2023 Constitutional Amendments Ballot

Proposition 1 – HJR 126 “The constitutional amendment protecting the right to engage in farming, ranching, timber production, horticulture, and wildlife management.”

Proposition 2 – SJR 64 “The constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county or municipality of all or part of the appraised value of real property used to operate a child-care facility.”

Proposition 3 – HJR 132 “The constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual wealth or net worth tax, including a tax on the difference between the assets and liabilities of an individual or family.”

Proposition 4 – HJR 2 from the second special session “The constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to establish a temporary limit on the maximum appraised value of real property other than a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes; to increase the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district applicable to residence homesteads from $40,000 to $100,000; to adjust the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect increases in certain exemption amounts; to except certain appropriations to pay for ad valorem tax relief from the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations; and to authorize the legislature to provide for a four-year term of office for a member of the board of directors of certain appraisal districts.”

Proposition 5 – HJR 3 “The constitutional amendment relating to the Texas University Fund, which provides funding to certain institutions of higher education to achieve national prominence as major research universities and drive the state economy.”

Proposition 6 – SJR 75 “The constitutional amendment creating the Texas water fund to assist in financing water projects in this state.”

Proposition 7 – SJR 93 “The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the Texas energy fund to support the construction, maintenance, modernization, and operation of electric generating facilities.”

Proposition 8 – HJR 125 “The constitutional amendment creating the broadband infrastructure fund to expand high-speed broadband access and assist in the financing of connectivity projects.”

Proposition 9 – HJR 2, regular session “The constitutional amendment authorizing the 88th Legislature to provide a cost-of-living adjustment to certain annuitants of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.”

Proposition 10 – SJR 87 “The constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation equipment or inventory held by a manufacturer of medical or biomedical products to protect the Texas healthcare network and strengthen our medical supply chain.”

Proposition 11 – SJR 32 “The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit conservation and reclamation districts in El Paso County to issue bonds supported by ad valorem taxes to fund the development and maintenance of parks and recreational facilities.”

Proposition 12 – HJR 134 “The constitutional amendment providing for the abolition of the office of county treasurer in Galveston County.”

Proposition 13 – HJR 107 “The constitutional amendment to increase the mandatory age of retirement for state justices and judges.”

Proposition 14 – SJR 74 “The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the centennial parks conservation fund to be used for the creation and improvement of state parks.”

Links to Analysis / Review of Proposed Constitutional Amendments:
Texas Public Policy Foundation: Guide to 2023 Constitutional Amendments in Texas
Texas House of Representatives – House Research Organization: Constitutional amendments proposed for the November 2023 ballot
Texas Legislative Council: Analyses Of Proposed Constitutional Amendments
Texas Legislative Council: Condensed Analyses Of Proposed Constitutional Amendments
Texas Secretary of State: Explanatory Statements for the November 7, 2023 Constitutional Amendment Election

Hays County Voting Precinct Map for 2023 Election

The Hays County Voting Precinct Map for the 2022 & 2023 Elections after redistricting for the 2020 Census Data. Color coded to the County Commissioner Precincts (adopted 11/09/2021 by the Commissioners Court).
Commissioner Precinct #1 (Green): Voting Precincts 100-145 (not contiguous)
Commissioner Precinct #2 (Yellow): Voting Precincts 200-254 (not contiguous)
Commissioner Precinct #3 (Red): Voting Precincts 300-372 (not contiguous)
Commissioner Precinct #4 (Blue): Voting Precincts 400-451 (not contiguous)
Note: The search box in the upper right hand corner of the map can be used to locate a specific address.

HCRW: Wimberley Independence Day Parade Float (2023)


Our fabulous Texas State Republicans who walked and sometimes ran the entire length of the parade. People were very impressed and commented about their participation.
We look forward to working with them in the future.
Thank You!
Evie Alexander
Gabriel Webb
Olivia Alexander
Carly French
Yes, as stated before, it did feel great to win.
We learned a lot in our first appearance at the Wimberley Parade.

Parade was a GIANT Block Walk. We reached hundreds of people that we would not normally reach.
Texas State Students engaged and walking next to float impacted people along the parade route. They truly made a difference in previous perceptions. Yes, there are Republicans at Texas State.
The positive Energy as we passed was contagious. People are hungry for change. Parade Watchers were ecstatic to see REPUBLICANS actively engaging.
We put the effort into making the float the BEST it could be and it paid off. We did the work and we stood out!
We need to do the same in 2024 in everything we do to win.
Our elected officials walking along float made them more accessible.
Loved that they actively supported us in this endeavor.
Next time, we will need lots more candy, beads and campaign information to pass out.
Plans are already in the works for a repeat in 2024.

Judge Tanner Neidhardt & Judge Traci Wright-Reneau
Walking Beside HCRW Float
Thank You!

We also want to thank the following volunteers for their time and talents making this year’s float a huge success by contributing their engineering abilities, crafting abilities, driving, walking and networking expertise.
Peggy & Charles Sweeney
Pam, Steve & Tyler Eakin
Kelli & Steve Whigham
Sandi & John Ellen
Julie Taylor
Michelle Lopez
Deanna Rademachir
Mary Clarkson
Laura Nunn
Debbie Adams
Joyce Jack
Ken Roberts

Why Attend The Lincoln-Reagan Dinner?

Conservatives are disappointed. Heck, they are mad! The outcome of the 2022 General Election here in Hays County and nationwide was not what we expected, much less wanted. Everyone is looking for a reason and too many are looking for someone or something to blame.

The bottom line is that We Lost The Election!

It was a gut punch, especially for our great incumbents and candidates. Many have walked away from the party in frustration. And lot of people are questioning why bother attending the Annual Lincoln~Reagan Dinner? Why indeed?

The names associated with the event should be reason enough. Lincoln, Reagan and their history with the Republican Party.
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