Commentary

‘Community journalism’ hallmark of Bulletin

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What is a community newspaper? A community newspaper is defined as a “news organization whose primary mission is to cover the important issues that affect a cohesive and well-defined geographic, ethnic or cultural community,” according to the Saving Community Journalism Project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Letter to the Editor

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Dear editor, Is this really the Texas that we want? One that is defined by the legislation of only one party no matter the vote of the people? That’s exactly what we are getting with the current leader of our Senate legislative body, Dan Patrick. In 2015 when the Texas Senate was majority Republican by a 20-11 margin, Patrick changed the almost 70-year old “order of business rule” —known as the 2/3 rule — to the rule of 3/5.

‘We’re gonna do what they say can’t be done!’

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Board Member Robby Robertson recently reminded me of the theme song to the 1977 classic American road comedy, “Smokey and the Bandit.” The lyrics to “East Bound and Down” say, “We’re gonna do what they say can’t be done. We’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there.” That is exactly what planning for the 2020-2021 school year has felt like.

A ‘free marketplace of ideas’ sometimes needs restocking

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For more than 200 years, dating back at least to Nathan Hale’s Boston Daily Advertiser, American newspapers have not only reported on the news and events of the day which have impacted their readers, but have featured an editorial page and/or another page of opinions located opposite the editorial page (often called an Op-Ed page).

Briggs playground getting a makeover

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The Chad Wessels Playground in Briggs Recent renovations to the playground that is adjacent to the Briggs Community Center are almost complete. The last bit of work necessary is power washing the equipment and that was planned for Monday evening, July 27.