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Hindsight is 20/20

By the end of my senior year of high school, I had gotten into quite a few quarrels with my basketball coach. Unlike any of the other seniors on the team who had been coached by her since their … 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

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

The latest from Austin

Earlier this month all eyes were on Washington as President Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. Closer to home, in Austin, we continue to convene in our … more

Museum Musings: Keeping memories alive

I have good news!  Recently on the off weeks when this Musings column does not come out in print, The Meteor has included some photos from the Museum, ones that need identification of the … more

'Round Town

The groundhog is coming out tomorrow, Feb. 2. Even if he doesn’t want to come out, Mr. Punxsutawney Phil – that’s the groundhog’s name – will be coerced to take a peek because inquiring … more

Even dry bones can live

Nebuchadnezzar and his Babylonian army invaded Israel. They had reduced Solomon’s temple to ashes and had taken many of the Jewish people back to Babylon as captives. This is the condition that … more

'Round Town

It all started 18 years ago when Rene’ Collard, the daughter of Glenda and Eddie Collard, attended cosmetology school. She was looking forward to a job as a beautician, something she loved to do. … more

Capital Highlights: Texas Legislature convenes in 85th regular session

AUSTIN — Lawmakers gathered at the state Capitol in their respective houses on Jan. 10, opening day for the 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature. The 140-day session will conclude on May … more

Atlanta, who?

I’ll be the first to admit I pretty much slept through the entire NFL regular season. Of course I knew who the usual suspects would be to look out for this season, but I would be lying through my … more

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

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

'Round Town

Here’s something you may want to attend this Thursday night and for several reasons.  First, it’s a presentation about the opportunity to improve our Madison County Fair facilities. Secondly, … more

You can have secure and fear free living

Have you found yourself being fearful and wondering what would come next? God never wanted us to live our lives in fear. He has always intended for us to be bold in our faith and secure in our … more

Museum Musings: Remembering the good ol’ days

I enjoy hearing from readers, but I worry I might forget or lose things they shared.  Recently I received a gem from Clifford Barnett, who worked at Vick Lumber from 1981-2011. He stated, "I'm not … 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

Capital Highlights: Patrick applauds action preserving North Carolina’s ‘bathroom bill’

AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has applauded the North Carolina legislature’s refusal to repeal a law banning individuals from using public bathrooms designated for the opposite sex. Patrick, … more

What to do when things seem impossible

Matthew 14:13-21 says,  “When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns.  When Jesus landed … more

'Round Town

The Dewayne Boyett family who lost their home and all its belongings last Tuesday, Jan. 4, is fortunate to have gotten out safely. The smell of smoke awakened Cindy Boyett around 2 a.m. and when she … 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
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