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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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    Mark Bauer

    In the spirit of bipartisanship, I was going to attend the new club’s first meeting but I got too busy at work. Congrats to Natalie Genco for a successful meeting.
    Mark Bauer, President – Northeast Tarrant Democrats

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      Editor - Nelson Thibodeaux

      You know Mark, just speaking from the Editor of LNO’s view, not anyone else; we will be happy to publicize all your upcoming meetings. And IF someone from the Colleyville Republican Club SHOULD show up, they would be respectful and polite; unlike your friend the hooligan that attempted to dominate and disrupt the meeting by being rude and disorderly.

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    Mark Bauer

    I’m not familiar with Mr. Maynard. But if I had to guess, I would assume that he is a moderate Republican voter frustrated with the current agenda and priorities of the GOP.
    I appreciate your offer to publicize our future events.

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      Mark Bauer

      … and after I checked voter records, my guess was correct: Mr. Maynard has voted Republican as far back as our Tarrant County records go for him.

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      Editor - Nelson Thibodeaux

      The offer stands, as for as the individual you mentioned, I don’t believe the priorities of the GOP has ever been expressed as High Density and High Water Rates, much less Tex Rail in Colleyville; which was the subject of discussion, so apparently these are the priorities he is frustrated.

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    Kathy Hadley

    Mark Bauer I look forward to attending several of your meetings that I know you will gladly publish the upcoming meeting dates and times on LNO! I too have the spirit of bipartisanship! We need to do all we can to keep our beautiful city’s quiet country atmosphere since that is the #1 reason Colleyville made the list of the “Top 10 Places to Live in Texas.” Thanks to the hard work of my parents and the early residents, Colleyville is a very desirable, sought after city to raise a family. They worked hard to keep high density out back in the late 70’s. They didn’t want Colleyville to turn into another Euless or Bedford. Their efforts and having a city council that listened to the residents’ concerns, kept Colleyville from becoming “any town U.S.A.”

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    David Brockman

    The headline for your article describes the first Republican Club mtg, while the body of the article is primarily your continuing and long-standing personal vendetta against several current council members. I’m sure you appreciate having this platform to spread your negativism.

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      Editor - Nelson Thibodeaux

      A personal vendetta against several council members? So those who may have taken the time to read the article versus expressing an opinion without the inconvenience of actually reading the article; the comments concerning any council members was the mention of Carol Wollen, Jody Short and Nancy Coplen who were all given an opportunity to speak on their position on the Tex Rail and all 3 apparently did not have the courage of their conviction to speak to the overflow audience. One person spoke up to say Chuck Mogged was “always against Tex Rail,” this statement was met with guffaws from the audience since he has declined to speak out against the Resolution supporting the Rail passed by a previous council. As for as appreciation of this platform..this platform has provided local news since 2000 BEFORE ANY of this council members were even elected.

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