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AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Sept. 23 filed a petition on behalf of the State of Texas, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate the Texas voter ID law. On Oct. 31, Paxton … more
This past week I enjoyed crisscrossing the Eighth Congressional District to listen to you about issues impacting your life. more
How about some good ol’ fashion comfort food or maybe a few tasty treats like mango salsa? If that sounds good to you then you’ll love the new cookbook available at the Madison County Museum. … more
The Annual Bedias Women’s Club Veteran’s Day Dinner was last Friday, Nov. 11. All area veterans were invited and encouraged to attend the annual dinner and to be recognized for their service to … more
I was having a discussion with a coworker the other day, who was of the younger persuasion, and was unfamiliar with the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the involvement of Lee Harvey … more
You need to know this! Thurs., Mar. 23 is National Puppy Day. It was the famous humorist, Josh Billings, who once said, “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves … more
Howdy Texans! Over the past week, I had the opportunity to attend several meetings and speak to a host of different groups all across the district. In addition to highlighting some of these … more
Madisonville lost one of its well-known citizens last Sunday, Nov 27, when Sandra Standley lost her battle with pancreatic cancer. Visitation was held Tuesday evening at Day Funeral Home while … more
The new cookbooks are selling well.  If you have trouble getting to the museum between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, call 936.348.5230 and leave a message.  We’ll get back with … more
Galatians 5:13 says, “13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” If you are a … more
If I hadn’t know the definition before, the phrase “from the ridiculous to the sublime” took on new meaning last week. You probably remember the very serious date last Tuesday, which is … more
Another year goes by, and we’re now in the throes of the holiday season. Christmas gets the best press, but I’m still squarely in the camp of Thanksgiving. For me, it’s less … more
Oliver Juarez, owner and operator of Juarez Tacos, boasts his taco truck as “El taco madre”, the mother of all tacos.  Every morning Juarez fires up the pit to give his fajita meat an authentic, … more
w/mug   When trials come keep your head up Many times in this life you will be challenged with circumstances that will test your faith. It’s during these times that you grow stronger and … more
Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing well. The more I speak with people now days, I find that there are many of them facing spiritual, as well as physical mountains.  Sometimes those … more
No child, regardless of race, color, creed, etc., will EVER want to be ripped from its parents, and any sane person would never want to be in the position to make that call. The collective outrage … more
Bedias Women’s Club sponsored a “Country Market” last Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Bedias Civic Center. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the women’s club.  Proceeds from the … more
Dear Editor:I would like to know how Madison County can afford to spend $2 million more than it receives in tax receipts. Already, the Court dipped into the 2017 budget General Fund a bit. I believe … more
I’ve been to Europe a number of times, and the thing that most stirs my passion is the history of the continent. I like the feeling I get when I walk on ground that I know has been under the … more
To the editor: Righteous indignation expressed by the media over claims of bias in, and manipulation of, the news falls on deaf ears here. The following information was gleaned from George … more
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