Alpine, TX Prepares for Trump’s Presidential Inauguration Party

(Monica McBride of Alpine, Texas, is President of West of the Pecos Republican Women’s Club and is Chairman of Texas’ Brewster County GOP. McBride was instrumental in electing Republican Will Hurd to Congress, not once, but twice, within the past four years. He is the first black to ever be elected to Congress from Texas, which is amazing since less than 2% of his district’s near 700,000 residents are black. Moni…as her friends call her…wrote this letter to all of them a few days ago inviting everyone to Alpine’s upcoming Presidential Inauguration Party! It indicates why she is so popular a leader among Texas Republicans. With her permission it is being reprinted.)

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Happy New Year to all my friends and family!

I don’t know about you, but life has just been better for me since the night of November 8th. The turkey was sweeter on Thanksgiving, Christmas was more touching, I felt at peace on New Year’s Eve (slept like a baby), and as a dear friend said to me, and I do relate, “I’ve just realized I’ve felt like s**t the last eight years”.

The year 2016 was especially melancholy for a lot of us in the nation, much less out here in Alpine, Texas. It had to do with with the looming thought that Hillary Clinton could possibly have been our next president. Many special people left us in 2016. I’m not talking about Prince or Princess Leia. Loved ones in our community lost children, spouses, mothers, fathers. Homes burned to the ground. Children endured chemotherapy. I know these things are just part of life, but for some reason there just seemed an inundation of sorrow in 2016.

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Joy, though! Every day babies are born, men and women marry the love of their life, little ones learn and feel the Lord’s Prayer, troublesome teenagers graduate from school and leave home, new friendships are forged, amazing lung transplants are a success, we witness beautiful sunrises, unforgettable sunsets. Life is beautiful!

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So, as Barack Obama says farewell, still instilling divisiveness as he walks away, we can remain hopeful out here in far West Texas. Yes, 2016 was a sad and scary year, but it is over! Each day is a gift and we should be forever grateful and appreciative for each second in it, whether a day of heartache or happiness, it is reverend.

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Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne?
We’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne!

So, here’s to 2017! Let’s start by celebrating on Friday, the 20th. Our Trump Inauguration Viewing Event Invite is attached. We’re asking all WPRW members to please bring a dessert and/or bottle of wine to help. Do try to attend and feel free to bring a guest or guests who want to join us as we begin now to “Make America Great Again!”

Con Mucho Amor,
Monica