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Editor - Nelson Thibodeaux

editor@localnewsonly.com Nelson is a 30-year plus resident of Colleyville. He has located his privately owned businesses in Colleyville for more than 20 years. Nelson is the 2018 Empower Texans Recipient of the North Texas Conservative Leadership Award. Nelson is the founder of LNO in 2000. He served as councilman and Mayor Pro Tem of Colleyville until June 2000. Thereafter, he started LNO because there was no adequate newspaper coverage. Nelson has previously worked in both radio and television during his career.

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    L Lain

    A group of angry residents, all in the same geographic location, looked for items to try and impeach the mayor with. Every complaint has been addressed, verified by other persons involved, yet it still moves forward. He didn’t vote the way they wanted on zoning, so they are trying to kick him out for vengance, just like promised before one of the key votes. He is supposed to vote on behalf of ALL of the citizens of Keller, not just a few who feel they “earned” his vote by helping in his election campaign.

    Be careful who you scorn, because a bunch of old ladies with too much time on their hands will come back around to bite you!

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      Editor - Nelson Thibodeaux

      I understand your view point; however in Colleyville the passage of the High Density Comprehensive Plan was opposed by a considerably more diverse group than, “a bunch of old ladies.”

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        F Swain

        When are you,Nelson, as a self-proclaimed and supposed ‘unbiased’ reporting venue going to STOP calling it a high density plan? It’s not that,and you know it. If you’re going to report things, report the real truth unbiasedly, instead of trying to stir trouble.

        It’s really amazing how you never seem to mention that you, personally, while on council years back actually voted for the villages of Colleyville.Now, you talk about it horribly. Amazing..

        Lets see what if you post this publicly. Good day!


          Editor - Nelson Thibodeaux

          First of all, where on LNO does it say I am a “self-proclaimed and supposed ‘unbiased’ reporting venue?” We report and back up any editorial opinion with facts. For example HERE IS A FACT; WHILE ON COUNCIL I VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE VILLAGE OF COLLEYVILLE. This is also a fact; I never voted to changed the decades old planning to have all city properties, eg. Justice Center, City Hall, Library and Community Center in the area on the East side of Hwy 26 (Town Center today) between Hall Johnson and Glade. Residential in the Village was limited to 37% with the rest being commercial. So “F.Swain” please do your research to see what was presented and what was voted on. As such, a Comprehensive Plan WITHOUT a commitment to the 1.8 dwelling per acre; where the formula is clear and understood; EASILY COULD AND SHOULD BE REFERRED AS THE “HIGH DENSITY PLAN.” Just as the Village went under many, many changes during the Mayor Donna Arp regime (who became President of the developer’s company less than 6 months after leaving as Mayor of Colleyville and after years of approving high density plans and shoving as much tax money at the project as possible. So, please learn your history and not embarrass yourself by marching to the drum beat of those few who voted to oppose a majority of the citizens in Colleyville. Also, ask yourself, why the votes swung toward this HIGH DENSITY PLAN and who may or may not have a conflict of interest. If you didn’t think that former Mayor Donna Arp had a conflict of interest, then you should be perfectly comfortable with today’s players.

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        David Brockman

        The group opposing the Comprehensive Plan were all “ginned-up” in the final month by one council member and some still upset at losing elections last year. The plan had been developed over two years, multiple citizens having input, and multiple public hearings. It was only for political motives that those wishing to establish divisiveness in our City, chose to raise objections and make false and base-less claims at the last minute.

        The political motives are to set up divisiveness and doubts in voter’s minds preparing for the elections this May. It is sad to see these few with personal political interests use this method, dividing citizens and creating an appearance that things in our City are not moving in the right direction. Reading articles in the Star-Telegram, Community Impact, and Colleyville Courier would make outsiders feel there is trouble in Colleyville, whereas, there is actually much to be proud of relating to recent developments, as well as, the future plans for our wonderful city.


          Editor - Nelson Thibodeaux

          Thank you for your comments, however to accuse all of those who opposed this plan is basically a “right wing conspiracy,” “just to cause divisiveness in our city,” was their motivation; sounds eerily like comments previously on behalf of far left candidates in national politics; you are not one of those are you?

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    No, I am not. But the tactics used by those leading the “rebel rousing” and divisive actions follow the model of our current President and liberals in our country.

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      Editor - Nelson Thibodeaux

      Well you I appreciate your perception of the current President. However, since those that opposed the Plan had absolutely nothing to do with the preparation of the Plan, it is difficult for me to understand why you think it was “rebel rousing” when hundreds of citizens show up to provide their comments and those comments were 97% against? Somehow you want folks to believe this was a great planned out conspiracy when, it fact, from what I can see it was residents finding out about the plan and showing up to oppose.

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