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Thursday, April 26, 06:30 pm - NETTP: Calling For Cruz

Monday, May 14, 05:30 pm - May 14: David Barton at NETTP

Monday, June 11, 05:30 pm - June 11: Indoctrination on Campus

Monday, July 09, 05:30 pm - July 9: What's happening in North Korea

Thursday, July 26, 07:00 pm - July 26: Rick Green & Brad Stine - Comedy & The Constitution

CORE BELIEFS:

NE Tarrant Tea Party believes in

  • Personal Responsibility
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Limited Government
  • Rule of Law
  • National Sovereignty
  • Traditional 2-Party System
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WHO ARE WE?

Don't let the name fool you!  We are a statewide movement...  a group of activists from all across Texas promoting Constitutional governance in every precinct, one voter at a time.  Take a look at our Board members and find contact information here.

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WHO REPRESENTS ME?

It is a citizen's responsibility to provide regular feedback, both positive and negative, to his/her representatives.  Here is a helpful list of contact information for NE Tarrant County residents, from city council to President.

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Keller ISD Swap & Drop

March 16, 2018.

Attention Keller ISD Taxpayers!
The Keller ISD is at it again, so hold on to your checkbooks.  The Keller ISD Board of Trustees is proposing a Tax Ratification Election (TRE), probably to be held in September.  The last time this was attempted, was in June of 2011.  Grassroots activists organized opposition to it back then, and voters overwhelmingly said NO to that proposal.  We need to do it again, and we’re calling on all KISD taxpayers to help.  This time – they have a clever marketing plan for their proposal called “Swap and Drop” (more about that later).  AND…. They are using YOUR tax dollars on this marketing campaign, to persuade YOU to increase YOUR property taxes!  Let’s not allow them to do that, OK?
 
School District property taxes have 2 components: 

  • The Maintenance & Operations (M&O) portion which funds day to day operating expenses
  • The Interest & Sinking (I&S) portion which pays down debt.

 There are State regulations in place regarding the M&O rate, and KISD is already at the maximum rate, so raising the M&O would require voter approval.  When property values rise – State funding to the district is decreased, so the district does not see additional revenue to this fund from increased values.  (an issue that needs to be addressed with the legislature). 
 
The I&S portion, however, is not limited, and as rates remain constant, and values go up - revenue to the I&S fund goes up too.  The I&S funds are meant to pay down bond debt.  Bonds are supposed to be paid down over time (like your mortgage), so we would expect that with values rising, and what the district calls “fiscally responsible re-financing”, the I&S rate should go down.
 
The “Swap & Drop” plan proposes to

  • DECREASE the I&S rate by 14 cents
  • INCREASE the M&O by 13 cents

The result is a net overall reduction of 1 cent.  Doing this will raise an additional $19 million in revenue to the M&O fund, which they can then use for anything they need (including debt repayment).  They can also continue to propose bonds which will increase the debt payment portion of the tax.  And voters happily vote for most every school bond that comes along!
 
We’ve all been demanding property tax reform, but this is not reform.  The Swap & Drop is campaign is more like a bait & switch.   “We’ll give you 14 hamburgers tomorrow, for 13 hamburgers today.”  Popeye’s friend would be proud.
 
What can YOU do about it? 

  • Attend the Town Hall they are holding on the issue – Tuesday, Mar. 20, 6:00 pm at Keller High School
  • Contact every member of the KISD board, and Superintendent Westfall, to let them know that you oppose this plan and intend to vote NO if a TRE is held.  They have not yet pulled the trigger on holding the election, so we can save the district some money if we convince them not to hold an election for an issue that will be defeated. 
  • Share your objections on social media wherever possible. 
  • Encourage your City Council members to publicly oppose the TRE

 We need all KISD hands on deck for this, and even if you don’t live in the district, you should help, because if KISD is able to do this now, other districts will do it in the future.  Please join me at the Town Hall on the 20th!
 
Contact Information for Board Members can be found at:

https://www.kellerisd.net/Page/199
 
Fran Rhodes, VP & Citizen Advocate Coordinator
NE Tarrant Tea Party

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2018 Primary Recommendations

February 20, 2018.

The Board of NE Tarrant Tea Party has indicated below how each member would choose to vote on every contested race in Tarrant County (does not include Precinct Chair races nor races with only one candidate).  These are recommendations NOT ENDORSEMENTS.  Each race has a possible 6 votes (two board members did not vote due to illness).

US Senate:  Ted Cruz - 6 votes

US Congress:
   District 6 - Ron Wright 4 votes; no indication 2 votes
   District 24 - Johnathan Davidson 2 votes; Kenny Marchant 1 vote; no indication 3 votes
   District  26 - Veronica Birkenstock 4 votes; Michael Burgess 2 votes

Governor:  Greg Abbott - 6 votes

Lt Governor:  Dan Patrick - 6 votes

Land Commissioner:  Jerry Patterson 2 votes; Davey Edwards 4 votes

Ag Commissioner:  Sid Miller 6 votes

RR Commissioner:  Christi Craddick 4 votes; Weston Martinez 1 vote; no indication 1 vote

Criminal Court of Appeals Presiding Judge:  Sharon Keller 1 vote; David Bridges 4 votes; no indication 1 vote

Criminal Court of Appeals Place 8:  Michelle Slaughter 6 votes

State Board of Education District 11:  Feyi Obamehinti 5 votes; no indication 1 vote

State Representative:
   District 98 -  Armin Mizani 6 votes
   District 99 -  Bo French 6 votes

District Judge 233rd:  Kenneth Newell 6 votes

District Judge 342nd:  Pat Gallagher 6 votes

Family Judge 322nd:  James Munford 6 votes

Family Judge 323rd:  Alex Kim 6 votes

Family Judge 325:  Cynthia Terry 6 votes

Criminal Court 4:  Deborah Nekhom 6 votes

Probate Court 1:  Patricia Cole 6 votes

District Clerk:  Tom Wilder 6 votes

Tax Assessor:  Trasa Cobern 1 vote, Rick Barnes 5 votes

Justice of the Peace 3:  Lenny Lopez 5 votes, Bill Brandt 1 vote

Justice of the Peace 4:  Chris Gregory 1 vote, Charity DeVille 3 votes, no indication 2 votes

Justice of the Peace 6:  Chris Garcia 5 votes, no indication 1 vote

Early voting is Feb 20-Mar 2.  Election Day is March 6.  Click here for sample ballots, voting hours and locations, and other election information.

You can PRINT our recommendations and take them to polls with you.  Share them with friends and neighbors too!  Click here to print.

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The Bush/Villalba Clown Show

February 20, 2018.

Why on earth is George P. Bush our Texas Land Commissioner helping to re-elect Jason Villalba?

 

Shouldn’t George P. Bush be worrying about his own problems: the colossal disaster of his “Reimagine the Alamo” or his ethics problem? Instead, he’s helping one of the worst “Republicans” in Texas.

Jason Villalba was singled out by the leading conservative watchdog group as one of the Worst Legislators of 2017. They dubbed him the “Rodeo Clown” of the Texas House.  ...

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CORE BELIEFS:

NE Tarrant Tea Party believes in

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WHO ARE WE?

Don't let the name fool you!  We are a statewide movement...  a group of activists from all across Texas promoting Constitutional governance in every precinct, one voter at a time.  Take a look at our Board members and find contact information here.

[READ MORE]

WHO REPRESENTS ME?

It is a citizen's responsibility to provide regular feedback, both positive and negative, to his/her representatives.  Here is a helpful list of contact information for NE Tarrant County residents, from city council to President.

[READ MORE]