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Public education is an important facet of life in Parker County. Good schools are one of the major engines of the economic growth of our county. And while we might all feel “sticker …

Politics is full of hyperbole. Donald Trump warned that if Joe Biden was elected. we wouldn’t have a country any more. Biden warns that democracy is at stake if Trump is re-elected. …

In politics, as in war, no campaign can truly be successful if the victor cannot win the hearts and minds of the vanquished. Some of the most trusted allies of the United States were its enemies …

“Shysters” is the only word I could think of to describe political operatives who are bombarding us with misleading mailers and billboards. I just got one in the mail yesterday. …

The May 6 Aledo ISD school bond election is about a month behind us but that doesn’t mean all of the business of the election is complete. The results are final — voters in the …

This week marks 28 years since I became owner of The Community News. We’ve seen a lot of changes over those years, from a one-elementary-school district to six, and number seven on the …

I received a text message a couple of days ago from “Bethany”  at Texans for School Choice telling me that our state representative, Glenn Rogers, voted to ban school choice in …

Rightly or wrongly I have always felt we have the best newspaper in Parker County - and I hope you agree. Over the last few months I have had reason to re-think some of the principles we have …

I am in the process of listening to a series of podcasts called “ Business Wars .” Business Wars has several “seasons” under its belt – a season being defined as …

“Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it; so that when Men come to be undeceiv’d, it is too late; the Jest is over, and the Tale has had its Effect…” - …

It has been a very interesting week around The Community News . As I write this it is Wednesday. Less than a week ago a huge crowd of people showed up at the crack of dawn in front of Bearcat …

On Nov. 4 the Aledo Ladycats’ volleyball team traveled to Bridgeport for the area championship game against Argyle. Aside from the match itself, there was one troubling incident that has …

Well, it’s been a while since I wrote anything in these pages and I thought I’d try to catch up a little. Things have been crazy busy here at TCN what with all the fall activities …

This issue (Sept. 2) of The Community News will reach you very late. We in “the media” are always pushing for transparency of government bodies, and I feel we as a newspaper, and I in …

I couldn’t help but feel a bit of panic when I covered last week’s Aledo ISD School Board workshop, wherein the district’s demographers gave their predictions about enrollment …

In the wake of the tragic mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde and the hospital shooting in Tulsa, and the roughly 20 mass shootings that happened in between, the predictable has once …

Doing good for Aledo Last Thursday, Kit Marshall made a graceful exit from her role as mayor of the City of Aledo. Kit served on the city council for four years starting in 2002, and then as mayor …

As of the end of this month, I will have been the owner of The Community News for 27 years. During that time, I have never endorsed a candidate for political office, although there was one local race …

Ukraine and lessons of history Winston Churchill is credited with saying “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” The situation in Ukraine has led me to …

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