May 23, 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.

Of Presidents and Kings

January 23, 2017 1

Last week was strange.  It opened with a celebration of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., and closed with the inauguration of President Donald John Trump. No—I’m not going to offer a comparative analysis […]

Spending and Democracy

January 15, 2017 0

I’m a Republican with a big R, but a democrat with a small d.  I believe when it comes to spending the taxpayers’ money, decisions on how to spend it should be made only by […]

Events Center Thoughts

January 8, 2017 1

The Flash Today has reported the public is invited to discuss a prospective “events center” at a community meeting to be held Tuesday, January 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Thompson Student Center. […]

To Grant or Not to Grant?

January 2, 2017 5

According to the agenda for the Stephenville City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 3, one of the items is a vote on whether to give an “economic development grant” of $6,100 to a local business […]

Election Ironies and Lessons

December 26, 2016 0

The final episode in the presidential election of 2016 is over:  Last Monday, December 19, the Electoral College officially elected Donald Trump President of the United States. The election was shot through with irony, and […]

Donald, Adolf, and What the…

December 18, 2016 0

A few weeks ago I wrote that if Donald Trump and his supporters want to thwart a possible attempt at a comeback by Hillary Clinton in 2020, they should hope that her supporters should keep […]

The Hamilton Gambit

December 12, 2016 0

Alexander Hamilton, Washington’s first Treasury Secretary, was shot to death by Vice President Aaron Burr in a duel in 1804, but he’s attracted fresh interest and popularity 212 years later.  He’s the subject of Broadway’s […]

Double Stardard Alerts

December 5, 2016 0

Recent news reports indicate that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are both the practitioners and the victims of double standards.  For example, during the campaign Trump was excoriated for refusing to say whether he would […]

Changing Views on Economic Development?

November 28, 2016 0

Reading Erath County Rant and Rave on Facebook, it occurred to me that the discussions on economic development are beginning to become a little more sophisticated.  Many comments are same old same old, but some […]

Keep it up!

November 21, 2016 0

Following the second presidential debate, the news media savaged Donald Trump for refusing to say whether he would accept the outcome of the presidential election, regardless of the results.  Hillary Clinton, true to her promise […]

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