Mary Beth Harrell To Speak On The TTC And Immigration

Posted in Around The State, Election 2006 at 8:51 am by wcnews

She wasn’t in Taylor last night but from what I understand she was at the Georgetown TTC meeting on Monday and gave a great speech. Here’s the press release announcing two upcoming speaking engagements for Mary Beth Harrell on two important topics:

Democratic Congressional Nominee and Soldiers’ Mom, Mary Beth Harrell, will speak about the Trans Texas Corridor(TTC) and Immigration at two separate venues in Temple, Texas.

“I believe that every voter has a right to know where I stand on the TTC issue because there is a lot that Congress can do - and should do - about the Corridor. TTC impacts not only Texas, but the whole country. And it’s not a done deal by a long shot,” said Harrell.

Harrell will announce her position on the Trans Texas Corridor at the Texas Department of Transportation Hearing on the proposed TTC on July 26, 2006, in the Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center, Main Hall at 3303 3rd St. in Temple. Harrell will meet with other hearing participants at 5pm and will speak to the attendees during the meeting at approximately 7:15 pm.

Harrell will also explain her position on Immigration at the Immigration Forum organized by the Bell County area LULAC chapters. The forum will be held on July 27 at 6pm at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1820 at 3301 Airport Road in Temple. LULAC also invited Harrell’s opponent and incumbent Congressman John Carter to speak at the Immigration Forum.

“Immigration is also a vitally important issue to Texas and the country. It is a national security issue. I will make my position and my platform of positive action clear at the Forum. I’m also looking forward to answering questions from their panel and the audience,” said Harrell.

EVENT Schedule

Harrell Speaks on the Trans Texas Corridor
July 26, 2006
TX DOT Hearing
Mayborn Civic & Conference Center, Temple
Doors open at 5pm, Presentation at 6:30
Harrell addresses meeting at 7:15

Harrell Speaks on Immigration
July 27, 2006
VFW Post 1820, 3301 Airport Rd, Temple
6:00 pm


Mary Beth Harrell is running against John Carter for the US House Representatives in District 31. Harrell is a Killeen Attorney and Former City Prosecutor. She is married to a retired Army Warrant Officer. The Harrells’ two sons serve on active duty in the Army and the oldest is in Iraq with the 4th Infantry Division from Fort Hood, Texas. Their daughter and her husband live in Williamson County, Texas. Harrell and her husband reside in Gatesville, Texas

Read the press release here (.pdf). One of John Carter’s staff members was at the Taylor TTC meeting last night but I don’t believe he spoke. Most elected R’s won’t go anywhere near a microphone if they show up at all. Here’s a quote from Rep. Dan Gattis at the Georgetown hearing (This link is from the complete text of this article from yesterday’s Temple Daily Telegraph, which only seems to have about half of what I received via email):

Linda Curtis of Bastrop challenged the politicians in the audience, especially state Rep. Dan Gattis, who did not sign up to speak. Gattis stood up and said, “I’m here to listen to my constituents, not run my mouth.”

I guess Rep. Gattis at least deserves credit for being there. Rep. Krusee certainly should have showed up to defend this project he so ardently supports. I would assume John Carter’s handlers didn’t want him anywhere near these hearings.

1 Comment »

  1. Eye on Williamson » TTC Hearings Update said,

    July 27, 2006 at 11:58 am

    […] As posted here yesterday, as well, Mary Beth Harrell spoke at the TTC Meeting in Temple last night. Here’s the TDT’s story on last night’s hearing, 1,500 show up at hearing. About 1,500 people, including seven public officials and one gubernatorial candidate, showed up Wednesday at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center in Temple for a public hearing on the proposed Trans-Texas Corridor. According to a show of hands requested by one speaker, all but 11 were opposed to it. […]

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