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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
AUSTIN — Texas lawmakers will have just under $100 billion to use for the non-constitutional spending portion of state budget for fiscal years 2018-2019. The 10-member Legislative Budget Board, … 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
Romans 8:18-30 says, “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God … more
Sadness overtook our community last week at the drowning of two Madisonville men, Reginald Carter and Chris Tolliver. Read the story in this paper. Send your support and condolences for the family of … 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
Hard to believe but you’ve got 10 days or less to get your Christmas shopping completed.                                                                         … more
Currently, the president has been considering altering his position and issued orders to have bump stocks banned as a response to the horrific shooting in Florida. more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Rolando Pablos of El Paso to succeed Secretary of State Carlos Cascos, effective Jan. 5.  Pablos has served as chair of the Texas Racing Commission, the … more
As your Congressman, I strongly oppose the route of the Texas Central Rail and have helped successfully block its Washington petitions for eminent domain and construction authority. more
When I was getting started in the news business, my favorite comic in newspapers was “Bloom County.” One set of panels, very early on and in the mid-80s, dealt with people making comments and … more
Bedias Baptist Church hosted a community-wide Thanksgiving dinner last Tuesday, Nov. 22. Everyone was encouraged to attend and share in the annual community gathering. This annual dinner is a … more
Sometimes it doesn’t pay to get out of bed. Last Monday was one of those days for me.  If I could drop it, stumble over it, break it or lose it, I did. That includes last week’s column, or … more
In the coming days, we will once again commemorate Veterans Day in America. With that in mind, I want to begin this column by thanking the brave men and women who have served, or are currently … more
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