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Bedias Women’s Club meets tomorrow

Bedias Women’s Club will meet tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m., at the Bedias Civic Center. All area women are encouraged to participate in women’s club activities, call Sharon Allen, … more

Apologies seem like simple lip service

It seems that lately there’s a spate of people being outed in national and social media outlets for their hyperaggressive and disgusting harassment of women. Harvey Weinstein, James Toback, Ben … more

Chasing dreams and moving on

I really don’t want to write this column. That’s not because I’m lazy or because I don’t have interesting subject matter this week. It’s because once I hit “save” on this Word … more

Prices shrink going back in time

I have important news!  Madison County Historical Commission’s newly-published cookbook, Recipes & Remembrances, Volume 2 arrived late Friday afternoon!  The treasure is being sold for $10 a … more

Pride never is a liability

I'm not entirely sure the NFL's denial of the commercial by AMVETS asking people to stand for the flag constitutes censorship. I am sure, though, that the denial can be called an incredibly dumb … more

'Round Town

A new year means a clean calendar so let’s start filling her up!  Hopefully you’re reading this week’s newspaper on Wednesday since it’s a good day to lend a helping hand and give mom a … more

State opts out of refugee program

AUSTIN — Texas has acted on its threat to withdraw from the federal refugee resettlement program, Gov. Greg Abbott said on Sept. 30. Texas had demanded enhanced FBI screening of individuals … more

Nothing is free, really, even speech

Lots of stuff going on in the world lately. I’m sure you’re aware that there’s a madman on the loose with nuclear weapons, spouting nonsense about Armageddon and what-have-you. There’s … more

Preparing for Election Day

As we enjoy cooler nights and watch the leaves as they start to drop, please don't forget that Election Day is rapidly approaching. Early voting for the Nov. 8 election begins Oct. 24, so make sure … more

Legislation proposes to regulate access to restrooms, locker rooms

AUSTIN — Texas now has a “bathroom bill.” The Lone Star State has joined Alabama, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington as states where legislation has been … more

Silence of justice deafening

Blink and you missed it. I’m not talking about the small town on the backwater road in some state that’s mostly nothing, I’m talking about what should have been banner news being paid mere … more

Letters to the editor

To the editor: It's a small world and there are still a lot of very nice people in it. My daughter and I just returned from a trip to Colorado. On the way up there we had a blowout on our RV … more

America deserves a better way

Elections shouldn’t be merely a contest of personalities. They ought to be a contest of ideas. In November, voters have the opportunity to ask “which political party, which candidates have the … more

Readying for new legislative session

Happy new year from your State Capitol!  The Christmas tree has been removed from the Texas House floor and folks are now bustling about with great anticipation for the Opening Day ceremonies.  So, … more

'Round Town

After this Saturday Shon Petershagen, the manager of Madisonville’s Brookshire Brothers will turn in his store keys, pack up his home and spend his vacation moving to Canyon Lake. There he will be … more

'Round Town

w/Gala Nettles mug By the time students qualifying to attend the 2016 FFA National Convention arrived last week in Indianapolis, the Senior Prepared Speaking competitors had already been trimmed … more

Brady visits Madisonville with a mission

Kevin Brady, U.S. Congressman and the House Ways and Means Committee Chairman visited Madisonville on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 to lay out his plan for a better way to tax reform.  Congressman … more

Marches come one day after inauguration of new president

AUSTIN — Thousands of Texans were on hand to witness the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20 in Washington. President Trump closed his 16-minute … more

‘Celebrity Apprentice’ should be terminated

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of reality shows, and so naturally I was excited to watch the premiere of The New Celebrity Apprentice, featuring host Arnold Schwarzenegger, since previous … more

Court refuses to rehear case

AUSTIN — The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 3 denied the Obama administration’s petition for a rehearing of United States v. Texas, a high-profile immigration case. Heard by the eight-member high … more
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