Senatorial Convention 25 will be held Saturday May 23, 2020 at Anne Marie’s Catering and Events located at 12475 Starcrest Dr. SATX 78216. Registration opens at 7:30am and convenes in at 9:00am. Mark Dorazio, Temporary Chairman. Senatorial Convention 19 will be held on Saturday June 13, 2020 at The Restoring Church at 8308 Fredericksburg Rd. Registration opens at 8:00am and convenes at 9:00am. Robert Casias, Temporary Chairman.
Senatorial Convention 26: Saturday June 13, 2020 at John Marshal High School, 8000 Lobo Ln. SATX 78240 from 8:00am- 5:00pm. Fred Rangel, Temporary Chairman
The Republican Party of Bexar County and Republican Party of Travis Countyproudly support Lani Popp for State Board of Education. Runoff date is July 14, 2020. Please vote only on Election Day.
California Congressional House District 25 Flipped RED “Mike Garcia, who won the endorsement of President Trump, flipped California’s 25th Congressional District after Representative Katie Hill, a Democrat resigned last year…He is a former military pilot and newcomer to Republican electoral politics, and has defeated his opponent in a special election to fill a House seat in Southern California. The victory is the first time the G.O.P. has flipped a Democratic held seat in California since 1998 and is a significant win in an election that was primarily conducted by mail and reflected the country’s bitter partisan mood.” This is the beginning of the 2020 red wave across America.
House Democrats Pass $3 Trillion Coronavirus Bill “House Democrats on Friday passed a $3 trillion coronavirus relief package; unprecedented spending Senate Republicans have pledged to block as the major parties struggle to find a path forward on the pandemic response.”
According to Newt Gingrich, there are a remarkable number of impossible-to-explain provisions in the bill. Some of them would:
Provide money to people in the country illegally;
Allow illegal immigrants to work when more than 30 million Americans are out of work;
Provide tax-paid funding for abortion (Americans opposed tax paid funding for abortions by 55 percent to 29 percent);
Give state and local governments, which already collect your tax dollars, $1 trillion more of your tax dollars;
Give a tax cut to the richest Americans in blue states;
And impose a host of other liberal fantasies on Americans.
This bill is sure to be DOA when it hits the Senate, so why would the Dems submit it? It is my opinion they are simply flexing their muscle in a Democratic controlled House, and it’s a way to show their Party they care about them. In the end it will be a way for them to demonstrate the Republicans shot down their package because we do not care.
Tesla Threatens to Move to Texas, Why Not S.A.?
“Tesla CEO Elon Musk threatened Saturday to pull the company’s factory and headquarters out of California in an escalating spat with local officials who have stopped the company from reopening its electric vehicle factory. Frankly, this is the final straw,” he tweeted…Tesla will now move its HQ and future programs to Texas/Nevada immediately.”
Upon reading this, Chairman Cynthia Brehm quickly notified the San Antonio Economic Development Office to ask them to pursue this lead and tweeted out to Mr. Musk some of the benefits in moving to San Antonio should he decide to act on his threat. Having to automobile manufacturers would benefit our economy exponentially.
COVID-19 Fear- Vote by Mail: Supreme Court Sides with AG > Feds Side with Dems > Next Stop: Appeals Court
The Texas Supreme Court sided with Attorney General Ken Paxton and paused an expansion of vote-by-mail eligibility amid the novel coronavirus’ outbreak…Judge Tim Sulak [D] issued a temporary injunction allowing Texans (in Williamson County) who lack immunity to the novel coronavirus to cite the disability category under state law to request a mail-in ballot.
Afterwards, the Democrats filed a lawsuit in federal court asking for a ruling, and Judge Biery (D) ruled in the favor of the Democrats. What this has done is opened a path for a massive expansion in absentee voting in Texas by ordering… that all state voters, regardless of age, qualify for mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic.
We all know what the Democrats have done in the past in allowing dead people and illegal aliens to vote in order to win elections. To make matters worse Bexar County Commissioners passed a resolution to allow mail-in voting because of COVID-19 fear. Paxton has threatened them with a lawsuit if they violate the Texas Election Code in making exceptions for the coronavirus.
AG Calls Nirenberg and Wolff Coronavirus Orders “Unlawful” “Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton warned cities and counties across the state that local laws requiring face coverings and other measures meant to stem the coronavirus pandemic were unlawful. In the letters, which were also sent to Dallas County, Bexar County and San Antonio, Paxton cited an executive order from Gov. Greg Abbott that went into effect this month allowing businesses like barbershops, nail salons, restaurants and movie theaters to reopen with reduced occupancy and, in some cases, social distancing rules…
Stricter local ordinances that remained in effect conflicted with the governor's order, Paxton said. We trust you will act quickly to correct these mistakes to avoid further confusion and litigation challenging these unconstitutional and unlawful restrictions." This is an example of government overreach, and how quickly it spread to other cities from one liberal city to another.
Billionaire Koch Steps Up to Back Republicans in Texas As the Democrats strategize to take Texas in 2020, a wealthy conservative Charles Koch has moved to the frontline to protect Texas from turning blue. “A Koch-backed super PAC is planning an unprecedented push into Texas in 2020, Americans For Prosperity Action is a super PAC affiliated with the nonprofit funded by billionaire Charles Koch that long has supported conservative causes announced Wednesday that its plans to spend heavily to support Republicans in three key congressional races in the suburbs of San Antonio, Houston and Dallas.
The group also plans to spend seven figures defending Sen. John Cornyn, for whom it already has spent more than $700,000 on ads…
SA City Council Says Term Chinese Virus Equals Hate Speech San Antonio City Council passes a resolution that “labels terms "Chinese Virus" and "Kung Fu Virus" as hate speech and "all persons are encouraged to report any such antisemitic, discriminatory or racist incidents to the proper authorities for investigation".
This resolution is meaningless. It has no teeth. No one in will report someone else for using the term Chinese virus. Shortly afterwards someone with a small aircraft taunted Council by flying over the city with a banner in tow that read “Say Chinese Virus. Com
$2.8B Vista Ridge- The Most Expensive Water in Texas
“The pipeline will deliver up to 16.3 billion gallons annually, or 20 percent of SAWS’ supply, providing enough water for the equivalent of 200,000 households mostly in Stone oak and Timber Ridge areas. Meredith McGuire, a Trinity University professor questioned the utility’s rate structure, is worried that experts have overstated San Antonio growth projections… “SAWS paid so much for that water, it’s pretty much the most expensive water out there. So really, the SAWS ratepayers are just kind of holding the bag here.”
Annalisa Peace, executive director of the Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance, said that SAWS is fiscally overextended. It is in the seventh year of a 10-year mandate to fix problems in the sewer system at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars. It also is paying for a brackish water desalination plant built south of city that provides about one-fourth of the amount of water as Vista Ridge. “And now we have this pipeline that we’re paying for when we clearly don’t need that much water at this time,” she said. In the past 10 years, average monthly residential bills for water have climbed from $40.38 to $78.46, largely because of those major projects.
SAWS is paying $220,000 per day for the Vista Ridge water. At roughly $1,600 per acre-foot, it is the most expensive in the state...”
Today, City Council approved the creation of the COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program to respond to exponential increases for housing assistance requests as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The new program is funded with $25 million from various sources. San Antonio residents can find more information on the program or apply for the COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance at https://www.sanantonio.gov/NHSD/Programs/FairHousing. Residents can also call 311.
SA Council’s $25M COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program
“The new program provides individuals and families rent, mortgage, utility and internet access assistance in the event of a hardship. Funds are paid directly to the landlord, financial institution, internet provider and utility provider. In addition, funds for groceries, medicine, and fuel, in the form of cash assistance, will be distributed directly to individuals or families in an amount not to exceed $300.San Antonio residents must:
[Illegal aliens can apply]
be the primary lease or mortgage holder in a multifamily unit, mobile home, or single-family home within the city limits of San Antonio
provide proof of financial hardship that renders the household unable to pay rent, mortgage, or utilities
have an income at or below 100% of the Area Median Income. Under these Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidelines, a San Antonio family earning $72,000 a year or below would qualify for the program.
Funding for the program comes from…the FY 2020 Affordable Housing Budget…the Risk Mitigation Fund, $536,233 from the Affordable Housing Fund, $5.2 million from HUD Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and another $7.7 million from the Corona Virus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act CDBG funds…The remaining $2 million has been requested from the San Antonio Housing Trust Foundation and the San Antonio Housing Trust Public Facilities Corporation.
.. Council also approved an additional $9.2 million... [It] includes $2.5 million in the City’s Parking Enterprise Fund, $3.7 million from various Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones, $1.5 million in San Antonio Housing Trust Public Facility Corporation funds, $500,000 from the San Antonio Housing Trust Finance Corporation, and a reallocation of $1 million of the San Antonio Housing Trust Under 1 Roof program funds for the COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program. These funding sources will provide a total $25 Million for the COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program.” These are your tax dollars working hard to promote socialism.
The Residential Center for Veterans is a program that houses up to 140 homeless veterans in our Transitional Housing Program and our Permanent Housing Program. The program, created exclusively for veterans, opened its doors in 2005 and has assisted veterans in attaining self-sufficiency through attaining permanent housing within the community as well as through employment services.
Countless veterans have walked through our doors over the years and many have received these services and have reached successful outcomes while working to overcome the additional barriers (mental health, substance abuse, criminal history, broken leases, etc.) that accompany this population. We are a 24-hour and 365-day program. Homelessness never stops and our organization does whatever it takes to reach out to the homeless veteran population. 519 N. Medina SATX. 78207.http:// https://www.transitionalhousing.org/li/tx-residential_center_for_veterans
How can you help? We are Military City USA. Please donate any type of canned food, a meal, gently used or new clothing in all sizes to their organization. The City of San Antonio donates thousands of our tax dollars to illegal aliens feeding and clothing them. COSA also donates millions to Haven for Hope but doesn’t donate one penny to help our homeless vets. The Residential Center for Veterans has been in existence for 15 years and yet they have not received one red cent from COSA. Please, will you get involved? Please help us care for our veterans. For the RPBC, this will be an ongoing project. If you would like to drop off your items at headquarters, we will deliver them—all except the hot meals. Our veterans need our help.
These past few months have really been difficult for families across Bexar County. Some examples are: confined with restrictions on travel, required to wear masks everywhere we go, a shortage of toilet paper and other household goods, and asked to report anyone using the term “Chinese virus” to the police. Mayor Nirenberg and Judge Wolff have been imposing their edicts on the citizens as if they were dictators, while operating under the guise of protecting the people. Wearing masks makes it difficult to breathe, much less do the things one needs in our daily lives when in public. It amounts to government overreach, pure and simple. AG Paxton said ordering citizens to wear masks is unconstitutional. The Tenth Amendment states, “powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people” (emphasis added). So, we have a right to not wear a mask and no one can make us wear one. Understandably it is all about safety, we all understand that, but it is our choice whether we choose to wear them or not—after all, this IS America!!
Other restrictions also went too far, especially prohibiting Freedom of Assembly. The prohibition against gathering for worship is a violation of our First Amendment Right. Some religious leaders and conservative activists in Houston filed a lawsuit in Travis County against Gov. Abbott for that reason. Shortly afterwards, AG Paxton issued new guidance that said, “local and county orders cannot prohibit religious organizations from holding in-person worship services.” Taking note of the guidance, Gov. Abbott smartly and quietly revised his executive order to say, “houses of worship provide essential services.” Smart move, Governor!
Recently, the SA City Council passed a resolution to declare using the term “Chinese virus or Kung-Fu virus” as hate speech. It is my opinion their resolution is also a violation of our First Amendment Right to Free Speech. Their resolution does not supersede the U.S. Constitution. Further, if burning the American flag is considered “Free Speech”, then I think we are safe to say using the term “Chinese virus” is okay, as it simply refers to the country of origin of the COVID-19 virus.
Now we move to allowing mail-in ballots for fear of COVID-19. Our illustrious County Commissioners passed a resolution to allow fear of COVID-19 as a reason to request a mail-in ballot. The Texas Election Code is clear about who may request a ballot. Although our County Commissioners passed their little resolution, it does not supersede the Texas Election Code. The Democrats are acting fast to make it permissible and have filed a lawsuit requesting the courts to decide. They are using the coronavirus to instill fear so they can use mail-in ballots to steal the election away from President Trump in Texas and to turn it blue. We have all heard of how they use dead people and illegal aliens to vote. Why would we want to open that window again for them? Let’s hope and pray that AG Paxton will prevail in his appeal.
Lastly, as Gov. Abbott is trying to jump start the Texas economy, our local mayor and county judge are working diligently to hold down productivity in Bexar County. This past Tuesday they asked everyone to continue to “Stay at Home.” Why should we? Gov. Abbott has opened the doors for schools to begin summer session. Why would it be okay for schools to be open, and not business or for us to get out? This is all part of their socialistic agenda of power and control over the people. Businesses and their employees want to go back to work. Many people have lost their jobs because many small businesses have closed their doors. Did you know that 2/3’s of San Antonio employers are small businesses and the median income for families in San Antonio is $50,980? Judge Wolff earns more than $175,000 a year. Mayor Nirenberg is a professional disc jockey, and combined with his mayor’s salary, he earns more than $100,000 a year. It’s easy for them to take time off without impacting their livelihoods while not giving consideration to the citizens for whom they serve.
A few weeks ago, Lt Gov Patrick said, we have 29M people living in the state of Texas, and in Texas we have had 495 deaths related to the coronavirus; why have we shut down commerce? I took it upon myself and did some research and found out that in Texas from the year 2018- 2019, we had 10,020 people die from influenza. We didn’t shutdown commerce over the flu deaths, and we didn’t wear masks either. All deaths are tragic, but comparatively speaking, why have we shutdown commerce over the coronavirus? The short answer is we should not have shut it down. Our County Commissioners and City Council should be working with Gov. Abbott not against him by imposing restrictions and working against the citizens they represent. These “Stay at Home” orders do nothing but impede the livelihood of our citizens. Thank God, Gov. Abbott is working for us. Let’s get up and running and back to work Bexar County!
In God We Trust,
Cynthia Brehm Chairman
Republican Party of Bexar County
Bexar County Senate District 25 Convention
May 23, 20207:30 am - 5:00 pm Anne Marie's Catering & Events, 12475 Starcrest Dr, San Antonio
Republican Club of Bexar County Monthly Lunch
May 27, 202011:00 am - 1:00 pm Luby's 911 North Main, San Antonio
Republican Prayer Group
June 1, 202011:00 am - 12:00 pm Republican Party of Bexar County, 12000 Starcrest Dr, San Antonio
Alamo Pachyderm Club Virtual Program June 4, 202012:00 pm - 1:00 pm San Antonio Petroleum Club, 8620 N New Braunfels Ave # 700, San Antonio
Precinct Organization Committee Meeting
June 6, 20209:00 am - 11:00 am SAXET Gun Show (San Antonio Events Center), 8111 Meadow Leaf Drive
Republican Prayer Group
June 8, 202011:00 am - 12:00 pm Republican Party of Bexar County, 12000 Starcrest Dr, San Antonio
Alamo City Republican Women
June 9, 202011:00 am - 1:00 pm Embassy Suites North by Hilton, 7750 Briaridge, SA
San Antonio Republican Women Luncheon
June 11, 202011:00 am - 1:00 pm Old San Francisco Steak House, 10223 Sahara Dr, San Antonio
RPBC Management Committee Meeting
June 11, 20206:00 pm - 8:30 pm Republican Party of Bexar County, 12000 Starcrest Dr #101, San Antonio
Bexar County Republican Women Luncheon
June 12, 202011:00 am - 1:00 pm The Club At Sonterra, 901 E Sonterra Blvd, San Antonio
Senatorial District 21 Convention
June 13, 20208:00 am - 5:00 pm The Restoring Church, 8308 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78229,
Senatorial Convention 26
Saturday June 13, 2020 at John Marshal High School,
8000 Lobo Ln. SATX 78240 from 8:00am- 5:00pm.
Republican Prayer Group
June 15, 202011:00 am - 12:00 pm Republican Party of Bexar County, 12000 Starcrest Dr, San Antonio
HCR Republican Club Monthly Meeting
June 16, 20206:30 pm - 7:30 pm 4550 Del Webb Blvd, San Antonio
Republican Prayer Group
June 22, 202011:00 am - 12:00 pm Republican Party of Bexar County, 12000 Starcrest Dr, San Antonio
Republican Club of Bexar County Monthly Lunch
June 24, 202011:00 am - 1:00 pm Luby's 911 North Main, San Antonio
Early Voting for Primary Runoff
June 29, 20208:00 am - 6:00 pm
Republican Prayer Group
June 29, 202011:00 am - 12:00 pm Republican Party of Bexar County, 12000 Starcrest Dr, San Antonio