Most Irvingites thought “good old boy” politics were a thing of the past, but here they are popping up again with backward thinking “us vs. them” with unsubstantiated innuendo in an attempt to sway voters. It is even more insidious when the city hall establishment is doing their bidding and spewing skewed information slanted to favor one candidate over another. That is exactly what is happening right here in Irving my friends. Don’t fall for the bait and get reeled in by false rhetoric.

How is the city is getting in on the election with half-truths and distortions? In the latest Irving City Spectrum published by the city, they claim that John Danish “has resided in the territory for 54 years” and “Loren Byers…has resided in the territory for six years.” The truth is the “District” is only 6 years old, the territory (that would be prior to Texas becoming a state) has been here a lot longer. I have been in my home in Irving since 1986. John’s house was built in 1989. He may have lived in the city for 54 years but, he couldn’t live in the district until it was created six years ago. I have lived in the city for 39 years (moved here in 1975 but left for 2 years due to employment) not just “…for several years”.

Contrary to a recent ROBO call financed by Focus Irving, I am not supporting Donald Trump, I do not think Latinos are criminals, and do not want to be associated with Donald Trump or his positions. I consider the accusation made by the ROBO call and posted on Facebook slanderous. The State Representative making the false and misleading statements is Roberto Alonso. Please feel free to contact him directly at (214) 942-7104.

In the past it was claimed dirty money supports the Mayor and some “pet rocks”. Not then and NOT IN THIS ELECTION! The only PAC involved in this election campaign, Focus Irving, has financed and published incorrect and slanderous information about me. Evidently my opponent has not been able to dig up any negative information so fictional information is being said. Unethical and slanderous behaviors can be laughable and only help to prove why the “status quo” needs to be challenged by the citizens. I urge you to take a stand and stop voting for people who support this kind of dirty politics. Let’s make Irving even better by voting for Loren Byers for Irving City Council Place 1.

What a Wonderful Night with Wonderful Friends

Great food, community, conversation, and friends supporting Loren Byers for Irving City Council Place 1. Yes, we had a great time last Saturday at Via Real . We even learned a lot about what is going on in our city from Mayor Beth VanDuyne, and Councilman Brad LaMorgese speaking to a “standing room only” gathering of citizens and business professionals looking to make Irving even better.

With your help and support we can make it happen. We can get done what needs to be done to continue on our path of success in making Irving the envy of the Metroplex. Working together we can have better streets, maintain our utility infrastructure, maintain our superior trash pick-up service, and bring more quality entertainment and dining venues to spur economic growth in South Irving and around our town without raising taxes.

If you live in District 1, please be sure to vote for Loren Byers Irving City Council Place 1 during early voting, April 25th through May 3rd at City Hall, the Arts Center or Valley Ranch Library or at your regular polling place for municipal elections May 7th. If you are not in District 1, please be sure to vote for the candidate of you choice on your ballot. Here are all of the voting locations by precinct for election day.

Thomas Haley Elementary for Precincts: 4621 , 4622, 4628, 4632, 4644, & 4646

A.S. Johnson Elementary for Precincts: 4623, 4624, 4629, & 4640

L.B. Barton Elementary for Precincts: 4610, 4618, 4656, & 4659

MacArthur H.S. Precincts: 4625, 4630, 4631, 4633, 4664, 4639, 4641, & 4642

Irving H.S. Precincts: 4607, 4611, 4612, 4613, 4614, 4615, 4619, 4654, 4655, 4656, 4657, 4658, & 4660


Fran Mathers & I invite you to an evening of food, drinks, fun and to help make Irving even better for all of us on April 9, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at:

Las Colinas Plaza
4020 N MacArthur Blvd #100
Irving, Texas 75038

April 9, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Please feel free to forward this invitation to friends that would like to help us make our city even better.

Scheduled to attend:

Mayor Beth VanDuyne, Councilmen Brad Lamorgese and Oscar Ward
Irving School Board President Randy Randle, Vice President Steven Jones, Secretary Larry Stipes
Irving School Board Trustee Randy Necessary
and you


I am excited and proud to tell you that on Thursday at 3:30 pm the Texans for Fiscal Reasonability endorsed my campaign. This puts me in some very good company including Rodney Anderson and Matt Rinaldi.

Like TFR, I will work to assist Irvingites in creating and sustaining a system of strong fiscal stewardship in city government, ensuring the greatest amounts of economic and personal liberty, and promoting public policies that provide individuals with the freedom to use their strengths and talents in pursuit of greater opportunities.

Also today, ICTN’s City Council Candidate “Open Line Election Special” show recordings. Here it is:

To top it all off the DMN put out their voters guide. To read my opponent juxtaposed to me, here’s the link to copy and paste:


Get out your calendar and put in “PARTY AT VIA REAL APRIL 9TH 6 TO 8 PM”. This is the first fund raiser Via Real has hosted this year and they are planning to make it worth your while to attend…the great buffet they are known for, liquid refreshments, plenty of friends and fun…more info to follow soon.

We want you to join the team!!!

Please come and join us. We are having a kickoff coffee this Saturday morning 9:30am at my house, 918 E. Tanglewood Dr. You will get to meet and greet other volunteers that also want to make Irving even greater. Looking forward to seeing you there.


Come with me on this adventure. There are so many exciting things to do in the next few years. Watch as we make the Heritage District the newest popular destination in the Metroplex. Feel the anticipation waiting for the next great development on vacant city owned property, especially the old Texas Stadium site. Now imagine how dynamic those areas are going to be as more and more young professionals flow to the new venues that spring up all around us. Just think of the great and wonderful adventures that will await us as we find new recreational and entertainment popping up throughout the city. Can you see it, feel it, almost touch it?

To be sure, this is not just a vision or a dream; it is our future if we are ready to work for it, determined and are willing to stand up against those that want to hold us back from what we deserve. Everyone deserves a fun, safe fiscally responsible city full of opportunities. You can be sure I am ready, willing and, with your support and help, able to make Irving even greater that we ever imagined. So, jump on board, this is going to be a fun adventure we can all enjoy together. We have to win this election to make this work, so please join me, volunteer to help with the campaign or donate any amount you are able to, it’s a small price for a great return. Please go to the “Contribution” page to contribute, the “Voice of Irving” page to volunteer or comment. We have a lot to love and even more to look forward to…together.

Loren Byers has filed to run for Irving City Council Place 1

My campaign will ask voters to support my efforts to make Irving even greater through innovative economic development, responsible fiscal policy and leadership responsive to the community needs.
I have continually shown a firm belief Irving is a great city full of wonderful people in vibrant neighborhoods. Knowing we all understand it will take all of us working together to make Irving greater for future generations, to improve our neighborhoods, make us even safer, and continue to provide the services to keep Irving vibrant. I believe we are all keenly aware government cannot cure our ills but, we also recognize it ascribed some of the burden. I also believe we can start a process that will involve our entire community working together, the city providing support where necessary, and civic groups pitching in where and when they can. The end result will be an even better Irving for all of us.

During the last council meeting the agenda contained resolutions committing Irving’s taxpayers to shoulder a little over $3 million in obligations. Loren was the lone citizen voice asking the council to be sure the money was being spent prudently. Using an analogy of the Bixby Creek Bridge in California, he pointed out the high cost of engineering and constructing this difficult and dangerous project back in the 1930’s. The money for this civic project was well spent considering it saves drivers 22 miles and countless taxpayers’ dollars that would have been spent to improve and maintain those many miles of roadway for the past 80 years. Loren asked the council to hold themselves to the same high standards when spending the Irving taxpayer’s money. As your candidate for Place 1 I am committed to bring that level of fiscal responsibility to bear when you elect me to represent you on the council.

You can be confident knowing I believe the city’s financial involvement should never exceed the benefit received for the citizens and taxpayers of Irving. For a peek at ideas that could foster responsible economic development while providing a positive and beneficial result for the city visit LorenByers.com and click on the Proposals page for more information on making Irving even better.



It`s been a busy year and here we are looking at another Texas Republican Party State Convention. The slate is set and we are ready for another election cycle…almost. Did anyone notice there are some races that do not have a Republican candidate? Locally, most of the conceded races are in south Dallas County. Why is that? Are we so afraid of the DemocRATS that we just cowl and run away with our tiny little elephant tail tucked between our legs? Have we no fight left in us? The DemocRATS lied, cheated, and scared those votes away from the Republican Party.

According to a study by the Center for Economic and Policy Research referenced in an article in the May 27, 2013 issue of the Atlantic Monthly by Janell Ross, “African-American college graduates face unemployment rates nearly twice as high as others with the same education”. Worse yet, “The black youth unemployment rate for ages 16-19 is 393% higher than the national unemployment rate”, This is according to an article published November 8, 2013 by CNS New quoting a recently released Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report.


Seventy two percent of black children are raised in single family homes (News One for Black America, April 27, 2011).

BlackGenocide.com reports that about 80 percent of all abortion clinics are in communities that are dominated by minority residents…and According to the 2010 Abortion Surveillance report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Black women obtained roughly 25 percent of all abortions since Roe v. Wade in 1973. (Atlanta Black Star, May 23, 2014).

In my mind this is conclusive proof the DemocRATS are bent on the destruction of the Black community. Keep in mind with the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, the victory in the Civil War and abolishing slavery, we came to dominate the national political scene during that era. This was accomplished with solid Christian values and the support of businessmen, small business owners, professionals, factory workers, farmers, and Blacks. Even then we were pro-free enterprise to provide the structure for economic and personal freedom for all. I hope you remember, it was President Eisenhower that first introduced the concept of the Civil Rights Act and the DemocRATS were the ones that stonewalled it. It wasn’t until Lyndon B. Johnson saw the political advantages the DemocRATS could gain that he coerced just enough DemocRATS into passing the legislation and took full credit for all the work Republicans did to get it passed. Once again proving you can`t go along to get along with DemocRATS. Which is why I support my friend Bishop John Lawson for State Senate District 23.

God Bless Texas, the United States, and you.

A Zombie Apocalypse Would Be A Picnic Compared to ObamaCare

Best time you can spend online is to go to http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/ and sign the petition.

Even the liberals at CNN are admitting ObamaCare is in trouble. According to their recent poll, support is collapsing with women and the working class (media speak for us lowly commoners).

The following was posted at 12:01 pm on September 12, 2013 in the online addition of Hot Air by Ed Morrissey.

According to the poll, support for Obamacare appears to be dropping.

In January 51% said they favored all or most of the provisions in the new law. Now that figure is down to 39%.

Support has dropped in virtually all demographic categories, but it has fallen the farthest among two core Democratic groups – women and Americans who make less than $50,000.

“Those are also the two groups that are most likely to pay attention to health insurance issues, and possibly the ones most likely to be affected by any changes,” adds Holland. “That may be particularly true for lower-income Americans who are most likely to have part-time jobs, be on Medicaid, or not currently have health insurance and thus be the first to have to navigate the new system.”

According to an article by Doug McIntyre in the Los Angeles Daily News,       09/25/2013 12:21:36 PM PDT.

“There isn’t enough sugar in the world to make this bad medicine go down.

America hates Obamacare.

Poll after poll shows the more Americans learn about the so-called “Affordable Care Act,” the less we want anything to do with it.

The latest is an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll that says only 31 percent of us believe Obamacare is a good idea. With two-thirds of the country in opposition you’d think the Republicans attempting to de-fund it would have an easy time doing so.”

But neighbors, they aren’t having an easy go of it. Which is precisely why we…you and I along with every other tax paying citizen needs to let our voice be heard. Is it that important? UNQUESTIONABLY IT IS URGENTLY IMPORTANT! So please take every opportunity you can uncover to voice your opposition to ObamaCare.