Alex Samuels, The Texas Tribune Updated 9:47 am CST, Friday, January 11, 2019 FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Dr. Shahid Shafi, speaks before members of the State Republican Executive Committee, following a vote in favor of resolution that opposes an effort by the Tarrant County Republican Party (TCRP) to remove him as vice chair because of his religion, during the committee's quarterly meeting on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Austin. (Amanda Voisard/Austin American-Statesman via AP) less FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Dr. Shahid Shafi, speaks before members of the State Republican Executive Committee, following a vote in favor of resolution that opposes an effort by the Tarrant County ... more Photo: Amanda Voisard, AP Photo: Amanda Voisard, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close … [Read more...] about Tarrant County GOP’s vice-chairman survives recall vote over his religion
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Published 10:04 am CST, Thursday, January 10, 2019 A group of Tarrant County Republicans will vote Thursday evening on whether to remove Shahid Shafi as vice-chairman of the county party after a small faction of members put forth a formal motion to oust him because he's Muslim. less A group of Tarrant County Republicans will vote Thursday evening on whether to remove Shahid Shafi as vice-chairman of the county party after a small faction of members put forth a formal motion to oust him ... more Photo: Amanda Voisard, MBO / Associated Press Photo: Amanda Voisard, MBO / Associated Press Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 A group of Tarrant County Republicans will vote Thursday evening on whether to remove Shahid Shafi as vice-chairman of the county party after a small … [Read more...] about Tarrant County GOP set to vote on whether to remove vice-chairman because he’s Muslim
Tarrant County—with Fort Worth as its seat of government—for two decades has been the Republican Party’s major urban Alamo, the last stand against a rising Democratic resurgence. Austin, El Paso, and San Antonio stayed Democratic during the Republican rise of the 1990s, but Dallas, and Houston fell to the GOP before turning blue again in this decade. Only Tarrant County stood unbroken. Donald Trump got 52 percent of the vote in 2016; Mitt Romney, 57 percent in 2012. And hometown Democratic state Senator Wendy Davis got whomped when she ran for governor in 2014, receiving just 41 percent of the county vote. If Republicans were safe anywhere, it was Tarrant County. And their hold on the county kept them safe statewide in the urban/rural political divide that has gripped the entire country. But this year’s election showed the county is no longer safe in Republican hands. Democrat Beto O’Rourke edged out Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz here, even while … [Read more...] about Effort to Oust a Muslim Vice Chairman Causes Infighting Among Tarrant County Republicans
FORT WORTH - Long before most Texans had ever heard of Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke's bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, Planned Parenthood organizers saw something unusual happen in the winter of 2017: Their annual Fort Worth fundraising luncheon sold out. Not since Gloria Steinem headlined the Democrat-leaning group's event in the state's largest Republican stronghold several years prior has organizers seen such enthusiasm for their reproductive health care mission. But this time felt different to attendees who spoke to The Texas Tribune at the time. The mostly female crowd was there because of President Donald Trump, whose sexualized comments about women drew backlash even amid his successful candidacy. And many attendees were surprised to see familiar faces who were likeminded about politics. It was that luncheon in America's most conservative urban bastion that marked the beginning of a coming out process for many Fort Worth residents who are now furiously … [Read more...] about Will Fort Worth’s Tarrant County remain America’s most conservative large county?
October 19, 2018 8:00 AM Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn is named in a lawsuit filed by the two sons of a man who died after being held in the Tarrant County jail in 2017. Star-Telegram archives [email protected] The two sons of Billy Larae Freeland, who died after being held in the Tarrant County jail in 2017, have filed a lawsuit against Sheriff Bill Waybourn and Tarrant County. Star-Telegram archives 1 of 2 i By Kaley Johnson [email protected] LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story FORT WORTH Billy Larae Freeland was drunk when he was booked into the Tarrant County jail in October of 2017.Five days later, he was taken to the emergency room with acute respiratory and renal failure caused by substance abuse withdrawal and was essentially unresponsive. He never regained consciousness and, 12 days later, the 61-year-old Bedford man died, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by his … [Read more...] about Sons sue Tarrant County, say father’s jail-related death is part of country-wide epidemic