ELECT THE PEOPLE'S LAWYER: David Van Os, Democrat for Texas Attorney General

Thursday, August 31, 2006

David Van Os Whistlestops September 5-8

Tuesday, September 5

8:30 AM - Smith County Courthouse, Tyler
10:15 AM - Upshur County Courthouse, Gilmer
12:00 NOON - Wood County Courthouse, Quitman
2:30 PM - Van Zandt County Courthouse, Canton
4:15 PM - Kaufman County Courthouse, Kaufman

Wednesday, September 6

8:30 AM - Rockwall County Courthouse, Rockwall
10:15 AM - Collin County Courthouse, McKinney
11:45 AM - Grayson County Courthouse, Sherman
2:30 PM - Cooke County Courthouse, Gainesville
4:15 PM - Denton County Courthouse, Denton

Thursday, September 7

11:30 AM - Eastland County Courthouse, Eastland
[6:00 PM - Multi-county Democratic banquet and rally, Stephenville]

Friday, September 8

9:45 AM - McLennan County Courthouse, Waco
11:30 AM - Hill County Courthouse, Hillsboro
2:15 PM - Johnson County Courthouse, Cleburne
4:00 PM - Ellis County Courthouse, Waxahachie
[6:30 PM - Fundraiser in home of George and Ann Chamberlain, Grand Prairie]



posted by snarko! at 11:38 AM |

Monday, August 28, 2006

Whistlestops August 31-September 1

And a fish fry, which isn't really a Whistlestop, but fun!


9:00 AM - Kerr County Courthouse, Kerrville
1:30 PM - Kimble County Courthouse, Junction
4:00 PM - Crockett County Courthouse, Ozona


9:00 AM - Irion County Courthouse, Mertzon
11:30 AM - McCulloch County Courthouse, Brady
5:30 PM - Labor Day Fish Fry - Austin, TX

posted by snarko! at 9:30 AM |

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Photos from the Courthouse Tour

posted by PDiddie at 11:55 AM |

Whistlestop Report - 157 counties reached

The last stop yesterday was in Franklin, county seat of Robertson County. It was my 157th courthouse stop. This leaves 97 to go.

There were large enthusiastic crowds of 30+ in Madisonville (Madison Co) and Franklin. Smaller numbers in Crockett (Houston Co), Centerville (Leon Co), and Woodville (Tyler Co), but just as welcoming. Rachel or I will transmit photos to Sherry in next few days. Press coverage was in attendance in Woodville, Madisonville, Centerville, and Franklin.


And those photos are a-comin'! You can see them grow at http://vanosfortexasag.com/meet/gal.shtml


posted by snarko! at 9:18 AM |

Monday, August 21, 2006

Courthouse Tour in East Texas, August 23

These are the last Whistlestops in East Texas; the Tour enters the fall going to courthouses in West Texas and the Panhandle. Don't miss Democracy in action in your town...

Wednesday, August 23
8:15 AM Tyler County Courthouse, Woodville
10:45 AM Houston County Courthouse, Crockett
1:15 PM Madison County Courthouse, Madisonville
2:45 PM Leon County Courthouse, Centerville
4:30 PM Robertson County Courthouse, Franklin

posted by PDiddie at 6:21 PM |

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posted by PDiddie at 6:53 AM |

Sunday, August 20, 2006

From the Boerne Star Online:

Van Os campaigning against big oil 'robber barons'

Kendall County was stop No. 127 for Democratic candidate for Attorney General David Van Os.

The Kilgore native, with his cowboy hat and vest, plans to visit all 254 Texas counties before the November election in what he is calling a "whistle-stop tour.

A small crowd gathered in front of the courthouse Thursday morning to hear Van Os' plans for the Attorney General's office.

Van Os stood on the courthouse steps and spoke in a booming voice about his disgust with big oil companies whom he called "modern day robber barons and power grabbers."

"There is no middle class Texan who likes being pillaged and preyed on by big oil companies," he said.

"Yes," said some members of the crowd as they clapped.

"In my first month in office, I am going to issue investigative subpoenas to the CEOs of the big oil companies," he said, as the crowd cheered louder. "We are living under a reign of greed. The Attorney General is the person who is supposed to step on toes no matter how big they are. Get ready because I am coming after you, big oil."

Van Os, who owns and manages David Van Os & Associates, P.C., in San Antonio, promised the crowd that, if elected, he will also take on big insurance companies and keep the Trans-Texas Corridor from "tearing up hundreds of thousands of acres of Texas farmland."

"I'm not going to let a bunch of arrogant politicians and bureaucrats tear up our farmland so they can cater to the greed of fat cats who gave huge campaign contributions," he said. "As Attorney General, I'll fight this land grab 'til hell freezes over, then I'll fight it on the ice."

Van Os said incumbent and AG Greg Abbott is "nothing but a partisan Rick Perry mouthpiece."

"I want to be the people of Texas' lawyer," he said. "I am going to fight tooth and nail on behalf of the people of this state, and when I am done, Texas will not be a safe place for them (oil companies and arrogant politicians) and their kind. Time is overdue for justice for the people of this state."

posted by PDiddie at 5:23 AM |

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

It's all in the facts

The Brazosport Facts, that is:

Calling himself the "people's lawyer," Van Os spoke about the "special mystique" of Texas and its historic plight for constitutional democracy and system of checks and balances.

The people of Texas have always said no to monopoly power, but "we are living under a reign of greed," Van Os said before speaking about oil companies and gas prices that are reaching $3 a gallon.

At Exxon Mobil, net profits for the second quarter of 2006 were $10.7 billion, Van Os said. Oil companies are profiting while Texans are struggling to figure out how to make their paychecks stretch to cover rising gasoline costs, he said.

"The oil companies are killing us," Van Os said, later adding there is a difference between healthy, free enterprise and greed run wild.

"They want us to think there is nothing anybody can do about it," he said. But he referred to Article 1, Section 26, of the Texas Constitution, "that monopolies are contrary to the genius of free government and shall never be allowed."

posted by PDiddie at 6:20 AM |

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Van Os challenges Abbott to meet him on Whistlestop Tour

Van Os challenges Abbott to meet him on Whistlestop Tour to answer:

"What have you done to protect the people from Big Oil, the Insurance Monopolists, giant homebuilders, and other corporate robber barons? Why did you file a partisan brief in federal court siding with Tom DeLay?"

As David Van Os continues his Whistlestop Tour of all 254 Texas counties, he sends incumbent Attorney General Greg Abbott his schedule for each week and challenges Abbott to meet him in public.

Today, Van Os faxed Abbott his schedule for this week and stated, "Again, I challenge you to appear at any or all these times and places and advise the people what you have done to protect them from the depredations of Big Oil, the Insurance Monopolists, giant homebuilder companies, and other corporate robber barons. You should also be prepared to explain your recent filing of a partisan brief in the federal court of appeals taking Tom DeLay's side."

At the end of last week's tour, Van Os made his 118th courthouse stop at the LaSalle County courthouse in Cotulla. See previous posts for this and next week's WhistleStops, which including presentations at Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) hearings.


posted by snarko! at 10:10 AM |

David Van Os WhistleStops, August 15-18


8:15 a.m. - Burnet County Courthouse, Burnet
10:30 a.m. - Mills County Courthouse, Goldthwaite
1:30 p.m. - Comanche County Courthouse, Comanche
4:00 p.m. - Stephens County Courthouse, Breckenridge


8:00 a.m. - Young County Courthouse, Graham
9:45 a.m. - Archer County Courthouse, Archer City
11:10 a.m. - Wichita County Courthouse, Wichita Falls
1:50 p.m. - Wilbarger County Courthouse, Vernon
3:25 p.m. - Baylor County Courthouse, Seymour
4:45 p.m. - Throckmorton County Courthouse, Throckmorton


8:15 a.m. - Shackleford County Courthouse, Albany
9:50 a.m. - Jones County Courthouse, Anson
11:25 a.m. - Fisher County Courthouse, Roby
1:45 p.m. - Nolan County Courthouse, Sweetwater
4:15 p.m. - Coke County Courthouse, Robert Lee


8:15 a.m. - Runnels County Courthouse, Ballinger
9:30 a.m. - Concho County Courthouse, Paint Rock
11:30 a.m. - Tom Green County Courthouse, San Angelo
2:30 p.m. - Schleicher County Courthouse, Eldorado
4:30 p.m. - Menard County Courthouse, Menard

posted by snarko! at 10:07 AM |

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

DVO WhistleStops and TTC Hearings, August 8-11


8:00 a.m. - Sutton County courthouse, Sonora
10:00 a.m. - Edwards County courthouse, Rocksprings
1:00 p.m. - Real County courthouse, Leakey
3:00 p.m. - Bandera County courthouse, Bandera

5:00 p.m. - TTC Hearing, East Central High School, San Antonio


8:00 a.m. - Refugio County courthouse, Refugio
10:00 a.m. - Aransas County courthouse, Rockport
12:45 p.m. - Calhoun County courthouse, Port Lavaca
2:15 p.m. - Victoria County courthouse, Victoria

5:00 p.m. - TTC Hearing, Seguin


8:30 a.m. - Blanco County courthouse, Johnson City
10:30 a.m. - Kendall County courthouse, Boerne
11:30 a.m. - Luncheon with Kendall Area Democratic Women

5:00 p.m. - TTC Hearing, Yorktown


9:00 a.m. - Wharton County courthouse, Wharton
11:30 a.m. - Brazoria County courthouse, Angleton
2:15 p.m. - Matagorda County courthouse, Bay City
4:15 p.m. - Jackson County courthouse, Edna

posted by snarko! at 9:10 AM |


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