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Here’s something you may want to attend this Thursday night and for several reasons.  First, it’s a presentation about the opportunity to improve our Madison County Fair facilities. Secondly, … more
I can’t even process completely the miasma of misinformation, inflexibility, demands and accusations and everything else that is making up the hearings surrounding the current nominee for the … more
I think we can all agree that 2016 was not the best year on record. A bunch of celebrities died, and yet another is set to take over the Oval Office in a matter of days. I think it’s funny … more
As with previous weeks, and seemingly every week with the current president and his predilection for stirring the pot, there’s quite a bit to unpack in the world of politics. The Helsinki … more
Anyone who’s been paying attention to the shenanigans in Washington, D.C., has a real reason to become concerned about the direction our country is headed. Before we get too much further, this … more
One of my favorite comic strips, Bloom County, years ago depicted the press in their quest to find the latest scandal as a pack of braying hounds on the scent. Much the same is the torch- and … more
Earlier this month all eyes were on Washington as President Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. Closer to home, in Austin, we continue to convene in our … more
The Greek word “hupotasso” is translated to “submission” in English. In non-military uses, it means to voluntarily give in or to cooperate with. Concerning God, I like to think of it as … more
Running a newspaper is a pretty intense business. There’s always a happening, or a piece of information, or a sale, or a great photo, or something of a similar nature that needs to be seen, … more
Have you found yourself being fearful and wondering what would come next? God never wanted us to live our lives in fear. He has always intended for us to be bold in our faith and secure in our … more
The term “fake news” has been bandied about a lot lately, and quite frankly, has been well-deserved when levied against national news outlets and internet posts. We’ve all heard President … more
The Dewayne Boyett family who lost their home and all its belongings last Tuesday, Jan. 4, is fortunate to have gotten out safely. The smell of smoke awakened Cindy Boyett around 2 a.m. and when she … more
It all started 18 years ago when Rene’ Collard, the daughter of Glenda and Eddie Collard, attended cosmetology school. She was looking forward to a job as a beautician, something she loved to do. … more
A funny thing happened last week as I was looking for a topic that was 180 degrees from the garbage we’ve been subject to in the news and, sadly, in premiering tele-vision shows. I … more
My brother just the other day posted something on his Facebook account that brought pretty much the whole family to tears. No, not an obituary, or a sad little poem about kittens; it was … more
So the question of the day, at least for me, is this: what happened to us? More and more, there are protests, whining, complaining, attacking and insulting over the most insignificant things … more
AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has applauded the North Carolina legislature’s refusal to repeal a law banning individuals from using public bathrooms designated for the opposite sex. Patrick, … more
Walking around pretty much anywhere today, the things that used to be seen frequently have changed. Gone are groups of two or three people talking, no kids playing tag or some imaginary … more
Madison County has quite a few communities scattered around.  Periodically I will share information about such.  One of my resolutions for 2017 is to quit being so long-winded, or at least I’ll … more
AUSTIN — Lawmakers gathered at the state Capitol in their respective houses on Jan. 10, opening day for the 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature. The 140-day session will conclude on May … more
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