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Capital Highlights: Texan diagnosed with Zika illness after returning from trip

AUSTIN — A Texas resident who recently traveled to Miami, Florida, has tested positive for Zika virus disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported on Aug. 15. The traveler, an … more

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Parties to campus-carry lawsuit to return to court AUSTIN — Three University of Texas professors are seeking a temporary injunction “to at least retain the option of maintaining their academic … more

Caring about the potty war

I guess I’ll never stop being amazed at the kinds of things that we choose to deem important as a society. The latest foofawraw that’s got everyone’s knickers in a twist is the recent … more

Women’s Club country market and community Thanksgiving dinner a success

Bedias Women’s Club sponsored a “Country Market” last Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Bedias Civic Center. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the women’s club.  Proceeds from the … more

Why fear when you can trust

Psalm 27:1-14 says, “The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?  When evil men advance against me to devour … more

Letter to the Editor Nov. 29, 2017

Dear Editor:I would like to know how Madison County can afford to spend $2 million more than it receives in tax receipts. Already, the Court dipped into the 2017 budget General Fund a bit. I believe … more

True meaning of life is lost

I didn’t think it was possible for Hillary Clinton and those like her to ever surprise or shock me with their disdain for common decency and humanity. Sadly, I was wrong. Clinton, along with … 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

Court relaxes Texas voter ID law for election

AUSTIN — Voters will have more options when presenting personal identification at the polls for the Nov. 8 general election, Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos announced last week. Pursuant … more

Vintage Finds on the Madisonville Square

There’s a little something for everyone at Vintage Finds, located on the west side of the square in downtown Madisonville.  Whether it’s a taste of something new, like the olive oil made … more

Museum Musings: Cookbook now available

Madison County Historical Commission’s new cookbook, Recipes & Remembrances, Volume 2, is now available for $10 each and can be purchased at the Museum and at the local Chamber of Commerce … more

There’s a right way to deal with problems

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

Healthcare nightmares and IRS scams

The sign-up period for next year’s ObamaCare plans is underway. Phone calls and e-mails are flooding in from angry constituents over how unaffordable health insurance is now for families and small … more

Army worms invade after summer rains

The recent showers have brought out an increase in the army worm population. This seemingly small insect can do big damage to crops and hay fields overnight when conditions are right. The army worm … more

Prince, Haggard top in field

If you’re anything like me, music has been an integral part of your life — especially your life’s milestones and moments. It was there for your first kiss, your annual father-daughter dance. … more

'Round Town

The rains we’ve received since last week’s column have been a blessing to most of Madison County. Over in Louisiana, though, previous rain has been a nightmare. Most likely you have heard the … more

'Round Town

How ‘bout them freshmen ’Stangs? Not only did our Madisonville Mustang Freshman team earn the title of District Champions they earned it without losing one game.   Last year it was our MHS … more

God loves you more than you know

I wanted to share this story with you this week, I hope you enjoy it and understand just how much God loves you. From her bedroom window, Rebecca eyed the children playing in the snow enviously. … more

Capital Update

Ready or not, the start of a new school year is officially here. I want to thank all of our school faculty members and administrators who have been working feverishly to prepare for our students' … more

Senate action really no surprise

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
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