‘Mayor Greene’ writes again

Posted Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Richard Greene is well known across North Texas as mayor of Arlington from 1987 to 1997, a longtime Arlington City Council member and planning and zoning commissioner before that, and as regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency from 2003 until 2009.

He’s also known for being able to turn a phrase, the most famous of which will probably live forever: He coined the blunt and somewhat angry declaration that Arlington is “nobody’s damn suburb.”

Greene also is the former vice president and associate publisher of the Star-Telegram in Arlington, and many readers will remember his weekly columns from 1997 to 2003.

We’ve convinced him to bring his writing back to the newspaper. Look for his column beginning Sunday in the Star-Telegram.

You’ll quickly note his strong opinions, his conservative philosophy and his ability to express what he feels.

— Mike Norman, editorial director

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