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To the Editor: The beauty of “Letters to the Editor” is that anyone can write one. The writer doesn’t need any expertise in the subject matter and can’t be held accountable for any … more
Perhaps you may have heard about a tragedy that occurred in Texas last week. Of course, I’m talking about Hurricane Harvey, the effects of which still are being felt, something that will … more
As the mainstream media spends the majority of their time asking anyone who listens if they see them as “an enemy of the people,” they continue to sink further and further into blatant … more
tony.farkas@madisonvillemeteor.com Last week, TxDOT showed up again with a proposal regarding a relief route for the city of Madisonville. It’s a tweaking of a plan that was presented … more
I can’t seem to traipse through my normal news channels without some mention of a sexual nature. I don’t mean the act, but more of the “determining of” variety, meaning it’s because … more
In all of my world travels, the longest I’ve ever lived in one place was in New Mexico, where I spent 35 years after my father retired from the Air Force. (No offense meant to my latest … more
Here’s a couple of tales illustrating the shift in discourse in this country, and why I feel that unless we start acting like adults (even the kids), we’re headed for civil unrest the likes … more
AUSTIN — President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Rick Perry as the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy prompted this reaction by Gov. Greg Abbott: “Under Rick Perry’s … more
While Christmas Day and all its celebrations are a wrap, New Year’s Day with all of its celebrations are on the horizon. It will be a new year by the time you read your hometown newspaper again but … more
I’ve lots of folks’ memories to share, and I’m not wasting words.  The form will be different but my intention is the same.  Enjoy! John Stineff: “I remember going to the old Courthouse, … more
December 7, 2016 marked the 75th anniversary of the "date which will live in infamy," when American troops were attacked at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The date, which shot the United States into the … more
Sometimes when it rains it pours doesn’t it? I think the Boyett family needs a break! Besides Johnny Boyett’s bout with cancer, their son’s home burning to the ground and Virginia Boyett’s … more
With 17 school students killed and 14 others injured, and a 19-year-old in custody on charges of premeditated murder, the country's thoughts very rightly have turned to this, and whatever … more
There's something special about springtime in Texas. From ballparks and bluebonnets, to the smell of freshly cut grass just before an April shower; the tug on a line from a spawning largemouth, or … more
I’m like a lot of people these days, getting vicarious kicks reading some of the bizarre and fringe takes on the items of the day that show up on the Internet. One of my favorite sites is … more
In yet another attempt to make themselves acceptable to the common man and to seem like they’re keeping campaign promises, the Senate is taking another stab at health care with the Graham Cassidy … more
When Harold Gene Wells visited the Museum on Mar. 2, he shared more local oil and pipeline history.   He confided that the late Joe Cooper (1890-1974) loaned money to probably 90 percent of the … more
I’m thinking of making a weird connection here, so bear with me. Not to seem as anti-Christmas, which I’m not, but I’m becoming concerned that the effect of the spirit of giving, which has … more
Here’s another couple of unrelated events that will further erode what little liberty we have left — see if they don’t. In this corner, we have a questionable search warrant served on … more
A friend of mine is attached to the Red Cross in Brazos County, which, incidentally, covers Madison County and the surrounding area. He recently came off of foot surgery (had it several months … more
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