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Parties to campus-carry lawsuit to return to court AUSTIN — Three University of Texas professors are seeking a temporary injunction “to at least retain the option of maintaining their academic … more

Border angst the problem, not a solution

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

Women’s Club country market and community Thanksgiving dinner a success

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

Why fear when you can trust

Psalm 27:1-14 says, “The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?  When evil men advance against me to devour … more

Letter to the Editor Nov. 29, 2017

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

Open government champions: Capriglione pushing ahead with transparency agenda

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one in an occasional series of opinion pieces on legislators and other Texans who are openly committed to sustaining government transparency and accountability. The articles … more

Knee-jerking our way into dictatorship

I got felt up on Thursday, and not in a good way. Don't think this is a lewd or lascivious column; this is about rights, and dignity, and things of that nature. I had occasion to travel to San … more

Letters to the Editor May 2, 2018

Dear Editor: I live on the corner of FM 1452 and Highway 21. During the last month, three dogs have shown up here. The first dog appeared around March 31 — a tiny Chihuahua running around on … more

Signs of too much government growing

Apparently there will be even more lawsuits facing the Trump administration, because, apparently some government workers feel they should be allowed to make their own decision on their work, and not … more

New beginnings always are hopeful

Here we are at the start of another year. The old guy tottered off, and the baby is a couple of days old. If you’re like me, you look forward to a new year with promise, feeling that the … more

Court relaxes Texas voter ID law for election

AUSTIN — Voters will have more options when presenting personal identification at the polls for the Nov. 8 general election, Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos announced last week. Pursuant … more

Plenty of political syndromes around

There’s a thing that’s going and growing in the country that you may have heard of — Trump Derangement Syndrome. It’s had other names, such as Bush DS, Palin DS, etc. — pretty much … more

Vintage Finds on the Madisonville Square

There’s a little something for everyone at Vintage Finds, located on the west side of the square in downtown Madisonville.  Whether it’s a taste of something new, like the olive oil made … more

Museum Musings: Cookbook now available

Madison County Historical Commission’s new cookbook, Recipes & Remembrances, Volume 2, is now available for $10 each and can be purchased at the Museum and at the local Chamber of Commerce … more

There’s a right way to deal with problems

The events in Charlottesville, Va., are squarely in the realm of horrific, heinous and reprehensible. If you’ve been living under a rock, essentially, a rally by white supremacists, which was … more

Healthcare nightmares and IRS scams

The sign-up period for next year’s ObamaCare plans is underway. Phone calls and e-mails are flooding in from angry constituents over how unaffordable health insurance is now for families and small … more

Army worms invade after summer rains

The recent showers have brought out an increase in the army worm population. This seemingly small insect can do big damage to crops and hay fields overnight when conditions are right. The army worm … more

'Round Town

The rains we’ve received since last week’s column have been a blessing to most of Madison County. Over in Louisiana, though, previous rain has been a nightmare. Most likely you have heard the … more

'Round Town

How ‘bout them freshmen ’Stangs? Not only did our Madisonville Mustang Freshman team earn the title of District Champions they earned it without losing one game.   Last year it was our MHS … more

God loves you more than you know

I wanted to share this story with you this week, I hope you enjoy it and understand just how much God loves you. From her bedroom window, Rebecca eyed the children playing in the snow enviously. … more
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