October 22, 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.

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. […]

Do It The Stephenville Way

July 31, 2017 0

It’s difficult to say what’s worse about the Republican failure to pass its health insurance bill—the dishonesty of the main argument against it or the incompetence with which the Republicans tried, and failed, to rebut […]

John McCain

July 24, 2017 2

The news that Senator John McCain has brain cancer has elicited a wide range of reactions across the political spectrum.  He’s won praise for showing the sort of courage in the face of adversity that […]

Public Service At Its Best

July 17, 2017 0

Last Friday afternoon current and former government and civic leaders celebrated the career and retirement of Cindy Stafford, Stephenville’s longtime city secretary.  It was a most timely celebration since it reminded us not only of […]

Fun and Games with Taxes

July 9, 2017 0

I’ve frequently written of the need for those who are interested in city finance to attend not only the regular council meetings but the budget workshops as well.  Here one can watch, listen, and learn […]

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