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Museum Musings: Christmas memories

I’ve lots of folks’ memories to share, and I’m not wasting words.  The form will be different but my intention is the same.  Enjoy! John Stineff: “I remember going to the old Courthouse, … more

Bedias Christmas Parade this Saturday

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Second Sunday Christian Movie Night, Dec. 11, at Miller’s Theatre, in downtown Navasota. Please plan to join us again in January for another uplifting … more

Let the coaches do their jobs

First and foremost, let me say – as I’ve often said – that Madisonville and North Zulch students are among the most polite and respectful I’ve ever encountered. But coaches these days do have … more

Health and Human Services Commission affirms cut to Medicaid

December 7, 2016 marked the 75th anniversary of the "date which will live in infamy," when American troops were attacked at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The date, which shot the United States into the … more

Underestimation turns bad

Looks like the great and powerful Ozes of politics and punditry completely missed the boat about The Donald. I think it’s outrageously funny. With the announcements last week of Ted Cruz and … more

'Round Town

Sometimes when it rains it pours doesn’t it? I think the Boyett family needs a break! Besides Johnny Boyett’s bout with cancer, their son’s home burning to the ground and Virginia Boyett’s … more

Board sets state funding limit for next 2-year budget

AUSTIN — Texas lawmakers will have just under $100 billion to use for the non-constitutional spending portion of state budget for fiscal years 2018-2019. The 10-member Legislative Budget Board, … more

There is Great Power Found in “The Old Rugged Cross”

I attended an event called “Men at the Cross” a couple of years ago, and it was one of the most powerful presentations of the power of the cross I have ever witnessed.  Joe White narrated a … more

Congress has truly lost its way

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

Gander of press gets goosed

As a card-carrying member of the news media for the better part of 25 years, it’s become incredibly apparent that my chosen profession has lost its way, much like our congresscritters. We’ve … more

Museum hears more on history of oil, pipelines

When Harold Gene Wells visited the Museum on Mar. 2, he shared more local oil and pipeline history.   He confided that the late Joe Cooper (1890-1974) loaned money to probably 90 percent of the … more

Court rules in favor of campus carry policy

AUSTIN — An attempt by three University of Texas at Austin professors to prevent licensed permit holders from carrying their concealed handguns while attending classes was denied by U.S. District … more

Still getting bread, circuses

If you ever want to see the results of a society that has become entirely too permissive — read: decadent and immoral — look no further than the current crop of television. I know, I know, … more

Tap into the power of God within you

Romans 8:18-30 says, “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God … more

Democratic Convention: Dead wrong on energy

The recent Democratic National Convention included a full-fledged assault on one of the central pillars of the American economy: fossil fuels. The official convention platform calls for completely … more

'Round Town

Sadness overtook our community last week at the drowning of two Madisonville men, Reginald Carter and Chris Tolliver. Read the story in this paper. Send your support and condolences for the family of … more

Words more hurtful, less powerful

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

'Round Town

Hard to believe but you’ve got 10 days or less to get your Christmas shopping completed.                                                                         … more

Remembering Hannah Wiese

Hannah Wiese was a cool kid. She was just 15, but she was spunky. She was funny. She laughed a lot, she smiled a lot and people gravitated toward that positive energy. I talked to her maybe … more

Capital Highlights: Abbott nominates Racing Commission chair as secretary of state

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Rolando Pablos of El Paso to succeed Secretary of State Carlos Cascos, effective Jan. 5.  Pablos has served as chair of the Texas Racing Commission, the … more
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