FEBRUARY 20, 2024
Speaker: Andy Eller, State Republican Executive Committeeman SD24
Subject: Precinct, County, & State Convention Process & Basic Parliamentary Procedures
Come hear an overview of the Convention process and how you can participate.
JANUARY 16, 2024
Speaker: Don Huffines, Huffines Liberty Foundation
Don Huffines will talk to us about school choice, as well as eliminating property taxes over 7 years.
DECEMBER 19, 2023
NOVEMBER 21, 2023
Candidate Forum: Bell County Commissioner Place 3
Candidates who will be joining us tonight:
Isen Ismaili | Markiss Harcrow | Dennis Smith | Greg Reynolds
Each man brings his own qualities and qualifications to this forum for your consideration. Bell County voters have the opportunity and duty to be informed and to select the best person for the job!
COME meet these candidates and take advantage of the opportunity to measure their qualifications to decide who can best represent you and your tax dollars for this very important position!
Open to the public.
OCTOBER 17, 2023
Speaker: Cindi Castilla, President of Texas Eagle Forum
Subject: Constitutional Amendments and 88th Legislative Session Update
Cindi Castilla serves as the president of Texas Eagle Forum, a pro-life, pro-family organization, whose mission is to equip and educate its members to become citizen activists through timely email alerts, a monthly newsletter and her many speaking engagements. Using Biblical principles, the Constitution and a lot of research, TEF focuses on legislation affecting Texas families and has been a consistent and outspoken force in the battle to reverse the decline in public education. Cindi is a commissioned Colson Fellow with a passion to see God’s truth lived out in every aspect of life and culture.
Following the model of the founder of Eagle Forum, the late Phyllis Schlafly, Cindi leads Texas Eagle Forum as a full-time volunteer. She and her husband of 36 years raised their three sons in Dallas, Texas and were excited to meet their first grandchild when she was born in June!
SEPTEMBER 19, 2023
Speaker: Bill Schumann, Bell County Commissioner
Subject: Constitution and Solar Farms
In honor of Constitution Week, we will talk about America’s Godly Heritage.
Also, apparently, there was a big rush to register solar projects under the old corporate welfare laws in Texas. Come hear Commissioner Schumann give a report about the solar industry and its effect on Bell County and the surrounding area.
AUGUST 15, 2023
JULY 18, 2023
Dr. Laura Pressley will be our July speaker
Dr. Pressley is first and foremost a Christian. Her research interests include electronic voting system technology, computerized voting tabulation processes and security, statistical analysis of electronic voting results, central counting station central accumulator audit logs, along with the study of state and federal election laws associated with the storage of backup records for elections.
In 2018, Dr. Pressley founded True Texas Elections, LLC to address how our votes are counted. She has given over 500 presentations across Texas on the technical details of how Texas’ electronic voting machines, and Texas’ election officials around the state, are not adhering to state laws regarding retention of election records and counting of votes. Since 2016, she has trained over 600 central counting station election watchers, election judges, and clerks in more than 45 counties in Texas.
Come hear Dr. Pressley give us an update on Election Integrity efforts in the 88th Legislative Session and how we can get involved in efforts to have fair and secure elections.
JUNE 20, 2023
Wes Virdell will be our June speaker
Wes currently serves as the Texas State Director for Gun Owners of America. With the support of his family and countless liberty-loving Texas patriots, he is helping lead the fight to protect our inalienable rights.
Wes is a veteran and small business owner in the Transportation Industry. Like many hardworking Texans, he places a priority on faith, family, and freedom. Born and raised in the heart of Texas, he is 9th generation Texan and 14th generation American.
A few short years after graduating from Brady High School in 1998, Wes served in the U.S. Air Force where he worked on Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles and served as a Military Training Leader. After being honorably discharged from the military, he returned to his hometown of Brady and got involved in the fight for the right to keep and bear arms. He started attending committee hearings for gun legislation in Texas in 2011 and was active in the battles for open carry in 2015 and Constitutional Carry in 2021.
Wes served as a 2020 and 2022 State Delegate for the Republican Party of Texas and as a 2020 National Delegate for the Republican National Convention. He served as the Texas Hill Country Coordinator for Gun Owners of America from 2020 to 2022.
~ Gun Bills in the 88th Leg. Session
~ Grassroots Engagement
~ 2nd Amendment History
LOCATION: VFW Belton, 2311 S Pearl St, Belton, 6:30 pm Meet & Greet; 7:00 pm Meeting
MAY 16, 2023
Teresa Beckmeyer will be our May speaker
Teresa Beckmeyer currently serves as a Sr. Political Advisor where she works in all facets of the political world including grassroots activism, large donor activities, and Congressional and Legislative interests.
She previously served as the Executive Director of the Texas House Freedom Caucus 2017-2019 and as Mitchell County Republican Chairman for over 15 years. She has also served as a Regional Director for the Texas Republican County Chairman’s Association, as a rules, legislative priorities, and nominations committee representative for multiple Texas Republican State Conventions, and has worked on various national and state campaigns.
Teresa served on Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s Grassroots Advisory Board in the 85th legislative session and was honored to receive the Senate District 28 Republican Party Volunteer of the Year in 2013, the Conservative Leader Award in 2015 and Grassroots America Champion of Freedom Award in 2018. In 2022, she was honored to become a Club for Growth Fellow.
From Davos to Texas
The World Economic Forum: Who It Is and How It Is Affecting Texas TODAY!
~ Building Back Better
~ Digital Currency
~ UN Involvement
~ Cooperation In Texas
LOCATION: VFW Belton, 2311 S Pearl St, Belton, 6:30 pm Meet & Greet; 7:00 pm Meeting
APRIL 18, 2023
Andy Eller will be our April speaker
Andy is our State Republican Executive Committeeman for SD 24 and Vice Chair the SREC Election Integrity Committee. He is on the SREC Resolutions Committee where he has served since June of 2022. He is also on the Parental Rights and Educational Freedom Legislative Priorities Sub-Committee for the 88th Legislative Session. He is Precinct Chair and serves on other committees.
Andy has previously served on various committees for years at the Bell County and State Republican Conventions. Those include Resolutions, Platform, and Government & Election Integrity. He was on the RPT School Choice Legislative Priorities Committee for the 87th Legislative session and was a staunch Election Integrity advocate during that session. He has also served as Election Judge & Poll Watcher for years.
Andy travels to Austin weekly to testify and advocate for Grassroots and Republican Party priorities. He brings a wealth of knowledge on how to follow bills though the Legislative process and the actions of the Legislature.
Come hear Andy explain the process so you can learn the different
ways to get involved and have a voice.
MARCH 21, 2023
Aubree Adams will be our March speaker
Aubree Adams has been a host mom for youth in recovery and a former Colorado parent. She presents a first-hand perspective on the growing public health concern emerging from the marijuana legalization culture. Aubree is currently the Director of Every Brain Matters, a community of support and advocacy built on science and the lived experience of marijuana harms. Aubree co-developed Mar-Anon, a 12-Step program that gives support and hope to families affected by another person’s marijuana use. She also hosts a podcast called “It’s Just Pot: What’s the Problem?” where she openly discusses the public health crisis caused by the marijuana expansion. Aubree was honored to be a recipient of Drug Free America Foundation’s 2021 Moxie award, and her op-ed was published in USA Today.
How Marijuana Legalization Changed My Colorado Home
This presentation is perfect for educating legislators and communities on what happens when we allow legalization and widespread commercialization into our communities. Aubree shares with attendees not only how her beloved, quiet, neighborly town of Pueblo, CO became a haven for illegal marijuana growers after legalization but how the community was unable to handle the mental and physical health crisis due to lack of foresight, funding, and education.
FEBRUARY 21, 2023
Jill Glover will be our February speaker
Jill Glover is the State Republican Executive Committeewoman for SD 12 and chair of the SREC Legislative Priorities Committee. She authors the Republican Party of Texas email, the Legislative Priorities Report, and speaks around the state to clubs and organizations on RPT Legislative Priorities. Jill also tours with Grassroots America, “Texas Conservative Mamas,” speaking on the targeting of our children by the culture and educational system. She served on the 2020 state Republican Platform Committee, is a precinct chair and election judge, serves as a board member of the Flower Mound Area Republican Club and served as the chair of the Denton County Conservative Coalition vetting committee.
Jill has a master’s degree in Psychology, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and has testified on a variety of bills before our state legislature. She has taught college level psychology and sociology, and worked in both in-patient and out-patient mental health settings.
Jill is particularly interested in protecting our liberties, protecting children, and preserving our Judeo-Christian principles in the Republican Party.
JANUARY 17, 2023
Armando Escalante will be our January speaker.
Armando Escalante is a public speaker, researcher, and activist. He has lead Bible classes for almost 30 years. He has been a guest on liberty radio shows and spoken at many Republican clubs and Patriot groups. He speaks on various topics, including Cultural Marxism, Socialism, Globalism, Sustainable Development, and the Principles of Liberty and the Constitution. Come hear Armando expose the dangers of an Article V Constitutional Convention.
DECEMBER 20, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Central Texas TEA Party Christmas Dinner
401 N Alexander St, Belton
Come celebrate the Christmas season with other patriots.
Catered by Miller’s Smokehouse BBQ. Cost is $10 at the door.
Please RSVP to our Facebook Event ( https://fb.me/e/3qpcJBoZb ) so we have plenty of food.
Feel free to bring your favorite/famous Christmas dessert.
November 15, 2022
Charlie Cody will speak about solar farms.
Come get the full picture of this so-called Clean, Green Energy.
You need to know what “Green Energy” is really doing to you, your wallet, and our land!
October 18, 2022
Dr. Dana Myers, RPT Vice Chair, will be our October speaker.
Dr. Dana Myers was elected by the delegates at the Texas State Republican Convention in June of 2022 to be the new Vice Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas.
As Vice Chair, her goal is to continue to strengthen the party, build the party infrastructure to amplify grassroots voices and goals, support the Chairman, party leadership, and the Republican party legislative priorities and platform.
September 20, 2022
Don Huffines, former candidate for Texas Governor, will be our September speaker.
Come hear about his new Liberty Foundation, which promotes individual rights, fiscal restraint, personal responsibility, limited government, and social conservatism!