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2nd Tuesday LUNCH Meeting: JoAnn Fleming & Sheriff Larry Smith 

January 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Lunch meeting

$10 buffet opens at 11 AM

Meeting from 11:30 AM – 1 PM

Holiday Inn, 5701 South Broadway, Tyler TX

This is a potent double-header to kick off 2019!

JoAnn Fleming & Sheriff Larry Smith 

JoAnn Fleming will take the “local control” controversy head on.  Local officials across the state and their HIRED lobbyists – paid with OUR tax dollars – are gearing up once again to fight Gov. Abbott and Lt. Gov. Patrick on efforts to rein in the ability of local governments to trample private property rights, tax people out of their homes and businesses, enact heavy-handed ordinances, and steal individual liberty.   We’ll also hear what JoAnn is thinking after attending a Tyler luncheon with presumptive Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen a few weeks ago.

Sheriff Larry Smith is joining us to talk about the latest drama in his never-ending quest to explain simple jail staffing math (dictated by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards).  This is a follow up to our pre-Christmas Grinch Alert about the Smith County Commissioners Court stealing unused vacation time from detention officers, who could not take the time off due to jail staffing requirements.  You will be shaking your head as you hear the Sheriff lay out the facts.  If you missed our late December alert, click here to read it.  The matter has not been settled in a fair and equitable manner – not by a long shot!

You don’t want to miss this meeting! We guarantee factual, timely information you can use with your local officials!  The local control issue applies to all Texas local taxing entities!



January 8
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Holiday Inn Tyler
5701 South Broadway Avenue
Tyler, TX 75703 United States
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