August 19, 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.

Boys and girls together

May 13, 2018 2

Coming from a family with five Eagle Scouts and three generations of adult volunteers working with the Boy Scouts, I can’t help but be intrigued by the recently announced changes in its membership requirements.  And […]

Settling Dust

May 6, 2018 0

The May 2018 city council election has come and gone.  It was pretty tame, with little to make it memorable.  But a few of its features deserve mention. First, the election reflected the voters’ basic […]

Sweetness and Decency

April 30, 2018 0

In 1954, Audrey Hepburn won her first and only Academy Award for her leading role in the movie Roman Holiday. In the movie, she plays a European princess that escapes from the repressive walls of […]

What would Ronald Reagan do?

April 23, 2018 0

“What would Ronald Reagan do?” It’s a question many conservatives used to ask, and some still do.  After all, Ronald Reagan is probably modern conservatism’s greatest hero.  And given that he’s also one of my […]

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 […]

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