The STAR Republican News

March 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. 

  •  March 15 Meeting Details
  • Sara's Shorts
  • Bring Art Supplies for Phoenix Center
  • Save the Date: 4/21
  • ​Primary Election Results
  • Red Shoe Book Club Selection
  • ​Ask a Friend to Join Star! 

Nubia Devine

To Speak At SRW March 15 Meeting

Complimentary lunch begins at 12:30 p.m.

Program commences at 1:00

Meet & Greet Afterwards

CLICK HERE for Upcoming Area GOP Events Calendar

Nubia Devine to Speak March 15


Political activist Nubia Devine will speak at the March 15 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.

Nubia Devine is a proud mother of seven, grandmother and pilot.  She has proudly served the state of Texas and her community for more than 33 years. She was born in Columbia, grew up in Venezuela and later emigrated to the United States   She fled Venezuela, as communism took hold and understands all too well, what we are fighting for and against. 

Devine’s decades of community service began in Women’s Ministry with pregnancy resource centers, and she more recently founded Esther Council and serves as the Director of Operations for the Austin Area Pastor Council.

In 2015, Devine began to focus on serving in the political arena. She worked for Don Zimmerman, an Austin City Council Member, and two conservative champions in the House of Representatives: Kyle Biedermann and Briscoe Cain. In addition to serving as Republican Party Precinct Chair & Travis County Republican Party Outreach & Engagement Chair, Devine has volunteered for numerous political campaigns, including her husband’s election to District Judge and to the Texas Supreme Court.  Nubia recently ran for State Representative for House District 19 but was unsuccessful in that bid.

Nubia Devine is a champion for securing the Texas border, improving election integrity, supporting parental rights, improving education, protecting children, passing property tax reform, promoting medical freedom and improving the Hill Country economy.

Nubia has had an interesting and rewarding journey throughout her life and will share those experiences with Star Republican Women.  Her early life under communism provides an inspiring perspective about the values of democracy and freedom.

Kathy Hussey, VP Programs


Sara's Shorts

We Don't Just Do Lunch.

I often invite people to join us at Star Republican Women with the  promise of great speakers, a lite lunch, and a fun group of women, but that short-changes who we really are!! 

The month of March reminded me that a lite lunch has never described true Texas women of strength. Susanna Dickerson was born in Tennessee arriving with her husband in Gonzales and giving birth to a  daughter in December, 1834. Almaron Dickerson, her husband, was one of a group of patriots who faced off with the  Mexican army for the famous “come and get it cannon” of Gonzales and later moved on with the patriots to San Antonio. Susanna joined her husband taking in boarders such as David Crockett, cooking and doing  laundry for Texas volunteers.    

        On February 23, 1836, when General Santa Anna arrived in San Antonio, Susanna joined several other women in the Alamo with the Texas troops. Following the fall and death of all the men at the Alamo, Susanna was sent with her young child on horseback, with a note from Santa Anna to General Sam Houston. She passed on that note to the  Texas General whom she met in Gonzales, a 75 mile horseback ride, around March 12. She must have then relayed the heroics of the  “line in the sand” which Lt Col William Travis drew with his sword, challenging those who wanted to stay and fight to cross. She must also have included how the ill Jim Bowie demanded his bed be moved across that line. Susanna must have inspired Sam Houston with the patriotic passion and courage of a strong undefeated Texas woman, despite her personal grief. 

 Houston must have carried this inspiration to his troops in the battle of San Jacinto, April 21, 1836. She could have effectively inspired the famous cry “Remember The Alamo” with her story rather than be defeated, despite her personal lost. 

        You can hear that passion at any Star Republican meeting after the Texas Pledge and you can see that passion as Star Republican women move in the community of Horseshoe Bay. If you attended our Candidate Forum in February, I hope you caught that passion for our state and our elections in November. If you attend our meetings you will not see nationally defeated Republicans, rather you will see the spirt of involved women  with a “Remember the Alamo”  attitude that makes me smile.

Happy March ….

Sara Boyd, SRW President

Bring Art Supplies for Phoenix Center


Star Republican Women's Caring for America Committee is collecting art supplies for the Phoenix Center in Marble Falls.  

Please bring art supplies like acrylic paints, canvases of any size, canvas boards, brushes, drawing paper, colored pencils and writing journals to our March 15 meeting.

The Phoenix Center provides high quality, affordable mental health care for local children and families.  They provide child counseling, children group activities, parenting groups, Camp Phoenix and community outreach and collaboration with local schools.

We also need volunteers to help us deliver the supplies to the Phoenix Center after the March 15 meeting from 2:00-2:30.  Volunteers will also get to tour the new Phoenix Center.

If you are interested in volunteering, please click on the button below and let Sherry Olson know you can help!

Sherry Olson, Caring for America Committee Chairman

Volunteer to Help Deliver Supplies to Phoenix Center

Save the Date for SRW Fundraiser!


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

More information will be available at our upcoming March 15 meeting.  

It will be a great time to socialize and have some fun with your "like minded" friends!

Marion Gardner, Chairman Ways and Means Committee

March 2022 Election Results

Click on the buttons below to see the March 2022 election results for Llano and Burnet Counties.

Llano County Election Results
Burnet County Election Results

 Red Shoe Book Club

Current Selection


Star Republican Women's Red Shoe Book Club has chosen the book "The Rose Code," by Kate Quinn to discuss at its next gather (date, time and location to be announced soon).​

SRW Literacy Committee Chairman Kathy Hussey will lead the discussion about the book. 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.  


 The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Huntress and The Alice Network returns with another heart-stopping World War II story of three female code breakers at Bletchley Park and the spy they must root out after the war is over.

1940. As England prepares to fight the Nazis, three very different women answer the call to mysterious country estate Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain train to break German military codes. Vivacious debutante Osla is the girl who has everything—beauty, wealth, and the dashing Prince Philip of Greece sending her roses—but she burns to prove herself as more than a society girl, and puts her fluent German to use as a translator of decoded enemy secrets. Imperious self-made Mab, product of east-end London poverty, works the legendary codebreaking machines as she conceals old wounds and looks for a socially advantageous husband. Both Osla and Mab are quick to see the potential in local village spinster Beth, whose shyness conceals a brilliant facility with puzzles, and soon Beth spreads her wings as one of the Park’s few female cryptanalysts. But war, loss, and the impossible pressure of secrecy will tear the three apart.

1947. As the royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip whips post-war Britain into a fever, three friends-turned-enemies are reunited by a mysterious encrypted letter--the key to which lies buried in the long-ago betrayal that destroyed their friendship and left one of them confined to an asylum. A mysterious traitor has emerged from the shadows of their Bletchley Park past, and now Osla, Mab, and Beth must resurrect their old alliance and crack one last code together. But each petal they remove from the rose code brings danger--and their true enemy--closer...

Kathy Hussey, Literacy Committee Chairman

SRW Candidate Forum Huge Success!


Star Republican Women hosted a GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Forum Feb. 15 that proved to be huge success and service to SRW members, associates and friends.

The Forum was moderated by Reagan Lambert (second from left) and included candidates (from left) Lt. Col. Allen West, Chad Prather and Don Huffines.  

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 2021, 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

2022 SRW Officers


Sara Boyd [email protected] 817.475.6953
VP Programs Kathy Hussey [email protected] 325.423.0418
VP Membership Kathy Stahl [email protected] 832.472.5437
Secretary Debbie Lambert [email protected] 512.748.0814
Treasurer Julia Hall [email protected] 651.485.2707

2022 SRW Committee Chairmen

Awards Linda Baker l[email protected] 713.206.0711
Hospitality Carol Ascue [email protected] 512.663.3601
Bylaws Belle Guice [email protected] 210.508.7803
Parliamentarian Belle Guice [email protected] 210.508.7803
Caring for America Sherry Olson [email protected] 830.596.3021
Chaplain Louraine Robertson [email protected] 830.598.6660
Public Relations Jet Caleca [email protected] 810.845.9262
Ways & Means Marion Gardner [email protected] 830.613.9216
Literacy Kathy Hussey [email protected] 325.423.0418
Campaign Activities Barbara Derse  [email protected] 214.202.0052
Legislation Stephanie Hart s[email protected] 713.851.0036

 2022 TFRW Regional & District Leadership

Region XII Deputy President          Denise Rives                    [email protected]        

SD24 District Director                  Gail Teegarden        [email protected]

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 – [email protected]