Highland Lakes Democratic Women welcome guest speaker Kathy Jones-Hospod, the Democratic candidate for Texas Senate District 24 to their meeting Sept 22 at Hidden Falls Restaurant. She supports a Reliable Power Grid, Statewide Broadband, Women's Rights / Equal Rights and Dependable Foster Care.
Jones-Hospod has 40 years of experience as an engineer. The majority of her experience was making sure telecom infrastructure was reliable for not only Texans but nationwide, including 911. She knows what it takes to build infrastructure. Jones-Hospod brings a perspective to the Texas Legislature that combines engineering, business, leadership, and, especially, a woman’s and mother’s perspective. She lives in Texas Senate District 24.
Please join Highland Lakes Democratic Women at Hidden Falls Restaurant, 220 Meadowlakes Drive, Meadowlakes TX 78654, September 22 at 11:15 am. Lunch will be served for a $20 charge. For questions or RSVP, email email@example.com
Wednesday, August 17th, 6–7pm
432 Lady Bird Dr
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Thursday, August 18th, 12:30-1:30pm
Old Middle School Cafeteria
S Western Ave between E North Ave & E Ave B
(The technical address is 107 N Main St, Lampasas 76550)
Parking will be mostly street parking. There are some parking lots nearby such as the Library, Hanna Springs Pool, Storms, and the old middle school lot on the opposite side of the school. We're now working out the details for a shuttle service for these lots.
Please join us at Double Horn Brewery, 208 Avenue H,
Marble Falls on Thursday August 25 at 11:30 am
Instead of a speaker for August, HLDW will take this opportunity to express our thanks to Dana Rushing for her work with HLDW. This will also be a sendoff and a "we'll miss you" as Dana starts the next chapter in her life!!
Thanks to Dana for serving as HLDW President and for everything she's done for the cause.
Dana has moved to Austin and will surely keep everyone there involved in helping Democrats.
Here is their menu. Please select the item you are ordering for lunch and when you RSVP, list that selection in your response. Each person will pay individually for their lunch. Parking is available both in front and back of the location.
Please RSVP to Sandra Chapman firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday August 15. In your RSVP please list your lunch selection.
Please choose your lunch order from this menu https://www.doublehornbrewing.com/food-menu/
Choose from these favorites:
Crabby Cado Appetizer - fried avocado and crab salad $12.99
Pear Pecan Salad w/ balsamic vinaigrette $9.99
Cowboy Burger $9.99
Smoked Reuben $12.99
Chicken Tinga Tacos $3.99 per taco
Fish Tacos $4.99 per taco
Highland Lakes Democratic Women welcomed Dawn Capra as their speaker for their July meeting at Double Horn Brewery. Ms. Capra oversees all Community Resource Centers of Texas, Inc. sites and is the primary liaison for all tenant agencies.
Community Resource Centers of Texas mission is to create hope and change futures by joining forces with providers and connection people to resources. Their vision is to see everyone end their day without worries for tomorrow. Their values keep them aligned with their mission. They are a force for good…faith-driven, open hearted, reachable, committed and encouraging.
Ms. Capra has spent the majority of her career in the public sector and legal field gaining experience in constituent services, customer relation and resolving client problems.
She is also known for her role as the previous Mayor of Johnson City.
Welcome to our new and improved website! Nicole Briggs and Charles Watkins (webmaster)
have worked on this project for the past eight months. Nicole, one of our latest and youngest
members, brings to HLDW technology and marketing expertise, while Charles brings years of
experience of tirelessly maintaining our website. And, if I may mention, Nicole has a high-level
position that requires travel and, at the same time, is the mother to a young son along with two
stepchildren. As if that weren’t enough, her second baby is due in September. Volunteering
requires time and commitment. Many will decline because they are too busy. Well…maybe we
can all take a cue from Nicole and do more. Our country, state, counties, and Democratic
organizations need everyone to be the change we want to see!
Some may wonder who is behind the camera at our HLDW meetings and events. Teri Flanagan
doesn’t get the credit she deserves as our Publicity Chair. You never see her in our photos or
stories about HLDW in the newspapers, newsletters, website, or Facebook. Yet, Teri makes sure
our core group of hard-working volunteers and members are acknowledged through pictures
Teri and her beloved husband, Dave, moved to Horseshoe Bay from Ft. Worth five years ago.
Like the rest of us, Teri and Dave had no idea they had chosen to live in a deep sea of red, so
she quickly sought like-minds and joined HLDW. We’re thrilled Teri did! She enjoys
participating in book clubs, creating beautiful artwork (watercolor), gardening, and
volunteering. When I’ve asked Teri to assist in various projects, she always agrees, except for
the rare times she’s overwhelmed with other activities, like helping her husband with building
three Little Free Libraries, creating ads against book banning, participating in the HSB Covid
testing site in 2020, and volunteering at many local community events.
Thanks to each of you for launching this website and making HLDW an even greater
organization due to your contributions!
- Dana Rushing, HLDW President
Highland Lakes Democratic Women were pleased to welcome Jay Kleberg, candidate for Texas Land Commissioner, to their February meeting at Double Horn Brewing Company. Jay Kleberg is a member of a South Texas family that owns one of the largest ranches in the country, the King Ranch. Kleberg is seeking the Democratic nomination for Texas land commissioner and has been endorsed by several prominent newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express- News and Austin American Statesman.
Jay Kleberg is an Austin-based conservationist whose duty as land commissioner would be to oversee the General Land Office which handles the Texas Permanent School Fund, the Veteran’s Land Board to improve benefits for veterans and natural disaster relief funds. The GLO also oversees the Alamo and our beaches.
The issues Kleberg cares about deeply include fighting climate change, better management of the disaster recovery funds and protecting the state’s public and economic health. He states that “The passion I gained for environmental advocacy as a child has led me to more than a decade-long career in conservation”.
Highland Lakes Democratic Women meet on the 4th Thursday of each month (except Nov and Dec). All are welcome. Please check our Facebook at facebook.com/highlandlakesdemocraticwomen for more information.