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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

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

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

Bedias food pantry open on Saturday

We are very sorry to share that our planned Christian movie night for last Sunday evening, Aug. 14, was canceled, due our theatre facility not being available to us. Our program will resume on … more

Hash musings and mysteries solved

Other folks have authored Museum Musings before, but my own first Museum Musings appeared on June 24 last year.  If you’ve been with me from the start, you’ve suffered through more than 26 of my … 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

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

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

Texas House makes interim changes

Rising temperatures and back-to-school shopping can only mean one thing: August has arrived! In Austin, the pace continues to pick up at the Capitol as fellow House members and State Senators take … more

'Round Town

It’s school time again! This week the teachers of Madisonville Consolidated Independent School District returned to work to get involved in a little staff development before the school bell rings. … more

Capitol Highlights

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

Division still reigns in country

In equal parts, I feel that the blame for the most recent and ever-increasing attack on law enforcement in this country can be laid at the feet of President Barack Obama and the national news … more

Country coming full circle

Let’s all take a moment and show our complete and utter surprise at the developments out of the FBI and Department of Justice regarding the investigation into Hillary Clinton. Yes; I can see … more

Winner won’t solve problems

There was an old riddle that used to make the rounds, which posited what it meant when a liar told you he or she was lying. Other funny things from back in the day state that you can tell if a … more

The new childish paradigm

One of the proudest moments of my life was when I became a father. With that, though, also has come some of the most embarrassing moments. Everyone has that tale to tell about a child throwing a … more

The oddliness of languagistics

You might not have guessed it, but being in the newspaper business, we live and die by the words we choose. Sometimes, we can inspire and create pictures with our writing, and other times we can … more

Saying goodbye to a good man

I spent a lot of time in a mild funk last week, mostly because of the news of the death of Muhammad Ali. Strange, isn’t it? But it wasn’t his actual death that caused my melancholy, but the … more

Silence of justice deafening

Blink and you missed it. I’m not talking about the small town on the backwater road in some state that’s mostly nothing, I’m talking about what should have been banner news being paid mere … more

Clinton ideas skew destructive

Ladies and gentleman, welcome to the latest edition of pander-monium, where in an election cycle candidates get further and further into silliness by making promises that either make no sense or are … more

New ideas need new legends

Maybe I’m maudlin, maybe just old-fashioned, but I kind of like my entertainment to be, well, entertaining. Not that books, or movies or even television shows can’t wrap a message into their … more
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