April 21, 2018

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.

Who do You Trust?

April 16, 2018 0

On April 23 early voting for city council, school board and the bond election will begin.  I haven’t yet decided on who I’ll be voting for, and you won’t be able to guess my choices […]

What about Spending?

April 9, 2018 1

The campaign for city council is in full swing.  Yard signs are sprouting everywhere, and campaign promises are flying.  Soon campaign literature will appear in our mailboxes.  Tonight (4/9), incidentally, the Erath County Republican Party […]

A Matter of Grave Import

April 2, 2018 2

The culture wars rage on, with the West End Cemetery the newest front.  It’s been reported that Confederate flags placed on the graves of Confederate Civil War veterans were stolen and found in a dumpster.  […]

Democracy In Its Various Forms

March 26, 2018 1

Last week I discussed in this column proposed changes to Stephenville’s charter which, if implemented, would reduce the size of the council by two and limit the number of terms a council member could serve.  […]

Ideas Good and Bad

March 18, 2018 0

A recent issue of the Stephenville Empire-Tribune is reporting that the Stephenville City Council is once again considering two frequently-proposed changes in the city charter—reducing the city council’s size, and imposing term limits on city […]

It Won’t Happen Here—At Least Not This Year

March 12, 2018 0

Democrats dream of a great blue wave crashing over the political landscape come November, washing away countless Republican officeholders and leaving Democrats instead.  But according to the Sunday Fort Worth Star-Telegram, “Texas Republicans believe they’ve […]

What’s Your Damage, Gun Control?

March 6, 2018 0

In 1988, Winona Ryder broke out in the teen cult classic, Heathers, a movie centered around the feeling of frustration with high school “friends.” Winona Ryder’s character, Veronica Sawyer, falls into a relationship with the […]

Donald, Don’t Blow It

March 5, 2018 0

President Trump could well win re-election, but his current economic policies could hurt his chances to do so.  He should change those policies before it’s too late. The New Republic, a leftist journal of opinion […]

One Right; Three Questions

February 26, 2018 0

As the current debate on gun control in the wake of the latest school shooting horror rages on, numerous demands for policy changes are being made.  I’d like to suggest that each new policy proposal […]

Thinking of Florida

February 19, 2018 1

More shootings, more talk. The most recent horror in Florida has the dubious distinction of being the most deadly shooting spree on school grounds in modern history, with seventeen students and teachers murdered in cold […]

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