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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

Bedias Civic Club meets tomorrow

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

'Round Town

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

Remembering vets and preparing for election

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

Capital Highlights: Briefs filed in support of voter ID law

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

Tax reform helps, ELD does not

This past week I enjoyed crisscrossing the Eighth Congressional District to listen to you about issues impacting your life. more

'Round Town

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

'Round Town

Fall is about to settle in bringing with it busy times. Besides all of the school sports activities here’s what else is going on around town. First, do you remember the restaurant Shrimpy’s … more

'Country Market' set for tomorrow

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

Looking ahead requires special lens

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

'Round Town

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

Washington update: Latest on ‘A Better Way’ agenda

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

'Round Town

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

Museum Musings: Cookbooks, aprons now at museum

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

Called to be free and to love others

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

Taxes getting more out of hand

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

So many reasons for giving thanks

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

Eat on the streets at Juarez Tacos

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
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