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The Parker County Republican Party meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

County Republican convention

March 14, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/22/2014 - 8:00am

The Parker County Republican Convention is Saturday, March 22 at 9 a.m., with registration at 8 a.m. at the Ninth Grade Center in Weatherford. Voting delegates were elected at precinct conventions.

Parker County Candidate Forum

February 3, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/06/2014 - 7:00pm

The Parker County Candidate Forum is Thursday night, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Courthouse on the Square in Weatherford. All candidates and Parker County residents are invited. Questions from the audience may be submitted to a panel. After the forum, Cup and Cake will be open so that voters may have an additional opportunity to visit with candidates and elected officials.

Parker County GOP Reagan Dinner

January 3, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/01/2014 - 6:00pm

Guest speaker for the Parker County Republican Party’s annual fundraiser is radio and internet/TV talk show host Glenn Beck.
The Reagan Dinner, is Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse, 2201 Mineral Wells Hwy. in Weatherford. VIP reception is at 6 p.m. with a general reception at 6:30 and program followed by dinner catered by Fire Oak Grill at 7 p.m
For additional information or tickets/table sponsors call County Chairman Zan Prince 817-594-5029 or go to Deadline for reservations is Jan. 24.
Beck will greet the dinner host committee at 6 p.m. with a private reception and photo session, and will share his humor and insights to the current state of the country.
He was born in Mount Vernon, Wash. and is a leading voice among the political right, He has created one of the more controversial and lucrative media brands in the talk show business, outflanked in ratings and dollars only by Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh. Beck's folksy, passionate style has landed his syndicated radio program on 400 stations across the country, while his topical Fox-News television program Glenn Beck, which debuted in January 2009, drew a regular crowd of about 2.4 million viewers. Today, Beck is reaching millions through TheBLAZETV internet program.
The Parker County Republican Party meets monthly and assists in registering voters, works on various campaigns, and educates the community on the Republican Party platform and values.

Republican Christmas Party

December 10, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Mon, 12/16/2013 - 6:30pm

The Christmas Party for the Parker County Republican Party that was scheduled for earlier this week has been postponed to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at the Weatherford Downtown Cafe.

Republican reception

December 2, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Thu, 12/05/2013 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Parker County Republican Party is having a Christmas reception from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Downtown Cafe on the square in Weatherford. All are invited and no reservations are necessary. Thank you to our sponsors: Congresswoman Kay Granger, Representative Phil King, Sheriff Larry Fowler, County Judge Mark Riley, and County Court at Law Judge Jerry Buckner.

Republican Social

August 19, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Mon, 08/26/2013 - 6:00pm

The Parker County Republican Party will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26 at Rio Mambo in Weatherford for food, fun and fellowship. For more information, email

Rafael Cruz to speak at GOP meeting

May 29, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Thu, 06/06/2013 - 7:00pm

Special to The Community News: Rafael and Ted Cruz

Rafael Cruz, father of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, will be the featured speaker at the June meeting of the Parker County Republican Party at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6 in the Strain Community Room at Weatherford College.

Cruz has been called an embodiment of the American Dream. Born in Cuba, Rafael suffered under a cruel, oppressive dictator. He began fighting Batista’s regime as a teenager and was imprisoned and tortured – beaten nearly to death – simply to be free.  

Rafael arrived in Texas in 1957 with nothing but the clothes on his back and one hundred dollars sewn into his underwear.

He got a job as a dishwasher, making 50 cents an hour, and worked his way through the University of Texas, while learning English.

Rafael Cruz became active in conservative politics during the 1980 Presidential Campaign of Ronald Reagan. He also joined the State Board of The Religious Roundtable, a grassroots Judeo-Christian organization that had an important impact on the future of political dialogue.

He is the Director of Purifying Fire Ministries, ministering in the U.S., Mexico and Central America. He is also a professor of Bible and Theology, and the president of Kingdom Translation Services.

When Ted was a child growing up in Houston, his father would ask, “When we faced oppression in Cuba, I had a place to flee to. If we lose our freedom here, where do we go?”

According to Ted Cruz, that’s why he ran for the Senate – to defend our freedom.

Parker County Republican Party meeting

April 8, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/02/2013 - 7:00pm

The Parker County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, in the Strain Community Room at Weatherford College. The speaker will be Pat Hardy of the State Board of Education.

Lincoln Day Dinner

March 5, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/23/2013 (All day)

The Parker County Republican Party's annual Lincoln Day Dinner is Saturday, March 23, at the Parker Room at Fire Oak Grill on the Square in Weatherford. Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst will speak. If you have an item for the silent auction, contact Zan Price at or visit the office at 200 Palo Pinto, Weatherford.

GOP Conventions

April 17, 2012 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/21/2012 - 8:30am

Precinct and county conventions will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 21 at the Ninth Grade Center on South Main in Weatherford. Registration starts at 8 a.m. County Convention will start at 9:30, but not before the completion of the all precinct conventions. Additional details are available at

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