that the pipeline is carrying diluted bitumen under high pressure, which carries particular dangers to health, safety and our water supply, has somehow been lost in the eminent domain shuffle.
Moreover, given the high profile of Texas water availability, we believe that the protection of the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer, which serves 10-12 million people, and which is traversed by this pipeline, deserves a special look by the Legislature. Last, the recent anomalies in new pipeline being laid by TransCanada were in the press last week. This points to the immediate need for hearings and full public disclosure. These landowners and nearby residents deserve at least this much."
D. Medina, J. Crawford, J. Hightower
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"Furthermore, pipeline companies are under no obligation to tell landowners what is being transported, much less to disclose the risks of thesesubstances to their land, their homes and their water.
We believe that holding public hearings would underscore the importance of amending theTLBOR – which not only demands legislative leadership but citizen action"
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Date: August 14, 2013
Subject: VOLT PAC Opposes SHSU Threat to Seize Private Property
The Voters for Lower Taxes Political Action Committee (VOLT PAC), a recently formed General Purpose Political Action Committee to provide a voice for the voters and taxpayers of Huntsville and Walker County, strongly opposes the threat by Sam Houston State University to condemn and seize by power of Eminent Domain the property on South Sam Houston Avenue currently owned by the City of Huntsville and commonly known as "The Army Reserve Building."
We also applaud and support the action by the City of Huntsville to excess this no longer needed property and sell it to the highest competitive bidder. By so doing the taxpayers of Huntsville will benefit from the sales proceeds and the taxpayers of Huntsville, Walker County, HISD and the Hospital District will benefit from future property and sales taxes generated by this prime commercial property.
We urge all citizens of Huntsville and Walker County to join with us and other citizen groups that are coming together to oppose this unprecedented and unjustified property grab by the University. If they succeed in this action, no private property, residential or commercial, in the City or County will be safe from future seizure. Sam Houston Tea Party agrees that if one property is taken by eminent domain, other homeowners or businesses will be in jeopardy.
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U.S. Senate - Dwayne Stovall
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Texas House of Representatives, District 18 - Terry Holcomb
2014 Primary: Dwayne Stovall, US Senate update. January 18, 2014
By David Jennings, The Houston Chronicle
I had an opportunity to catch up with Dwayne Stovall on the campaign trail for an update on his campaign. Dwayne is the Tea Party candidate in the primary against Sen. John Cornyn. had an opportunity to catch up with Dwayne Stovall on the campaign trail for an update on his campaign. Dwayne is the Tea Party candidate in the primary against Sen. John Cornyn.
We talked about a range of issues, including the federal judiciary and overreach, the unconstitutionality of many departments (EPA, DOT, DOE), how out of touch John Cornyn is with average Texans, the second amendment, just a host of things. If all things were equal, I truly believe that Dwayne would be at the top of the polls in this race – he really connects with average Jane voters when he gets a chance to meet them.
Of course, all things aren’t equal and with Cornyn pouring millions into trying to convince people he still relates to Texas, Dwayne has an uphill battle. If Republican clubs and Tea Party groups would get off their butts and get into grassroots activities, who knows what would happen.
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Representing Sam Houston
Dwayne Stovall's Endorsements
Water Fight Ends In Ranchers' Favor
Property owners allowed to pump out
as much as they want
By Matthew Tresaugue Published in Houston Chronicle Jan. 23, 2014
A Houston company has dropped its plans to tap an aquifer beneath mostly rural Austin and Waller counties for use in fast-growing Fort Bend County suburbs, ending one of Texas' nastiest water fights.
Electro Purification LLC's withdrawal this week, however, does not put to rest the primary reason for the conflict: the unique way Texas governs groundwater. State law allows property owners to pump as much water from beneath their land as they desire, for any purpose.
Farmers, ranchers and others said the company's pumping request would rob them of water beneath their land and harm their livelihoods. Now they intend to press forward on policy changes to prevent "water grabs" in the future.
"We are going to go on the offensive because there isn't anything (in state law) stopping the next water grab or the one after that," said Tom Sherman, an Austin County resident who organized Concerned Citizens for Texas Water Resources, a group that opposed the pumping plan. "This is a quasi-small victory."
Groundwater fights have become increasingly common across the drought-prone state as water marketers and utilities work feverishly to secure large volumes beneath rural areas to meet urban demands. In one of the higher-profile cases, a Central Texas groundwater district last week decided to limit the amount of water that could be pumped and moved across county lines - a ruling that appears headed to court.
Electro Purification had asked for the right to pump 22,500 acre-feet of water per year from an aquifer - essentially an underground reservoir - beneath some sparsely populated ranch and farming land and send it by pipeline about 25 miles to Richmond and Rosenberg. An acre-foot is roughly equal to the amount of water three typical Texas households use in a year.
Terry Holcomb (center) met with 13 voters who will support him by bringing 7 more people to the polls.
13 Supporters x 7 friends= 91votes
Monday, February 10, 2014 Spaghetti Dinner and Candidate Fundraiser
1991-1996 Texas House
1996 to Now U.S. House
23 Years - Career Politician
Today, Texans are adamantly against Obamacare, and after he abandoned Senator Cruz in his battle to defund it, Senator Cornyn now suggests that Obamacare be replaced by yet another government program.
During Senator Cornyn's time in the Senate, the federal government has nearly tripled its debt. Texans were against Stimulus and TARP, but he supported both.
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Your vote counts. Make it an informed vote.
2004 - 2014 is enough. John Otto voted Yes for term limits. He voted Yes on an pension increase for legislators hidden in a his bill.
Canton Tea Party, Sam Houston Tea Party,
Texas Conservatives, Alvin Tea Party Patriots,Independent Conservative Voters, CraigMcMichaelfor Congress, Fire Fighters for Liberty,Republican Liberty Caucus of CD36,
No more hitchin' a ride on Walker County while serving your big business donors !
John Otto brags that he "received awards" for being a conservative leader from his DONORS, not his votes for conservative issues.
"The citizens in Liberty, San Jacinto, and Walker Counties (House District 18) don’t have a voice in Austin either. Their representative (John Otto) has demonstrated that he is working for someone else. Considering our founders fought a war over taxation without representation, it may be high time for a revolution in District 18." Read the Full Text Here
Also, Mr. Otto now owns a year round condominium in Austin and vacations (with wife) in Jackson Hole, Wy. and Canada at his lobby's expense.
Maybe that is why John Otto, the Vice-Chairman of the tax-raising Ways and Means Committee and a powerful Appropriations subcommittee Chairman was instrumental in increasing session-to-session spending during the 83rd Texas Legislature by 26.9%.
M. Quinn, Founder Empower Texans
1000 Conservatives with 7 friends and family = 7000 votes
John Otto's bill got all legislators a pension raise. Lawmakers serving eight years can collect $23,000 a year when they retire at age 60.
If they served 10 years, they’re eligible for $28,750 a year in pensions funded by your tax dollars.
Twenty years in the pink dome gets you up to
$57,500 plus health care.
In-State $4,637.00 Out-Of-State $400.00
Unknown State $379,379.00
U.S. Senate (TX) - Sr, Republican Assistant Minority Leader (Minority Whip)
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Craig McMichael's ten year Marine Corps accomplishments include:
Three Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
• Two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals
• Three sea service Deployment Ribbons
• Iraq Campaign Medal
• Afghanistan Campaign Medal
• Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
• Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
• Korean Defense Service Medal
• Two Humanitarian Service Medal
• Two National Defense Service Medal
• Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendations
• Three Navy Meritorious Unit Commendations
• Navy Unit Commendation
Take A Few Minutes and GET TO KNOW CRAIG MCMICHAEL
Congressional Approval Rates for 2009-2014 are
currently well below historical average of 33%.
Congress begins 2014 with an approval rate of 13%.
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2.Measures and methods for simplification of taxes.
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1. Make a continuing study of matters relating to the Economic Report.
2. Study means of coordinating programs in order to further the policy of this Act
Mon. 5/19 to Fri. 5/23
Primary Runoff Election
Tuesday May 27, 2014
Contact Craig at 409-365-0416
45:35 Craig McMichael
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citizens in the Woodlands
at the Texas Patriots PAC
3:57 at Montgomery County Republican Candidate Forum
Endorsed by Montgomery Co. Tea Party
A 2013 study by Rice University found that John Otto was the seventh-lowest ranked Republican in the Texas House. That should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with his voting record. 2013 study by Rice University found that John Otto was the seventh-lowest ranked Republican in the Texas House. That should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with his voting record.
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Empower Texans' Fiscal Responsibility Scores dropped from a C to F.
SHTP and other tea party group calls for a Censure for John Cornyn
Recommended by Montgomery County Tea Party
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED
Sam Houston Tea Party needs concerned citizens to hand out Voter's Guides
during Early Voting
and at each
Precinct Polling Location
on March 4, 2014
Early voting will be at the
Walker County Annex
1301 Sam Houston Ave.
Tuesday, February 18 through February 28.
If you can pass out guides during Early Voting or at your Voting Precinct, please email:
Subject: Early Voting or Precinct Voting
About 200 citizens attend the event.
The Silent Auction raised
over $4000 for candidates.
Debra Medina Dwayne Stovall Craig McMichael Terry Holcomb
Sam Houston Tea Party
2014 Voter Guide
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