Welcome to the Official Web Site of the Ellis County Republican Women (ECRW)
Welcome to the official website of the Ellis County Republican Women (ECRW). ECRW meets on the third Tuesday starting in January through November at 7:00 p.m. at the Ellis County Republican Party Headquarters, 609 Water St., Waxahachie, Texas. Please take the opportunity to browse our website and contact us if we can provide you with additional information about our organization. You can learn about important political issues through the speakers at our monthly meetings. We hope that you will use this website to learn more about ECRW and to keep informed of our activities and current events. You are also welcome to visit us during our meetings.
ECRW to host Texas State Rifle Association Representative
On March 20, the ECRW members and guests will convene at 7pm at the Woodmen of the World facility for their monthly meeting. The featured speaker will be Legislative Director Alice Tripp with TSRA.
The Texas State Rifle Association was founded in 1919 and although TSRA is an independent, non-profit association, TSRA works closely with NRA to protect and enhance the Second Amendment rights of Texans.
In 1998 Alice Tripp was hired as TSRA's employee-lobbyist to replace long-time lobbies Dr. James T. Brown who was retiring. She is the only registered, full-time gun lobbyist to serve through 10 legislative sessions.
She continues to work with the Texas Legislature to support Second amendment issues including CHL, hunting, and general gun ownership, including the unlicensed possession of handgun. TSRA's Legislative history can be found at www.tsrapac.com.
During election years her duties include rating and endorsing candidates and incumbent legislators and managing TSRA's Political Action Committee fund.
You might be surprised to know that those with a Texas handgun license and with written authorization from the "institution" have always been able to enter a school building. See Penal Code 46.03. This was built into the handgun license in 1995. After the Sandy Hook tragedy, 84 Texas ISDs used existing Texas law to allow various members of their facility to be armed in the classroom. Today we are told there are well over 100 ISDs. The school marshal "license" is not a requirement.
Alice claims to be the "point person" for TSRA, a grassroots lobby association with 37,000 members.
Ellis County Republican Runoff Election - May 22, 2018
County Judge Carol Bush
County Judge Todd Little
County Clerk Jessica Irwin
County Clerk Krystal C. Valdez
Justice of the Peace Pct. 1 Chris Macon
Justice of the Peace Pct. 1 Randy Owen
District Judge 378 Judicial District Shani Flemins
District Judge 378 Judicial District William (Doug) Wallace
Congressional District 6 Jake Ellzey