Lisa Fritsch to run for Governor

The 2014 race for the position of Governor of Texas is shaping up to be a fierce showdown between Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat underdog darling Wendy Davis.
Lisa Fritsch, recently announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor of Texas. She stated, “Texas, you are beautiful, you are strong, and you are true. I am here to share with you a dream bigger than I have dreamt for myself. And, the calling to stand with you, represent you, and be true to you, gives me the strength to stand here today asking you to consider a new way for us to govern in Texas,” she declared. “It’s time for us to get real about who we elect to represent our values, advocate for our families, and look out for the interests of the people – all people in Texas. It is time for us to be energized by a leader who inspires true change from the old guard, who calls us towards a united Texas, and a Texas where we lead because we are called to serve not simply because it is the natural tide of our own political ambition.”
A commentator on KLBJ-AM radio for nearly a decade, Fritsch is also the author of a book – Obama, Tea Parties and God: What it means to be a an American, a Conservative and a Christian – which she wrote as a reflection of her own mixed feelings with Obama’s ascension to the presidency. She was proud of her country, electing an African-American president – but “my views were at odds with his and that was difficult for me, to know that I would not be part of it. I also talk about how I became part of the tea party – reluctantly at first.”
Fritsch said the Republican Party needs more diverse faces and voices.
Fritsch is a native of Tyler, Texas, and received her degree in Japanese language and literature from UT.
The daughter of a single mother, Fritsch credits her mom with instilling her conservative values, recalling how she cultivated a sense of independence from the state, no matter how dire their situation.
As a child, when Fritsch grew embarrassed of her mother’s job as a checkout girl at Piggly Wiggly, her mother replied, “Those same children who are laughing at you are the ones I am checking out with food stamps. I would rather us starve, before I let someone trap us in a system that robs us of our dignity to take care of ourselves.”

October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit

As September 13th rolls around, we extend our warmest birthday wishes to the creative powerhouse, Tyler Perry, a man whose indomitable spirit and groundbreaking work have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. With his multifaceted talents as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director, Tyler Perry has not only entertained but also inspired audiences worldwide, particularly within the African-American community, where his influence and role have been nothing short of powerful. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969, Tyler Perry’s journey to stardom was a path riddled with adversity. Raised in a turbulent household, he found refuge in writing, using it as a therapeutic outlet. This period of introspection gave rise to one of his most iconic creations, Madea, a vivacious, no-nonsense grandmother who would later become a beloved figure in Perry’s works, offering a unique blend of humor and profound life lessons. Despite facing numerous challenges, including rejection and financial struggles, Perry’s determination and unwavering belief in his abilities propelled him forward. In 1992, he staged his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which, although met with limited success, was a pivotal moment in his career. Unfazed by initial setbacks, Perry continued to hone his craft, and by 1998, he had successfully produced a string of stage plays that showcased his storytelling prowess.

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