August 18, 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.

The Flash at Fire School

April 15, 2017 0

By RUSSELL HUFFMAN When the email arrived a couple of weeks in my inbox inviting me to “Fire Chief School,” I was a little surprised. I know a little bit about firefighting after trailing […]

At the Candidates’ Forum on April 10

April 10, 2017 0

As the campaign for the Stephenville City Council enters its final full month, the Executive Committee of the Erath County Republican Party is providing interested citizens with an excellent opportunity to learn more about the […]

A Conservative City Council?

April 2, 2017 0

“Vote to Keep the Council Conservative.” This seems to be the slogan of a group of four city council candidates seeking victory in May’s election, including three incumbents and a fourth candidate running as their […]

Caution! Campaign Promises Ahead!

March 27, 2017 0

The races for seats on the Stephenville city council are well underway.  Yard signs are sprouting all over the city.  The more conservative candidates and their supporters are talking about their desire to hold the […]

A Warlock in the White House?

March 19, 2017 0

“Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.” I was reminded of this ancient proverb as I read of the latest controversy surrounding President Trump’s taxes.  Many politicians, from Adolf Hitler to […]

Free Speech on Campus?

March 13, 2017 0

It’s funny.  “The Resistance” has called President Trump an authoritarian, a fascist, even a Nazi.  Yet some of the most authoritarian, fascistic acts are those of radical leftists on America’s college campuses who have used […]

Property Tax Relief

March 8, 2017 0

By Jerry Lee, Erath County Tax Appraiser      Texas offers a number of property tax exemptions that benefit homeowners, landowners and certain types of business owners. I will start with the homestead exemption which reduces […]

Of Presidents and Props

March 6, 2017 0

One of the signs of our poisonous political times is our growing cynicism over those citizens who, by virtue of their sacrifices or those of their loved ones, are sometimes identified as heroes.  Consider, for […]

Party Games

February 26, 2017 3

The controversy around Donald Trump’s immigration policies remains unabated. How these issues will be resolved remains unknown.  As noted elsewhere, some legal analysts believe that the Supreme Court may well uphold the constitutionality of Trump’s […]

Off and running

February 20, 2017 0

Democracy is alive and well in Stephenville:  Two candidates are running for each of the four Stephenville City Council seats to be filled in the May election. What issues will be discussed and how thoroughly […]

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