Chairman Calls for Party Unity Greetings to all Republicans!   I want you to be aware of a situation that took place at the County Executive Committee (CEC) meeting last Tuesday evening, June 4, 2019. What had been a unified and congenial meeting suddenly turned into an unnecessary divisive conflict with a surprise resolution criticizing a Republican PAC formed in 2018, the Republican Voters of Texas PAC.  The resolution stated that the MCRP “condemn[s] and denounce[s]” the newer PAC and “demands that they cease and desist their bad faith use of the word ‘Republican’.” The Republican Voters of Texas PAC is clearly Republican, and their AdvisoryRead More →

From the Chairman’s Desk: George H.W. Bush – Consummate Gentleman and Close Friend of the Montgomery County GOP   The passing of former President George H. W. Bush reminded me of just what a consummate gentleman and close friend of the Republican Party in Montgomery County he was. After becoming the Harris County Republican Party Chairman shortly after his move from Midland to Houston in 1962, Bush answered a call from the fledging Montgomery County Republican Party to appear for the first ever fundraiser in the county in 1963. He, along with his wife Barbara, came to Conroe and spoke of the future of theRead More →

White House Garden Ceremony & Conroe Connection “Melania Trump gave a splashy launch Monday (May 7, 2018) to her public awareness campaign to help children, calling it Be Best,” so wrote the Associated Press in the Houston Chronicle. “In a rare twist on their White House roles, she commanded the Rose Garden lectern while President Donald Trump watched from the audience.” The first lady said the “Be Best” campaign will “focus on childhood well-being, social media use and opioid abuse.” Little did most of us realize that one of the ceremony attendees had a Conroe, Texas connection. She is Hazel Stephens, pictured below with MelaniaRead More →

BUSH MEMORIES The passing of the matriarch of the Bush family should remind some Montgomery County   Republicans and inform others of the tremendous influence the Bushes had on the organization and growth of the Montgomery County Republican Party. Montgomery County Republicans join our grief with all those saddened by this loss of a dynamic personality and great American while extending our condolences and prayers of comfort to the family and their many friends and supporters. A fledgling Montgomery County Republican Party organization was first introduced to George H. W. Bush and wife Barbara in 1963, one year Elton and Amelda Sump following its first PrimaryRead More →

DEM PARTY HISTORICALLY THE RACIST One thing you can expect from Democrats during any election season is the claim that Republicans are racists. It is as certain as the sunrise or sunset. In late August, the former Montgomery County Democrat Chairman, Bruce Barnes, wrote a Letter to Editor of The Courier with this very claim. I responded to this baseless charge with the letter that appears below. Voice Your Opinion THE COURIER Saturday, September 2, 2017 DEM PARTY HISTORICALLY THE RACIST To The editor: Former Democrat Chairman Bruce Barnes’ recent letter is an example of how Democrats and their friends in the media persist inRead More →

From the Chairman’s Desk: BALD EAGLE – EMBLEM OF FREEDOM On June 20, 1782, the Third Continental Congress adopted the bald eagle as the emblem of freedom for the United States of America and its Grand Seal. The eagle is a graceful, fascinating creature indigenous to North America. But one of the founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin, was not too keen on this decision. He felt the eagle was “a bird of bad moral character” because of their feeding habits in which they snatch meals away from other birds and mammals, including humans. Franklin preferred the turkey for the emblem because he felt it was aRead More →

A 65TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION   2017 marks the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Republican Party in Montgomery County. This is a proud moment in history, worthy of a celebration. And that is what the Party will promote in August or September with the assistance of prominent Republicans from across the state and the nation. Those interested in contributing to the success of this event should contact Republican Headquarters at 936-441-5621 or by email at [email protected] Here is a brief description of the events in Montgomery County that made history. Republicanism in the County and the State in the 1900s, suffered from the aftermath ofRead More →

From the Chairman’s Desk: Progressivism 2016 In 1889, the founding father of America’s progressive movement and future President, Woodrow Wilson, authored a book in which he wrote: “Government does now whatever experience permits or the times demand”. The Obama presidency, arguably the modern version of the Wilson progressive administrative state dominated by government elitists, has presided over doubling of the national debt to nearly twenty trillion dollars, stagnation of annual economic growth in spite of nearly zero interest rates, shrinking of annual family income by several thousand dollars and saddling businesses with excessive regulations while issuing multiple executives orders involving organized labor, the environment, theRead More →

From the Chairman’s Desk: THE CLINTON FOUNDATION In the presidential campaign, we have heard a lot about the Clinton Foundation. But have you ever wondered what it is all about and why we should know more about it? Columnist and TV commentator, Charles Krauthammer, recently wrote a very simple explanation of this Clinton venture. Here it is. First, the Clinton’s created a separate foreign “charity” in Canada that received donations from a number of foreign governments and oligarchs, including many middle-eastern countries. In the Clinton case, over 1,000 contributions were received. The Canadian charity then bundled these donations and made a very large donation toRead More →

From the Chairman’s Desk: FREEDOM OF SPEECH The time-honored and revered phrase- “Freedom of Speech”- has leapt to the news forefront with all of the protest marches, ceaseless strident shouts and random rudeness in opposition to President Trump. In the 1941 State of the Union Address, President Franklin Roosevelt, spoke of “four essential human freedoms”: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want and freedom from fear. The renowned artist, Norman Rockwell was inspired into creating “four freedoms” paintings over 75 years ago. Today they reside in an unassuming white building on Route 183 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. In a WSJ article entitled “Ode toRead More →