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Nebuchadnezzar and his Babylonian army invaded Israel. They had reduced Solomon’s temple to ashes and had taken many of the Jewish people back to Babylon as captives. This is the condition that … more
From the Department of Weird Liberal Actions that Lead to Ridiculous Troll Wars, I give you the most puzzling law enacted to date: banning straws. The idea behind this is to start putting the … more
AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Dec. 15 intervened in a lawsuit filed on behalf of nurse’s aide Dedra Shannon against the Killeen Independent School District over its decision to … more
Make-A-Christmas Happen (M.A.C.H.) is a group of local friends who have been helping nominated families in Grimes County who are going through a tough time. M.A.C.H. makes sure every child truly does … more
 Keeping our Texas Public Information Act operating effectively takes effort. That’s why open government advocates have worked with public officials and businesses over the past year to fine-tune … more
This has been a year of change – and much of it has been good. A new president will be inaugurated next month, and I’m going to reserve judgment – at least public judgment – until we see … more
I never could quite understand the phrase, “I just can’t even,” as I always felt it might be incomplete. An event occurred last week that made me keenly aware of what is meant by it, and … more
You are cordially invited to attend the first “Madison Rose Good Ol’ Tyme Fundraiser” this Saturday, Oct. 1, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the McAdams Chapel & Cemetery, 1251 FM 1696 West. Call … more
Luke 2:1-14 says, “In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole empire should be registered. This first registration took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So … more
The term, “you can’t judge a book by its cover” is so very true. Most people are not who they seem to be on the outside, because most of them have taken the infirmities in their lives and … more
It’s a rare occasion when an A&M Consolidated High School alumnus becomes famous or does something remarkable or gets their name mentioned in the news – and when it happens, a flurry of gossip … more
Did you know that September is known as National Preparedness Month? It’s a part of a grassroots campaign designed to encourage individuals and communities to create in advance a plan of action for … more
I remember when the competition was the reason for having the Olympics. Now, it seems more of a canvass for social justice issues. •Self-awareness used to be a criterion for candidates, … 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 hypocrisy. more
The NFL season got underway this week with every team competing in a preseason game. Many rookies from April’s draft showed the league what they were capable of in a competitive atmosphere for the first time. more
While many of us treasure the earmarks of small town life that are still common practices in our area, we want, we insist on, an educational system that will prepare our young people to meet the … more
“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw I’m not sure anyone noticed, but I’ve been out of the … more
Oh boy, it’s budget time. Media outlets, special interest groups and yes, even politicians who know better, love confusing the public about the year-end budget battles in Washington.  Here’s … more
Letter to the Editor: I am profoundly saddened by the election of Tony Leago because, according to his campaign statements, he represents exactly the big city and big government ideas I moved to … more
Dear Editor: Everyone knows Lanier Stevens loved Madison County. There are many reasons why. Our family experienced the best of this community when we lost Lanier suddenly on a Sunday … more
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