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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

'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

It's time for Congress to pass Reaganesque tax reforms

Thirty years ago this week President Ronald Reagan signed into law the Tax Reform Act of 1986, landmark legislation recognized as the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code in our nation’s … more

Saying goodbye to a good man

I spent a lot of time in a mild funk last week, mostly because of the news of the death of Muhammad Ali. Strange, isn’t it? But it wasn’t his actual death that caused my melancholy, but the … more

Update from Austin

On the first day of session, I took an oath to faithfully execute the duties of the office of State Representative, and I want you to know what an honor and privilege it is to serve as your … more

Some lessons seem unlearned

So, in the latest of my screeds regarding the phenomenon that is the Donald Trump candidacy, I feel the need to make it clear that while I applaud his efforts, I don’t necessarily think he would … more
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