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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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    David Medlin

    I think many people don’t really understand how bad the system works against the ordinary citezen who does not have time to watch closely. Let me give you one recent example.
    At the League of women voters annual candidate forum held in Hurst last week, the “unbiased” moderator who also happens to be a judge, started the debate with a question of both Mayor candidates. It took us all by surprise. The question was what will each of them do about Robinhood?

    MAyor Newton was asked first and he simply said something to the effect that this is more of a school board issue and a Texas state legislature issue so he didn’t really have a lengthy response. On the other hand Mayor Kelly had a very long and prepared answer and went over his time period. ( I was looking for my gavel it was so long). She gave Mayor Newton a chance to follow up and their positions were indentical. She asked another but very mis informed question about when will glade road be widened between 121 and Heritage. That is Euless and there was never a plan to widen it. I thought at the time these were very strange questions and did not know why she was even asking.

    Then last weekend when Protect Colleyvile put out their cartoon it became extremely clear why she was asking such strange and I informed questions. In that video it rehashed the lie that the challengers did not want improvements. The cartoon went on to say that our team is FOR Robinhood. That was ludicrous but it now makes sense. The whole thing was a coordinated attack.

    Yes the incumbant advantage is alive and well. The support of the very deceptive Protect Colleyvile PAC which likes to break rules is very much part of the game they are playing in this city.

    We need to vote for honesty and transparency. that means Lindamood, Newton and Tammy!

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    Kathy Hadley

    Colleyville has ALWAYS been a very conservative, humble, modest city from 1970 till now! We ALL got along because we ALL moved out here for virtually the same reason! Colleyville contained the quiet, country atmosphere that fostered a peaceful, less hurried way of life that was enjoyed by all! In my opinion, Mayor Kelly, along with his cohorts, who pretend to be fine gentlemen, are “rigging” our system to fool the voters. They exemplify the words devious and deceitful. PLEASE, attend ALL of the debates, and be an informed resident who is now aware that Colleyville is under attack. If we don’t make a change, we will lose the Colleyville we ALL moved here to enjoy! Be an educated, well informed voter. PLEASE, SUPPORT Bobby Lindamood and Tammy Nakamura for council, and Richard Newton for Mayor! In order to TRULY PROTECT COLLEYVILLE, there must be REMOVAL of the incumbents! Kelly, Wollin, and Mogged are very nice people, but we don’t need just “nice.” Colleyville, NOW, needs warriors, She needs a Mayor and Council who will protect and fight for her, and be transparent and responsive to ALL the residents!!! PLEASE HELP ME KEEP COLLEYVILLE SAFE by voting for Richard Newton, Bobby Lindamood, and Tammy Nakamura! Colleyville will remain standing strong when we ALL work for one common goal, TO SAVE COLLEYVILLE!!!

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      Rick McDonald

      Ms Hadley is looking at her Memory of the Colleyville political past through rose colored, very low definition lenses. Most non impaired memories can see close parallel of the present expansion debate to that during Mayor Donna Arps’ administration of “The Village at Colleyville” debate that resulted in A., a TIF that may yet cause the city financial problems, B.,a job with the developer for Arp after her term as mayor, and C., the rejection of a wonderful “gift” of the site now developed on the other side of 26. Compare that development to the “Village” as a commercial center. The same Village gang somehow brought the City Hall and the Library to the Village.

      Since historical data is commonly distorted by the possessor, these arguments should not waste much time in an intellectional discussion. Forget it and move on.

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        Kathy Hadley

        Rick McDonald, Due to the fact that I wasn’t in Colleyville when the “Village” was built, I won’t make any comments. However, since I moved here with my family, I have a vested interest in keeping Colleyville’s peaceful atmosphere for my children and me to continue to enjoy! The High Density that was approved by all on council except Chris Putnam and Carol Wollin, is EXACTLY what the residents fought to keep out of Colleyville back in the 1970’s. THAT’S WHY IT’S IN THE MASTER PLAN! The residents wanted to keep Colleyville’s country atmosphere! Colleyville has NEVER suffered financially, for all these years! However, due to the fact that the Master Plan wasn’t adhered to,,Colleyville residents and schools will feel the pinch and congestion!

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