Category: Plano

Texas Becoming A Magnet For Conservatives Fleeing Liberal States Like California

Founder Paul Chabot, 42, started the company in May after making the move from San Bernadino, Calif., to McKinney, Texas, with his own family. Chabot, a Republican, had recently endured a second failed run for Congress.

When asked to describe what the company does exactly, Chabot said, “Our primary job is to help families living in more blue states relocate to red states.” In practice, he collects a commission from the buying and selling of homes.

Chabot’s goal is to establish a series of communities, primarily in North Texas, where entire neighborhoods are populated by conservative Republicans. In a way, what Chabot said he is offering is a chance to step into a time machine.

http://www.npr.org/2017/08/27/546391430/texas-becoming-a-magnet-for-conservatives-fleeing-liberal-states-like-california

National Peace Officer Memorial Day

May 15th, is National Peace Officer Memorial Day. This week is also been declared at “Police Week”. A ceremony to honor those fallen Texas Peace Officers who died in the line of duty in 2016, and also those in the DFW area in 2017.
 
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 18th beginning at 11:00 am in the Florence Shapiro Council Chambers located at City Hall. Visiting Honor Guard from across the area, Plano Firefighters and Ft. Worth Pipes & Drums, a 21-gun salute from the Plano Police Honor Guard, and taps from Plano Firefighter Daniel Daly will all take place during the ceremony.

Early voting is over, Election day is tomorrow!

Early voting has completed, and Election Day is tomorrow!

Unfortunately, early voting turnout has generally been very low county-wide with just a handful of exceptions. There’s a possibility that several races may end in run-off elections since no one will reach 50% of the vote.

To avoid the run-off elections, if you haven’t already PLEASE go vote tomorrow! If you already have, thank you, and encourage your friends and neighbors to go vote as well.

Vote for the Real Plano

“Plano Candidates Use Apartment Concerns as a Smokescreen to Rescind Plano’s Equal Rights Ordinance and Introduce Bathroom Bill”

Which candidate’s version is the real Plano?

The Plano that was voted “The Best City to Live In Texas” by Money and “The Safest City to Live In America” by Forbes as touted by Mayor Harry LaRosiliere? Or candidate Lily Bao’s version, the Plano where “suburban neighborhood values are threatened” with “mass construction of high-density housing that overcrowds our schools and congests our streets”?

The answer depends on whether you rely more on facts or fear.
It also depends on which version will help you scrap Plano’s Equal Rights Ordinance and pass a version of the Texas Senate’s “bathroom bill.”

http://www.collindemocrats.org/vote-for-the-real-plano-democratic-voices-debbie-oreilly/

Stirling Morris Endorsed by the Democratic Party of Texas

Today, the Texas Democratic Party endorsed the fourth round of progressive candidates enrolled in our Project LIFT (Local Investment in the Future of Texas) program for the May 6th elections.

Project LIFT works with local party leaders and progressive partners to recruit, train, and support candidates – with a special focus on winning local, non-partisan races.

Meet the Texas Democratic Party’s Fourth Round of Project LIFT endorsed candidates:

  • Stirling Morris, Plano City Council Place 8

    • Stirling strives to help keep Plano beautiful and vibrant by being directly involved. He wants Plano to be a city all of its diverse citizens can call home.

http://m.txdemocrats.org/press/texas-democrats-launch-fourth-round-of-endorsements-for-local-candidates

 

Mike Collier will be the keynote speaker at a dinner for a group of Candidates for Plano City Council and PISD Board

You are invited to a dinner for a group of candidates running for Plano City Council and PISD Board, in the elections to be held this May 6.

The dinner will be held on Saturday, April 8th at the Comfort Inn and Suites in East Plano.  Doors will open at 5:00 pm and the Program will commence at 5:30 pm.

Our keynote speaker will be Mike Collier, who is running for Texas Lt. Governor in the 2018 election.   Miguel Palacios will be the Master of Ceremonies.


You can Purchase Tickets here.

See the calendar event for more information on the program.

Post-election results show Plano’s changing political taste

If Plano decided the presidential election, the outcome would have been the same. But what’s surprising is the rising number of blue pockets in Plano.

In the 2016 presidential election, Collin County had record-setting turnout: Out of 62 voting precincts, 37 percent went to Clinton/Kaine.

With Collin County’s continued growth, the demographic and political palate of the area could change as well. These changing demographics are something to which both Collin County Republican and Democratic parties are paying attention.

http://starlocalmedia.com/planocourier/how-did-plano-vote-post-election-results-show-plano-s/article_8833457a-b03c-11e6-9ed7-8f91fe9074f1.html

Steady growth has local Republicans sounding the alarm over ‘possible Californization’ of Collin County

Conservatives are still king in Collin County — for now — but a steady influx of new residents from traditionally Democratic states has local Republicans sounding the alarm about a “possible Californization” of the area.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/collin-county/2017/02/17/steady-growth-local-republicans-sounding-alarm-possible-californization-collin-county