While the national Democratic party is pouring money and resources into the state of Texas in hopes of winning elections in 2012, the state continues to go further Republican. Funny how that happens, huh?
Hardin County in the southeast part of Texas, the Beaumont area, is a prime example of grassroots activism and the importance of regular folks taking part in community leadership.
Six more Hardin County elected officials formally announced Monday night that they will switch political parties.
The elected officials? - District Judge Earl Stover, Tax Collector-Assessor Shirley Stephens, County Treasurer Sharon Overstreet, County Clerk Glenda Alston and Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace T.J. Hall - announced the switch from Democrat to Republican at the Hardin County Republican Women's meeting at Mama Jack's Restaurant in Kountze.
The sixth elected official, Precinct 4 Constable Mark Ames, was unable to attend the meeting, but did announce his party change, Hardin County Republicans President Kent Batman said.
You may have noticed in that account from the local paper, the announcement from these elected officials came at a Republican Women's meeting. What wasn't mentioned int he article is that the Hardin County Republican Women's club is newly renewed - once allowed to flounder due to lack of membership and participants, it is now back as a member of the Texas Federation of Republican Women and growing by leaps and bounds.
Texas Republican women - we fight like girls. Don't mess with Texas.