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Local TJHRA members shine

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A number of area competitors in the Texas Junior High Rodeo Association (TJHRA), Region IX, earned distinctions for their performances in 11 rodeos throughout the season and will advance to the state competition in Gonzales May 23-29. The state event will encompass all nine regions within the organization and determine who advances to the nationals event this summer.
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They endured the cold, too (part two)

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Weather has been a popular topic of conversation for the last two weeks and was on my mind when I sought a Musings topic. Currently Volume 1 of Madison County history is not available for purchase, but we are working to convert it into a searchable computer document that will later be available for purchase on a USB flash drive, or, for you non-techies, an inexpensive computer plug-in device. I took advantage of what we have so far and searched “weather”. I’m sharing some of what I found.
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‘ROUND TOWN

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Ever heard of lawn mower races? Well, the sanctioned races are coming to town this Saturday! Mower racing is a country-wide sport and Texas has a sanctioned association. After doing a little research I’m pretty sure winning a lawn mower race is better than taking your girl riding on a John Deere tractor.
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STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

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Madisonville Elementary Students of the Month for March (back row, from left) Santiago Camacho Penaloza, Laiyah Roundtree, Avery Conway, (front, from left) Kennedi Joffrion, Phillip Tyler Stanley and Eli Boullion pose together with their certificates. (Not pictured: Logan Clary and Alexia Bedolla) COURTESY PHOTO
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Local store owner arrested for sexual abuse of child

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The Madisonville Police Department arrested 46-yearold Bryan resident and owner of the El Mercadito Produce store in Madisonville Jose Jaime Rivera Friday on five felony charges, including two counts of Sexual Assault of a Child, one count of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, one count of Sexual Abuse of a Child Continuous (victim under the age of 14) and one count of Indecency with a Child by Sexual Assault.