Please join us at an Early Voting Kickoff Party!
and Meet and Greet Your Candidates!
Sunday, October 23, 2016
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Colony Amenity (aka Information) Center
368 Stephen F. Austin Dr.
Bastrop, TX 78602
Chris Duggan, Candidate for District Judge,
423rd District Court
Mike Renck, Candidate for Bastrop County Sheriff
Dock Jackson, Candidate for
Commissioner Precinct One
Mark Meuth, Candidate for
Commissioner Precinct Three
August Meduna, Candidate for
Constable Precinct Two
Alex Pena, Candidate for
Constable Precinct Three
Free refreshments (soft drinks, hors d’oeuvres, dessert) and music
silent auction of Antique Elections Buttons and many other items
There’s a saying commonly attributed to Tip O’Neill. I’m sure you’ve heard it. It goes like this: “All politics is local.” I couldn’t help thinking of that statement while reading an article in Thursday’s Bastrop Advertiser, recapping the Sheriff candidate forum hosted by the Chamber of Commerce on Monday, Oct. 17.
The article briefly discusses the employment history of both candidates. It seems that Republican candidate, Maurice Cook, left his position as chief of the Texas Rangers in 1996 amid a fair amount controversy, including a lawsuit by two women for gender discrimination and sexual harassment. He was given the choice to retire, be fired, or be transferred to a different department. He chose retirement.
It seems that the Republican war on women has indeed come to Bastrop County but it’s not just Cook.
There are several opportunities to interact with our candidates:
County Commissioners Candidate Forum
Oct 20 – 6pm to 7:30pm
Jerry Fay Wilhelm Center for the Performing Arts 1401 Cedar St, Bastrop, Texas 78602
Bastrop County Precinct 3 Candidate Meet And Greet
Oct 23 – 2pm to 4pm
Sacred Heart Catholic Church 4045 FM 535 Rockne
Bastrop County Candidate Meet and Greet
Oct 23 – 5pm to 7pm
The Colony Amenities Center 368 Stephen F Austin Blvd, Bastrop, TX 78602
The Bastrop Advertiser reported on Thursday that Travis Lucas, Republican candidate for Bastrop County Constable, Precinct 2, was fired from a position with the Bastrop Police Department in 2010. Apparently, Mr. Lucas failed to file a report of a stolen purse because, well, he didn’t believe the woman that reported the theft. Come to find out, the purse was found the next day in a nearby gas station parking lot, and that led to the department’s realization that the report had not been filed. Mr. Lucas then tried to cover his tracks by submitting a report that he had written only after the absence of a report was noted, intentionally falsifying the document with a fraudulent timestamp in the process. Continue reading
Climate news overshadowed by celebrities and reality TV stars
The vast majority of climate scientists worldwide believe climate change is real and already is causing melting ice, rising seas and extreme weather. Most also believe that carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels – coal, oil and natural gas – is the primary cause. Click for full article
Opinion: ‘Unfit’ Trump gets endorsements anyway
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz proved again why the American public distrusts most politicians when he did a flip-flop and endorsed Donald Trump for president last week. Once again a politician, faced with choosing between principles and political expediency, chose the latter.