Mission Statement

Our mission is to organize, educate, and inform our fellow citizens for the purpose of securing public policy consistent with our core values. We will unify and we will exercise through all legal means available to us, our power to effect the election of local, state, and federal candidates who espouse our core values.

Principles

We believe in the Constitution of the United States, Free Markets, Limited Government, and Fiscal Responsibility. SHTP is a non-partisan grassroots organization of individuals united by our core values derived from the Constitution of the United States of America, the Bill Of Rights, the Federalist Papers, and the Declaration of Independence.

Core values

Uphold the Constitution: Our core values are the same values upon which the United States of America was founded, and are rooted in our belief in Natural Law. They derive from a belief in free will, the primacy of individual responsibility. We will uphold and follow the original intent of the Constitution of the United States.

Free Markets: 

A free market is the economic consequence of personal liberty. The founders believed that personal and economic freedom were indivisible, as do we. Our current government's interference distorts the free market and inhibits the pursuit of individual and economic liberty; therefore, we demand limited government.

Limited Government: 

We are inspired by our founding documents and regard the Constitution of the United States to be the supreme law of the land. We believe that it is possible to know the original intent of the government our founders set forth, and stand in support of that intent. Like the founders, we support states' rights for those powers not expressly stated in the Constitution. As the government is of the people, by the people and for the people, in all other matters we support the personal liberty of the individual, within the rule of law.

Fiscal Responsibility: 

A limited government, designed to protect the blessings of liberty, must be fiscally responsible. Our current governments' actions have resulted in onerous burdens of taxation. This increasing taxation unjustly restricts the very liberty limited government is designed to protect and abrogates the rights the Constitution is designed to secure. In addition, the increasing national debt is a grave threat to our national sovereignty. We therefore demand from our governments: fiscal responsibility, a plan of reduced spending, and balanced budgets without the creation of further debt.

Political Action: 

We will take political action to secure a government that is constitutionally limited, and will actively oppose all government officials, elected or appointed, that violate their oath of office. To that end, we are committed to work with any party or group of individuals who are in support of our core values, thereby leaving social issues to be decided at the state or local level as the Constitution intends. We are not in support of, or supported by, any political party. We will not be influenced by any special interest. We will accept nothing less than a government that operates under the strict limitations contained in our Constitution, which best serves and protects its citizen's liberty.

Our Philosophy: 

We believe that social issues are best decided at the state and local levels. We recognize and support the strength of grassroots organization powered by activism and civic responsibility at a local level. We hold that the United States is a Republic conceived by its architects as a nation whose people were granted "unalienable rights" by our Creator. Chiefly among these are the rights to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." The Sam Houston Tea Party stands with our Founding Fathers, as heirs to the republic, to claim our rights and duties which preserve their legacy and our own. We hold, as did the Founders, that there exists an inherent benefit to our country when private property and prosperity is secured by Natural Law and the rights of the individual.


God bless our County, our State,
and God Bless America!

 WE THE PEOPLE OF WALKER COUNTY, TEXAS 
hereby resolve to join together to form the 
Sam  Houston Tea Party 

IN ORDER TO:

Unite our voices together to make our concerns heard
Scrutinize, hold responsible, and impact our elected officials 

Provide information to the citizens of Walker County
Secure the Blessings of Liberty and Freedom for ourselves and our posterity. 

WE AFFIRM THAT:

We are FOR less government control, reduced taxes, conservative principles, and the U.S Constitution as it is stated

We are AGAINST higher Taxes, more government control, and the reduction of our rights and freedoms under the U.S. Constitution

We are not affiliated with any political party

We are an independent body but not a third party

The Sam Houston Tea Party, The Walker County Tea Party, and The Huntsville Tea Party are one and the same


WE WELCOME YOU TO:

Join our effort and attend our meetings. Enjoy this website, please review it carefully and revisit occasionally for events update

God bless our County, our State,
and God Bless America!

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Code of Conduct: 

We believe that our conduct should embody "Decency and Respect" for everyone. At no time do we espouse nor will we condone such conduct 
that is disrespectful to anyone regardless of his or her political party, race,religion, or affiliations. 


Why Join Us: 

We welcome you to join our efforts.

We appreciate your concerns about the direction of our government. 

We believe we can make a difference by:

1) inviting our public officials to speak and answer questions.

(2) signing petitions to affect legislation.

(3) inviting other guests speakers to inform and educate the public and our members. 

(4) providing a social forum so that our community can unite and demonstrate our resolve to our elected officials. 

United together we believe we can become a formidable force. 
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Voting  Requirements in Texas 

In 2011, the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 14 (SB 14) creating a new requirement for voters to show photo identification when voting in person. While pending review within the judicial system, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Shelby County v. Holder, which effectively ended all pending litigation. As a result, voters are now required to present an approved form of photo identification in order to vote in all Texas Elections.


Below is a list of the 7 acceptable forms of photo ID:

 1)  Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)

2)  U.S. military identification card containing the person’s photograph

3)  Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS

4)  United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph

5)  Texas personal identification card issued by DPS

6)  United States passport

7)  Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS


With the exception of the U.S. citizen certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than 60 days before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place. 

The voter’s name on the identification presented must match or be “substantially similar” to the official list of registered voters (poll list).

Voters are encouraged to update their voter registration to reflect the names on their IDs before the early October  deadline

Person Designated as Contact for Voting  Information

If you live in Walker County Contact:
Diana McRae, Tax Assessor-Collector

1301 Sam Houston Ave. Ste. 114, Huntsville, Tx 77340
Phone: 936-436-4959 Fax: 936-436-4961

Email: [email protected]
Department Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Registering to Vote In Walker County or Texas

You're eligible to vote in Texas if...

1. You are a United States citizen; 
2. You are legally registered to vote in Texas; 
3. You are at least 18 years old on Election Day; 
4. You are not a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole); 
5. You have not been declared by a court of law to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote. 

Where to get an application

There are plenty of places to pick up a voter registration form

1. You can register at the Department of Public Safety when applying for or making changes to a driver license; 

2. You can register at your county Voter Registrar's office.

Walker County Voter Registration 
1301 Sam Houston, Suite 114
Phone: (936) 436-4959

3. You can register by mail by obtaining an application from your county Voter Registrar's office or the Secretary of State's office. 

4. You can also pick up applications at libraries, or download one from the Texas Secretary of State's website.

Filling out the application

1. You must be at least 17 years and 10 months of age on the date you apply.

2. Read the instructions on the form in its entirety, fill it out and mail it, postage-free, to the Voter Registrar in your county, or drop it by the Voter Registrar’s office.

3. All voters who registered to vote in Texas must provide a Texas driver license number or personal photo identification  issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety. If you don’t have such a number, simply provide the last four digits of your social security number. If you don’t have a social security number, you need to state that fact. 

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Sam Houston Tea Party encourages citizen to
 BE INFORMED, RESEARCH CANDIDATES then VOTE.

 Go see the incumbents in action.

 Attend candidate forums. 

See the candidate's website for their platform and then research their voting records -
MegaVote and SMART VOTE .

  Use searches on the internet for news, articles and media/YouTube coverage.

  Join with like-minded citizens to form a coalition to advocate for and vote for the constitutional, conservative candidate.  

State of Texas November 8, 2016

Position NAME TOTAL VOTES PERCENT

President/Vice-President

Donald J. Trump / Mike Pence 
 REP 4,651,955        52.39%

Hillary Clinton / Tim Kaine 
 DEM 3,848,617         43.34%


Walker County Current Elections

Click Here for Walker Co Election Info 
Early Voting Dates/Time/Place
Precinct Ballots

Early Voting October 23 - November 3  
Election Day November 7, 2017   


League of Women Voters of Texas

Voter's Guide for 
The Six Proposed Constitutional Amendments
Election November 8, 2016

Number of Walker County Citizens who
 Registered to Vote : 32,474  

  Number of Ballots Cast: 20,038  
  Turnout 61.70%

Walker County Winner:
  President Donald Trump 
Trump Straight Party 6,255 63.82%
Trump Vote 12,878 64.58%

Clinton Straight Party 3,345 34.13%
Clinton Vote 6,085 30.52%