The STAR Republican News

September/October 2019

Star Republican Women is a federated member club of the Texas Federation of Republican Women and serves members and communities within TFRW Region XI and Texas Senate Districts 22 and 24.

In This Issue. 

  • Oktoberfest Details
  • From Denise's Desk
  • Time to Renew Your Membership
  • Red Shoe Book Club To Meet October 22
  • Texas State Income Tax Proposition
  • SRW Patrons & Sponsors 

SRW Hosts Oktoberfest Social & Fundraiser Oct. 10  

at The Trails

5 p.m.  to 8:30 p.m.

Tickets $40 per person ​​

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SRW to Host Oktoberfest Social and Fundraiser at The Trails October 10 


Star Republican Women will host its 2019 social and fundraiser Thursday, October 10 at The Trails in Horseshoe Bay.

The Oktoberfest event will commence at 5 p.m. and feature German cuisine, Polka music and a variety of libations. 

Tickets for Star's Oktoberfest are $40 per person (plus a small processing fee.) Attendees are requested to purchase tickets by October 7. 


Marion Gardner, Chairman Ways & Means Committee

Star 2019 Oktoberfest Ticket Purchase

From Denise's Desk


September is generally a month of returning to a routine.  Vacationers return home, students return to school, “winter Texans” return to the Hill Country, and organizations resume their regular meetings.  But sometimes the return to a routine is disrupted by unforeseen events.

Such is the case with Star Republican Women.  Due to the parking lot renovation at Quail Point and the SRW Board’s decision to support the Llano County Republican Party Constitution Day Celebration Fundraiser on September 17th, Star did not have its regular meeting that day. 

I am pleased to report that the LCRP Fundraiser event completely sold out and was a huge success. Thanks to all SRW members who participated in this event.  What an amazing response for the first Constitution Day Celebration where Llano County Republicans joined forces to raise money to ensure that we “Keep Texas Red!”

Be sure that you don’t miss out on the Star Republican Women Octoberfest event October 10th.  Please buy your tickets today and join us for what should be a very fun event. 

Due to the uncertainty on the availability of Quail Point In October, we will NOT have our regular second Tuesday meeting, so we will have a brief business meeting at our Octoberfest event. 

One more opportunity….There’s still time to register for the TFRW Convention in Galveston October 3-5.  We have already submitted the credentialing form for delegates, but it can be amended if anyone would like to go to the Convention as a delegate.  Please email me ASAP if you are interested at mimirives@gmail.com.

Hope to see you soon!  

Denise Rives, SRW President

Time to Renew Your Membership


In 2019, Star Republican Women's reached a membership count of 105 members and 42 associate members. LET'S CONTINUE TO GROW!

It is now time to renew your Star Republican Women membership.

Also, Please ask your friends, neighbors and family members to join Star Republican Women -- as members or associates.  Bring them to our next meeting.  Dues are $30 for members and $20 for associates.  Remember, spouses can join as an associate member and attend all of our meetings.  

Click on the button below to download the membership form and recruit family and friends to become new members!

Please bring your completed membership form & your dues to our Oktoberfest event or mail to:           

       STAR Republican Women

       P.O. Box 8675

       Horseshoe Bay, TX  78657

Kathy Stahl, VP & Membership Committee Chairman​ 

2020 SRW Membership Form

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www.starrw.org & Facebook


Red Shoe Book Club

To Meet October 22


Star Republican Women's Red Shoe Book Club will meet Tuesday, October 22 to discuss the book "The Lost Girls of Paris" by Pam Jenoff.  SRW Literacy Committee Chairman Kathy Hussey will host the event at the Horseshoe Bay Resort Lantana Room from 4 to 6 p.m.


A remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female secret agents during World War II.

1946, Manhattan
One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, Grace Healey finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench.

Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs—each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station.

Grace soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a network of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as couriers and radio operators to aid the resistance.

But they never returned home, their fates a mystery.

Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother turned agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor and betrayal.

Vividly rendered and inspired by true events, New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff shines a light on the incredible heroics of the brave women of the war and weaves a mesmerizing tale of courage, sisterhood and the great strength of women to survive in the hardest of circumstances. (From the publisher.)

Even if you haven't read the book, you can attend and enjoy the conversation about the book and other topics of interest to the group.  Food and beverage service will be available on an individual pay as you go basis.

Kathy Hussey, Literacy Committee Chairman

86th Texas Legislature Update


 Following is a special report from State Rep. Andrew Murr:

This upcoming November, you will have the opportunity to vote on 10 proposed constitutional   amendments passed during the 86th Legislative Session.  One of these proposed constitutional amendments is Proposition 4 which would constitutionally prohibit a state income tax in Texas.

History: In 1993, voters approved a Constitutional Amendment that prohibited a personal income tax without first obtaining voter approval in a statewide referendum. Currently, the Texas Constitution requires only a simple majority vote of the legislature to send the issue to voters. If passed, Proposition 4 would increase protections against a future income tax by requiring a TWO-THIRDS super-majority in both legislative chambers before a question of an income tax was put before voters in a statewide referendum. In short, if approved Proposition 4 would make a future income tax on individuals in Texas nearly impossible.

What will be on the ballot: Proposition 4 (HJR 38)
“The constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax, including a tax on an individual’s share of partnership and unincorporated association income.”

Murr represents House District 53 that includes Llano County and 11 other counties.

SRW Patron and Sponsor Programs 

To Help Candidates & Communities

Star Republican Women thank those who have become sponsors and patrons in 2019, providing funds for Star's political contributions for the upcoming general elections and to support its Caring for America activities in local communities.

If you want to participate as a Patron or Sponsor, please click on the link below for additional information.  We welcome you recruiting others to participating in these programs as well.

SRW Patron & Sponsorship Programs




Reagan Lambert 

for Mayor of Horseshoe Bay

follow Elect Reagan Lambert on Facebook



Claudia Haydon

Kathy Hussey

​Carole Keiffer

Mary Lou Kromer

Lynn Snyder Lane

​JoAnn McCarty

​Denise Rives

​Gennie Ward

2019-2020 SRW Officers

President                         Denise Rives         mimirives@gmail.com      432-638-7808

1st VP/Programs         Marsha Lovelady  mlovelady@outlook.com    432-238-9428

2nd VP/Membership    Kathy Stahl        rudistahl@sbcglobal.net      832-472-5437

Secretary                           Debbie Lambert             dl@fcaaustin.org     512-748-0814

Treasurer                Charlotte Steindorf   charsteindorf@gmail.com   830-596-0029

2019-2020 SRW Committee Chairmen

Awards                       Gennie Ward       GennieWard@gmail.com         325-247-4078

Hospitality                          Carol Ascue        cjascue@yahoo.com         512-663-3601   

Bylaws                                 Belle Guice          bcguice@nctv.com         210-508-7803        

Parliamentarian                Belle Guice          bcguice@nctv.com         210-508-7803       

Caring for America           Becca Marsh        bmarsh@nctv.com         361-564-8170

Chaplain                          Annette Burton     anetburton@gmail.com   830-220-3618

PR/Newsletter          Mary Lou Kromer     mlplkromer@mac.com     830-596-7061

Ways & Means   Marion Gardner   gardner.marion87@gmail.com     830-613-9216

Literacy                           Kathy Hussey        kathusse@yahoo.com       325-423-0418

Campaign Activities           Barbara Derse       bjderse@wr.rr.com   214-202-0052

 2019 TFRW Regional & District Leadership

Region XI Deputy President        Gail Teegarden        gailteegarden7@gmail.com    

SD24 District Director                  Zenia Warren          zabob@embarqmail.com

SD 22 District Director                 Merryl Wash           merryl@washthomas.com

NOTICE:     Political advertising paid for by Star Republican Women PAC, Treasurer Charlotte Steindorf, P.O. Box 8675, Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657. SRW is a non-profit organization under Section 527 of the IRS Code.  Contributions to Star Republican Women PAC are NOT tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income purposes. Corporate contributions are not permitted. Not authorized by any candidate or committee.   

EDITOR:  Mary Lou Kromer – 830-596-7061 mlplkromer@mac.com