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TFRW April Woman of Distinction

TFRW April Woman of Distinction

Our honoree for Woman of Distinction  for the month of April is Beth Van Duane. She is a member of TFRW -affiliate Irving Republican Women and is a Trump appointee to the U.S. Housing ad Urban Development Administration, having regional jurisdiction over five states, including Texas. Beth Van Duyne was the mayor of Irving but left that position to accept this appointment from the President. Ms Van Duyne had been in talks since November with President Donald Trump’s administration and other Republicans...
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TFRW March Woman of Distinction

TFRW March Woman of Distinction

Patricia “Pat” Hardy, a lifelong educator, was elected to serve District 11 of the State Board of Education in November 2002 and re-elected in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2014. During her tenure on the board, Hardy, a Republican, has served on all three of the board’s committees. She currently serves on the board’s Committee on School Finance/Permanent School Fund, which oversees the Permanent School Fund, the nation’s largest education endowment. The committee also oversees some funding and auditing policies. During her tenure...
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President’s Message – March 2018

President’s Message – March 2018

When Mitt Romney lost in 2012 I specifically recall the Republican National Committee putting together a team to determine why we lost; again. One overwhelming piece of survey data concluded that Republicans were, perceptually, not inclusive enough. Following the study the plea went out to all Republican organizations to take the lead on outreach and grow the big tent. The Texas Federation of Republican Women followed orders. I have a Masters in Sociology, in a nutshell sociology is the study of...
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President’s Message – February 2018

President’s Message – February 2018

Last Tuesday, I was working on my monthly president’s message when an alert came over my phone about a possible live shooter situation in Parkland, Florida. I read the alert and prayed that it was not another shooting and that the authorities had the person in custody before any lives were lost. I continued editing my piece which was focused on faith, family, country then politics. I wanted to tell you all that we need to live our lives in...
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TFRW February Woman of Distinction

TFRW February Woman of Distinction

I was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania in 1932.  Our mother left my sister and me when we were very young, and our dad traveled with his work, so we moved to Roebling, New Jersey in 1934 to live with our Aunt Dell.  Our dad remarried when I was thirteen, so we moved to live with him and his new wife on a small farm. At eighteen, I enrolled at the University of Kentucky and met Jim, the guy I would marry.  We had...
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TFRW Stands with President Trump

TFRW Stands with President Trump

Texas Federation of Republican Women 13740 N Highway 183 J4, Austin, TX 78750 512.477.1615     January 30, 2018   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                 CONTACT:   [email protected]                                                                                                                www.tfrw.org                     TFRW Stands with President Trump  in his Call to Build  A Safe, Strong and United America Where Americans Work Together!   (AUSTIN, TX)  –   Karen Newton, president of the Texas Federation of Republican Women (TFRW), issued the following statement supporting  President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union Address:   President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union Address was inspiring, uniting and ...
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