SEP 17 – GOP Social featuring RPT Chair James Dickey

*** 9/17/2017 Update I ***

TARC is teaming up with the Washington Avenue Republicans and Houston Young Republicans to co-host a GOP social featuring RPT Chairman James Dickey.

We will be collecting canned/non-perishable food for Houston Food Bank as well as cash donations to Salvation Army at this event for Harvey. Please consider helping out! #houstonstrong

Let us know you will be attending by clicking <Here>.
Thank you.

AUG 24 – TARC General Meeting w/ Cory Liu on Race-Based Affirmative Action in College Admissions

*** Update I ***

Thank you TARC members and guest for attending our August meeting. We appreciate the presentation given by Cory Liu.

TARC August 24th Meeting

Ending Race-Based Affirmative Action in College Admissions Presented by Cory Liu

The Texas Asian Republican Club (TARC) invites you to its General Meeting on Thursday August 24, 2017 at Los Tios Mexican Restaurant, 9527 Westheimer Rd Houston TX 77063.

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM – Register, socialize
7:00 PM – 7:15 PM – Seat and Order Dinner from Menu
7:15 PM – 8:00 PM – Meeting start and end time

Please RSVP if you are attending by registering at <Attend Event>. A complimentary margarita will be offered to RSVP attendees arriving before 7:00 PM.

Our featured speaker will be one of TARC’s rising stars, Cory Liu.

Cory Liu is the volunteer executive director of Students for Fair Admissions, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending racial discrimination in education. Students for Fair Admissions is currently suing Harvard and the University of Texas at Austin, challenging their use of race-based affirmative action in college admissions. Cory will discuss these lawsuits and the ways in which these universities’ admissions policies are biased against Asian Americans.

Cory was born and raised in Austin, Texas, and he attended the University of Chicago and Harvard Law School. In law school, Cory served as a law clerk for Senator Ted Cruz, an intern for Justice Don Willett, and a Fellow for Governor Greg Abbott. After law school, Cory served as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit for Judge Danny J. Boggs. He now lives in Houston and works at a law firm specializing in business litigation.

Come and dine with us at Los Tios and see why they have been a Houston Tex-Mex tradition for 47 years. Take a peek at their tasty menu entrees <Click Here>.

AUG 18-20 – Come Join Us at Asian Night Market at Hong Kong 4 City Mall

*** 8/20/2017 Update I ***

Thank you HCRP and TARC members and friends for visiting Asian Night Market and stopping by our booth.

TARC and HCRP invite you to come join us and celebrate Asian Night Market as we participate with the HCRP booth to reach out to the Asian community. There will be lots of food, activities and networking.

Asian Night Market is organized by the Vietnamese Community of
Houston and Vicinities (VNCH)

We also need volunteers for 2 to 3-hour shifts for Friday (Aug 18), Saturday (Aug 19) and Sunday (Aug 20) evenings between 6pm – 9pm.

We appreciate you helping us with your time and service.

RSVP – Friday, August 18, 2017, at 6:00 PM
RSVP – Saturday,  August 19, 2017, at 6:00 PM
RSVP – Sunday, August 20, 2017, at 6:00 PM

JUN 24 – Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar at Chinese Community Center (CCC)

In order to encourage voter registration, Texas election law provides for County Voter Registrars to designate individuals to assist in the registration of eligible persons to vote. These individuals are appointed as Volunteer Deputy Registrars and operate under State rules and the supervision of the County Voter Registrar.

To be eligible to serve as a Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar, you MUST be:

  • at least 18 years of age
  • a citizen of the United States
  • a resident of Texas

See additional rules here at VDVR.

RSVP no later than 48 hours in advance to receive your certificate of appointment on the same day of the VDVR training. If no RSVP is submitted, you can still attend and receive your certificate of appointment by mail within 10 business days after completion.

All participants must arrive on-time and attend the training in its entirety on a first-come, first serve-basis. Trainings are approximately one hour.

MAY 20 – Messaging and Social Media Training

The 2016 election is the clearest example yet of how direct communication to voters can lead to Republican victories. Please join the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) for a FREE training focused on public policy issues, messaging, and social media. Join us to learn how you can share the conservative Republican message and support candidates through messaging and social media!

Tom Mechler, elected Chairman of the RPT, will be a special guest for the training. Light lunch will be provided

This training is focused on reaching the Asian American community, but all are welcome!

For more information, contact Stephen Wong, RPT Director of Asian Engagement at or (202) 492-9591.

EventBrite RSVP <Click Here>

MAY 20 – TARC Tea: Join TX GOP Chairman Tom Mechler for an Outreach Social

Please join the Texas Asian Republican Club (TARC) and Tom Mechler, Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, for an outreach social to celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Light refreshments will be provided.

This FREE informal gathering is a chance for you to bring a friend and socialize with other conservative Asian Americans from across Houston. Learn ways you can use your voice and support Republican candidates in 2017 and beyond!

Space is limited, but we hope you will join us and bring a friend. All welcome. For questions please contact: Stephen Wong, Director of Asian Engagement at the Texas GOP, / (202) 492-9591 and Cory Liu, Secretary at TARC, / (512) 366-2714.

Date and Time: Saturday, May 20, 2017 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (CDT)

Location: Harris County Republican Party, 7232 Wynnwood Lane, Houston TX 77008

Please RSVP at our EventBrite website <Click Here>

APR 20 – TARC April Meeting with Houston Council Member Mike Knox on Sanctuary Cities

The Texas Asian Republican Club (TARC) invites you to its April Meeting on April 20, 2017 at China Bear Restaurant.
6:30 PM – Register, socialize, dine buffet

7:10 PM – 8:05 PM – Meeting start and end time

To RSVP, Please Click <Here>

Our featured speaker will be Houston City Council Member Mike Knox, and his topic will be sanctuary cities.
Mike Knox is a native Houstonian. He is a veteran who served in the United States Air Force, and he served as a Houston Police Officer for over 15 years. Mike was one of two officers responsible for the creation of the Houston Police Department’s first divisional gang unit in 1988, and he helped create and served on the original board of directors for the Texas Gang Investigators Association.
Mike Knox married his high school sweetheart in 1977 and they have one son, who now serves the city as a Houston Police Officer. Mike Knox obtained an Associate of Arts degree from the Houston Community College and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston – Downtown while working as a Houston Police Officer.

Dinner buffet may be purchased for $20 at the meeting. Thank you very much.

China Bear Restaurant | 12755 Southwest Freeway, Stafford TX 77477 | 281-240-8388
Paul Vo                        Cory Liu
TARC President          TARC Secretary

MAY 03 – Asian American Heritage Day at the Texas Capitol

Asian American Heritage Day is quickly approaching! Below is the tentative agenda for May 3,2017. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments. Remember to get your RSVPs to me as soon as possible. You may either email me at or call (512)463-0486. Hope to see y’all on May 3rd!

Rebecca Szeto
State Representative Angie Chen Button
Capitol Office 4n.5
(512) 463-0486

Asian American Heritage Day at the Texas Capitol

Hosted by State Representatives Angie Chen Button, Hubert Vo, Gene Wu, Sarah Davis, Rick Miller, Dennis Paul, Giovanni Capriglione, Jeff Leach
State Senators Van Taylor, Don Huffines, and Borris Miles

Wednesday, May 3, 20179:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Texas Capitol Building

Tentative Agenda

9:00-9:30AM   Guests arrive at Texas Capitol. Buses can unload and pick up passengers in the designated loading area on Brazos Street between 12th and 13th Streets, east of the Capitol. Buses can park on Trinity Street. Cars can park in the Capitol Visitors’ Parking Garage, located on 12th Street between Trinity and San Jacinto. Meet in the Capitol Auditorium See Map 1and 3 .

10:00 AM        Guests should arrive in the Texas House Gallery, located on the 3rd floor on the west wing of the Texas Capitol. See Map 2.

10:30 AM        Guests will be recognized by an official Resolution in the Texas House of Representatives.

11:00 AM        Guests should arrive in the Texas Senate Gallery, located on the 3rd floor on the east wing of the Texas Capitol. See Map 2.

11:30 AM        Guests will be recognized by an official Resolution in the Texas Senate.

 12:00 PM         The official Asian American Day Reception begins in the Member’s Lounge (E2.1002). Complimentary food and drinks will be provided. Please eat your lunch outside of the member’s lounge if there is no seating See Map 4. Doors will open at 11:15 AM.

12:20 PM         Guests should arrive at the Capitol Auditorium (E1.004) for invited speakers.

12:30 PM         Comptroller of Public Accounts Glen Hager will speak.

1:00-1:45 PM   State Representatives Button, Vo, and Wu will speak (more elected officials may be added).

1:45-2:15PM    Land Commissioner George P. Bush will speak.

2:15 PM           Guests will break to optional activities.

APR 06 – Growing the Grassroots: Intro to GOP Politics

Please join the Republican Party of Texas for an introductory training on Republican politics. Topics covered will include: party structure, grassroots involvement, becoming an effective voice for your community & values and more! The training will be highly interactive; bring your questions.

This training is focused on reaching leaders, activists and members of the Black and Asian American communities but all are welcome.

A light meal will be served at 5:30, training begins at 6. Please invite a friend, RSVP through EventBrite below, and join us on the 6th!

***Questions? Contact Stephen Wong, (202) 492-9591 or, or RW Bray, (832) 275-5242 or


Thu, April 6, 2017 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT

Trini Mendenhall Community Center, Room 110
1414 Wirt Road, Room 110
Houston, Texas 77055

OCA-GH Mentorship Program – Please Register by 3/24

OCA-Greater Houston is hosting a structured career mentoring program for Asian American professionals. There are 3 workshops on Saturday mornings (4/1, 5/13, 6/10), plus 4 one-on-one sessions to be scheduled individually for each mentor/mentee pair. If you are interested in being either mentor or mentee, please register using below link by 3/24. This is free for OCA-GH members, $10 for students, or $40 for non-members.

Here is a promotional video for MAAP as well: