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Get Out And Vote
This weekend is the last opportunity to get out and vote in early voting.  This is an important election because it affects your everyday lives and those of your children.  The District 1 seat is up for grabs and the school board has seats in contention.  T...
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Jake Ellzey
“As a Navy fighter pilot for almost two decades, I was
honored to serve with committed men and women who dedicated their lives
to our country. But this same sense of commitment is missing in
Washington DC. Now our nation’s capitol is full of entrenched
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Jake Ellzey
Jake Ellzey
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Arlington ISO 1 Rating
Last night at our Council meeting the Mayor was presented a plaque from the State Fire Chief stating that the City of Arlington will become rated an ISO 1 city on March 1st.  Chief Jim Self was responsible for having the ISO inspector come to Arlington and ...
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The Texas Rangers Golf Club
There has been a great deal of discussion about the
re-naming of Ditto golf course to the Texas Rangers Golf Club.   The city has invested $24mil in the
renovation of this city owned facility, and it is the city’s desire to make
this course a "destination" ...
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2017
Well I haven’t written anything on the blog in a couple of
months, simply because there wasn’t much subject matter to write about.   But I believe the passing of 2017 is
noteworthy.   There have been several
events that I can certainly be thankful for in my...
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Anonymous Firefighter That Makes Sense
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" Benefits ": Here are some observations for both sides to consider before tomorrow's last
attempt at reasonable men and women negotiating in good faith: The APFF will continue to distrust the City Manager and C...
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Benefits
This week the Fire Union will meet with the City Manager and
the Fire Chief to see what the benefits package for the firefighters will look
like going forward.   The Union will be
representing the 328 firefighters and the City will have to consider what the...
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Arlington District 1
Arlington District 1
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Lunch With Chris Balough
I called Chris to have lunch with him on Monday.   I have always thought Chris to be reasonable
and someone I could   talk
to.   There are certain elements of the
Fire Fighters Union that have a sensible chord and I believe Chris to be
one.   The reason for...
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So Now What
It is very important that the Fire Union understands where
they are in time currently, and where they need to go.   In Tuesday evening’s meeting, the entire Council
gave direction to the City Manager and Fire Chief concerning the parameters of
Civil Service...
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