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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

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

Capital Highlights: State leaders call for action by CPS

AUSTIN — Texas’ top three officeholders on Oct. 12 instructed the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to improve the protection of children at risk of abuse. With recent data … 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

Mushroom Fest kicks off this weekend

The Texas Mushroom Festival is arguably Madisonville’s biggest event of the year, and I for one, am looking forward to a day of good weather and free entertainment. I grew up going to small-town … more

Make-A-Christmas-Happen event this Saturday at Yankee’s Tavern

The Bedias Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fish Fry and Auction last Saturday, Oct. 15, was another great success. Thank you to everyone who came out, who donated funds and for donating all of those … more
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