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The Undercurrent: A first for Glen Rose — and hopefully not the last incentive to attract business

The Undercurrent: A first for Glen Rose — and hopefully not the last incentive to attract business

By Kathryn Jones Local government sometimes uses tax abatements to lure new business. But short of giving tax breaks, cities such as Glen Rose are using an economic development tool…

The Undercurrent: Are some city council members being frugal or foolish?

The Undercurrent: Are some city council members being frugal or foolish?

Some folks on the Glen Rose City Council seem determined to keep the city behind the times. We’ve heard it before from some past and present elected officials who don’t…

The Undercurrent: Finding the silver lining in negative news

The Undercurrent: Finding the silver lining in negative news

Reporters often get attacked for focusing on negative news. The phrase “shoot the messenger” comes from the Greek playwright Sophocles who wrote that no one likes the person who brings bad…

The Undercurrent: Courts have a record of junking ‘art cars’

The Undercurrent: Courts have a record of junking ‘art cars’

The hullaballoo over whether the painted VW Beetle parked in the sideyard of The Junkyard Dog is an “art car” or an illegal “junk vehicle” isn’t the first time a…

The Undercurrent: A river runs through us

The Undercurrent: A river runs through us

By Kathryn Jones Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about John Graves’ book Goodbye to a River. The Brazos has been on my mind as the Somervell County Commissioners Court again…

The Undercurrent: New year, new beginnings

The Undercurrent: New year, new beginnings

This time of year, it’s tempting  simply to look behind at what happened in the last 365 days and review the year that was. But we prefer to learn from…

The Undercurrent: Do we really want Dirty Harry and Harriet in classrooms?

The Undercurrent: Do we really want Dirty Harry and Harriet in classrooms?

After every major shooting incident, the predictable chorus begins: We must “do something” to stop this kind of senseless violence from happening again. Do something, do something. In the wake…

The Undercurrent: Lessons still not learned

The Undercurrent: Lessons still not learned

It was lunchtime in Killeen that day in October 1991. A crowd had gathered at the Luby’s Cafeteria. As diners feasted on fried fish and roast beef, a blue Ford…

Editor’s blog: New method of posting election results loses popular vote

Editor’s blog: New method of posting election results loses popular vote

Interested onlookers watch as vote totals are projected onto a screen at the downtown square gazebo Tuesday night. By Kathryn Jones Editor The votes are in and the majority has…

Editor’s blog: Election night goes high tech even in a small town

Editor’s blog: Election night goes high tech even in a small town

By Kathryn Jones Editor Election night is a special time in Glen Rose. The tradition of gathering on the historic Somervell County Courthouse grounds to wait for election results to…

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