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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

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

'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

Memorial from a visitor

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

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

Don't wait to get kicked out of your nest

Eagles are one of the most recognized symbols of strength and majesty in the world today, and they are one of the most efficient predator’s soaring in the air. When they see a fish swimming under … 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

Capital Highlights: Attorney General intervenes in ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ lawsuit

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Dec. 15 intervened in a lawsuit filed on behalf of nurse’s aide Dedra Shannon against the Killeen Independent School District over its decision to … more

Trunk-or-Treat at church this Saturday

Make-A-Christmas Happen (M.A.C.H.) is a group of local friends who have been helping nominated families in Grimes County who are going through a tough time. M.A.C.H. makes sure every child truly does … more

Texas House Members have chance to save open government

 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

Ready for a positive 2017

This has been a year of change – and much of it has been good. A new president will be inaugurated next month, and I’m going to reserve judgment – at least public judgment – until we see … more

Civic Club meets next Thursday

You are cordially invited to attend the first “Madison Rose Good Ol’ Tyme Fundraiser” this Saturday, Oct. 1, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the McAdams Chapel & Cemetery, 1251 FM 1696 West. Call … more

The true gift of Christmas

Luke 2:1-14 says, “In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole empire should be registered. This first registration took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So … more

Don't put on mask, put on the power of God

The term, “you can’t judge a book by its cover” is so very true. Most people are not who they seem to be on the outside, because most of them have taken the infirmities in their lives and … more

Glory days, they’ll pass you by

It’s a rare occasion when an A&M Consolidated High School alumnus becomes famous or does something remarkable or gets their name mentioned in the news – and when it happens, a flurry of gossip … more

'Round Town

Did you know that September is known as National Preparedness Month? It’s a part of a grassroots campaign designed to encourage individuals and communities to create in advance a plan of action for … more

The oddliness of languagistics

You might not have guessed it, but being in the newspaper business, we live and die by the words we choose. Sometimes, we can inspire and create pictures with our writing, and other times we can … more

Technically speaking at MCISD

While many of us treasure the earmarks of small town life that are still common practices in our area, we want, we insist on, an educational system that will prepare our young people to meet the … more
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