Hidalgo County, TX – The Texas Young Republican Federation coordinated a service project for the Valley area of South Texas this past weekend. On Saturday, Texas Young Republicans from 7 clubs across Texas – Bexar County, Dallas County, Houston, Montgomery County, Rockwall County, Southeast Texas, and Tarrant County – left out early in the morning from San Antonio and headed to Hidalgo County for the day. Working with Hidalgo County GOP Chair, Javier Villalobos, and City of Edcouch, TX Young Republicans worked to clear street curbs and drains, reducing flood risk, in preparation for the upcoming Hurricane season.

“An outreach to the Valley was something I set as a priority for our organization last August. Our organization is made up of young professionals, men and women, dedicated to positively representing the conservative cause and we have a long history of serving and leading throughout our state; however, we knew our attention and resources should be brought to south Texas. I’m so very proud of our members for supporting this outreach and getting personally involved to show that TYRF is a grassroots organization – it is what we do best, encouraging others and directing them to our cause through service and leadership,” states Kristy Moore, Chair of the Texas Young Republican Federation.

Hidalgo County is the 7th largest county in Texas. It is the 14th poorest county in the nation. According to the 2010 US Census, more than 80% of the county is Hispanic. Politically, the county is 70 % Democrat and 30 % Republican based on the 2008 Presidential election.

“The service project and outreach that the Texas Young Republicans did here on Saturday is what is needed in our county. Nobody does this. We need more people to come and invest their time and resources here. This was wonderful and was received well by our community,” states Villalobos.

“Texas Young Republicans could not have done this outreach and service project without the generous financial support of US Texas Senatorial Candidates Tom Leppert, Michael Williams, and Roger Williams; and TX US Congressman Blake Farenthold,” remarks Elizabeth Miller Niles, TYRF Finance Director. “This outreach was a collaborative effort; and we applaud you for believing in Texas Young Republicans and allowing us the opportunity to lead the Texas GOP where it needs to take its conservative message.”

Texas Young Republican Federation is an official auxiliary of the Republican Party of Texas made up of members 18 to 40 years of age throughout Texas who identify with conservative values. For more information about TYRF and/or to find a Young Republican club in your area please visit www.texasyoungrepublicans.com.

Press Contact: Kristy Moore

Chair, Texas Young Republican Federation


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