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Get out of the boat and don’t lose focus

Matthew 14:22-33 says, “Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowd. After He had dismissed them, He went up on a … more

When fear comes, call on Jesus

Luke 8:22-25 says, “One day Jesus said to his disciples, "Let's go over to the other side of the lake." So they got into a boat and set out.  As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on … more

Washington works on Obamacare, VA

Howdy, Texans! Over the last several weeks, the House has been working diligently on behalf of hardworking American families. We have passed bills to prevent and roll back Obamacare tax increases, … more

Letters to the Editor Dec. 13, 2017

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

Museum Musings

As I’ve said before, the June 3, 1954, Meteor was a special edition in honor of Madison County’s centennial celebration.  It contained essays and information from many of our county’s older … more

Getting information a difficult endeavor

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

Twenty years after welfare reform, the path ahead


Twenty years ago, Republicans successfully concluded a multi-year, national effort to reform America’s cash welfare program. The reform was based on one simple idea: the best way to change lives … more

Bedias Civic Club meets tomorrow

Tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 1, the Bedias Civic Club meets at the Bedias Civic Center, at 6 p.m. All area residents are invited and encouraged to attend and to participate in all civic club … more

Texas African American History Memorial unveiled at Capitol

AUSTIN — A crowd of citizens and dignitaries gathered on the south lawn of the state Capitol on Nov. 19 to witness the unveiling of the Texas African American History Memorial.  The … more

'Round Town

It’s school time again! This week the teachers of Madisonville Consolidated Independent School District returned to work to get involved in a little staff development before the school bell rings. … more

Bypass plan a smart economic move

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

'Round Town

It was quiet around town last week. Several business owners shared that the silence from lack of shoppers had been almost deafening. Church also had some empty seats on Sunday morning and here at … more

Hash musings and mysteries solved

Other folks have authored Museum Musings before, but my own first Museum Musings appeared on June 24 last year.  If you’ve been with me from the start, you’ve suffered through more than 26 of my … more

Both sides wrong in debate approach

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

Capital Highlights: Abbott reacts to Trump’s choice of Perry as energy secretary

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

Taking an interest in cemeteries

Years ago at Sam Houston State University, one of the most interesting classes I took was one about cemeteries, burial customs, and such.  If I can trust my memory, Dr. Gary Hood taught the class.  … more

Museum Musings: Madison County towns and communities

Today I’m starting to share things about Madison County towns and communities. I sure can’t finish that today, there’s too much.  This is just the beginning.  I’ll vary them with other … more

'Round Town

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

Museum Musings: Christmas memories

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

Bedias Christmas Parade this Saturday

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Second Sunday Christian Movie Night, Dec. 11, at Miller’s Theatre, in downtown Navasota. Please plan to join us again in January for another uplifting … more
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