Angelia Megahan is a political strategist, writer and attorney. Angelia received her Bachelor's Degree in English and Interdisciplinary Humanities at Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi before completing her law degree at the University of Texas at Austin.
After clerking at the Supreme Court of Mississippi, Angelia joined the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office where she honed her trial skills as a misdemeanor and felony prosecutor. In 2003, Angelia joined Amis and Bell Law Firm in Arlington, Texas and began practicing civil litigation and corporate law. There she would become the first woman and first person of color to head the High Exposure Action Team, trying the most complex civil defense cases throughout the state of Texas. In 2012 after being promoted to managing attorney, Angelia took a sabbatical from the law firm and chose not to return to corporate America. Instead, she went into private practice and focused on helping people in need. In addition to her continued legal work, Angelia completed an MFA in Creative Writing from Lindenwood University and in 2021 received the Lindenwood University's MFA Writing Award for her thesis, On the Other Side of Fear, a collection of essays and stories examining the role fear plays in breaking and making life. Angelia currently uses her legal expertise, award-winning writing, and life experiences to advocate for and work on behalf of underdogs in our community.
My name is Gaylord Thomas. I’m a Dallas native and I attended college outside of Houston, Texas and received an undergraduate and graduate degree from Prairie View A&M University.My professional careerconsistsofover10plusyearsofsocialservice/communityoutreach/housingnon-profit management and government sector.I have initiated and developed social outreach programs designed to provide resources for at-riskadultsto recovery support services and housing toadultswith disabilities that were homeless.My passion and conviction is being that voice and advocate for the lost or weak who don’t have a voice in society.My wife and I have a son and we are long time Grand Prairie residence.