State Convention in Dallas

On March 30, 2014, in Democratic Convention, by admin

Save the Date! Dallas, Texas June 26 + 28 In June, thousands of Texas Democrats will join us in Dallas for our biggest convention yet. You’ll hear from some of the brightest stars in the Lone Star state and help determine the future of our Party.

2014 Primary Ballot Deadline

On December 4, 2013, in Uncategorized, by Penny McCool

The last filing day for candidates is Monday December 9th.  Parker County Democratic Party Chair Penny McCool will be available from 9am to 6pm at 700 Boling Ranch Rd Azle, TX 76020.  All candidates running for countywide offices or smaller offices must file with the county chair.  Multi-county offices must file with the state party […]

Awakening The Sleeping Giant: Why Latinos Should Back Wendy Davis For Governor of Texas in 2014

On October 9, 2013, in Uncategorized, by admin

Senator Wendy Davis’ announcement to run for Governor of Texas in 2014 has sparked a renewed sense of life and energy to the Texas Democratic Party. Millions of people from across the state and country are keeping a close-eye on Texas for that first glimpse of the state’s long — but seemingly inevitable — journey […]

Why Texas Women Need Access to Later Term Abortions: Part 1

On October 9, 2013, in Uncategorized, by admin

The most recent omnibus abortion restrictions included four main provisions, three of which go into effect on October 29 of this year. Many Texas medical providers and reproductive choice organizations have filed a complaint and called for an injunction on two of those provisions, but one mandate will without question be implemented in a few […]

Group Equates Austin Affordable Housing Bond Ballot Measure With Rape

On October 9, 2013, in Uncategorized, by admin

This November, Austin voters will have the option of approving $65 million in affordable housing bonds. The bonds will allow the city to partner with organizations to utilize funds for affordable rental and ownership housing and preservation of existing affordable housing. City officials have said the city will be able to take on the full […]

It's Time For The Bexar County Democratic Party To Focus on Winning, Not Infighting

On October 9, 2013, in Uncategorized, by admin

Yet again there appears to be some funny business going on with the Bexar County Democratic Party, and it needs to stop. This cycle is too important for Democrats and we need everyone working well and working together to win. Over the weekend, the San Antonio Express-News published a column criticizing Bexar County Chair Manuel […]

Why Texas Women Need Access to Later Term Abortions: Part 2

On October 9, 2013, in Uncategorized, by admin

The most recent omnibus abortion restrictions included four main provisions, three of which go into effect on October 29 of this year. Many Texas medical providers and reproductive choice organizations have filed a complaint and called for an injunction on two of those provisions, but one mandate will without question be implemented in a few […]

David Dewhurst Has Dinner With Owner Of Racist Blog

On October 9, 2013, in Uncategorized, by admin

David Dewhurst with Robbie Cooper Top Texas Republicans continue to court Robbie Cooper, the owner and writer of a racist Texas-based blog called Urban Grounds. As BOR reported last week, Cooper writes deeply racist posts in which he calls black people “animals” and the N-word.   On Monday, Lt. Gov. Dewhurst went to dinner in […]

Allan Ritter Retires: A Canary In The Republican Coalmine

On October 9, 2013, in Uncategorized, by admin

State Representative Allan Ritter’s departure from the Texas House signals a more partisan divide for the future of the Texas legislature as moderates continue their exodus from the Republican Party. Ritter was elected as a Democrat from Southeast Texas in 1998 and switched parties during the red tide that washed over all of America in […]

Buses and Clinics Closing Leave Rural Women Without Reproductive Healthcare Options

On October 9, 2013, in Uncategorized, by admin

Inter-city travel has become much harder for rural residents in west Texas. As the Texas Tribune reported, the private company that took over travel from cities like Kerrville has dropped its services to focus on larger and more profitable metropolitan areas in the state. For some residents who relied on buses to travel to larger […]

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