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					        “Dedicated to defending and preserving the rights of
             ALL motorcyclists in the Lone Star State”
                                      MAY 2012

The WARRIOR 2
        MAY is
   MOTORCYCLE SAFETY
   AWARENESS MONTH


                        !!! INSIDE THIS ISSUE !!!
                      1. CALL TO ACTION
           2. Letter from the US DEFENDERS TEAM
          3. Feature Article by POPCYCLE on recent
                  CAN YOU SEE ME NOW RIDE


                                                              Texas Motorcycle
                                                             Rights Association

Chairman’s Corner                                                        • TMRA2 Support Members

Legislative Issues & Current Topics                                       • REGISTRY of
                                                                              Officers,
Chapter Reports                                                                 Chapters,
                                                                                   District Advisors
Upcoming Events
                                                                                 Connect with TMRA2
Recent Events: Reviews

      The Lone Star Warrior is the state publication of the Texas Motorcycle Rights Association (TMRA2).
  Published once every 2 months. TMRA2 accepts no responsibility for the comments or opinions contained
 in this publication. Comments or opinions expressed in by-lined text should not be considered official views
     of the association or it’s officers. For a hard copy of this publication contact your District Advisor. 0^0
 LIST OF OFFICERS & CONTACT INFORMATION p 2

State Chairman: Jerry Rose, chairman@tmra2.org 979-575-1225

State Secretary/Treasurer: Terri Williams, secretary@tmra2.org, 512-971-1377


District Advisors:

 District 3 (East Texas/Livingston) Adam Barker, texasbarker@aol.com, 936-662-6842

 District 5 (Central Texas/Ben Hur) vacant, active chapter

 District 14 (Austin) Steve Worthington, steven.r.worthington@gmail.com, 512-944-4801

 District 15 (Greater Houston area) Gayle Garth, gayle.garth@gmail.com, 281-217-1036

 District 17 (Angleton) Jack West, knotnormaltoo@aol.com, 979-239-2193

 District 20 (Corpus Christi) Lupita Ray, lupitatexas@sbcglobal.net, 361-834-1630

 District 22 (Waco/Killeen) Sandra Lynch, sndrlynch@yahoo.com

 District 23 (D/FW) Elmer McKeegan, mckeegan@tmra2.org

 District 24 (Abilene/Granbury) vacant/active chapter

 District 29 (El Paso) vacant/active chapter


TMRA2 State Web Page: www.tmra2.org

TMRA2 Houston Web Page: www.terryg.net/sput/

State Office Mailing Address/Telephone: TMRA2, 275 Old Lexington Rd., Elgin, TX 78621
512-971-6777 & 512-971-1377

Mail membership applications and donations to Terri Williams, State Secretary at
State Office.

Send Reports, Warrior correspondence, corrections to: secretary@tmra2.org




TMRA2: TEXAS MOTORCYCLE RIGHTS ASSOCIATION
     Chairman’s Corner                                                         p3
TMRA2 UPDATE
Chairman’s Corner May 2012

             Many Thanks to our TMRA2 Chapters:
             The TMRA2 chapters have been busy this spring. We want to
             thank everyone for the fundraiser’s and membership drives to
             help keep us going.

               DWF Chapter - for the Fish Fry
               Riders for Rights - Fun Run
               1st Brazoria Bunny Run - memberships & chapter donations
               TOG Chapter - memberships and donation
               Killeen Chapter - memberships (new and renewals)
               Austin Minutemen -Freedom Dogs
               Freedom Bay Riders - new memberships

CALL TO ACTION: Motorcycle only Check Points
Requesting immediate action. The Texas motorcycle Rights Association is request-
ing a “Call to Action” for all motorcycle rights groups and bikers across the nation.
We need phone calls immediately involving HR 7 Motorcycle Only check point
funding. Here is how it currently plays out:

According to the attached MRF report, the US Congress has moved forward on
the highway bill. They recently named the Conferees that will negotiate the differ-
ences between the House and the Senate. This is a crucial juncture for the legisla-
tion that would end the motorcycle-only roadside checkpoints. The language is in
the HR 7, (the House bill) but not in the US House passed bill, HR 4348 and not in
the Senate bill, S 1813. We need to have the conference adopt the language into
the final report.

The language is in the HR 7, (the House bill) but not in the US House passed bill,
HR 4348 and not in the Senate bill, S 1813. It’s our goal to have the conference
adopt the language into the final report.

US House passed bill, HR 4348 does not have the language Senate bill, S 1813
does not have the language.

Here is where the calls come in. Below is the list of every member of the High-
way bill conference committee. If one or more of them are your elected officials.
Call them ask them to support the inclusion of the language that would pro-
hibit federal funding of motorcycle-only roadside checkpoints. Call imme-
diately.

SEE NEXT PAGE For a list of the Senators and Representatives
     Chairman’s Corner                                                                  p4
SENATORS
                                                Representatives continued
Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) 202 224 3553
Max Baucus (D-Mont.) 202 224 2651               Ralph Hall (R-Texas) 202 225 6673
Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) 202 224 2152                        (4th District, Dallas area)
Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) 202 2245842                Chip Cravaack (Minn.) 202 225 6211
Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) 202 224 6551               Dave Camp (R-Mich.) 202 225 3561
Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) 202 224 6542           Patrick Tiberi (R-Ohio) 202 225 5355
Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) 202 224 4744           Nick Rahall (D-WV) 202 225 3452
James Inhofe (R-Okla.) 202 224 4721             Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) 202 225 6416
David Vitter (R-La.) 202 224 4623               Jerry Costello (D-Ill.) 202 225 5661
Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) 202 224 5251               Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) 202 225 5635
Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) 202 224 5744            Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) 202 225 0123
Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) 202 224 5922     Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) 202 225 4741
Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) 202 224 6472          Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa) 202 225 3806
John Hoeven (R-N.D.) 202 224 2551               Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.) 202 225 3826
                                                Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) 202 225 3976
                                                Ed Markey (D-Mass.) 202 225 2836
REPRESENTATIVES                                 Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) 202 225 8885
Reps. John Mica (R-Fla.) 202 225 4035                    (30th District, Dallas area)
Don Young (R-Alaska) 202 225 5765               Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) 202 225 4811
John Duncan (R-Tenn.) 202 225 5435              and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) 202 225
Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) 202 225 2431               8050
Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV.) 202 225 2711
Rick Crawford (R-Ark.) 202 225 4076
Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.) 202 225 3536
Larry Buschon (R-Ind.) 202 225 4636
Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) 202 225 3665            DO YOUR PART. CALL TODAY!!!
Steve Southerland (R-Fla.) 202 225 5235
James Lankford (R-Okla.) 202 225 2132
Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) 202 225 5665
Fred Upton (R-Mich.) 202 225 3761
Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.) 202 225 3115
Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) 202 225 5816
Rob Bishop (R-Utah) 202 225 0453
     Chairman’s Corner continued                                             p5
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month:

We are dedicating this issue of the Warrior to Motorcycle Safety Awareness. Not
just for the month of May, but all year round. TXDOT has told us the Amber alert
“share the road” signs will be up and running all through the summer. Check out
the article by Terri Benezet on the “Do You See Me Now Run?” in the Killeen area.
The Look Twice, Share the Road message is now all over Texas.

TMRA2 Annual District Advisor and Membership meeting: We will be having
our annual District Advisor Membership meeting. This is TMRA2’s 21st Anniversary.
The Board meeting shall be conducted at 11:00am and the general meeting shall
be held at 1:00pm at Hardtail’s in Georgetown, Texas on June 23rd, 2012. As soon
as we have a flyer we will broadcast it to everyone.

The main discussion will be the upcoming session and what bills to work on, sup-
port, and what bills to kill. Training information on how to walk and talk at the
capitol will also be a point of topic. We are in training mode and want everyone to
learn the process and how it works. Hardtail’s has great food and drinks and we
have a lot to talk about, so we hope to see you there.

Calling all Delegates: Elmer McKeegan below provided the latest update on the
delegate process and how to become one. Apparently due to redistricting the en-
tire process is different from the norm. Please read his update on it and decide if
you want to go through with it.

That’s all we have from the TMRA2 state office for now. We ask all our members
to please renew your membership with us so we can keep going. A copy of the
application is in this news letter and can be downloaded off the web site. We ap-
preciate everyone’s support.

Terri Williams
TMRA2 Legislative Task Force



           MAY is
      MOTORCYCLE SAFETY
      AWARENESS MONTH!
     Legislative Issues & Current Topics                                      p6

To all US Defender States and Leadership Teams:
What a great NCOM Conference we had this past weekend in Indianapolis!
Thanks to all of you freedom fighters who attended, and to you who could not
make it.....well, you missed a damn good one!

The US Defenders National team is in agreement with traditional motorcycle clubs
nationwide that something has to be done to stop the profiling of motorcyclists
who just happen to belong to a club, in every State. The recent passing of the pro-
filing bill in Washington is proof positive that we need and can have a NATIONAL
PROFILING BILL. We are working on that as we speak.

We would like to give a big old Texas Welcome to our newest US Defender Board
member, Double D Outsiders MC has said yes to joining our team! After all, who
better to help motorcyclists with a National Profiling Bill than the freedom fighter
who was instrumental in getting the Washington State Profiling Bill passed into
law!

Here is what we need from you:

* In order to get a National Bill passed we need sponsors of the actual bill, we
need each STATE to provide U.S. Congressmen and U.S. Senators to carry the
ball. Let us know if you have a relationship with someone you think could sponsor
our bill.
(Kentucky's own Senator Rand Paul comes to mind as an example...Jay?)

* In discussing our National Profiling Act, what elected U.S. officials won or lost
their last election by 1000 votes or less. Why you say? If an outcome of an elec-
tion can be determined by 1000 votes or less, We bring the to the table an oppor-
tunity to affect the outcome with our motorcyclist votes!

* Last but certainly not the least important, get ready to tackle a fight that will not
be pretty, that will not be easy, that every law enforcement agency will hate, but
can this be done if we ALL participate.

More to follow soon, thank you for your commitment.

Respect to all,

The US Defender National Officers Team
www.usdefenders.org
       Legislative Issues & Current Topics                                                                    p7
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1) From: DFW Region, Chairman BIG KID

    The May 5th Ride was “AWESOME” Jereme’s Run For The Gone But Not Forgotten

    If that ride and event did not touch you in some way or some how, I don’t know what to tell ya.

    The Trial for tomorrow has been postponed, and it may be a while. Today was jury selection. After
    all day today, “Not One Single Juror” could be seated. It seems that everyone is of the like mind set
    to not let this happen in our communities.

    The job ya’ll have done of standing vigilant throughout this last year has been like no other. From
    the calls to action, to the court appearances, to today’s jury selection process. I can not express how
    proud I am and how Loud and Proud this DFW Region is!

    We will continue to stand watch and keep everyone informed for what the future holds in a court
    date.

    In a message to those who “Hit and Run “ and leave us to die in the streets:

         We are here,
         Never to go away,
         Never Yielding,
         Never Forgetting and
         We will stand vigilant till the very end.
         We Are Our Brothers (Sisters) Keepers!!!

    DFW Region Chairman BIG KID
    God Bless The American Biker

2) From: Jereme’s Mother - Rhonda

I want to thank you all for your support, but once again the trial has been postponed. The court could not
seat a proper jury panel so the judge said they would have to reschedule the trial and call a larger jury
pool.

Thank you all again,
we will do this again later.
Rhonda Schupbach-Riley
       Legislative Issues & Current Topics                                                                          p8
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http://www.wfaa.com/news/texas-news/TXDOT-launches-motorcycle-campaign-in-effort-to-save-lives--
148199505.html

TxDOT launches motorcycle campaign in
effort to save lives




by MONIKA DIAZE            e-mail mdiaz@wfaa.com                             WFAA
Posted on April 19, 2012 at 10:59 PM                                     Updated Friday, Apr 20 at 7:32 AM
Related:
Look Learn Live motorcycle safety web page
FORT WORTH - Mark Miller doesn't remember much of what happened on April 26, 2008, but pictures
reveal the horrific crash that nearly cost him his life.

"I broke this [right] eye socket," Miller said. "I had whiplash. I have two burns on my shoulder from
laying on the exhaust."

There were other injuries. Miller stayed in the hospital for five weeks.

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      Legislative Issues & Current Topics                                                p9
Paramedics rushed him there after he crashed his motorcycle into a minivan, trying to avoid a
driver that didn't see him. The bike damaged the van's front bumper. Miller's body destroyed the
windshield.

"It seems that they do not see you," Miller said.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 470 motorcycle riders and passengers
died on Texas roads and highways last year, 41 more deaths than in 2010. TxDOT officials said
the driver never saw the bike in half of all motorcycle crashes.

The statistics forced the agency to launch a new safety campaign, called Look Twice.

It's putting up billboards along highways across the state and airing public service announce-
ments in both English and Spanish to drive its safety message home, urging drivers to look twice
for motorcycles and scooters at intersections and when they are changing lanes.

Sgt. Mark Cagle from the Fort Worth police motorcycle unit drives with extra caution, because
of too many close calls. He has been hit by a car while on duty.

"They never see the motorcycle, the smaller profile," Cagle said. "It's hidden in blind spots be-
hind a car."

He hopes the campaign makes a difference.

"If you are motorist, look twice," Cagle said. "Look in your rear-view mirror. Look twice and
save somebody's life."

It's advice Mark Miller hopes drivers heed. He will also be on the lookout.

"There's no doubt about it, 'cause I won't put myself in that position again," Miller said.
"Anytime there is a blind anything, I will be watching for it, because the next time I won't be so
lucky."


New Motorcycle Operators License Test To
Begin May 1 [Kentucky]
The Kentucky State Police Driver Testing Branch will begin using a new rider skills test for mo-
torcycle operator's license applicants on May 1. Developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation
(MSF), the new test is designed to better determine if operators possess sufficient safety skills
for riding motorcycles in traffic.
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       Legislative Issues & Current Topics                                             p 10
The new test expands Kentucky's current motorcycle skill test from two to four exercises,
which must be completed on a closed course and evaluated by a KSP driver's license examin-
er. The exercises include: left turn/normal stop; cone weave/right turn from a stop; quick stop
and obstacle swerve. The changes apply to both two-wheel and three-wheel motorcycles tests.

Updates regarding the new test have been made to the Kentucky Driver's Manual, which is
available online at kentuckystatepolice.org under the Driver Testing Branch link. A video
about the new test will be available at YouTube.com in the near future.

MSF Director James G. Heideman, Ph.D. and Wayne Steele, of the Kentucky Motorcycle Pro-
gram at Eastern Kentucky University, were instrumental in instituting the new test in Ken-
tucky.

MSF is a national, not-for-profit organization which has provided technical assistance to state
training and licensing program for more than 30 years in the area of motorcycle safety and
testing.

"Our implementation of this new test highlights Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in
May," says KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer. "It comes at a critical time since statistics
show a significant increase in motorcycle-related crashes in Kentucky this year. Hopefully, the
new test will help motorcycle operators get off to a safe start with sound, fundamental riding
skills that will make Kentucky's roads and highways a safer place for everyone."

KSP will offer a free, three-hour, classroom-based, motorcycle safety seminar taught by a cer-
tified MSF RiderCoach on May 17 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. To register for the seminar, visit the
KSP website at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/pdf/registrationform_2012.pdf.

Edited for brevity. Bold/italics/underline mine. Editor
Houston Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Says Motorcycle Safety
Awareness Applies to Everyone on the Road
Brad T. Wyly of Wyly Law Firm, P.C., says motorcyclists and motorists share responsibility
for safety on Texas highways. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) April 26, 2012
Houston motorcycle accident lawyer Brad T. Wyly today urged Texas motorcyclists and other
drivers to focus on safely sharing the road during “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month” in
May.
“Many motorcycle accidents are caused by other drivers who fail to respect the fact that mo-
torcyclists have all the same rights and privileges as any motor vehicle driver on Texas high-
ways,” said Wyly of Wyly Law Firm, P.C.

“Since it is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May, it’s a good time for anyone behind
the wheel of a car or the handlebars of a motorcycle to take a moment to consciously consider

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     Legislative Issues & Current Topics                                                     p 11
safe driving practices.” Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is sponsored by the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) each May. The goal is to teach motorists
and motorcyclists to “share the road” with each other

Wyly, whose firm represents Houston motorcycle accident victims in personal injury and
wrongful death lawsuits, said he agrees with the NHTSA. Motorists must look out for and
share the road with motorcycle riders, and motorcyclists must obey traffic laws by wearing
DOT-compliant helmets and other protective gear, he said. “Avoiding motorcycle accidents
and car-motorcycle collisions is truly a shared responsibility,” he said.

Wyly offered safety tips from the NHTSA and National Safety Council (NSC) for Motorcycle
Awareness Month, saying that motorists should:

     Allow greater following distance when behind motorcycles, which can stop quickly.
     Check mirrors & blind spots for motorcycles before entering or exiting a lane of traffic.
     Be extra cautious when in intersections. Most crashes happen because a motorist fails to
              see a motorcycle and then turns left in front of it.
     Never ride beside a motorcycle in the same lane.

Meanwhile, Wyly said, motorcyclists should:

     Avoid riding in poor weather.
     Position their bike in the lane where it will not be in a motorist’s blind spot.
     Use turn signals for every turn or lane change.

Wyly said that wearing a helmet significantly reduces the risk of catastrophic head, brain and
spinal cord injuries and could ultimately save a rider’s life. “If the crash leads to a legal claim,
having worn a helmet may also protect your ability to recover full compensation for your inju-
ries and losses,” the Houston vehicle accident lawyer said.

Wyly explained that if another driver’s negligence or recklessness causes a motorcycle wreck
resulting in serious injury, a motorcyclist may seek compensation for medical expenses, vehi-
cle damage, loss of work and pain and suffering.

However, Texas follows the law of comparative negligence, he said. This means that an acci-
dent victim’s compensation can be reduced by their degree of fault. “For instance, if a jury de-
cided that not wearing a helmet led to 25 percent of a rider’s injuries, then their compensation
would be reduced accordingly,” Wyly said.
          Chapter Reports & Letters                                                                              p 12
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about a particular issue. That also let’s the state office help make your Newsletter more interesting. Only current paid TMRA II
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All submissions intended for Warrior publication must be received by the 25th of each publication month. The Warrior would be
much enhanced if each chapter and each Advisor would submit reports so all members would know what was happening all
across the state. Please give this a try.

DISTRICT 15
Greater Houston Area TMRA2 Chapters
        As advisor for the Greater Houston Area TMRA2 chapters I would like to report that we are
getting there. Of course the mother chapter, the North Houston Liberty Riders (initially started by
Lost Inc. BEAR), is alive and thriving as per usual with website, newsletter, NHLR logo T-shirts, and
monthly meetings at T’s Bar in Conroe. Our newest start up chapters, Texas Freedom Riders for
SW Houston and Freedom Bay Riders for E Houston, are going through the normal stages of crawl-
ing before walking and the Women in the Wind members have and continue to be heavily involved
in the development of both of these chapters. Respect and thanks to WITW WMC for all they do!

         The SW Houston chapter (Texas Freedom Riders) will change it’s venue starting with the
June meeting. They are moving to the County Line Bar & Grill, and as we all know, the proprietor's
have been long time supporters of the biker community in the Greater Houston area on many dif-
ferent issues. Please come and show your support for the TFR’s on June 8th (the 2nd Friday) for
their first meeting there. I anticipate the chapter will gel and grow here.

        The E Houston chapter (Freedom Bay Riders) have had a recent change of leadership but
are rockin’ steady and are gearing up for a very positive 2012. They meet the 4th Tuesdays in Bay-
town and will have a guest speaker (a State Primary candidate) for the June meeting. Come and
see what’s happening on the east side.

         Legislative Day and the start of the 83rd Legislature will be here before you know it. Till
then, ride safe, promote motorcycle safety awareness and participate as much as you can!

          Respect to all, Gayle Garth, Advisor District 15
         A reminder to all: MAY 29 is the
         Presidential and State Primary
             Elections here in Texas.
                   PLEASE GO VOTE!!!!

For voter/candidate information try the following websites:

www.lwvhouston.org [League of Women Voters]
www.votesmart.org [Project Vote Smart]
www.votetexas.gov [TX\Secretary of State website]
        Chapter Reports & Letters                                                              p 13
DISTRICT 17
1st Brazoria County (Angleton)
April 2012 Primary Election Update
CURRENT: On or before April 25, 2012, the registrar shall issue a voter registration certificate to each
voter in the county whose registration will be effective as of the date issued. What will this mean for the
delegate process. For most counties there will be no precinct caucus meeting to decide delegates for the
County convention. There are a couple of counties that have expressed interest in doing precinct cau-
cuses in the republican party, but only a couple at this point..


Basically this process for this year will start at the county convention. You will have to swear to voting
in the party primary even tho the primary will not be held until a later date. Resolutions will be allowed
to be presented at the convention (we don't know all the rules yet). Anyone who wishes to participate
will be allowed to participate at the county convention. Delegates of course will be chosen for the State
convention at the county convention. The biggest difference here is that since the primary will be held
after the county convention, this means that all delegates will be uncommitted to the state convention.
Depending on whether the rules are written properly this could make a Ron Paul (or any candidate for
that matter) takeover of the Texas Delegates a possible chance in this election. It could be possible to
lose the popular vote and still win election via the delegates. Here are some of the new dates....

April 14 or April 21, 2012 District, and County Conventions May 14-25,
2012 Early Voting for the Primary Election May 29, 2012 Primary Election
Day June 7-9, 2012 State Convention July 24-27, 2012 Early Voting for the
Primary Runoff Election July 31, 2012 Primary Runoff Election Day

To all the political bikers and freedom fighters of Texas: We are looking for bikers to become Precinct
Chairs in each county in Texas. “The Precinct Chair position is the most powerful office in America”,
Ron Paul, 2011.

You are invited to stop by the Arms Room on Saturday, April 7th, from 9AM to 6PM. Heidi Thiess, a
Constitutional Conservative candidate for the Texas House of Representatives, believes that gun owners
need to protect and exercise their rights by voting in every election. So Ms. Thiess is sponsoring a voter
registration drive and combining it with an opportunity to meet the most Conservative candidates for
office in our area.

All of the following candidates have been endorsed by the Clear Lake Tea Party Executive Board
For more information on the individual candidates please click on their name below.
.
Heidi Thiess for Texas State Rep, HD-24 Robert Gongalez for U.S. Congress, CD-14
Daniel Mccool for Texas State Senate, SD-11

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        Chapter Reports & Letters                                                            p 14
DISTRICT 17 continued
Rachel Delgado for Texas State Rep, HD-23
Mary Huls m for Texas State Rep, HD-129
George Young for 10th District Court Michelle Slaughter for 405th District Court
John Bentley for Galveston County Republican Chairman
Join us: Saturday, April 7th, from 9AM to 6PM.
Location: The Arms Room, 3270 Gulf Freeway, South League City, TX, 7757

CHAPTER BUSINESS:
1. More plans for our Biker Bunny Run this Saturday before Easter was confirmed. We are gonna getter
done.
2. To motivate the recruitment of new members the Chapter will issue a $50 gift card to the most recruit-
ed by     September's meeting.
3. We will be putting a ad in the local free paper for May's Motorcycle Awareness month with our Chap-
ter info.
4. 08 MAY , 0900hrs, County Commissioners Court For MC Proclamation reading


Upcoming Events;

April 3rd - Primary Election / Precinct Cacaus
April 21st - County/Senatorial district conventions (Republican and Democrats)
April 20-22, 2012 State COC&I Rally, Bryants Ice House Katy TX
May 10 - 13 - NCOM Convention in Indianapolis, IN
May 12th - Local Elections
June 5th - Primary Runoff Election
June 7th - 9th - Republican State Convention in Fort Worth
June 8th - 9th - Democratic State Convention in Houston
August 27th - 30th - Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay, Fl
September 3rd - 6th - Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC

Top news events of the DAY:

WH Spokesman Says Obama's Attack On the Supreme Court Was 'Misunderstood'

1 In 5 Dollars Flowing Into American Pockets Comes From the Government
* Actual Bill Ayers Rant: Why Do 'Uniformed Military' Get to Board Planes First?
New Members;


Minutes of the meeting APR 2012
Frank Dietz
1st Brazoria, TX
TMRA2
 Texas Motorcycle Rights Associates, Common Bikers with an Uncommon Devotion to the Cause.
                    Recruitment is the greatest single way that you as a member
                         can contribute to the success of the Association.
       Chapter Reports & Letters                                                       p 15
DISTRICT 20
Corpus Christi
TMRA2 District Advisor Lupita Ray with Corpus Christi bikers accepting their proclamation.
     Raul Torres, District 13 Representative, was present and he gave Lupita his full
    support of whatever the bikers want this session and will help out any way he can.




                                  Mr. Torres and Lupita Ray




                                 Bottom right center: Corpus Christi Mayor Joe Adame
         Chapter Reports & Letters                                                                p 16
DISTRICT 23
Dallas/Fort Worth         Meeting Minutes March 14th

Texas Primaries
The San Antonio three-judge federal panel issued an order setting a May 29th Primary Election and a
related administrative calendar for the election.

Of particular importance – the order sets a re-opened filing period for the primary ballot, which will
commence on Friday morning, March 2nd at 9:00am and runs through Friday, March 9th at 6:00pm.

So if you are interested in running for office or have previously posted and need to change or withdraw,
you will have till the end of the day Friday to get it done.

The first day of the period for a voter to submit an application for an early ballot by
mail for the general primary, or for both the general primary and the runoff election,
as described in Texas Election Code § 84.00 1(d) and (e) and § 84.007, shall be
March 30, 2012

On or before April 25, 2012, the registrar shall issue a voter registration certificate to each voter in the
county whose registration will be effective as of the date issued.

What will this mean for the delegate process. For most counties there will be no precinct caucus meeting
to decide delegates for the County convention. There are a couple of counties that have expressed inter-
est in doing precinct caucuses in the republican party, but only a couple at this point.
Basically this process for this year will start at the county convention. You will have to swear to voting
in the party primary even tho the primary will not be held until a later date.
Resolutions will be allowed to be presented at the convention (we don’t know all the rules yet). Anyone
who wishes to participate will be allowed to participate at the county convention. Delegates of course
will be chosen for the State convention at the county convention. The biggest difference here is that
since the primary will be held after the county convention, this means that all delegates will be uncom-
mitted to the state convention. Depending on whether the rules are written properly this could make a
Ron Paul (or any candidate for that matter) takeover of the Texas Delegates a possible chance in this
election. It could be possible to lose the popular vote and still win election via the delegates.

Here are some of the new dates….

April 14 or April 21, 2012 District, and County Conventions
May 14-25, 2012 Early Voting for the Primary Election
May 29, 2012 Primary Election Day
June 7-9, 2012 State Conventions
July 24-27, 2012 Early Voting for the Primary Runoff Election
July 31, 2012 Primary Runoff Election Day

Burnam wants pension perk disclosed
As reported by the Star-Telegram, apparently long time elected officials are taking pensions from the
state to boost their income. This was made apparent when Gov Rick Perry had to post those numbers
while running for President. It’s one thing to draw a pension from one business while working for anoth-
er, but when you draw a pension from the same business you are working for, that is quite another.
        Chapter Reports & Letters                                                              p 17
DISTRICT 23
Dallas/Fort Worth cont.
It seems that our Governor and some other elected officials are double dipping into their pension fund.
This is because they are withdrawing a pension as a state employee and then when they leave office they
can get another pension as an elected official.
Here is the article from the Star-Telegram.

http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/03/05/3786414/burnam-wants-pension-perk-disclosed.html

I think for most of us, if we could legally get away with it, then why not. But if you are an elected offi-
cial with a State budget that wound up putting a lot of people out on the street with no job. Could you, as
a good christian (as our Governor claims he is), double dip to increase your pay, or would you find ways
to save money for your taxpayers?

TCOC – DFW Chapter
Next DFW Region Meeting -Saturday- March 24th 2012
Location: Diamond Jim’s in Arlington
Meeting Starts at 2:30pm

Fish Fry 2012
We didn’t have as good of turnout as in previous years, but there were some big events going on that
weekend, so we were in competition with events that normally don’t happen.

Warrior Online
Currently we get the warrior every other month. The current warrior has been posted on the TMRA2
website. http://tmra2.org/waronl.shtml

Upcoming Dates
March 15th – TCOC&I Bike Night at Diamond Jim’s in Arlington
March 24th – TCOC&I DFW Chapter Meeting at Diamond Jim’s in Arlington (Starts at 2:30pm)
April 14th – County/Senatorial district conventions - Check your local county chairs for locations
April 21st - County/Senatorial district conventions - Check your local county chairs for locations
April 20-22nd – TCOC&I State Convention
April 30th - Last day to register to vote
May 10 – 13 – NCOM Convention in Indianapolis, IN
May 12th – Local Elections
May 14th – 1st day of Early Voting for the primary
May 25th – Last day of Early Voting for the primary
May 29th – Texas Primary Election (note: no precinct meeting)
June 7th – 9th – Republican State Convention in Fort Worth
June 8th – 9th – Democratic State Convention in Houston
July 2nd – Last day to register to vote for Primary Runoff Election
July 23rd – First day of Early voting for Primary Runoff Election
July 27th – Last day of Early voting for Primary Runoff Election
July 31st - Primary Runoff Election
August 27th – 30th – Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay, Fl
September 3rd – 6th – Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC
     Upcoming Events                              p 18
MAY 20, 2012


                  3rd Annual
               WOMEN IN THE WIND
      “CAN YOU SEE US NOW” Ride
 Come ride the 610 Loop with us on May 20th, 2012
     for National Motorcycle Awareness Day
Meet up: Stubbs Harley-Davidson, 4400 Telephone Rd.,
Houston, TX 77087
Time: 9:00 am      &    KSU: 9:30 am
Route: Riding the entire 610 Loop and ending back at
Stubbs H-D



                                             All photos from
                                             1st Annual 2010




             Hosted by
       Women in the Wind,
   Bayou City Sisters Chapter.
For ?/info contact: Sarah “Skippy”
       Wallace, President,
   Bayou City Sisters chapter,
   susie3792002@yahoo.com,
           281-546-0424
     Upcoming Events   p 19
JUNE 2, 2012
           Recent Events: Reviews                                                           p 20
Feature Article by Terri Benezet
DO YOU SEE ME NOW RIDE, April 29, Killeen area

I am the Secretary for United Clubs of Waco, South, and
TMRA2, Killeen. I am also Asst Secretary for the Brotherhood
of Bikers MC, C2. In the bike community, I’m known as Pop-
sicle. I am another rider, just like you. On April 7, I wasn’t
able to attend an event so my day was pretty ordinary. Then, a
call came in. One in which we all hate to hear. A biker is
down. That biker was a friend, Michael “Nite Crawler” Wall.

Working with UCOW, many times, I get that first phone call. I
call Toolz, Chairman of UCOW, South and then start notifying
others. Toolz was in route back from an event, so while waiting
for him to call back, I got on the phone with the Chariots of
Light Motorcycle Ministry, informing them we had a biker be-
ing life flighted to Scott & White. Then I send a mass email to
all clubs letting them know we have a biker down and will keep
them updated on the status. Then the wait begins. You pace,
you scream not again, you cry and you wonder what you can do. A short time later, another call
came in, Michael died on the way to the hospital. His passenger, admitted in critical condition.

On Monday, we spoke with one of the investigating officers, finding out that it was a 16 year old,
driving without a valid license. She claimed she didn’t see him. That she was only issued two
tickets, one for failure to yield, one for driving without a license. This is it? Michael loses his life
and she walks away with two tickets? Enough is enough is what I thought. Why does this happen
time and time again? Why are we targets? How can we change this? It is time for us to be SEEN
and HEARD! And so I started to make calls. Started working on a flyer. Had discussions with a
friend about doing a video. And so it began.

Not sure how I got through this. But I had a lot of support from
friends and clubs. When I suggested doing an awareness ride in
                                          memory of Michael and
                                          to kick off May’s
                                          National Motorcycle
                                          Safety and Awareness
                                          Month, people jumped
                                          on board. Everyone
                                          wanted to come. The
                                          bike community was
                                          fired up over the loss of
                                          yet another friend.
                                                                            continued next page
        Recent Events: Reviews                                                     p 21
First we handed out 500 Share the Road Signs in
our area. We collected statistics, amounts clubs
raised, looked for volunteers to be in the vid-
eo. The video was done to show the community
that we are the same as everyone else. We are par-
ents, grandparents, teachers, nurses, soldiers, and
your neighbor, etc. The only difference is our
hobby is riding rather than Nascar, football, or
other things. The video was put on U Tube and
has now gone global. Here is a copy of the
link: http://youtu.be/OxRLzAdEglA
I purchased a banner and started making signs,
phone calls, emails to media and law enforcement. I had under 20 days to get this done. We
wanted to make our statement. Strike while the coals were hot, so to speak.

On April 29, we held our First Annual “Do You See Me Now?” ride. Everyone wanting to be
a part. Wanting to show our communities just how many of us our out there. It was a huge
success. Almost 1500 bikers attended to get our word out. They came from near and far. We
raised over $2400.00 to purchase permanent Share the Road Signs for our communities. We
even had the motorcycle hearse from Black Diamond Hearse, that had carried Sputnik’s
Ash’s, volunteer to lead the ride. One accident occurred during the ride, taking down 4
bikes. A driver entering the highway, using a cell phone, claiming once again, I didn’t see
him. You didn’t see 1500 bikes?

This will now become an annual ride in our area. I know now, that one person standing up,
will get others to follow. That one person CAN make a difference. If we can make even one
person look a second or third time, if we save even one life, it makes it all worth it. Make a
difference in your area. Make yourself seen and heard. Get involved. Many thanks to all those
who lent a hand and all those who came out to support this ride. As always, ride safe, ride
aware, keep the rubber side down and the chrome side up.
 TMRA2 Support Members                                              p 22
Dean Downey-Amarillo Motorcycle
Safety Division                      BRONZE - $250 or more
Misty Denton, Brazoria, TX           Karl & Cheryl Ford
Armadillo Cycle Club                 Armadillo MC
G & N Scooter Shack                  Boozefighters MC Chapter #17
Beulah Ott                           Los Pirados
Mark & Linda Haskovec                Bryan Erler
Mary Matteson & Mark Corey           Armadillo Cycle Club
Bob & Jan Walker
Patricia Holmes                      SILVER - $500 or more
William Moore                        T -Twisters MC
Walt Mosby                           Mad Mike & Brenda
Jeana Culp                           NW Texas COC&I
Richard Lambert                      John Robbins
Voyagers MC                          Houston COC&I
Borinqueneers MC                     Houston Gypsy MC
American Legion Riders               Los Pirados MC
Anonymous
Boozefighters MC Chapter #95         GOLD $1000 or more
Motorcycle Group of TX-Unit 125398   Gypsy International
Davy Crockett Riders
American Legion Riders Post 121      PLATINUM - $1500 or more
William Marks                        East Texas Chopper Guys
Larry Jolly                          Lost Prairie Cycles
Delta Machining                      Sons of The South MC
Guardians of The Children Odessa     Amigos MC
Bill Schumpert                       Alamo City Gypsy MC
Surfside Gypsy MC                    Fidei Defensor MC
Delta Machining                      Lost Inc. MC
Hungry’s Hawg Pen, Magnolia          Scott Zimmerman & Patricia Holmes
Gymi Ghoe Esoteric Ent.
Douglas Smith DDS
Registry of Officers, Chapters,                                            p 23
& District Advisors

       State Chairman Jerry Rose: chairman@tmra2.org, 979-575-1225

        State Secretary/Treasurer Terri Williams: secretary@tmra2.org
                               512-971-1377

                    TMRA2 State Web Page: www.tmra2.org

        State Office: TMRA2 275 Old Lexington Rd. Elgin, Texas 78621

       Send membership & donations to: State Secretary at State Office

     Send Reports and Warrior correspondence to: secretary@tmra2.org
          CORRECTIONS of CONTENT &/or CHAPTER/CONTACT INFORMATION
         Please send to secretary@tmra2.org Subject line: Correction


Chapters by Senatorial Districts
DISTRICT 3 Livingston
Chapter: Riders For Rights. Meets 1st Sunday, 3:00 pm, American Legion Post 402,
9733 US Hwy 190 W, Livingston, TX 77351
Chapter Coordinator: Adam Barker 936-662-6842
District Advisor: Adam Barker 936-662-6842 texasbarker@aol.com

DISTRICT 5 Ben Hur
Chapter: Texas Owners Group. Meets 2nd Sunday, 1:00 pm, Ben Hur Bar, Ben Hur, TX
Chapter Coordinator: Sandra Lynch
District Advisor: Sandra Lynch

DISTRICT 14 Austin
Chapter: Austin Minutemen. Meets 3rd Thursday, 7:00 pm, La Palapa Mexican Res-
taurant & Cantina , 6640 Hwy. 290 E (corner of Cameron Rd and 290), Austin 78723
Chapter Coordinator: Wes Brown 512-635-6479 austinminutemen@gmail.com
District Advisor: Steve Worthington 512-944-4801 steven.r.worthington@gmail.com
Registry of Officers, Chapters,                                              p 24
District Advisors
Chapters by Senatorial Districts

DISTRICT 15 Greater Houston Area
Chapter: Texas Freedom Riders. Meets 2nd Friday, 7:30 pm, County Line Bar & Grill,
19412 FM 1093, Richmond, TX 77407. !!!!!!New Meeting Location starting 6/8!!!!!
Chapter Coordinator: Jenna Jones, 832-379-8974, jennas1890@gmail.com
District Advisor: Gayle Garth, 281-217-1036, gayle.garth@gmail.com

Chapter: North Houston Liberty Riders. Meets 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 pm, T’s Bar,
8542 State Hwy 242, Conroe, TX (936-273-5372). About 1/2 mile east of I 45.
Chapter Coordinator: Shannon Conroy, 713-594-4227, shannon.conroy@gmail.com
District Advisor: Gayle Garth, 281-217-1036, gayle.garth@gmail.com

Chapter: Freedom Bay Riders. Meets 4th Tuesday, 7:00 pm, Wings-N-More,
5003 Garth Rd, Baytown, TX 77521.
Chapter Coordinator: Wayne Anderson, 713-402-8982,
newbeginningscrmm@yahoo..com
District Advisor: Gayle Garth, 281-217-1036, gayle.garth@gmail.com

DISTRICT 17 Angleton
Chapter: 1st Brazoria County. Meets 1st Saturday, 11:00 am, Christy’s Bar,
2610 N. Velasco St., Angleton, TX 77515
Chapter Coordinator: Frank Dietz 979-964-3480
District Advisor: Jack West 979-239-2193 knotnormaltoo@aol.com

DISTRICT 22 Waco
Chapter: Heart O Texas. Meets 1st Sunday, 1:00 pm, American Legion Post 121,
4th St. & Tennessee, Waco, TX
Chapter Coordinator: Gordon ‘Gitso’ Ganske 254-723-1641
District Advisor: Sandra Lynch, sndrlynch@yahoo.com

DISTRICT 22 Killeen
Chapter: Cen-Tex. Meets 1st Thursday, 7:00 pm, American Legion Post 223,
208 S. Park St., Killeen, TX 76541
Chapter Coordinator: Toolz 254-449-1805
District Advisor: Sandra Lynch, sndrlynch@yahoo.com
Registry of Officers, Chapters,                                                 p 25
District Advisors
Chapters by Senatorial Districts
DISTRICT 23 Dallas/Fort Worth
Chapter: D/FW. Meets 2nd Wednesday, 7:30 pm, VFW Post 4477, 300 S. Smith St.,
Dallas, TX 77211
Chapter Coordinator: Elmer McKeegan 214-529-2264 or 214-339-5800
mckeegan@tmra2.org
District Advisor: vacant

DISTRICT 24 Abilene
Chapter: Big Country. Meets 2nd Sunday, 4:00 pm, Xiled MC Clubhouse, Abilene, TX
Chapter Coordinator: vacant
District Advisor: vacant
Assistant to Advisor: Ron Ashmore 325-338-8494

DISTRICT 24 Granbury
Chapter: Lake Granbury Liberty Riders. Meets 4th Wednesday, 7:00 pm, VFW Post 7835,
817-573-9350, 3670 W. Hwy 377, Granbury, TX 76048
Chapter Coordinator: Robin ‘Smiley’ Curry 817-573-5891
District Advisor: vacant
Assistant to Advisor: Robin ‘Smiley’ Curry 817-573-5891 seabeewarrior-
forchrist@netzero.net

DISTRICT 29 El Paso
Chapter: El Paso. Meets 3rd Thursday. 7:00 pm, The Lunchbox, 3623 Buckner Ave.,
El Paso, TX
Chapter Coordinator: Patrick Wood, tmra2coirelptx@yahoo.com, 915-373-3864
District Advisor: vacant

CHAPTERS PENDING:
District 20 Corpus Christi: Lupita V. Ray, lupitatexas@sbcglobal.net 361-834-1630

NOTE: There are 31 senatorial districts in the great state of Texas. Ideally we would like
to have at least one chapter in every district. Consider becoming an Advisor to improve
communication in your district. If you don’t see a Chapter that meets in your local area
consider working with us to establish a chapter where you can attend meetings and just
generally interact with others who work to improve the Political Climate.
         Connect With TMRA2                                                                     p 26

                  Texas Motorcycle Rights Association
                                   Membership Application
                                             Mail to:
                           TMRA2, Attn: Terri Williams, State Secretary
                                    275 Old Lexington Rd.
                                      Elgin, Texas 78621

                                        PLEASE PRINT LEGIBLY

Name(s):__________________________________________________________________

Address:__________________________________________________________________

City/State/Zip:_____________________________________________________________

Phone: ___________________________________________________________________

County:____________________________________ Senate District # : ______________

Email:____________________________________________________________________

Home Chapter: ____________________________________________________________


MEMBERSHIP LEVELS (Check one)
All levels of membership receive (1) digital copy of the Warrior (published once every two months).
All levels of individual membership receive (1) TMRA2 Support Patch. Patches can be purchased for $5
each. All memberships are good for one (1) year and renewals are due annually in the month you originally
joined. For example, if you first joined in May of 2011, then your renewal is due no later than the last day
of May 2012.

Individual membership - Individual, new or renewal - $30.00 (               )

Couples, new or renewal $50.00 (           ) - or - Life Membership (per person) - $400.00 ( )

Club Membership - Supporter - $100 ( ) Bronze - $250 ( ) Silver - $500 ( )

Gold - $1000 ( ) Platinum - $1500 ( )

My check/money order for $____________ is enclosed. Do not send cash!

Check or Money Order #/date _____________________ /_________________________

                                 PLEASE MAKE COPY FOR YOUR RECORDS

				
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