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A funny thing happened to me Monday morning. I was unfriended on Facebook. I sure you’re asking yourself why that was funny, or why that even matters to you, but in the context of what I did to … more
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
One of my favorite comic strips, Bloom County, years ago depicted the press in their quest to find the latest scandal as a pack of braying hounds on the scent. Much the same is the torch- and … more
The term “fake news” has been bandied about a lot lately, and quite frankly, has been well-deserved when levied against national news outlets and internet posts. We’ve all heard President … more
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
In yet another attempt to make themselves acceptable to the common man and to seem like they’re keeping campaign promises, the Senate is taking another stab at health care with the Graham Cassidy … more
A friend of mine is attached to the Red Cross in Brazos County, which, incidentally, covers Madison County and the surrounding area. He recently came off of foot surgery (had it several months … more
Perhaps you may have heard about a tragedy that occurred in Texas last week. Of course, I’m talking about Hurricane Harvey, the effects of which still are being felt, something that will … more
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
I found a neat little site on the internet the other day. It was a cost counter for the congressional hearings into the Benghazi debacle. You know, when the House was trying to figure out exactly … more
Our Sunday, Aug. 13 film offering will be “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone.” Please encourage your friends and neighbors to attend our second Sunday film showings, at Miller’s Theatre, with you … more
Dear Editor: On Saturday, May 13, 2017, my heart gave out on me, and I literally died. Through the grace of God and skillful hands of Justin Reese and Hector Camarillo, and also first … more
For a little more than two years, Archery World, located on I-45 north of town, has allowed the Madison County 4-H Archery Club to practice in their facility every week. They also helped the youth … more
Here’s a small representation of the headlines that were on different “new” sites on the Internet last week: Book pushes to spread benefits of pot legalization nationwide Lawrence: Trump … more
By a show of rolled eyes, how many of you out there reading this are surprised in the least that the Senate, in all of its infinite majesty and wisdom, failed to pass a repeal of the Affordable Care … more
Anyone who’s been paying attention to the shenanigans in Washington, D.C., has a real reason to become concerned about the direction our country is headed. Before we get too much further, this … more
So the question of the day, at least for me, is this: what happened to us? More and more, there are protests, whining, complaining, attacking and insulting over the most insignificant things … more
Editor's note - We received this heartfelt letter to the editor.  It's from a visitor to Madisonville and very fitting for Memorial Day and the times we are in. A few years ago, I traveled from … more
 Keeping our Texas Public Information Act operating effectively takes effort. That’s why open government advocates have worked with public officials and businesses over the past year to fine-tune … more
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
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