Please join us.  Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at 6:00 PM on the 2nd Tuesday of each month .

July 13, 6:00 pm the San Angelo TEA Party will host  Del Velasquez, Executive Director of Downtown San Angelo, Inc.  Del is very active in our community and is a driver for the marketing of San Angelo. He will speak on the Beautification project and what is planned for our Downtown area.

Mr. Velasquez is currently the Executive Director of Downtown San Angelo, Inc. a position he previously held from 2007 through 2009. Prior to returning to Downtown San Angelo, Inc. he was the Marketing Director of the San Angelo Standard-Times from 2010 to 2012.

Del returned to San Angelo in 2007 after a distinguished career that began in 1975 when he joined AT&T in their Junior Executive Training (JET) program, a fast track program that provided him the opportunity to work and develop the skills and knowledge of every key department within AT&T.

Del spent 6 years working as an Aide in Scheduling and Advance for President George Herbert Walker Bush during his time as the 43rd Vice President and 41st President of the United States.

Mr. Velasquez retired from Verizon, Inc. as Vice President of Federal Government Affairs in Washington D.C. after a long career in the telecommunication industry which also included Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, G.T.E. and the Puerto Rico Telephone Company. Del worked in a variety of areas which also included Public Affairs, Marketing, the AT&T Foundation, and Operations and Sales.

Since returning to San Angelo Del has served on the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce Board and Chaired the Chamber’s Diversity Committee in 2010. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the San Angelo Symphony, chairing the July Pops Concert in 2009. The Board of Directors of the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health, The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, The Boys and Girls Club, The Community Reinvestment for Educational Opportunity (CREO) Board, and most recently is a Founder and President of the San Angelo Hispanic Heritage Museum and Cultural Center.  He has served as a volunteer at House of Faith – Backyard Bible School, Mosaic Trails Therapeutic Riding School, Angelo State University – Small Business Development Advisory Board, San Angelo Convention Visitor’s Bureau Advisory Board of Directors, West Texas Boy’s Ranch Fundraising Committee featuring President George W. Bush, and serves on The Bank & Trust Advisory Board.

 

 
The meeting is on Tuesday, 13 July 2021, 6-7:30 pm and is being held at the
San Angelo Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), 125 S. Browning St. Light refreshments will be served.

San Angelo TEA Party is on Facebook; website is sanangeloteaparty.org or call 325-949-1896 with any questions.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY INDEX

The Fiscal Responsibility Index is a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues. Texans for Fiscal Responsibility uses exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators’ governing philosophy.

The public — including lawmakers — are notified in advance of TFR’s position on the issues to be rated, and prior to votes taken on the floor.

See your representative’s score:  https://index.empowertexans.com/

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Or how it works? 

Or why America uses it to elect its presidents instead of just using a straight popular vote?       https://youtu.be/V6s7jB6-GoU

Local Government Meetings

San Angelo City Council Meetings

The City Council meets twice a month. Meetings are open to the public and are held on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. at the McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive.

Tom Green County Commissioners 

The Commissioners meet every Tuesday, 8:30 a.m., 113 West Beauregard Blvd., 2nd floor of the Edd B. Keyes Building

SAISD
Pre-agenda work sessions are held on the second Monday of each month and regular meetings on the third Monday of each month. All meetings begin at 5:30 p.m in the Administrative Building Boardroom, 1621 University Avenue.

Wall ISD 

Regular School Board Meetings are held the second Tuesday or Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Wall ISD Administration Building, 8065 Loop 570, Wall. 

Grape Creek ISD

Board of Education meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month in the community room at the Administration Building, 8207 U.S. Hwy. 87 North.

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“ALL POLITICAL POWER IS INHERENT IN THE  PEOPLE, AND ALL FREE GOVERNMENTS ARE  FOUNDED ON THEIR AUTHORITY, AND  INSTITUTED FOR THEIR BENEFIT.”   

(Texas Constitution Article 1, Section 2)