Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX

January 24, 2013

Repub, Dem events upcoming

By Matt Smith/


Area Democrats and Republicans have several events upcoming in February and March.

The Johnson County Democratic Party hosts Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant, 728 N. Main St. 

“We didn’t give him a particular topic to discuss, but I’m sure he’ll talk about a lot of the political topics of the day,” Johnson County Democratic Party Chairman Bill Conover said.

The dinner is buffet style or individual order dining Dutch style.

For information, visit or call 817-933-8632.

Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, author of the Texas Concealed Handgun law, serves as keynote speaker of the Johnson County Republican Party’s President’s Day Gala.

The event begins at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Cleburne Conference Center, 1501 W. Henderson St. The night also includes a special recognition of Cleburne resident and World War II veteran Tom Cannon, who recently released a book detailing his life before, during and after the war.

Tickets cost $50 to $100 and may be purchased by calling 817-776-1300 or visiting

The Johnson County Republican Women’s Club host George P. Bush, son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, at 6:30 p.m. March 26. The location and other details of the event remain to be determined. For information, call 817-645-0343 or 817-235-3211 or visit