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The new childish paradigm

One of the proudest moments of my life was when I became a father. With that, though, also has come some of the most embarrassing moments. Everyone has that tale to tell about a child throwing a … more

Stormy climate can use some sun

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

Capital Highlights: Patrick applauds action preserving North Carolina’s ‘bathroom bill’

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

Fairs teach skills, ways to live

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

Bedias Civic Club meets Oct. 6

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

Museum Musings: How Tanyard got its name

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

'Round Town

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

Capital Highlights: Texas Legislature convenes in 85th regular session

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

Take the 3-week challenge

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 hit 100 in 1954

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

Capital Highlights: State leaders call for action by CPS

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 meets tomorrow

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

Apologies seem like simple lip service

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

Chasing dreams and moving on

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

Prices shrink going back in time

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

Pride never is a liability

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

'Round Town

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

State opts out of refugee program

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

Nothing is free, really, even speech

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

Preparing for Election Day

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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