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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
The Bedias Civic Club meets tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m., for a community potluck and the annual Fire Services Program, in anticipation of the Bedias Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fish … 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
The weather is great, so call your friends, call your neighbors because there’s some fun activities ‘round our area. First, coming next Saturday evening, Oct. 8, you can two-step at the MSCA … 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
Hello everyone, I hope I find you well as you are reading this article. In this day and age, we have placed God and Church in the backseat of our lives; everything seems to come before going to … more
Madison County celebrated its centennial June 4 and 5, 1954, at the annual Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen’s Association events. That June 3 Madisonville Meteor is a treasure of history, because it … more
AUSTIN — Texas’ top three officeholders on Oct. 12 instructed the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to improve the protection of children at risk of abuse. With recent data … 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 have important news!  Madison County Historical Commission’s newly-published cookbook, Recipes & Remembrances, Volume 2 arrived late Friday afternoon!  The treasure is being sold for $10 a … 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
AUSTIN — Texas has acted on its threat to withdraw from the federal refugee resettlement program, Gov. Greg Abbott said on Sept. 30. Texas had demanded enhanced FBI screening of individuals … 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
As we enjoy cooler nights and watch the leaves as they start to drop, please don't forget that Election Day is rapidly approaching. Early voting for the Nov. 8 election begins Oct. 24, so make sure … more
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