FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Terra Willett / Ben Stratmann April 24, 2013 (512) 463-0412 / (512) 463-0122
UPDATE ON SITUATION IN WEST, BEST WAYS TO SUPPORT LOCAL COMMUNITY
AUSTIN—In response to the recent tragedy in West, Texas, Senator Brian Birdwell and Representative Kyle Kacal continue to voice their support for the affected families and their gratitude for all those involved in the recovery process. In addition, they are encouraging those that are interested in helping to focus on giving monetary donations as the community has received a surplus of supplies.
“I was so humbled to be able to spend a couple of days recently with our local officials and first responders who have done a masterful job of handling this tragic situation,” said Birdwell. “This community has a great deal of work ahead of it, but I have absolutely no doubt that the citizens of West will continue to pull together—as Texans always do—and get their town back on track. In the meantime, it is imperative that we all continue to provide them with our prayers and our support.”
“After spending time with the community of West throughout the end of last week, I continue to be amazed by the outpouring of support from all levels of local, state, and federal government,” said Kacal. “With this being such a close-knit community, the level of organization and dedication to help this community recover is truly amazing. As we move forward to help those that have been affected, please know that the largest need at this point is financial donations for the families that have been impacted. Thank you for your continued support and prayers during this tragic time.”
For information on the memorial service, how to make a financial donation or volunteer opportunities, please see the following options below.
- For an extensive list of information on how you can help the victims of the tragedy in West, please visit www.WithWest.com.
- Additional donations via cash or check (made out to Victims of the West Explosion) can be sent to the POINTWEST Bank 200 Oak St. West, TX 76691; State National Bank 100 N. Main St. West, TX 76691
For more information on Thursday’s memorial service and to watch the event live online, please visit:
- For information on how to volunteer your time for the recovery effort in West, please visit http://www.volunteertx.org/. ###Representative Kyle Kacal (R-College Station) and Senator Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) represent the City of West in House District 12 and Senate District 22, respectively.
A memorial service for the first responders killed in West will be held 2 p.m. Thursday in Baylor’s Ferrell Center, S. University Parks Dr, Waco, TX 76706. For more information on this event, please visit http://www.baylor.edu/relief
Brazos County Republicans joined together at March’s Executive Committee meeting to sponsor A&M College Republicans’ Vice-President Brad Head’s travel to CPAC in Washington, D.C. It is fitting that the conference title was CPAC 2013, AMERICA’S FUTURE: THE NEXT GENERATION OF CONSERVATIVES, because that’s exactly what Brad Head, TAMU class of 2015, represents for us here in Brazos County.
The most memorable part of the trip for Brad was the opportunity to meet people like Allen West and Representative Louie Gohmert, and to hear how excited they were to see a younger generation stepping up to prepare for the future, which ties in with Brad’s “perhaps biggest take-home point” from the conference: “The future of the conservative movement lies in uniting with each other; this means stronger communication and a willingness to [put aside what divides us and] work together for the good of the movement. After all, I don’t think any of us wants to see another liberal president in 2016!”
Brad extends a “huge thank you to everyone for their generous support—without it, I would likely not have had the opportunity to attend such an incredible and life changing conference.” How fortunate we are to have exceptional young folks like Brad here in Brazos County!
Texas A&M College Republicans have one more meeting this semester and it’s this Monday, April 22. They meet in the MSC at 7:00 p.m. For more information, email ude.u1563353717mat.s1563353717nacil1563353717buper1563353717egell1563353717oc@of1563353717ni1563353717.
Join us as we celebrate a new era of the Republican Party of Brazos County. Many of you know that we’ve simply outgrown our present location on Stillmeadow in Bryan. Our new HQ will double the amount of meeting space we have and give us much needed room for a growing party!
We hope you’ll come by on Friday April 19th for hotdogs, hamburgers, and refreshments. We’ll be there most of the day – 11:00 – 6:00 PM. If you can’t make it early then come by later!
We will have speakers throughout the day, including our Republican Party of Texas Chairman Steve Munisteri! Mr. Don Adam, to whom we owe a great big THANK YOU, will be introduced around the 12:30 hour, followed by Chairman Munisteri, Senator Schwertner, and others.
Kyle Incardona is grilling up the best burgers and hotdogs in the county so grab a friend and come by!!
As announced at the annual Reagan Day Dinner in March the Republican Party of Brazos County will soon be able to call 1640 Briarcrest Drive its new headquarters. Thanks to the generosity of Don Adam we will soon double the amount of meeting space that we currently have at 4020 Stillmeadow. If you’ve been to any of our functions at the old HQ you know how badly we’ve needed new office space. Executive Committee meetings are often conducted in a crowded atmosphere. We will include pictures of the new office space as they become available.
Mark the date of April 19th to come over and check out our new digs! We will serve hotdogs, hamburgers, and refreshments throughout the day from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM on that day. There will be appearances from many of those who have helped with this incredible day as well as many political dignitaries. It is a day of celebration and appreciation for all of those who have worked so hard to keep Brazos County solidly RED! New HQ will help facilitate more positive action for working with the voters of Brazos County!!
For details contact us at 979-777-0759.
Anyone who thinks the Republican Party lacks enthusiasm doesn’t live in Brazos County!
Approximately 250 grassroots conservative Republicans welcomed Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson on February 27 to the Republican Party of Brazos County’s 2013 Reagan Day Dinner. The enormous crowd enjoyed a refreshing talk by General Abbott and Commissioner Patterson created plenty of laughs as Master of Ceremonies.
The best part was the tremendous turnout from grassroots Republicans in Brazos County – at a time when the party of Barack Obama and government-run healthcare likes to claim that the GOP is running out of steam. General Abbott spoke about the importance of defending our Constitution and lit a fire under all in attendance that the battle to save our country is far from over. His steadfast commitment to conservative principles was evident in his eloquent monologue, delivered extemporaneously. General Abbott will surely continue to serve the people of Texas well.
Also featured during the dinner was a silent auction with various items from many generous sponsors that inspired many bids and raised a significant amount for the party. A fun quiz game about presidential facts engaged each table in a battle of historical knowledge. After three tables tied for the lead, rock, paper, scissors was skillfully used to determine the winner – the MEMdata sponsor table.
Sheriff Kirk gave a heartfelt tribute to Constable Brian Bachmann, who served Brazos County so bravely until his tragic death last August in the line of duty. The annual volunteer award was renamed to the Brian Bachmann Volunteer Service Award, to honor both Constable Bachmann as well as the grassroots Republicans who are recognized as having contributed greatly to our party. Donna Bachmann, Constable Bachmann’s widow, presented the first Brian Bachmann Volunteer Service Awards to Charlie Coble and Debbie Pipes, two dedicated Republicans who have invested their time and effort into promoting our Republican values.
Finally, to nearly everyone’s surprise, Judge Travis Bryan announced that our party has a new headquarters! Local businessman and philanthropist Don Adam has generously donated a new space for party headquarters on Briarcrest Drive in Bryan, replacing the outdated space the party has occupied for over 15 years. Stay tuned to this blog for further news about the new headquarters and the grand opening.
Without a doubt, the 2013 Reagan Day Dinner was our most successful ever – signaling that the Republican Party’s grassroots is not only still energized, but more prepared than ever to challenge Barack Obama’s liberal agenda and the Left’s assault on the Constitution.
Look for many more exciting events coming soon!
We need to get members enrolled in voter registration classes. And we need to set up organized plans to register voters.
Let’s start now before the summer temps get uncomfortable. We can dually build our party.
Sign up for the next Voter Registrar class in mid March by contacting:
Brazos County Voter Registration
300 E. William Joel Bryan Parkway
Bryan, Texas 77803
College Station Hilton
Doors open at 6pm
Dear Fellow Republican,
Barack Obama may have fooled enough voters to win re-election last November, but he hasn’t fooled grassroots Republicans like you and me. The Republican Party of Brazos County is more determined than ever to do all we can to defeat his Statist agenda.
It is more important than ever that our Republican Party is able and ready to defend our conservative values in the face of an over-reaching government. Your support of, and participation in, the 2013 Republican Party of Brazos County Reagan Day Dinner on February 27 is vital to our success and ability to move your values forward. This event is the heartbeat in the pulse of our local Republican Party. With your support this year’s event will be better than ever.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is our keynote speaker for this year’s event. Attorney General Abbott has made a national name for himself as one of the staunchest opponents of the liberal Obama agenda and he lead the fight to repeal Obamacare in the Supreme Court. He has also been on the front lines fighting against Obama’s assault on the 2nd Amendment and our right to protect ourselves and our families. For all Attorney General Abbott has done to protect Freedom in Texas and America, he has a message that you will not want to miss.
Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson will be the emcee. A proud Texas Aggie, Commissioner Patterson is a steadfast defender of limited government. He has received widespread praise for his efforts and leadership in being a defender of conservative principles in Austin.
RSVP on Facebook
If you like, you may acknowledge that you’ll be attending on the Brazos County GOP Facebook page event. Please pass this link along to your Facebook friends as well.
In order to ensure that this year’s event is the most successful event we’ve ever held, your support is needed. Please fill out the sponsorship form and mail or deliver it to:The Republican Party of Brazos County
4020 Stillmeadow Drive
Bryan TX 77802
For table and program sponsorships please RSVP no later than Friday, February 22.
Questions about the event can be directed to the following people. Please put in the email subject line “Reagan Day Dinner”.
- Marla Calvin – moc.l1563353717iamto1563353717h@niv1563353717lacal1563353717ram1563353717 or 979-324-8068
- Suzan Smith – moc.o1563353717ohay@15633537170250e1563353717lyogr1563353717ag1563353717 or 979-492-4489
- John Cox – moc.o1563353717ohay@15633537175991r1563353717ialbn1563353717hoj1563353717 or 979-777-9157
For Corporate Sponsorships, please contact:
- Jess Fields – moc.l1563353717iamg@1563353717sdlei1563353717fnala1563353717ssej1563353717 or 979-571-6724