Merced Tea Party Patriots next meeting Aug. 18 in Winton with guest speakers

Merced Tea Party Patriots will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, Aug. 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Pizza plus Fun in Winton, Almond Avenue and Winton Way. Guest speaker will be Stephen Amaral from Hillsdale College. The group will also host several Merced City council candidates with their views on Merced's future.