October 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.

Celebrating Our Independence

July 3, 2017 0

On July 2, 1776, The America’s Continental Congress voted to declare our independence from Great Britain.  The next night, John Adams wrote his wife Abigail saying, “I am apt to believe that [July 2] will […]

Don’t just do something – Stand There!

June 26, 2017 2

Donald Trump has made plenty of enemies since he burst forth on the scene two years ago to declare his candidacy for President.  But he has no worse enemy than—Donald Trump.  Trump’s self-absorption, his tactlessness, […]

Rights in Danger

June 19, 2017 0

The attempt to murder Republican congressmen and senators as they were practicing their baseball skills the day before their annual game with their Democratic counterparts may not have been predictable.  Attempts to lay blame and […]

Listening to the People

June 11, 2017 0

Grudges and grievances can last a long time.  Just two weeks ago someone decided to rehash the 2014 city council election with me.  He told me I was arrogant, dishonest, and deserving of defeat because […]

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

June 5, 2017 0

A few weeks ago I wrote that the Erath County Appraisal District and its counterparts throughout the state were raising property valuations, meaning that taxpayers will have to pay more in property taxes unless they […]

More Monumental Thoughts

May 29, 2017 0

The public debate over what to do about monuments to Confederate political and military leaders continues unabated.  Last week I offered my own contribution, writing they should remain to challenge us to come to grips […]

Wild named All-American golf

May 25, 2017 0

STEPHENVILLE (May 25, 2017( – Tarleton’s Casey Wild has been named first-team All-American by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association, the committee announced on Wednesday. It’s the first time in Wild’s career that she has been named […]

How Far We’ve Come

May 22, 2017 1

Two years ago a white racist monster murdered nine African Americans attending a church service.  The revelation that he collected flags and other memorabilia of the Confederacy helped launch a national debate over what to […]

Appraising the Situation

May 15, 2017 0

In Erath County and throughout Texas county appraisal districts are sending out property appraisal notices.  Many recipients are upset because they’re being told that their appraised property values are going up.  They believe that this […]

After the Election

May 8, 2017 0

Nobody should be too surprised at the outcome of the election, wherein all incumbents, including three of the four members of the self-proclaimed “Conservative” team, “won” re-election.  I capitalize and put “Conservative” in quotation marks […]

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