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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

Public health updates for rural Texas

October is here and with it comes the arrival of cooler weather and many Fall festivals across our region of the state.  As we search for the light jackets and pull down the Halloween decorations, … 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

Museum Musings

As I’ve said before, the June 3, 1954, Meteor was a special edition in honor of Madison County’s centennial celebration.  It contained essays and information from many of our county’s older … 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

Embracing change

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw I’m not sure anyone noticed, but I’ve been out of the … more

Federal budget made simple

Oh boy, it’s budget time. Media outlets, special interest groups and yes, even politicians who know better, love confusing the public about the year-end budget battles in Washington.  Here’s … 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

Washington works on Obamacare, VA

Howdy, Texans! Over the last several weeks, the House has been working diligently on behalf of hardworking American families. We have passed bills to prevent and roll back Obamacare tax increases, … 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

College football kicks off soon

College football season is just about the most exciting time in Texas. I freely admit to being a fair-weather Texas A&M football fan. I likely went to more games when I was in high school than … more

Open government champions: Capriglione pushing ahead with transparency agenda

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one in an occasional series of opinion pieces on legislators and other Texans who are openly committed to sustaining government transparency and accountability. The articles … more

Taking an interest in cemeteries

Years ago at Sam Houston State University, one of the most interesting classes I took was one about cemeteries, burial customs, and such.  If I can trust my memory, Dr. Gary Hood taught the class.  … more

Bedias Civic Club meets tomorrow

Tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 1, the Bedias Civic Club meets at the Bedias Civic Center, at 6 p.m. All area residents are invited and encouraged to attend and to participate in all civic club … more

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: This summer I worked as a custodian for the Madisonville CISD after teaching school for the last 15 years. It was a very eye-opening experience for me. Through the years, I … 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

'Round Town

Fall is about to settle in bringing with it busy times. Besides all of the school sports activities here’s what else is going on around town. First, do you remember the restaurant Shrimpy’s … more

Twenty years after welfare reform, the path ahead


Twenty years ago, Republicans successfully concluded a multi-year, national effort to reform America’s cash welfare program. The reform was based on one simple idea: the best way to change lives … more

Changing how we talk about trees

FORT WORTH - Texas A&M Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program Coordinator Paul Johnson has discovered that it is not enough for communities to sustainably manage and care for the urban … more

Bedias Women’s Club meets tomorrow

Tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 25, the Bedias Women’s Club meets at the Bedias Civic Center, at 2 p.m. All area women are invited and encouraged to attend and to participate in all women’s club … more
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