Johnson County Education System: Empowering Parents of their Rights
Guest Speaker: Georgia Wright Head, Johnson County Director, Families Engaged
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The government education system in Texas is failing students and families. Students are not receiving the quality education required by our state constitution. Empowering parents to help them understand their rights, and returning true local control of education to parents are important to promoting family values.
Teaching parents how to use their God given rights to guide and direct their child’s heart, mind and soul are critically important today when state and federal legislation, school districts, and cultural norms are aimed at destroying parent’s rights and family values. Our churches must return to their established place in our communities by engaging and subsidizing broken families in order to support educational assistance that will lead to long-lasting student success.
Join us in a conversation about educating parents, citizens and lawmakers to the damage of the Texas Education Code through legislation that dilutes family values, quality of education and our constitutional republic.
DISCUSSION: Empowering parents with their rights and teaching them how to use these rights to guide and direct their child’s education; returning control of education to the parents.
Enlightening Texans to the failure of government education agencies to provide a quality student experience.
Texas legislative priorities.
The ideas behind the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) program that is being introduced into our schools and their ramifications on our children.
2022 JOHNSON COUNTY ELECTION SYNOPSIS: Low voter Turnout & Population Growth
Guest Speakers: JCRV Election Judges, Larry Trammell and Debbie Kilen
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The Johnson County Republican Party, and its volunteers,
have analyzed election data to share with you. Not just the
results of the election, but factual data that shows that there
is still much to do in Johnson County to get the votes out.
Republicans may have won the election, but the current voter
turnout is NOT enough to “Keep Texas Red”.
Join us to learn how we did in the election with an analytical breakdown outlining voter turnout and gaps by precinct; and hear what we are doing about it. We want to hear from you to discuss ways we can all gain conservative voter strength.
FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW: Johnson County ranks 26 in population out of the 254 counties in Texas. Harris County (*Houston) is the largest county in Texas, with Dallas County (*Dallas), Tarrant County (*Fort Worth), Bexar County (*San Antonio) and Travis County (*Austin) leading as the top five most populous counties in Texas.
All these other counties are run by Democrats, and this means 2 out of the top 5 populated counties are right at our back door.
In 2022, Congressional and state legislative district boundaries changed in Texas due to all the move-ins. Prior to this re-districting, Johnson County was in a single Congressional District. Now we are split into two Congressional Districts - District 25 Rep. Roger Williams (R) and District 6 Rep. Jake Ellzey (R). Johnson County is the largest county in these Congressional Districts, with Tarrant County having a sliver.
Elections that have a meaningful effect on the balance of power in governments or are particularly competitive and compelling are called Battleground Elections. Johnson County is a Battleground County. Austin Democrats want to flip Johnson County BLUE. We invite you to join us in this battle to retain our Texas way of life!
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AGING WATER TREATMENT INFRASTRUCTURE: Smaller Cities, Bigger Challenges
Guest Speaker: John Wood, Precinct Chair in Grandview, PCT 27
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BACKGROUND: The overarching issues with water
infrastructure today are aging systems and insufficient
funding for replacement. In a new report by Environment
America, Texas ranks first among U.S. states for toxic
discharges into streams, rivers, and lakes.
Infrastructure includes the various components that pump, divert, transport, store, treat and deliver safe drinking water. Corrosion, crumbling and age not only weaken these systems, but lead to them breaking down or leaching chemicals and other toxins into drinking water supplies and runoff areas.
In 2021, the American Society of Civil Engineers issued a report that gave a grade of C- to Texas’ drinking water infrastructure, describing it as “mediocre [and] requires attention.”
According to data from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texas had 3,866 water boil notices in 2021, the most in the last decade and for many small towns, system repairs won’t be cheap. The number of sanitary sewer overflows more than doubled from 2,500 to nearly 6,000 between 2016 and 2019.
Texas’ population is projected to grow by more than 1,000 people per day during the next five decades — from 29.7 million in 2020 to approximately 51.5 million by 2070. As population continues to grow in the state, the demand for clean, quality water is going to be a challenge because many wastewater systems aren’t resilient enough to withstand this increase in population demand; and with extreme weather events, water supply systems have become increasingly more vulnerable to disasters.
About 80% of Texas has been facing drought conditions most of the year, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. When it gets dry, the soil expands and contracts, and when it does that, it impacts everything underground. Additionally, the last winter storm also caused pipes to freeze and burst all throughout the state.
Water quality and infrastructure are inextricably linked, and this relationship is only going to become more important and tenuous over time without proper funding and attention.