The STAR Republican News

April 2022

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


In This Issue. 

  •  April 19 Meeting Details
  • ​Child Abuse Awareness Event Set for April 6 
  • Sara's Shorts
  • SRW Fundraiser Set  for April 21
  • ​Upcoming 2022 Elections Info
  • ​Ask a Friend to Join Star! 

Sarah Garrett

To Speak At SRW April 19 Meeting

Complimentary lunch begins at 12:30 p.m.

Program commences at 1:00

Meet & Greet Event Afterwards​

CLICK HERE for Upcoming Area GOP Events Calendar

Sara Garrett to Speak April 19


Founder and CEO of the Phoenix Center, Sarah Rosen Garrett will speak at the April 19 meeting of Star Republican Women at Quail Point Community Center in Horseshoe Bay. 

The program will begin at 1 p.m., following a complimentary lunch that starts at 12:30 p.m.

Sarah Garrett's passion for providing exemplary mental health care for all children and families led her to create Camp Phoenix and the Phoenix Center in 2007.  

Upon moving to the Texas Hill Country in 2005, Sarah first worked as a CASA volunteer, and recognized the need for high-quality, affordable mental health care in rural Central Texas, as well as parenting supporting and classes.  She drew upon her experience as a Registered Play Therapist and licensed psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience with children and families.  

Since its startup in 2007, the Phoenix Center has expanded its services as well as its facilities.  It is set to open its new facility on a 77-acre site in Marble Falls just off Hwy 71 and will provide expanded programs to greatly enhance the lives of those it serves.

Star Republican Women recently donated art supplies for Phoenix Center counseling programs.  We think you will find  Sarah's presentation very enlightening particularly in light of April being National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Sarah began her career as a special education teacher with Teach for America and was twice awarded Teacher of the Year.  In addition to her play therapy specialized training, Sarah is trained in crisis and suicide intervention, and the treatment of trauma, including witnessing a traumatic death, and child abuse, neglect and sexual assault.  

To learn more about the extraordinary programs offered at the Phoenix Center, please click on the button below.  You will also find ways you can volunteer or contribute to this great cause.

Kathy Hussey, VP Programs

Learn More About The Phoenix Center

Stay for Meet & Greet Event

for a Bluebonnet Celebration!


Star will host a Bluebonnet Celebration after the April 19 meeting for all members. Our new members who joined this year will be recognized and gifted a packet of bluebonnet seed.  The new members will also be eligible for a gift drawing.  

Kathleen Stahl, Vice President of Membership

SRW to Participate in Child Abuse Awareness Event April 6 In Llano


On Wednesday, April 6, Star Republican Women will travel to the Llano County Courthouse to participate in an event aimed at bringing increased awareness about child abuse in our communities.  SRW will set up signs, pinwheels and hand out water. This is a non-partisan event, so no SRW signs but you can wear your SRW name tag. 

SRW members will wear Blue for "Go Blue Day" as part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month activities. Those participating should gather at the HSB sleep center parking lot at 3 p.m. to carpool to Llano for the 4:30 p.m. event.

If you are interesting in participating and have not signed up yet, please text 830-596-3021. 

Sherry Olson, Caring for America Committee Chairman

Sara's Shorts


Make America Rational Again.


April is definitely my favorite month in the Hill Country as bluebonnets begin to line the highways with bursts of blue stalks of the State flower. This April has been declared a new beginning month as we celebrate our new Star Republican Members this third Tuesday of the month with an after meeting meet and greet. Hope to see you, at Quail Point.

Last month brought a girls shopping trip to Fredericksburg with my granddaughter and a personal wake up CALL  for me. Audrey, my twelve year old granddaughter, brought over a shirt for me she thought I would like.  At first glance, I thought it was the typical red and white Trump shirt that said Make America Great Again. On second glance, I realized that bright red shirt actually said Make America Rational Again.

What exactly does a passionate Rational Republican look like in todays changing world? The shirt drove me crazy draped over a chair in my study as I tried to wrap my head around the message but not lose the mission. How do we wake up our fellow citizens to the rise of corruption and the erosion of so many of American institutes into Socialist mindset  as a Rational Republican?

First, I think you need to study the big picture. Research the Georgia GuideStones erected in 1980 in United States and the dark agenda engraved in eight languages reflecting the ideals of the New World Order.  Next, research Klaus Schwab and the World Economic Forum out of Davos and our own Federal Reserve, which is not a reserve or federal, but rather a private company. Lastly, observe that the Department of Homeland Security is bracing for 18,000 migrants per day if Title 42 is lifted this month by Biden Administration. (I probably don’t need to remind you Texas is a border state.) Finally, know that just recently Biden Administration failed to forward a plan for offshore prospective oil and gas lease expiring in June. Now take a rational breath and fill up your car.

Our country seems to be spirally downward and it is overwhelming. Trans Sports, non-gender pronouns, CRT, transitioning teenagers, hormone manipulation, sex change surgery and x passports and birth certificates are being presented as the norm when normal only seems to be on the dryer.

While voting Republican and staying informed are important, neither can keep you a Rational Republican. Rational Republicans are made in the prayer room on their knees in the full Amour of God. We can only stay Rational when we are prayed up knowing that government is on His shoulders. I can only look Rational when I trust God and do the next thing!  Passover and Easter declares the plans of God and until it is finished it looks hopeless. Rationally, neither Passover blood on the door jams or empty grave  make sense but  only to believers who trust God.

Rational Republicans trust God, pray for their leaders, and display His goodness. Let’s make America Rational Again by staying in prayer . Stay in His Grip.

Sara Boyd, SRW President

SRW Fundraiser Set for April 21!


Star Republican Women will host a dinner/fundraiser Thursday April 21 at Bay View Restaurant.  

Social time will be from 5:30 to 6pm. Dinner will be served from 6 to 8 pm.

A cash bar will be open all evening!!  Menu includes:  Caesar salad, Crispy redfish or Roasted stuffed chicken breast, and Cream brulee. 

We are at our capacity of 70 people and we do have a waiting list!
Remember Star members!!!!!  This is our only fundraiser for the year.

We ask that you give generously to help support local and state candidates
Donations buckets will be at each table!!!

Thank you!!!    Thank you!!!!

Marion Gardner, Chairman Ways and Means Committee

Upcoming 2022 Elections 


May 7 Llano County/LISD

Llano County will hold an election on May 7 to elect trustees to the Llano Independent School District.  Former SRW President Denise Rives is vying for a LISD seat and is opposed by Paul Hull.  

Early voting begins April 25 and ends May 3. Election day is set for May 7.  Horseshoe Bay residents in Llano County will vote at Oak Ridge Estates Community Center.

May 24 GOP Primary Run-Off Election

Llano County will hold a run-off election on May 24 to decide winners among the GOP Primary candidates for Attorney General, Railroad Commissioner and State Senator, Dist. 24.  Details on the election will be provide in early May.

Llano County May 7 Sample Ballot

Ask a Friend to Join SRW!


Star Republican Women have so much fun together so why not ask your friends to join us?!

Click on the button below to get a membership form that you can give to your friends.  They can complete the form and bring it and their check to the upcoming meeting or mail it to the address on the form. And if you haven't renewed your membership, please do so now.

Membership is $30 and Associate Membership is $20. And bring an extra $6 to buy your personalized SRW name tag!

We appreciate your involvement in Star and the Texas Federation of Republican Women!

Kathy Stahl, Membership Committee Chairman

SRW Membership Form

SRW Patron and Sponsor Programs 

To Help Candidates & Communities

Star Republican Women thank those who have become sponsors and patrons in 2022, 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.

Contributing Patrons

Donna and Bob Honnors

Mary Lou and Lanny Kromer


Contributing Sponsors

Denise Rives

Randy Rives, Horseshoe Bay Councilman

SRW Patron & Sponsorship Programs

2022 SRW Officers


Sara Boyd bunnyrun102@sbcglobal.net 817.475.6953
VP Programs Kathy Hussey kathusse54@gmail.com 325.423.0418
VP Membership Kathy Stahl rudistahl@sbcglobal.net 832.472.5437
Secretary Debbie Lambert debbiehsb@gmail.com 512.748.0814
Treasurer Julia Hall juliasjewels91@gmail.com 651.485.2707

2022 SRW Committee Chairmen

Awards Linda Baker llbaker0711@yahoo.com 713.206.0711
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 Sherry Olson sherryolson01@gmail.com 830.596.3021
Chaplain Louraine Robertson louraine912@outlook.com 830.598.6660
Public Relations Jet Caleca jeanettecaleca@gmail.com 810.845.9262
Ways & Means Marion Gardner gardner.marion87@gmail.com 830.613.9216
Literacy Kathy Hussey kathusse54@gmail.com 325.423.0418
Campaign Activities Barbara Derse  bjderse@wr.rr.com 214.202.0052
Legislation Stephanie Hart stefhart1354@yahoo.com 713.851.0036

 2022 TFRW Regional & District Leadership

Region XII Deputy President          Denise Rives                    mimirives@gmail.com        

SD24 District Director                  Gail Teegarden        gailteegarden7@gmail.com

SD 22 District Director                 Devvie Duke              


NOTICE:     Political advertising paid for by Star Republican Women PAC, Treasurer Julia Hall, 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 – starrepublicanwomen78657@gmail.com