Next general Meeting: 
"Tribute to Judge Lawrence"
April 23rd
Meet n' Greet - 11:00am
Program will begin promptly at 11:30am, followed by a short but important business meeting
Kingwood Country Club 
Please RSVP by Monday April 21st at noon


2014 Membership Coffee with

Special Guest Congessman Ted Poe

Saturday, May 3rd

10:30 am - 12:00 noon


Congressman Ted Poe invites you to the Second Annual 



An Evening Tribute to Area Veterans

and Active Service-Members 


Wednesday, April 16 

6:00 pm—7:30pm 

Sosa Community Center—1414 Wirt Road, Houston 

Transportation provided by Harris County Pct. 4 at select locations. 

To RSVP or To Reserve Transportation: (281) 446-0242 

Special Guests: 

Brigadier General William P. Barriage · Council Member Brenda Stardig 

Council Member Dwayne Bohac · SMSgt John “Spike” Garcia 


Sam Malone 


Important Dates to Remember:

National Federation of Republican Women Scholarship

To involve more young women in the political process and to provide educational opportunities, NFRW offers several scholarships to female students. 

One scholarship is the BETTY RENDEL SCHOLARSHIP FUND, which was established in September 1995 in honor of NFRW Past President Betty Rendel’s extraordinary leadership skills and dedication to the Republican Party in her home state of Indiana, as well at the national level.  The three annual scholarships of $1,000 are awarded to female undergraduates who are majoring in political science, government or economics and have successfully completed at least two years of college course work.  The recipients are chosen from applicants from across the nation. Scholarship winners may not reapply.


The NATIONAL PATHFINDER SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established in 1985 in honor of First Lady Nancy Reagan.  The three annual scholarships of $2,500 provide financial assistance and support to women seeking undergraduate or graduate degrees.  Undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as students enrolled in a master’s degree program, are eligible to apply for the scholarship.  Recent high school graduates and undergraduate freshmen are not eligible.  Scholarship winners may not reapply.


If you know of a young women that might qualify for either scholarship, please contact Lanelle Johnston, Kingwood Area Republican Women, Chairman of Conventions/Awards by email at or contact her at 281-358-8441.   We wish these young women the best of luck with their education goals.                                

Republican Party of Texas Celebrates the Lives of
Republican Pioneers: Former RPT Chair Ray Hutchison, Jim Bowie and Beryl Milburn

Texas is blessed to be home to legendary individuals who have blazed a trail in every industry imaginable. Whether it be farming and ranching, business and industry, education, sports or politics - Texas is home to a wealth of personalities who have dedicated their lives to improving their communities.  This month, we have lost 3 individuals who were pioneers of the Republican Party of Texas - Ray Hutchison, Beryl Milburn and Jim Bowie.

We were saddened to learn yesterday that Ray Hutchison passed away.  Elton "Ray" Hutchisonwas a Republican State Representative from Dallas from 1973 to 1977, a time when Republicans did not hold the majority we have today. He became chairman of the Republican Party of Texas in 1976, a job he left to run for governor in 1978. Upon retirement from public office, Mr. Hutchison served as a political consigliere to his wife, Kay Bailey Hutchison, during her successful elections and tenure as State Treasurer and then U.S. Senate.

Professionally, he was senior counsel in the Dallas office of Bracewell Giuliani, well-known as a specialist in government bonding. Ray Hutchison was 81 years old. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11:00am at the Church of the Incarnation with a reception following at the Meadows Museum at SMU. There will also be a graveside internment at the Texas State Cemetery on Friday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SMU Law School.

RPT Chairman Steve Munisteri remembered Ray by stating "Ray was State Chairman of the RPT when I attended my first state convention in 1976. Ray had been active in Republican Politics during the entire 42 years I have been involved.  He had a lifelong commitment to building the party.  Much of the success of the party today can be traced back to the work of Ray and others who were Republican activists in the 60's and 70's, when being a Republican put you in the minority.  I am very sad to learn of his passing and extend my condolences to his wife, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison."


 Last week, Beryl Milburn passed away just a few days shy of her 94th Birthday.  Beryl helped build the Travis County GOP from its inception, and ran, with not a small amount of courage, for the state legislature as a Republican in 1958. She organized and was the first president of the Austin Republican Women's Club, and was also a founder of the Texas Federation of Republican Women.  Beryl also served as RPT Vice Chair. In 1985, she was appointed by President Reagan as a delegate to the United Nations Conference on Women in Nairobi, Kenya. Her grandfather was sheriff of Duval County in the early 1900s, and among her first cousins were conservatives William F.Buckley, Jr. and Senator Jim Buckley.

Beryl was a crack shot. She was still shooting doves and taking bucks on her South Texas ranch, The Santa Clara, into her 90s. She was treasured by her friends for her wit, tenacity, and courage. Beryl loved nothing more than being surrounded by her friends at the bridge table, or over a cocktail and a fine dinner.


And earlier in the month we lost a Texas Legend with the passing of Jim Bowie. Jim was a devoted husband and father, beloved brother, uncle and neighbor, long-time Republican Party leader, civic and social activist, United States Army Veteran, Baptist Minister and radio talk show host, quietly passed away in Houston, Texas after losing his battle with cancer.

"I am saddened by the passing of our friend and mentor, Jim Bowie. He paved the way for so many of us. He started the Black Republican Council of Harris County decades ago and was one of the founders of the Black Republican Council of Texas," said Bill Calhoun, Texas Federation For Republican Outreach Chairman. Calhoun went on to say, "Jim stood tall at a time in history when being black and Republican meant putting your well-being in jeopardy. Yet, Jim proudly proclaimed our party's principles to anyone who'd listen and across every region of our state. He loved his Lord and Savior, his beloved Victoria, his children and extended family, his country, his party and the Great State of Texas. I will miss him in the coming days and weeks--I already miss him now."

Jim Bowie has gone to his eternal reward and will forever be remembered as an honorable man and a Republican Party trailblazer in Harris County.

Steve Munisteri reflected on the significance of these three individuals' contributions with the following statement: "Today Texas is a Republican state and many take this for granted. The truth is it took hard work, dedication and commitment to build this party over decades and Ray Hutchison, Beryl Milburn and Jim Bowie were all at the forefront."

We know these three individuals are now together in Heaven and smiling down on us, proud of their work to make Texas prosperous through electing state leadership that knows the burdens of an overreaching government.  It is now our duty to honor their legacies by continuing to elect state leadership who know that Texas works best when government gets out of the way. 




 . . . This Year's Mardi Gras Event was a HUGE success, and a great time was had by ALL!!  Thanks for coming out and supporting KARW and our Republican candidates!




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A big THANK YOU to Brittney Forsythe of Sixteen:3 Photography!!


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