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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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    Well that looks like a mandate to me. Wonder if Mike Taylor will stick around, or follow his band of theives into the woods?

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      Frank Genco

      He is shameless and incorrigible. It will take more than a complete loss of power for him to get the message. Remember Scar in Lion King? Mike will be back for more defeat before he is ostracized for good.

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    When do the new Mayor and Council Members take office?

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      Editor - Nelson Thibodeaux

      The new members should be sworn in at the May 17, 2016 meeting and take their seats that night.

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    Laura Oakley

    Wow – this is an incredible victory! Guess the Star Telegram got it a little wrong, didn’t they? If you want it done right, stay local and stay conservative!

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    This mandate from the citizens of Colleyville was clearly needed. The old regime had lost touch with the citizens of our town and had lost the confidence of the people. Hopefully this will change under our newly elected representatives. I wish them good luck, wisdom, and rational guidance in leading our city government.

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    I’ve never been very involved in local politics, other than to vote, but the aggressive attitude that the current council took toward the valid concerns of its citizens and their dismissive attitude about the way Glade RD was being handled got my attention, & I don’t live anywhere near Glade RD. Once I started doing a little digging, I was appalled at the way this council operated. I thought that if they would treat those citizens with such disdain, I could be next. The Tuesday before Thanksgiving, 2015, I found out I was next. They wanted to extend a thoroughfare right across the front of my pasture and front yard that would have done nothing but move a traffic problem 2 blocks to the east and destroy the identity of our neighborhood, the very thing that they claimed they wouldn’t do. It didn’t make sense to me and then I found out the investments that the city staff & some on the council had in the Village development and it started to make a lot of sense, for THEM. Thankfully, I was able to get my neighbors informed and a couple of great families took to the streets as well, and those families, with the help of Chris Putnam, did all of the hard work while I was laid up after back surgery, and we defeated that effort and now we’ve gotten the much needed leadership change we deserve. Now I hope to see the new members get the much needed ethics policy passed, establish term limits so we don’t have entrenched politicians with too much to lose to listen to citizens, and adjust the comprehensive plan to the original standards based on honest definitions of density. This is a great day for the City of Colleyville and for democracy at work!

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      George Dodson

      We have great neighbors like you, Chris Putnam and your other neighbors. We all need to get out and really get to know our neighbors and work with each other for the good of our city. Our future is going to change for the better, just keep talking and acting like we have for the past couple of years! God bless Colleyville!

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    George Dodson

    Colleyville has demonstrated that when the establishment of politicians think they are to great to ever be defeated to do whatever they want, bang, the voters wake up! We have to rid the City of those who have overloaded critical committees with their buddies, builders and developers, we need everyday citizens to represent us.

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    Great start. Now I hope they take a long hard look at Jennifer Fadden. She has been a part of the problem almost from her first day. We; as a city; would be better served by a change at City Manager. Someone who is more conservative fiscally and isn’t lining her own pockets.

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    Peter Shirley

    Good to be on the winning side of this election – wish change like this could happen at the Federal level – either way in the general we’re pretty much screwed.

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    Pete Cowman

    Congratulations to the newly elected officials. LNO performed a great service to the residents of Colleyville in keeping us informed with responsible reporting and sound editorial opinion. I appreciate your efforts.

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