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Email From Senator Wendy Davis: Received @ 2:02 am

Wow. What a day.

I cannot believe the amazing outpouring of support and encouragement that you delivered over the course of my 12 1/2 hour filibuster on the Senate floor.

This may seem hard to believe but I only have a few additional words to share at this time. First, I want to say an incredible and heartfelt thank you to the ten of thousands of Texans and Americans that offered their support and wishes of kindness throughout the day. Your presence at the capitol and your calls, emails, Facebook messages and tweets have sustained us and gave me the opportunity to make your voice heard.

Most importantly, I simply have no words to express my gratitude to those who lent their voice in the over 12,000 personal stories that you bravely and selflessly shared with me to object to this dangerous legislation.

Although I was the one with the microphone on the floor of the Senate today, it was your voice and your words Ė it was your filibuster.

Now we canít fool ourselves. Governor Perry and the legislative leadership see their own political livelihood tied to denying women their full rights to make their own health decisions, and they wonít stop here.

I will admit I am a bit tired. But Iím ready to keep fighting and assure you I wonít stop. And, without a doubt I know you will never stop fighting for the Texas we love.

Thank you with all my heart and we will be back to fight another day.

Your friend and, proudly, your State Senator,


WTG WENDY, You Did An Incredible Job and We Support You 110% :appluase:

FU Dewhurst: Decided To End Sen. Davis Filibuster

Sorry SOB.

** Help Support Senator Wendy Davis: Send Her Your Stories So She Can Continue Filibuster **

She could use your stories so she can continue the fight with the truth on her side. She truly is an amazing woman and Fort Worth and Tarrant County has fought hard for her to continue to fight for us.

And Thank You Former Chairman Steve Maxwell and our New Chairwoman Deborah Peoples. Without their efforts on GOTV for Wendy we would probably have a sleazy republicant.



Edit to Add: https://www.facebook.com/wendydavistexas


Sen. Wendy Davis and her daughters. Just thought you might like to know what our beautiful Senator from Fort Worth looks like!

Tarrant County Democratic Party: Roy LaVerne Brooks, Former Vice Chairwoman of TDP, dies

Roy LaVerne Brooks, a former vice chairwoman of the Texas Democratic Party and candidate for public office, died Tuesday at a hospital in Houston, Steve Maxwell, party chairman, said Tuesday. She was 59.

Maxwell said Ms. Brooks was being treated at the MD Anderson Cancer Center when she died.

"Her dedication to the Democratic Party goes back many years," Maxwell said. "Roy LaVerne was the kind of person you saw at every party function. She had a tremendously spirited and wonderful dedication to helping other people."

Ms. Brooks was vice chairwoman of the party in 2006-2008, and also served on the board of the Fort Worth Transportation Authority.

As a candidate, she ran unsuccessfully for state representative and justice of the peace, and for chairwoman of the Texas Democratic Party.

In 2012, she lost an unusual race for county commissioner against a candidate with a similar name -- Roy C. Brooks.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/03/12/4677695/roy-laverne-brooks-former-vice.html#storylink=cpy

Ms. Brooks was definitely a force to be remembered and she will be missed. Damn we lost another good Democrat just a few weeks. RIP Roy LaVerne

RIP Byron Sibbet

Byron, during high school, found a love for politics which continued throughout his entire life. Some of his political accomplishments included: city councilman for North Richland Hills, mayor pro tem for 10 years, president of Midcities Democrats, election judge and lastly he ran for state representative.

Read more here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dfw/obituary.aspx?n=albert-byron-sibbet&pid=162361376&fhid=4250#storylink=cpy

I knew Byron personally and he was a very soft spoken, sweet and kind person. And like the above citation says, Byron was very involved in our Democratic Party.

He will most definitely be missed.

Edit to add: Byron ran against Kay Granger, however, no one can win against "Miss Money Bags Lockheed Martin" Granger.

YET Another Police STING: TCU students sold drugs to undercover officers during sting

FORT WORTH -- Fifteen TCU students, including four members of the football team, were among 18 people arrested early Wednesday after a six-month drug sting in which deals allegedly went down everywhere from players' homes to a Hooters restaurant.

The fast-moving story took an unexpected turn late in the day when Fort Worth police said that an arrest warrant affidavit had mistakenly identified the wrong man, Austin Carpenter, and would be canceled.

In addition, TCU spokeswoman Lisa Albert said late Wednesday that only 15 of those arrested were actually registered for classes this semester.

The bust ensnared members of the Horned Frog football team, which recently celebrated an invitation to the Big 12 conference, and information in the documents revealed a surprise team-wide drug test on National Signing Day.

The players, two of them starters, were accused of selling marijuana to other students and teammates.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/02/15/3736441/many-current-tcu-students-arrested.html#storylink=cpy

This has been REALLY big news here. The talking heads are such a-twitter about it all. This happened this past Wednesday.

Why you can even take a poll!

Would the drug busts influence your decision to attend or to let your child attend TCU?

Yes (35%, 3850 votes)
No (57%, 6294 votes)
Not yet (8%, 855 votes)

Total votes: 10999

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