Owen is concerned about America’s progress on a time machine, so he decided himself to write to President Obama. Owen gave this to me and asked me to mail it TODAY!

Owen is concerned about America’s progress on a time machine, so he decided himself to write to President Obama. Owen gave this to me and asked me to mail it TODAY!

Pour me another coffee. Woke up early to make a big pancake breakfast for my smarty taking the STAAR test today.

My Opposition to Proposed Changes to Grapevine’s Political Sign Ordinance

In 2011, I attended multiple city council workshops about political signs and poll greeting during municipal elections.

There was a lot of hyperventilating talk about restricting the First Amendment at the polls, moving the municipal elections to a small unknown building, which you did not put into our city ordinances, and saved yourself a lawsuit or lawsuits.

You did however restrict political signs on public property and in parks, etc.

At the last council workshop, two weeks ago, I listened to several of you say that in spite of the fact that you banned signs on public property at the polling location, you have not enforced your own ordinance.

It sounded a lot like you didn’t realize the implications of your votes three years ago.

Thankfully, new state law makes that portion of your ordinance illegal.

Now, you’re set to vote tonight on changing the ordinance, again, with 13 days to go before early voting and include a penalty of $2,000 per “offense”.

With 13 days until early voting and candidate yard signs most likely already ordered and paid for, you’re set to vote tonight on changing the ordinance, again.

I think that’s bad timing and unfair to the city council and GCISD Trustee candidates on the ballot.

With the exception of striking the now illegal language, I ask that you not change the ordinance in the other ways, at this time.

Three of these five men will be elected to your @GCISD school board. Are you doing your homework before the election?

Three of these five men will be elected to your @GCISD school board. Are you doing your homework before the election?

After fixing Hale’s little glasses, we saw the Southlake DPS salute to a Medal of Honor Caravan over 114. A man at the red light told me, “A soldier. He didn’t make it.” I’m thankful for his service.

After fixing Hale’s little glasses, we saw the Southlake DPS salute to a Medal of Honor Caravan over 114. A man at the red light told me, “A soldier. He didn’t make it.” I’m thankful for his service.

And the player with the muddiest knees is… “slide for every base” Hale. #kiddos #baseball #GoTeam #GoShortStacks

And the player with the muddiest knees is… “slide for every base” Hale. #kiddos #baseball #GoTeam #GoShortStacks

He scores! #kiddos #baseball #GoTeam #GoShortStacks

He hits! #kiddos #baseball #GoTeam #GoShortStacks

He hits! #kiddos #baseball #GoTeam #GoShortStacks

bettergrapevine:

4 March 2014 Grapevine City Council Meeting 

Our neighboring cities, with smaller populations and annual budgets, have recorded and archived since the 1990s and early 2000s. This vote is long overdue and it’s thanks to YOU!

bettergrapevine:

Coming soon to a computer near you — city government that’s more accessible, more accountable, more transparent. After your overwhelming support, tonight the council approved video recording and archiving of council meetings.

bettergrapevine:

Coming soon to a computer near you — city government that’s more accessible, more accountable, more transparent. After your overwhelming support, tonight the council approved video recording and archiving of council meetings.