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SD8 convention

By Dalayr Hight Posted in Hot News on 2020-06-20

SD8 Convention off to a great start

Monday Procession in Plano to Honor American Hero, Sam Johnson

By Dalayr Hight Posted in Hot News on 2020-06-05

To the countless friends, supporters, and admirers of Congressman Sam Johnson:
 
Congressman Johnson will be laid to rest on Monday, June 8 at a private graveside ceremony.  
 
Johnson’s funeral procession will travel through downtown Plano late Monday morning. We invite those in the community to pay tribute to this revered and respected patriot as he departs his hometown and beloved 3rd Congressional District.
 
FUNERAL PROCESSION INFORMATION

While the graveside service is closed to the public, those wishing to honor Congressman Johnson should be in place, rain or shine, no later than 11:15 a.m. on Monday, June 8.

The route will begin at Avenue K and head west on 15th Street. Gatherers are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue as they line the downtown Plano sidewalks to pay their respects to both Mr. Johnson and his family. 
 

The procession will be in the same downtown Plano area where then-Colonel Sam Johnson was given a hero’s welcome back in 1973, when he returned home after being held as a Prisoner of War for almost seven years in Hanoi, Vietnam.

A brief clip of that joyful parade can be seen here.

Parking will be available in the following locations:

  • DART Downtown Plano Station: 15th Street and Avenue J (1001 E. 16th St., Plano, TX 75074)
  • Plano Police Department: 909 14th Street, Plano, TX 75074. Parking available in the west parking lot.
  • Plano City Hall: 1520 K Avenue, Plano, TX 75074. Parking available in the northern side of the building.
  • Plano Courtyard Theater: 1509 H Avenue, Plano, TX 75074. Free parking is available at the rear of the Courtyard Theater-Cox Playhouse complex off G Avenue. A small number of spaces are available in front of the buildings on H Avenue.
  • Plano Municipal Court Building: 900 E. 15th Street, Plano, TX 75074
  • Public parking lot on the southwest corner of 14th Street & Avenue K.
Paid for by Van Taylor Campaign

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SD Conventions Postponed!

By Dalayr Hight Posted in Hot News on 2020-03-17

SD Conventions Postponed!

Collin County Republican                                                      Party
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Chairman's Notes

A Message from Chairman Mark Reid

Senate District 8
Senate District 30
Conventions Postponed

 

The Collin County Senate District 8 and Senate District 30 conventions will not take place this Saturday March 21st. 

Chairman James Dickey held another conference call with RPT Officials, SREC Committee members, and County Chairs from around the state today at 3:00.  There is another call scheduled for this evening at 8:00 for further updates.  SD 8 Chairman John Myers, SD 30 Chairman Bob Collins, and myself were all on the call.   

In response to the increasingly restrictive precautions being recommended by the CDC, Chairman Dickey announced that the RPT State Convention is being postponed until mid-July.  The Houston convention center and hotels are working with the RPT to facilitate this change.  

This enables us to move our SD conventions to a time period from May 16th through June 27th.  Accordingly, your SD convention chairmen and I have decided to use available parliamentary procedures to move the SD8 and SD30 conventions.  This will move the SD conventions beyond the recently announced eight week restrictions on large meetings.  John, Bob, and your CCGOP convention leadership team will begin working on the details.  We will keep you updated as plans are finalized.  

An enormous amount of work goes in to planning these conventions, so there is much work to do.  However, the safety of our fellow Republicans is of the utmost importance.  

While there are unknowns and tragic deaths, the actual impact of the COVID-19 virus has been only a tiny fraction of the impact of the annual flu season.  Panic caused by the constant drumbeat of fear, published in the name of ratings has done far more harm to our economy than the virus.  President Trump is consulting with top business leaders and medical professionals to protect Americans with aggressive precautions that will dramatically reduce the spread and impact of the COVID-19 virus.  

We continue to urge you to take all reasonable precautions to protect yourself and your family and look for continued updates as we learn more and make new plans for the postponed conventions.  

Thanks:

Mark Reid
Collin GOP Chairman

John Myers
Senate District 8 Chairman

Bob Collins 
Senate District 30 Chairman

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Call For Delegates

By Dalayr Hight Posted in Hot News on 2020-03-14

Urgent Call for delegates


Dear CCRMC members, the RPT State Convention of 2020 is scheduled for Houston from May 14th-16th, 2020.
The Collin County Republican Party has 317 authorized delegation size, of which only 210 approved delegates so far. We need more delegates to go to Houston.

If you have not signed up to be a delegate to Houston convention I strongly urge you to do so ASAP. Please keep in mind that May 14th date,
based on current US CDC forecast on Pandemic human Isolation guidelines, is likely to be out side of danger zone.

Please download an application HERE , complete it, sign it, AND scan back to back to terri@terrigreenlaw.com as soon as possible to be considered.

Please do it today, if at all possible.
Thanks,
Ravi K. Jain
2020 CCRMC President

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Governor Abbott’s State Disaster Declaration

By Dalayr Hight Posted in Hot News on 2020-03-14

Governor Abbott's State Disaster Declaration

Moments ago we learned that Governor Greg Abbott has made a State Disaster Declaration for all counties in the State of Texas. 

In addition, in order to make sure we have full capacity to respond to this disaster, dramatic increases in testing capabilities within the state are being made.  The first drive-thru testing facility opens today in San Antonio.  We are upscaling the number of tests available dramatically and quickly.  Our public health laboratories will be able to process 273 tests per day.  This is in additional to the private labs that are also processing the tests. This number will increase quickly. 

Gov. Abbott wants to ensure that we are able to help local communities respond to their unique needs.  We are both concerned and encouraged with today’s response to this rapidly changing dynamic.

Governor Abbott stated that he is directing state agencies to restrict visitation at nursing homes, state sponsored homes, hospitals and day cares.  We must do all we can to protect our senior population and others in hospitals from COVID-19. 

The best place for Texans to find information on COVID-19 is the Department of State Health Services website: DSHS.state.tx.us/coronavirus/ 

I will continue to keep you updated as information becomes available.

Please continue to join me in praying for all those affected, for an end to the spread of the virus, and for wisdom for all those who are making decisions in the days ahead. 
 

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Special Coronavirus Update from the State

By Dalayr Hight Posted in Hot News on 2020-03-12

The Noble Report: Special Coronavirus Update from the State

I was included, along with State Representatives, State Senators and Mayors from around the state, on a call with the Governor this afternoon. We, as a state, are preparing for the Coronavirus as if we are preparing for a state-wide hurricane, with hopes that it will turn back to sea, but ready if it hits.

We were updated with information from Governor Greg Abbott,  Dr. John Hellerstedt, Commissioner, Department of State Health Services, Chief Nim Kidd, Texas Division of Emergency Management, and Mike Morath, Commissioner of the Texas Education Agency.  I am confident that these leaders have prepared well for the days ahead.

With the safety and well-being of our families first and foremost on all of our minds, I wanted to reach out and provide some information regarding COVID-19.

Texas is in the early phase of community spread.  We have 23 confirmed cases across the State.  In addition, we have 104 individuals who are being tested and monitored for the virus.

Governor Abbott, in collaboration with state, federal and local partners, is working diligently to navigate this rapidly changing situation.  On the call earlier this afternoon, Gov. Abbott stated that “Our goal is to contain the spread of the virus while remaining ready for all possibilities.” 

While we know that we're going to see more cases in Texas, the Governor's office, along with the Department of State Health Services and the Texas Division of Emergency Management remain proactive in order to stay ahead of whatever is coming.

Protocols are in place for testing and our State Health Department is doing everything in their means to expand access. In Collin County we have access to both public and private labs that can run the test, after your doctor determines if you need to be tested. A specimen, via a swab, is collected and sent to the lab to be tested. Please understand that not everyone who feels sick should be tested- your doctor will determine if you are at risk of having been exposed.

We also learned today that Commissioner Mike Morath of the Texas Education Agency has been in constant contact with school districts.  In fact, starting tomorrow, Commissioner Morath will begin daily calls with our state's school Superintendents.  How schools decide to educate their students (in person at the school building, or utilizing distance learning through online courses or homework packets) are a local decision and it is up to our local Superintendents as we go forward. 

It was just announced that our local HD89 school districts and Collin College will extend Spring Break for an additional week as they evaluate the path forward. 

An interesting question was asked on the call:  Can you get the virus more than once? The answer is: we don’t know yet.  We do know that after a person has had the virus, antibodies are present, but we are still not sure how effective they are in protecting against subsequent exposure to the virus.

What we do know is that exposure from more than 6 feet away is unlikely (the virus can be spread through the air through coughing), so maintaining a safe distance is a precaution we can all take to protect ourselves. If you feel sick, please don’t go out into public. 

The best place for Texans to find information on COVID-19 is the Department of State Health Services website: DSHS.state.tx.us/coronavirus/ 

I will continue to keep you updated as information becomes available.

Meanwhile, please join me in praying for all those affected, for an end to the spread of the virus, and for wisdom for all those who are making decisions in the days ahead. 

Till next time....
 

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