June 28, 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.

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 […]

Legislation and Property Taxes

February 16, 2017 0

By Jerry Lee The Texas Legislature is back in session for the 85th time, and one of the high priority items for some of the legislators is property tax reform. Of the thousands of bills […]

The Law and Judge Gorsuch

February 13, 2017 0

The fight to confirm or reject Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, has only just begun.  Preliminary maneuvers are being overshadowed by the fight within the courts over Trump’s proposed refugee and […]

Trump comes Acourtin’

February 5, 2017 0

The last couple of weeks have been pretty turbulent as President Trump sets out to do exactly what he said he’d do—close our borders and limit immigration.  But they’re going to seem like a walk […]

Trumping Immigration

January 30, 2017 0

President Trump’s newly-implemented immigration policy has flaws, but it also has under-reported features which soften its allegedly harsh edges.  Moreover, it is not inconsistent with the policies of several previous presidents. The first priority of […]

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 […]

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