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GREGG COUNTY JUDGE BILL STOUDT

Gregg County Commissioner Court 2017 Meeting Schedule

Gregg County Commissioner Court Meeting Agendas**

**ITEMS FOR THE AGENDA ARE DUE IN THE COUNTY JUDGE’S OFFICE AT NOON ON THE WEDNESDAY PRIOR TO THE DESIRED MEETING – IN THE EVENT OF THURSDAY MEETING, DEADLINE WILL BE WEDNESDAY OF THE PREVIOUS WEEK.
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Video of Commissioners Court meetings are shown on cable Channel 10 on Mondays at 6:30pm.

 


 

City of Longview
CITY OF LONGVIEW MAYOR ANDY MACK

City Council Meetings
Regularly scheduled City Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise scheduled. Meetings are held at the city Hall, Jo Ann Metcalf Municipal Building, 300 W. Cotton St.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE & AGENDAS

 


 

 

Tracy Vincent Sworn In As Gregg County Republican Chairman…

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Tracy Vincent
The Gregg County Republican Party has selected Tracy Vincent to lead it beyond the dominance it already enjoys in local politics.

“I’m kind of called Mr. Volunteer,” Tracy Vincent said Wednesday, the morning after the county GOP’s executive committee named him to succeed Tim Vaughn, who resigned early in his second term to take a job in Dallas.

Vincent, a 25-year Longview resident and Jacksonville native, has ample volunteer background.

The Network Communications sales engineer has been involved in Longview Chamber of Commerce leadership and sits on the governing boards of Crisman School and New Heights Church. He was a member of the board that produced the former Party in the Pines Bike Rally and was on the steering committee for last fall’s Rockers, Riders & Ribs rally.

He’ll step down as a board member of We The People-Longview, a local tea party group, as he enters the new office.

He’s also been a Republican, Vincent said, “all my life, since I first voted.”

He and his wife of 13 years, Donna, a News-Journal advertising account executive, are parents of five and grandparents of 12.

“I’ve got full intention (to run),” he said. “Come spring 2018, hopefully everything will be running on all cylinders. If everything’s great, maybe we’ll just add more cylinders.”

A county’s party chairman fields local candidate filings and often recruits office hopefuls, is the local connection to state and national party activities and serves as all-around cheerleader.

Vincent outlined a three-pronged approach to his new role:

Attracting young people to the party.

Drawing volunteers to be election judges, neighborhood walkers or other roles.

Increasing voter turnout.

Continue reading “Tracy Vincent Sworn In As Gregg County Republican Chairman…”

Steve Pirtle wins City of Longview District 6 Runoff

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City Council District 6 (Central Longview)

Karen Maines: 514 votes with 45.29%
Steve Pirtle: 621 votes with 54.71%

Longview City Council District 6 Run-off Election Info…

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For Districts 5 & 6


City Council District 5 (Northwest Longview)
Bernd “Dutch” Deblouw: 21 votes with 84.83%
Gary D. Nice: 50 votes with 10.68%
David W. Wright: 397 votes with 84.83% – WINNER

City Council District 6 (Central Longview)
Karen K. Maines: 527 votes with 47.52%
Steven C. Pirtle Sr.: 470 votes with 42.38%

Patrick L. O’Rear: 112 votes with 10.10%


There will be a run-off election between Karen Maines and Steven Pirtle
CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 6

Early Voting for District 6 Run-Off Election
All early voting is conducted in the lobby of city Hall, located at 300 W. Cotton St.

May 31 – June 3, Tuesday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
June 4, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
June 6 & 7, Monday & Tuesday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Election Day Voting for District 6 Run-Off Election Saturday, June 11th, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
District 6  Election Day Voting Location:  Longview City Hall, 300 W. Cotton St.

WATCH ON YOUTUBE: Monday April 4th Monthly Meeting

Monday, April 4th Meeting
GUEST SPEAKERS:
Longview City Council Candidates for Districts 5 & 6

WATCH LONGVIEW CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES HERE
Q&A with Candidates HERE

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The below candidates have all been confirmed to speak at our April 4th meeting:


For City Council District 5 (Northwest Longview):

Name: Bernd “Dutch” Deblouw
Age: 31
Occupation: Finance Manager
Mailing Address: 4811 Bacle Road, Longview, Texas 75604
Telephone (office) 903-757-7791 x 1400, (home) 903-556-1154

Name: Gary D. Nice
Age: 63
Occupation: Corporate CEO
Mailing Address: 5307 Greggtex Rd, Longview, Texas 75604
Telephone (office): 903-295-6717, (home) 480-421-8024

Name: David W. Wright
Age: 58
Occupation: Steel Sales
Mailing Address: 3700 Holly Trail, Longview, Texas 75605
Telephone: (office) 903-758-9498, (home) 903-291-1550

For City Council District 6 (Central Longview):

Name: Karen K. Maines
Age: 57
Occupation: Dental Hygienist
Mailing Address: 2108 Wainwright Court, Longview, Texas 75605
Telephone: (office) 903-759-4607, (home) 903-738-9442

Name: Patrick L. O’Rear
Age: 62
Occupation: Sales
Mailing Address: 1109 Windsong Ln, Longview, Texas 75604
Telephone (office) 903-544-6088, (home) 903-235-3850

Name: Steven C. Pirtle Sr.

Age: 61
Occupation: Builder
Mailing Address: 602 Regency Dr., Longview, Texas 75604
Telephone: (office) 903-759-8615, (home) 903-738-0161


CITY OF LONGVIEW ELECTION INFORMATION


Early Voting:

All early voting is conducted in the lobby of city Hall, located at 300 W. Cotton St.

April 25 – 29, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
April 30, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
May 2 & 3, Monday & Tuesday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.


Election Day Voting:

Election Day voting will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Election Day Polling Places
City election polling places on Election Day are located in each City Council Districts below. However, please note that all Early Voting will be at City Hall Lobby, 300 W. Cotton St.

District 5 – Northwest Longview – Spring Hill School., L.L. Williamson Auditorium Lobby, 3101 Spring Hill Rd., (Note: The auditorium is located around the corner on Spring Hill Cut-off Rd.)

District 6 – Central Longview – City Hall, 300 W. Cotton St.


Voter Registration

The last day for a person who is not registered to vote to register to vote and be eligible to vote in this election is April 7, 2016. Please see the links below regarding new Texas requirements for Voter ID.

More information can be found at City of Longview Elections.

City Council Districts 5 and 6 Candidates

City Council ElectionCandidate Filings for May 2016 city Election

For City Council District 5 (Northwest Longview):

Name:  Bernd “Dutch” Deblouw
Age: 31
Occupation: Finance Manager
Mailing Address:   4811 Bacle Road, Longview, Texas 75604
Telephone (office) 903-757-7791 x 1400, (home) 903-556-1154

Name: Gary D. Nice
Age: 63
Occupation: Corporate CEO
Mailing Address: 5307 Greggtex Rd, Longview, Texas 75604
Telephone (office): 903-295-6717, (home) 480-421-8024

Name: David W. Wright
Age: 58
Occupation: Steel Sales
Mailing Address: 3700 Holly Trail, Longview, Texas 75605
Telephone: (office) 903-758-9498, (home) 903-291-1550

For City Council District 6 (Central Longview):

Name: Karen K. Maines
Age: 57
Occupation: Dental Hygienist
Mailing Address: 2108 Wainwright Court, Longview, Texas 75605
Telephone: (office) 903-759-4607, (home) 903-738-9442

Name:  Patrick L. O’Rear
Age: 62
Occupation: Sales
Mailing Address: 1109 Windsong Ln, Longview, Texas 75604
Telephone (office) 903-544-6088, (home) 903-235-3850

Name: Steven C. Pirtle Sr.
Age: 61
Occupation: Builder
Mailing Address: 602 Regency Dr., Longview, Texas 75604
Telephone: (office) 903-759-8615, (home) 903-738-0161

MARCH 1, 2016 PRIMARY ELECTIONS

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LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016.  CLICK HERE for Voter Registration Form.
EARLY VOTING:  February 16th to 26th
LAST DAY TO APPLY FOR A MAIL-IN BALLOT:  February 19th
PRIMARY ELECTION DAY:  March 1st

WHO IS ON THE BALLOT:  REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES
GREGG COUNTY ELECTION DAY VOTING LOCATIONS

GREGG COUNTY EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS HAVE NOT YET BEEN POSTED

Everything you need to know about voting:
www.VoteTexas.gov

You Can Make A Difference…

BE INVOLVED IN YOUR PRECINCT CONVENTION
Precinct Conventions will be held after the Primary Election polls are closed on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
Precinct Conventions are usually held at the same polling location where you vote.

What is the primary purpose of a precinct convention?
o Delegates & alternates are elected to attend the county/senatorial district Convention.
o Resolutions are brought forth at the Precinct Conventions and voted on. Those that pass will be sent on to the County Convention and if passed at this level, will go to the State Convention. Resolutions passed at the State level, will become part of the Texas Republican Platform.
Why Is It Important to attend your Precinct Convention?
o YOUR VOICES ARE NEEDED TO KEEP TEXAS CONSERVATIVE!
o This is where it all begins…at the local Precinct Conventions.
o Did you know…As little as 3 people have attended their Precinct Conventions! Do you want a just a “few” to dictate the rules for the majority?
o If YOU choose to do nothing, we will get a LIBERAL AGENDA.

If you have any questions, please contact the Republican Party of Gregg County:  903-297-1908.

CONDUCTING A PRECINCT CONVENTION

Purpose
• Elect delegates and alternates to the county/senatorial district (SD) convention.
• Pass resolutions for consideration at the county/SD convention.

Time/Place
• The County Executive Committee sets the date, time, and location. Contact your County Chair for info

Participation
• If you voted in the Republican primary, you can participate in your precinct’s convention.
• If only one person attends, he/she fills out the minutes and may elect delegates and alternates to the county/SD convention.
• Election judges are allowed to participate in the convention after closing down the polling location and prior to returning the ballots.

Who leads the meeting?
• If present, the incumbent precinct chair is the temporary chair of the precinct convention.
• If the incumbent precinct chair is not present at the time to convene the precinct convention, any eligible Republican primary voter in the precinct may act as temporary convention chair.
o The Permanent precinct convention chair does not become the precinct chair and their responsibilities end upon adjournment of the precinct convention. The precinct chair is elected in the primary election.
o If your precinct convention is held on Election Day, and if people are still in line to vote, recess to allow time for them to finish voting and participate.
• Use the Sample Precinct Convention Script as a guide to conduct the convention.

Electing Delegates and Alternates
• Your County Chair will inform you of allotted number of delegates and alternates for your precinct.
• You do not have to be present to be nominated and elected to the county/SD convention, but you must have voted in the Republican primary.
• To establish eligibility, compare the list of delegates and alternates to the list of people that voted in the Republican primary which is provided by the election judge.

Passing Resolutions
• All proposed resolutions should be submitted in writing and, if possible, emailed to the secretary for inclusion in the minutes.
• Resolutions may be debated, amended, and adopted or defeated.

Follow-Up
• Records must be available for participants or media for 30 minutes after adjournment. Use this time to finalize paperwork.
• The Precinct Chair MUST return, either electronically or in person, all original copies of all convention documents to the County Chair within three days or postmarked within two days of the convention. Otherwise, the convention will not be valid. (Texas Election Code Sec. 174.027)

2016 GREGG COUNTY CANDIDATES


Gregg County


2016 Gregg County Candidates


Commissioner Precinct 3

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Incumbent Gary Boyd

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Floyd Wingo


Constable Precinct 2

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Incumbent Billy Fort

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John Bisese


Gregg County Tax Collector

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Incumbent Kirk Shields
(Running unopposed)


Judge 124th District Court Gregg County

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Incumbent Judge Alfonso Charles
(Running unopposed)


Gregg County Sherriff

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Incumbent Sheriff Maxey Cerliano
(Running unopposed)


Constable Precinct 3

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Daniel Morgan
Visit on facebook: Daniel Morgan for Gregg County Constable Pct. 3

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John McCubbin


Commissioner Precinct 1

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Incumbent Ronnie McKinney

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Coleen Manoy


Constable Precinct 1

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Incumbent James Plumlee
(Running unopposed)


Constable Precinct 4

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Danny Craig, II

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Linda Greer


Ulysses Johnson, Jr.
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(Precinct 4 Constable incumbent Ronnie Cox will not seek re-election)


And the following all running unopposed:

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Justice Greg Neeley
Texas 12th Court of Appeals Place 3


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Justice Brian Hoyle
Texas 12th Court of Appeals Place 2


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Chief Justice Josh R. Morriss, III
Texas Sixth Court of Appeals Place 1


Gregg County Candidates

Gregg County Candidate Announcements:

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Mr. Wingo will challenge Gary Boyd for Gregg County Commissioner Precinct 3.
Read more here…

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John Bisese
Mr. Bisese will challenge Billy Fort for Gregg County Constable Precinct 2.
Read more here…