Area Tea Parties Draw Large Crowds

Things are really brewing at Tea Parties across the Texas Panhandle. The first party held in Amarillo at noon at the Potter County Courthouse drew several hundred people, who all gathered to protest President Obama's policies, specifically those relating to his tax and general economic policies. The second party in Amarillo began at 6PM at the main post office, and that drew very large crowds as well.

The Tea Party name comes with two meanings. The first being an acronym for Taxed Enough Already. The second is a reference to the Boston Tea Party in 1773. Tea bags were handed out and people rallied, while they put tea bags into a large fish tank, symbolizing the Boston Harbor.

Several other Tea Parties took place across the Panhandle, including Borger, Clovis and Claude.