Friday, May 27, 2011

Health Care Compact in Trouble-HELP!

As hard as it may be to believe, the Health Care Compact – our best chance to protect Texans from ObamaCare – is in danger.

Because the Health Care Compact language failed to pass the Senate in House Bill 5, it has been added as an amendment to Senate Bill 8, a bill authored by Sen. Jane Nelson and one of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s top priorities. In part due to threats of a Democratic filibuster, we have been told by multiple sources that Sen. Jane Nelson plans to strip the Health Care Compact from Senate Bill 8 in conference committee – and is willing to let Senate Bill 8 die if need be.

Please generate as many calls as you can – as quickly as you can – to the following people:
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (512) 463-0001
Sen. Jane Nelson (512) 463-0112
Your local Republican senator

Message: We urge you to promptly call up Senate Bill 8 and concur with the House amendments, in particular the Health Care Compact language. This is a Texas idea for pushing back against ObamaCare and protecting our health care against an overreaching federal government. Georgia and Oklahoma have already signed the Compact and it would be a national embarrassment if a Texas Legislature with huge Republican majorities can’t get this done.

Jon-David spoke with the Honorable Arlene Wohlgemuth, Executive Director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation who alerted us of the issue.  Get on the phone and make a difference!


See all the Classic Chevy's at the DFW Sheraton Hotel on John Carpenter Freeway in Irving!  Find out more here.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Free festival will feature a Friday night film under the stars, rooftop fireworks Saturday, ongoing entertainment, ARTFEST, kids activities, free museum visits at select times, a culinary area, “dancing water” shows and more.

DALLAS (May 24, 2011) – Moving to Memorial Day weekend May 27 – 29, CityArts Festival presented by Big City Crushed Concrete will offer a spectacular mix of activities and entertainment for families and art aficionados alike to enjoy against the backdrop of historic Fair Park, a national landmark featuring the world’s largest collection of art deco exhibit buildings, art and sculpture. Free and open to the public, CityArts Festival will feature an outdoor film Friday night, rooftop fireworks Saturday night, plus ARTFEST will return to its traditional outdoor setting over Memorial Day weekend featuring art by nearly 150 renowned juried artists. Other holiday-weekend highlights will include ongoing entertainment; free visits to Fair Park’s eight museums at select times, including the new Texas Museum of Automotive History; an indoor culinary showcase; a super-sized children’s area featuring interactive activities, crafts and entertainment with more than 20 of Dallas’ most prominent arts organizations; CityArts Marketplace; multi-disciplinary demos; “dancing water” shows at the Esplanade Fountain; and more.

We’re thrilled to be part of such a huge and diverse event as CityArts Festival,” said Trey Brown, vice president of Big City Crushed Concrete. “As a Dallas-based company with offices near Fair Park, we have a long-standing fondness for the historic landmark. I predict Fair Park is going to be THE place to go this Memorial Day weekend!”

ARTFEST, the juried art show coordinated by The 500, Inc., will be outdoors at CityArts Festival, showcasing fine art and original pieces by nearly 150 renowned Texas and national artists, all while raising money for cultural arts organizations in the Dallas area.

“From an outdoor film on the lawn to rooftop fireworks, there are a lot of new and exciting activities this year that really make CityArts Festival a unique event,” said David Luther, chair of Friends of Fair Park. “With all the great space at Fair Park, it’s clear this is an ideal setting where the festival can naturally grow and thrive. In just its second year at Fair Park, CityArts Festival is already seeing an impressive jump in community involvement from arts and cultural groups. We appreciate all the wonderful support and look forward to a truly memorable weekend!”

Free museum visits at select times Saturday and Sunday

Thanks to Atmos Energy, Fair Park’s eight museums will offer free admission on Saturday and Sunday (at select times) including the African American Museum, Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park, The Women’s Museum: An Institute for the Future, Dallas Historical Society/Hall of State, the new Texas Museum of Automotive History, Texas Discovery Gardens, Museum of Nature & Science and Museum of the American Railroad. Check for the latest schedules.

In addition, Dallas Summer Musicals will present 9 to 5: The Musical at 8 p.m. Friday, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Music Hall (tickets required).

Outdoor film, ongoing entertainment on three stages, plus rooftop fireworks to rock Fair Park

Sponsored by Capital One Bank and hosted by the Dallas Film Society, a FREE outdoor film screening of the 1961 classic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” will take place at 9 p.m. Friday on the lawn next to the WRR 101.1 building.

The Main Stage sponsored by MetroPCS will be hoppin’ with hot headliners outside the Cotton Bowl. On Friday, the Inner City All-Stars will get jazzy for the opening act at 6 p.m. Then the get-up-and-dance group Synergy will take the stage at 8 p.m. On Saturday the internationally acclaimed 150+ male chorale group The Vocal Majority Chorus will perform at 7 p.m., followed by a rockin’ show by the nine-member Trubone Band at 8:30 p.m. Afterward, rooftop fireworks sponsored by Gold Metal Recyclers will light the skies above the Cotton Bowl Plaza at 10 p.m. On Sunday at 3 p.m., Havana NRG! will have the crowds boogying to their high-energy Latin dance beats.

A variety of multicultural musical, dance and performing arts acts will be on tap throughout the weekend. Friday’s line-up will include the Allegro Guitar Society; Destiny Tabernacle of Worship Youth Department; Latin Sensassions; Ray Baker Project; TangoAmor; and The Mambos. Saturday’s schedule will include shows by Anita Martinez Ballet Folklorico; Bandan Koro African Drum & Dance Ensemble; Bowie Salsa; Contemporary Ballet Dallas; Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth; Daniel de Córdoba Bailes Españoles; Orquesta Cervantes; School of Contemporary Ballet Dallas; Shakespeare Dallas; SIMA Ballet Folklorico; South Dallas Concert Choir; Strings of Color; The SmeeTones; and the University of North Texas African Ensemble; and more. Sunday’s schedule will include 5 Second Rule; Ballet de Force; Ballet Folklorico Huehuecoyotl; Dyaaly Kunola West African Drum; Events in Motion; Inner City All-Stars; iNStep; Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth; Lady Diamond; Skyline High School Urban Dance Theater; The Jasmines; and more.

Cooking demos with some of Texas’ top chefs, plus beer, wine and liquor tastings at Culinary Showcase.  Foodies and wine enthusiasts can convene at the Culinary Showcase led by Lisa Chamberlain of Chamberlain’s Restaurants inside the Texas Museum of Automotive History. Throughout the weekend, festival goers ages 21 and up (with valid ID) can enjoy cooking demos and samplings by some of Texas’ most celebrated chefs including Executive Chef Blythe Beck of Central 214; Chef Richard Chamberlain of Chamberlain's Steak and Chophouse and Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill; Regional Executive Chef David F. Holben of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House; Chef/Owner Brian C. Luscher; Executive Chef David McMillan of Screen Door; Chef/Owner Janice Provost of Parigi; Executive Chef Jim Severson of Sevy’s Grill; Corporate Chef Aaron Staudenmaier of Abacus; plus, author and award-winning artisanal cheesemaker Paula Lambert, founder and CEO of The Mozzarella Company.

Guests can try out an assortment of craft beer, wine and liquor, learn the latest wine-pairing tips, and awaken their taste buds with tequila and vodka tastings (supplies limited). Outside the Culinary Showcase, all ages can enjoy mouth-watering meals, snacks and refreshments from various restaurants and vendors including Fletcher’s Corny Dogs, Ain’t No Mo Butter Cakes and dozens more.

Kids fun, crafts, shopping and “dancing water” to delight all ages.  The Prudential Children’s Area will be chock-full of arts and crafts, interactive activities and family-fun entertainment. More than 20 prominent arts organizations and nonprofits will be on site including Big Thought; Crow Collection of Asian Art; Dallas Contemporary; Dallas Film Society; Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance; Dallas Museum of Art; Dallas Public Library; Dallas Summer Musicals; International Museum of Cultures; Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth; Museum of the American Railroad; Musical Angels; Nasher Sculpture Center; Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture; Sip-n-doodle; Texas Discovery Gardens; Texas Museum of Automotive History; The McKinney Avenue Contemporary; The Women’s Museum: An Institute for the Future; and more. Plus, the Dallas Zoo will present Animal Adventure, an interactive live animal show at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Big Thought Touring Art Exhibit presented by Prudential will feature art created by students in the Thriving Minds After School program at John W. Carpenter Elementary School. Artwork will include fabric weavings, ceramic sculptures and stained glass murals focused on the meaning of community.

NOTE: The Prudential Children’s Area will be open Saturday and Sunday until 6 p.m.

CityArts Marketplace will feature unique gifts, clothing, collectibles and other eclectic items suitable for bargain shoppers and high-end buyers. “Dancing water” shows choreographed to music at the Esplanade Fountain will dazzle crowds at the top of every hour! Four songs will be featured including Yellow Rose of Texas and Aaron Copland’s Hoedown of the popular Rodeo suite, plus two new songs Somewhere Over the Rainbow and Stars and Stripes. (Dancing water shows will run at the top of the hour from 6 – 9 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday; and noon – 5 p.m. Sunday.)

Sponsors and general information for CityArts Festival
The presenting sponsor for CityArts Festival is Big City Crushed Concrete. Major sponsors are Atmos Energy, Capital One Bank, Gold Metal Recyclers, MetroPCS and Prudential. Other sponsors are Baylor Healthcare System, Ben E. Keith Beverage Company, Budweiser, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Coca-Cola, Constellation Brands, Dallas Film Society, Kroger, North Texas Tollway Authority, Republic National Distributing Company, Statewide Remodeling, Ultimat Vodka, Texas Museum of Automotive History, The Patrón Spirits Company and VIKING. Media partners are Fox 4 and My27, Univision 23, 98.7 KLUV, WRR Classical 101.1 FM, 97.9 The Beat, 94.5 K-Soul, 1270 AM La Voz del Pueblo, 107.9 La Kalle, Al Dia, Downtown Business News, The Greensheet and Yelp. DART is the Official Transportation Provider. Founded by the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau in 2004, CityArts Festival is now presented by Friends of Fair Park in collaboration with a variety of cultural, civic and arts organizations.

Free and open to the public, CityArts Festival will run Friday, May 27, from 6 – 10 p.m.; Saturday, May 28, from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; and Sunday, May 29, from noon – 6 p.m. Activities will take place outdoors along the Lagoon, Cotton Bowl Plaza and the Promenade at Fair Park (1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd, Dallas 75210). Parking will be available at gates 2 and 6. The City of Dallas charges $10 to park within the gates of Fair Park, or visitors can ride DART’s Green Line Rail to the Fair Park Station.

For details, call 214-421-9600 or go to

Jon-David talks with Alice Linahan from Women on The Wall

Women on The Wall want their representatives to say no on the Speaker Straus Pledge Cards

Women on the Wall is lead by the following women who are all conservative leaders in Texas. We are each very actively engaged with variety of issues important to Texas and our nation. As mothers and women, our efforts center on building a safe and prosperous Texas for future generations of its children to thrive and prosper in. We hope you will join with us in this goal and support our efforts!  WOMEN ON THE WALL US TEXAS (“WOWUSTX”) is a 501(c)(4) Texas Non-Profit Corporation founded in 2008.

"We are Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Independents and Constitutionalists….
Standing United to Preserve our Nation and Texas for Future Generations of American Citizens…."

Our Primary Areas of Focus:

America’s Children and their Futures
Abandonment of our Founding Principles
Rapidly Decaying Culture and Society
The Sanctity of Life
Loss of U.S. Sovereignty
Out-of-Control Immigration Policies

Monday, May 23, 2011

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Jon-David sits down one on one today IN-STUDIO with Howard Wasdin to talk about his years as a SEAL Team Sniper.  Don't miss it!

Today's Warm Up Comedian for The Wells Report!

Listener, Dominick from Lantana sent The Wells Report an e-mail with a funny photo. He is today's warm-up comedian that comes on just before the main event to warm you up and get you thinking! Thanks Dominick!

Bank owned property, owner evicted.
Needs paint and minor repairs, good fixer-upper.
Possible lead contaminants.
Carpets need replacement, minor stains.
Safe neighborhood, close to law enforcement facilities.

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Texas State Guard Basic Orientation Training

Take a look at what the Texas State Guard is all about.

Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse

There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency.

Read more from the CDC here.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Suzanne Hupp talks with Jon-David Thursday May 19th

From Luby's To The Legislature
One Woman's Fight Against Gun Control (

From Luby's to the Legislature is an account of one woman's experience from surviving the massacre at a Texas cafeteria where her parents lost their lives to a decade in the Texas legislature as a champion of the Second Amendment.

(Portland, ME 12/9/09) Suzanna Gratia Hupp, a chiropractor from central Texas never thought she would take a stand on gun rights. Growing up with her siblings, she recalls how her father even forsook fishing for fear of harming another creature. When tragedy struck however, leaving her many yards away from her own firearm as her parents and twenty one others were executed in a family eatery she was left wondering why obeying the law meant surrendering her safety to a maniac. So began her journey from tragedy, to the media, to the Texas Legislature where she spent ten years fighting against gun control.

A reluctant veteran of the mass media, Suzanna admits, "In fact, you name the show, newspaper, or magazine, and I have probably been a guest on it or quoted in it." Among her credits, Suzanna has appeared on The Phil Donahue Show, America's Most Wanted, World News Tonight, Geraldo, 48 Hours, Good Morning America and the Today Show to name only a few. She has faced off against Senator Charles Schumer before a House committee, and found kinship with Ted Nugent, John Walsh, and received an award from Charlton Heston.

Never one to shy from controversy, Suzanna takes the argument beyond the physicality of the gun and into the heart of the issue: The guaranteed right of the citizen to protect themselves and their families. In addressing the House committee on a proposed assault weapons ban, she admonished those in attendance including Senator Schumer.

"I've been sitting here, getting more and more fed up with all of this talk about these pieces of machinery having ‘no legitimate sporting purpose, no legitimate hunting purpose.' People, that is not the point of the Second Amendment! The Second Amendment is not about duck hunting. And, I know I'm not going to make very many friends saying this, but it's about our rights - all of our rights - and I swept my hand over the audience behind me - to be able to protect ourselves from all of you guys up there."

About Suzanna Gratia Hupp

Suzanna Gratia Hupp attended the University of Texas at El Paso and the Texas Chiropractic College, where she earned her doctor of chiropractic degree in 1985. Hupp served in the Texas legislature from 1996 to 2006. While serving, she was a member of the House Rural Caucus and the House Veterans and Military Affairs Caucus. She served as the chair of the House committee on child welfare and foster care. She also served as chair to the Human Services Committee and worked on the House Law Enforcement Committee. In 1998, Hupp was awarded a lifetime National Rifle Association membership by Charlton Heston. The NRA has also awarded Hupp the Sybil Ludington Women's Freedom Award. A strong advocate for the Bill of Rights, Hupp also co-founded the Civil Liberties Defense Fund which provides education and legal assistance in the area of civil rights.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Jon-David Wells and The Wells Report hit the road!  Tonight Jon-David will be doing his show from Brix Pizza and Wine Bar on South Hulen in Ft. Worth.  Come on out and talk Politics and Immigration Reform with Dan Stein President of FAIR, Federation for American Immigration Reform.  Enjoy some good company with the Fort Worth Republican Women's club and eat some pizza.  You know what they say...You can't beat good food, wine, women and song!

Address: 2747 S. Hulen
Fort Worth, TX 76109

Phone: 817.924.BRIX (2749)

See a menu here.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Congressman Michael Burgess Signing His Book THIS WEEKEND!

Saturday, May 14
10 am to 12 noon

Addison Sam’s Club
4150 Belt Line Rd
Addison, TX 75001


Saturday, May 14
2 pm to 4 pm

Lewisville Sam’s Club
751 W Main St
Lewisville, TX 75067

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Jon-David giving away family 4-pack admission tickets all week!  Find out more here.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Today's Warm Up Comedian for The Wells Report!

Listeners Gayla and Larry, sent The Wells Report an e-mail with some funny cartoons.  They are today's warm-up comedian that comes on just before the main event to warm you up and get you thinking!  Thanks Gayla & Larry!

Now, here's a man who really had it together!

Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash, was one of the greatest political sages this country has ever known. Enjoy the following:

1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.
2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
3. There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works.
4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.
5. Always drink upstream from the herd.
6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.
8. There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation, the rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.
9. Good judgment comes from experience and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
10. If you're riding' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.

11. Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back.
12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral: When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut.

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Congressman Michael Burgess Signing His Book THIS WEEKEND!

Doctor and Congressman Michael Burgess will be signing his book "Doctor In The House" this weekend at the following locations:

Sam's Club
2850 W University Dr.
Denton, TX 76201

10am to 12 noon

Sam's Club
4400 Bryant Irvin Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76132

2pm to 4pm

Monday, May 2, 2011

Osama Bin Laden's Compound

The red stripe in the middle of the building in the back of the compound was where Osama Bin Laden stayed and where he was killed.  He lived on the 2nd and 3rd floor.  His windows were opaque.  The US came in from the ground level and cleared their way to the 2nd floor.  Osama Bin Laden was asked to surrender and when met with resistance he was fired upon and killed.  He was buried at sea and DNA provided the proof that it was indeed Osama Bin Laden.

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