September 24, 2017

NOTE: Here we post columns written by community members, city leaders and Flash staff. The opinions expressed in this section are not necessarily those held by The Flash Today. Contact information for each writer will be provided at the bottom of each column.

Dangers for Republicans, Hope for Democrats

September 17, 2017 0

For years Democrats have planned and hoped to turn Texas, the reddest of red states, purple.  The Republican sweep of statewide offices in 2014 and its continuing domination of all branches and levels of state […]

President Trump: Dreamers’ Hero or Villain?

September 10, 2017 0

President Trump has come in for more vilification than usual for announcing, through Attorney General Jeff Sessions, that the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program may be ended in six months.  Yet lost amid […]

Back To The Future

September 4, 2017 0

Because my parents raised me right, I can speak fluently about 80s movies. Including the Back To The Future trilogy. The trilogy is essentially a story of time traveling and the pros and cons of […]

Let It Be!

September 4, 2017 0

It was only a matter of time.  The controversy over Confederate statues and monuments has come to Stephenville.  Tarleton’s Texan News Service recently raised the question of the propriety of Stephenville’s own monument to Confederate […]

Pardoning The Texas Way?

August 27, 2017 2

It’s easy to see why President Trump pardoned former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  According to The New York Times, “Mr. Arpaio, an anti-immigrant hard-liner who served 24 years in office before voters tossed him out […]

The Company You Keep

August 21, 2017 0

President Trump has received widespread criticism from both Democrats and Republicans for failing, in his critics’ opinion, to denounce with sufficient enthusiasm the alt-right’s participation in last week’s Charlottesville tragedy, and for attempting to argue […]

A Range of Tactics

August 14, 2017 1

Perhaps the most noteworthy feature of the upcoming election on the annexation of Erath County by the Ranger College District is its timing.  The election is to be held this fall, in an odd-numbered year.  […]

Ranging Over Education

August 7, 2017 1

It’s apparently official.  Enough citizens have signed a petition to call for an election this November to determine whether Erath County becomes part of the Ranger College District.  Although significant public campaigning has not yet […]

Meet Savanna Graves

August 1, 2017 0

“You’re too young to be interested in politics or know what you’re talking about.” As a seventeen-year-old girl in rural Texas with a passion for politics and government, this isn’t a foreign phrase to hear. […]

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