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Capital Highlights: Trump victory turns eyes to possible cabinet nominees

AUSTIN — Republican Donald J. Trump, on his way to winning the presidential election on Nov. 8, won the vote in Texas with 4,651,955 votes, or 52.39 percent of the 8,878,152 votes cast.  Some … more

'Country Market' set for tomorrow

The Annual Bedias Women’s Club Veteran’s Day Dinner was last Friday, Nov. 11. All area veterans were invited and encouraged to attend the annual dinner and to be recognized for their service to … more

Giving thanks this holiday season

With election season behind us and Thanksgiving quickly approaching, it seems most appropriate to remind ourselves just how blessed we really are. Often times, between trick-or-treating and … more

'Round Town

How about some good ol’ fashion comfort food or maybe a few tasty treats like mango salsa? If that sounds good to you then you’ll love the new cookbook available at the Madison County Museum. … 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

Capital Highlights: Briefs filed in support of voter ID law

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Sept. 23 filed a petition on behalf of the State of Texas, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate the Texas voter ID law. On Oct. 31, Paxton … 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

Bedias Women’s Club Veteran’s Day Dinner this Friday

The annual Bedias Women’s Club Veteran’s Day Dinner is Friday, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m., at the Bedias Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. All Bedias area veterans and a guest are invited and encouraged to … more

Capital Highlights: Officials urge court not to expand ruling

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Texas Supreme Court over issues they say were not addressed … more

What have you done for Jesus lately?

In this busy life we are all too often busy running from one function to another.  We chase kids to baseball games, football games, band concerts, fair shows and many other activities.  While there … more

Washington update: Latest on ‘A Better Way’ agenda

Howdy Texans! Over the past week, I had the opportunity to attend several meetings and speak to a host of different groups all across the district. In addition to highlighting some of these … 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

When trials come, keep your head up

w/mug   When trials come keep your head up Many times in this life you will be challenged with circumstances that will test your faith. It’s during these times that you grow stronger and … more

Remembering vets and preparing for election

In the coming days, we will once again commemorate Veterans Day in America. With that in mind, I want to begin this column by thanking the brave men and women who have served, or are currently … more

Capital Highlights: Judge reaffirms reach of injunction

AUSTIN — Fort Worth-based U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor has reaffirmed his Aug. 21 injunction placing a temporary hold on federal guidelines for accommodating transgender students in the use … more

It'll be Christmas soon enough

Bedias Civic Club meets tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m. It is not too soon to start planning for the Bedias Christmas Parade, Saturday, Dec. 17. Everyone is invited and encouraged to … more

'Round Town

It’s coming. Daylight Saving Time rolls away Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 a.m. turning  back the clock to the original time. Daylight Saving Time always ends the first Sunday in November when clocks are … more

'Round Town

w/Gala Nettles mug By the time students qualifying to attend the 2016 FFA National Convention arrived last week in Indianapolis, the Senior Prepared Speaking competitors had already been trimmed … more

It's time for Congress to pass Reaganesque tax reforms

Thirty years ago this week President Ronald Reagan signed into law the Tax Reform Act of 1986, landmark legislation recognized as the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code in our nation’s … more

Prices shrink going back in time

I have important news!  Madison County Historical Commission’s newly-published cookbook, Recipes & Remembrances, Volume 2 arrived late Friday afternoon!  The treasure is being sold for $10 a … more
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