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Southlake City Council member and Tarrant County Republican Party vice-chair Shahid Shafi.
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Shahid Shafi identifies as a Republican because of his firm belief in small government, lower taxes and secure borders. But his commitment to core GOP values hasn’t shielded him from ire within his own party.

A group of Tarrant County Republicans will vote Thursday evening on whether to remove Shafi as vice-chairman of the county party after a small faction of members put forth a formal motion to oust him because he's Muslim.

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A federal trial is underway in Fort Worth related to the 2013 killing of a former cartel lawyer who was gunned down in Southlake. 

Southlake Police Chief Steve Mylett ssays he's asking the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration and the Department of Homeland Security for assistance in solving the murder of 43-year old Juan Jesus Guerrero Chapa. The Southlake man was gunned down Wednesday night while sitting in his car. The Dallas Morning News says Mylett believes the killing seems like an organized criminal act.