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Level of discourse continues to fall

I only was able to attend circuses when I was older, mostly as escort for my young nieces or for my younger children. The things I would take away from the events is that everything is more … more

Happy New Year

The Bedias Civic Club meets next Thursday, Jan. 5, at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend all civic club activities. Call Janet Green, 936-395-1010, for more information.  We have … more

'Round Town

Congratulations to Adrianna Culbreth, who during last Friday’s Texas A&M graduation, was presented the Outstanding Student Award in the College of Geoscience.  That means No. 1, … more

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

The double standard of party politics

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

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

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

The true measure of a person

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

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

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

Health and Human Services Commission affirms cut to Medicaid

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
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