Shirley Blex- Past Director [2010-2011] and TPTP Founding Member Shirley has lived in Burleson, Tx. for 5 years now and we love it here. We are so blessed to be a part of this community. We have two wonderful grown sons that have given us 10 beautiful grandchildren of which we are so very proud. I am a realtor in the community with Century 21 and have been in the business for twelve years and I love working with people. The tea party has given me so much wisdom and even more love for my country. I want to do exactly what the Lord has for me to contribute to help take our precious country back. I would like to invite fellow Americans to come join our organization to help us protect our country. We need all dedicated Americans that love their country. Please contiuue to pray everyday for our country and president, administration and house, and thank God for what He is going to do for our country. A healing is coming. Shirley and her husband, Gene, have been faithful tea partiers since the beginning in Feb 2009 and we appreciate their continued dedication and support.
Maggie Clopton Wright- Past President  and TPTP Founding Member Maggie is a seventh generation Texan born in Loraine, Texas in 1946. Maggie graduated from Arlington High School and was a stay-at-home mom for most of her life. She is now a “retired housewife”. Maggie is a member of Six Flags Chapter of DAR, Julia Jackson Chapter of UDC, and Frances Van Zandt Chapter of DRT. Maggie’s hobbies are traveling, sewing, cooking, woodworking, genealogy, bird watching, and vegetable/flower gardening. Maggie has been married to Carroll Wright for 46 years and are the proud parents of two children, Georgia and John, who graduated from Joshua High School. Carroll and Maggie have two grandsons, Aaron and Robert. Maggie and Carroll built their home in Burleson 41 years ago and are members of the Burleson Church of Christ. The Wrights have never been involved in politics before, but they were concerned for their country and the possibility that their children and grandchildren would not be able to have the freedoms that they have enjoyed in their lives. Maggie and Carroll wanted to help make a difference to steer our country back to its founding principles. They were election clerks in the 2010 primary election and were delegates to the 2010 Texas Republican Convention in Dallas. They have been extremely involved in tea parties in the Burleson area, including the original Burleson Tea Party and recently the Texas Patriots Tea Party. Maggie’s and Carroll’s love is for God, family, friends and Country. Her passion and zeal for conservative issues and values is much appreciated and needed. We are proud to have had her lead our tea party. Maggie was President of the TPTP from August 2011 to December 2011.
Jeanie Chiasson - Past Board Member [2010-2011] and TPTP Founding Member Real Estate Broker; Realtor Served DFW area since 1984; Masters Degree in Business Administration; Mother and Grandmother; Dedicated Christian Patriot of the great and exceptional United States of America Texas Patriots TEA; Party Board Member; NOT ON OUR WATCH! - (a Grandmother’s Statement). I have lived my life feeling safe. I have trusted my government to protect me and my family but NOT ANYMORE! I believe those in high offices in Washington have a plan to destroy our beloved country. They deserve an A+ in that endeavor. For helping the country, they deserve an F-. I returned to college and upgraded my education to a master’s degree so that I could not be “bamboozled” by the “great bamboozlers” who sit in high places in Washington. I have seen and listened to the lies put out there for the purpose of influencing the trusting but unwary Americans in order to gain their support and votes. We the people were caught off guard. You could say we were blind-sided by a stealth campaign that was 20+ years in the making. But we are fully awake now. I will dedicate myself to preventing the planned destruction of this great country; Not on my generation’s watch will it happen. Please join me in this fight. God Bless America and God Bless Texas.
Pam Ayers- Past Board Director [2010-2011] and TPTP Founding Member Pam has been a faithful and active member of the original Burleson Tea Party and our current Texas Patriots Tea Party. She is currently in charge of the program schedule for our meetings and has brought many distinguished and controversial speakers and candidates to our group. She is a dedicated worker for the TPTP and we are proud to have Pam with us during this critical time. Pam was a member of the board from 2010 to December 2011.
Linda Vest- Past Director and TPTP Founding Member Linda Vest is a Native Texan and has lived in Joshua since she was less than a year old. She graduated from Joshua High School and married another Joshua High School graduate, C. W. Vest. They have one daughter, Holly Anne Vest, who is also a graduate of JHS. Linda received her B. S. degree in Business from Texas Wesleyan College in Fort Worth, Texas. After graduation she worked at General Dynamics in Advanced Design for three years. After that three-year period, Linda chose to teach business education at Burleson High School and started the Vocational Office Education program. Three years later, she stopped teaching to have her daughter, Holly. After fourteen years of “retirement”, Linda resumed her teaching career at R. C. Loflin Middle School and taught Career Investigation to eighth graders until the class moved to the high school curriculum. Teaching Social Studies at the middle school in Joshua completed her teaching career of twenty-three years. She served as a member of The Joshua Historical Committee during which time two books were written: Joshua: As It Was and Is and Joshua: As It Was and Is Volume II Centennial Edition. During her “retirement”, she was an active member of The Thursday Study Club. Linda and her husband, C. W., have been married 48 years and they have owned and operated Vest Well Service for 47 years. They are members of the Union Hill Presbyterian Church. Being a dedicated animal lover, Linda has dogs, cats and a donkey plus the grand animals. Linda loves gardening, birding, reading, traveling and working in our tea party to help maintain the freedoms we enjoy in our state and country. Lindas contribution to our TPTP was much appreciated. Linda was a Board Member from 2011 to December 2011.
Will Zscheische - Founding Member  I was born and raised with two younger brothers on a stock farm in central Texas. We played six-man football and there was a total of thirteen in my graduating class. (I was in the top ten). I attended Tarleton State College for a short time, then worked at General Dynamics. In June, 1993 I retired with over thirty years service with the Fort Worth Fire Dept. I worked part time for a real estate (ad valorem) tax appraisal company in Arlington for several years before my wife, Ruth, who worked at the same company as office manager started our own real estate appraisal company. Our company conducted complete re-evaluation appraisals for several small cities, school districts and later on counties. Later I was a fee panel appraiser for FHA and did conventional appraisals for banks and mortgage companies. In addition, I am a licensed real estate broker and currently work as an independent agent for buyers and sellers. I too enjoy spending time with our family especially taking the grandkids to Possum Kingdom Lake and to the country cabin in Hamilton County to fish and hunt. I am very concerned that we are losing many of our freedoms that our forefathers and relatives fought to preserve. Many of us lost family members in the wars in which our brave men and women have fought. We need to return to a nation “Under God and pray for His wisdom”. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and he will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Mary Thomas- Past Director  Mary Thomas was born in Louisiana, one of eight children. I was raised in a loving Christian family and even though we were poor, I had a wonderful childhood. We were taught to work for what we wanted in life. After high school I attended Business School and went to work as a Secretary. My secretarial position evolved to being a leasing credit analyst and eventually a credit manager. When the company I worked for pulled out of Texas I went to work in Leasing Sales, and after 25 years I started my own business. When the financial bailouts happened I closed my business and retired. I met and married my husband Ray Thomas in his senior year at college and we have been blessed with 42 years together. Ray and I have two boys and five grandchildren. Our oldest granddaughter will graduate from Burleson this year and our youngest grandson lives in Grapevine. We are very concerned for future of our grandchildren; we hope they will be able to raise their children in a free society and believe that the USA is a Christian nation. My husband and I have been concerned about where the country was headed for a long time. The lack of immigration control was our biggest concern until the bailouts started. We became truly alarmed when so much money was spent on TARP, the bailout of the car companies and the takeover of the banks. We have voted Republican for a long time, but no longer believe that this alone will save our country. We have attended the Tea Party rally’s since they started, campaigned for conservative candidates and called and emailed our elected officials. I believe that if we don’t vote in some truly conservative people in 2012 who will put our country and citizens first, our country as we know it will be lost.
Carroll Wright- Past Director  and TPTP Founding Member Carroll L. Wright married Maggie Elizabeth Clopton 46 years ago. Our love is for God, family, friends, and country. We are members of The Burleson Church of Christ. We built our home in Burleson about 41 years ago. Carroll is a fourth generation Texan born in Denison, Texas May 5, 1944 and graduated from Fort Worth Technical High School. He retired after working 40 years as a conductor on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. Carroll is an experienced woodworker, fisherman, and gardener and a member of Richard Taylor Camp of Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Steve Ramey- Past 3rd VP [2010-2012] and TPTP Founding Member Steve is currently owner of Hoyt Communications. Steve obtained his BFA degree in Advertising Art & Design, Marketing from Texas Tech University in 1972. Mr. Ramey has been an energetic part of the tea parties in this area since their beginnings in early 2009.
Becky Stringer- Director 
Becky is a native Texan, born in Fort Worth and proud to be called a Texan. She graduated from Tarleton State University with a B.S. Degree in Math/English with teacher certification. After teaching for a few years, Mrs. Stringer resigned to develop her own community newspaper. For 10 years, I owned and operated a community newspaper in Joshua and Crowley. After selling both newspaper endeavors in 1985, Becky entered a new career and became a realtor with Red Carpet Real Estate in Burleson. Even though the company changed names, she is still in the same location and still selling real estate. Stringer is a top producer for Orr & Associates Real Estate. In 2000, Becky married her partner in life, Jerry Stringer. Becky has one daughter, Jaclyn, from a previous marriage who lives in Crowley with her husband. Jaclyn teaches in the Crowley School District. The Springers are members of the St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Burleson. In 2008, Becky was thrust into politics when her husband, Jerry, became a Johnson County Commissioner. Becky has always felt it was her civic duty to vote, but with the current administration, she suddenly felt that she could no longer just sit by on the sidelines. She is concerned about the direction our country has taken and feels that it is up to each one of us, as individuals, to try and make a difference.
Other FOUNDING MEMBERS of the Texas Patriots Tea Party formed in July 2010: