Liberty lies in the hearts  of men and women

Sharon Blank

OMG (that’s oh my gosh in today’s lexicon of non- English). If you missed the February 4 meeting with guest speaker Michael Connelly, you missed a rare opportunity to learn what the United States Justice Foundation is pursuing on behalf of veterans across the county. Michael specializes in Constitutional law; he also writes a blog where he posts articles on relevant issues. Go to to learn more.

The month of March is a busy month for the RR Republican Club with the March 4 meeting just finished. The regularly scheduled April meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 31, due to clubhouse conflicts. The April (March 31) meeting will be a candidate forum featuring those running for Denton City Council in District 3 and candidates running for the Denton Independent School District board.

Two women have filed for the May 9 general election ballot. Kathleen Wazny, a longtime resident of Robson Ranch, will be running against Amber Briggle, 36, who is a business owner and massage therapist. Wazny has been meeting with neighborhood and community leaders, beginning a foundation with residents who care. “Citizens need a seat at the table,” Wazny said.

Two seats on the Denton Independent School District Board of Trustees are also up for general election on May 9. The Denton School District Board of Trustees consists of seven members elected to three-year terms. Each member is elected to a specific position but represents the entire district.

That’s right, the school board! Although Robson Ranch residents do not send children to Denton schools, the greatest percentage of our property taxes go to the school district. It is important that our elected officials represent our core values. The importance of training our children is second to none. The greatest thinkers and leaders in our world have recognized that a society’s education values dictate the future of that society.

Don’t miss this year’s candidate forum on Tuesday, March 31, at the clubhouse. All Robson Ranch residents are welcome to attend. Both elections are non-partisan. Meet and greet the candidates and others at 6:30 p.m. with the forum beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Finally, if you’ve not purchased your tickets to the Lincoln-Reagan Dinner on Saturday, March 21, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel D/FW Airport, the deadline is looming. Lt. Col. Oliver North is the featured speaker. Tickets are $95 per person, and payment may be made to David Higgins at 11305 Brandon Drive.

The Republican Club encourages you to become involved, not just by voting but by becoming a participant and by taking an active role in Government. Our elected officials represent all of us, not just Republicans or Democrats or Independents but We the People!