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.