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The political landscape lately has been exhausting to the point of madness. The hate, trolling, half-informed spewings of just about everybody has really been soul-deadening. So to start … more
Bedias Women’s Club will meet tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m., at the Bedias Civic Center. All area women are encouraged to participate in women’s club activities, call Sharon Allen, … more
It seems that lately there’s a spate of people being outed in national and social media outlets for their hyperaggressive and disgusting harassment of women. Harvey Weinstein, James Toback, Ben … more
I really don’t want to write this column. That’s not because I’m lazy or because I don’t have interesting subject matter this week. It’s because once I hit “save” on this Word … more
I'm not entirely sure the NFL's denial of the commercial by AMVETS asking people to stand for the flag constitutes censorship. I am sure, though, that the denial can be called an incredibly dumb … more
A new year means a clean calendar so let’s start filling her up!  Hopefully you’re reading this week’s newspaper on Wednesday since it’s a good day to lend a helping hand and give mom a … more
Lots of stuff going on in the world lately. I’m sure you’re aware that there’s a madman on the loose with nuclear weapons, spouting nonsense about Armageddon and what-have-you. There’s … more
AUSTIN — Texas now has a “bathroom bill.” The Lone Star State has joined Alabama, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington as states where legislation has been … more
It’s an adage that has been around pretty much since adages were invented (which was a long time ago, probably): It’s not the destination, but the journey. No journey to my mind is more … more
Part of what makes the holidays so enjoyable, particularly to me, is that the songs, movies and other media bring me back to a simpler time, one that made sense and one that put others ahead of … more
Happy new year from your State Capitol!  The Christmas tree has been removed from the Texas House floor and folks are now bustling about with great anticipation for the Opening Day ceremonies.  So, … more
Kevin Brady, U.S. Congressman and the House Ways and Means Committee Chairman visited Madisonville on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 to lay out his plan for a better way to tax reform.  Congressman … more
AUSTIN — Thousands of Texans were on hand to witness the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20 in Washington. President Trump closed his 16-minute … more
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of reality shows, and so naturally I was excited to watch the premiere of The New Celebrity Apprentice, featuring host Arnold Schwarzenegger, since previous … more
For 17 years, the Texas Mushroom Festival has been the premier event in Madisonville and Madison County. For one day, Madisonville is the center of the Brazos universe. There's food, and wine, and … more
On the first day of session, I took an oath to faithfully execute the duties of the office of State Representative, and I want you to know what an honor and privilege it is to serve as your … more
It was 1974, and I was a boy of 11, living in another country while my father served our country in the U.S. Air Force. Since there was little else to do in the summer months, with baseball … more
I enjoy hearing from readers, but I worry I might forget or lose things they shared.  Recently I received a gem from Clifford Barnett, who worked at Vick Lumber from 1981-2011. He stated, "I'm not … more
The groundhog is coming out tomorrow, Feb. 2. Even if he doesn’t want to come out, Mr. Punxsutawney Phil – that’s the groundhog’s name – will be coerced to take a peek because inquiring … more
Editor's note - We received this heartfelt letter to the editor.  It's from a visitor to Madisonville and very fitting for Memorial Day and the times we are in. A few years ago, I traveled from … more
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