Maddox speaks to TEA party

Tom Maddox, a member of the Tea Party and the Texas Border Volunteers, goes over a power point presentation Mar. 3 on the work of the volunteers along the Texas/Mexico border. Texas Border Volunteers grew out of the Minuteman Project about seven years ago and now aides the United States Border Patrol by patrolling, spotting and reporting illegals coming across the border from Mexico. Maddox was the guest speaker of the monthly Canton/Edom TEA Party meeting held at Edom City Limits.

Despite the fact that their main speaker was forced to cancel his appearance due to illness, the Canton/Edom TEA Party meeting went on as scheduled Mar. 3 as those in attendance heard a report from TEA Party member Tom Maddox, a member of the Texas Border Volunteers.

The main speaker was scheduled to be Dr. Stephen Steinlight, a Senior Policy Analyst for the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) in Washington, D. C.

“Dr. Steinlight was unable to be here tonight due to illness,” announced Canton/Edom TEA Party director and founder Dr. Dwayne Collins. “I spoke to his wife. He became ill while in Florida doing a number of speaking engagements there and the decision was made that he needed to fly back home to New York. All of his appearances in this area including Tyler, Longview and here were cancelled. He wants to come back at a later date and we will be working toward that.”

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