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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

Underestimation turns bad

Looks like the great and powerful Ozes of politics and punditry completely missed the boat about The Donald. I think it’s outrageously funny. With the announcements last week of Ted Cruz and … more

'Round Town

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

Board sets state funding limit for next 2-year budget

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

There is Great Power Found in “The Old Rugged Cross”

I attended an event called “Men at the Cross” a couple of years ago, and it was one of the most powerful presentations of the power of the cross I have ever witnessed.  Joe White narrated a … more

Time to find and fix the real problems

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

Congress has truly lost its way

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

Museum hears more on history of oil, pipelines

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

Court rules in favor of campus carry policy

AUSTIN — An attempt by three University of Texas at Austin professors to prevent licensed permit holders from carrying their concealed handguns while attending classes was denied by U.S. District … more

Wrong spirit of giving important

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

Tap into the power of God within you

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

Democratic Convention: Dead wrong on energy

The recent Democratic National Convention included a full-fledged assault on one of the central pillars of the American economy: fossil fuels. The official convention platform calls for completely … more

'Round Town

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

Words more hurtful, less powerful

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

'Round Town

Hard to believe but you’ve got 10 days or less to get your Christmas shopping completed.                                                                         … more

Remembering Hannah Wiese

Hannah Wiese was a cool kid. She was just 15, but she was spunky. She was funny. She laughed a lot, she smiled a lot and people gravitated toward that positive energy. I talked to her maybe … more

Appeasement the wrong response

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

Capital Highlights: Abbott nominates Racing Commission chair as secretary of state

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

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: This summer I worked as a custodian for the Madisonville CISD after teaching school for the last 15 years. It was a very eye-opening experience for me. Through the years, I … more

Why I oppose the Texas high-speed rail

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
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