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Time to find and fix the real problems

With 17 school students killed and 14 others injured, and a 19-year-old in custody on charges of premeditated murder, the country's thoughts very rightly have turned to this, and whatever … more

This and that about odds and ends

I remember when the competition was the reason for having the Olympics. Now, it seems more of a canvass for social justice issues. •Self-awareness used to be a criterion for candidates, … more

Letter to the Editor Feb. 14, 2018

Dear Editor: Everyone knows Lanier Stevens loved Madison County. There are many reasons why. Our family experienced the best of this community when we lost Lanier suddenly on a Sunday … more

Lending a hand for a good cause

For 17 years, the Texas Mushroom Festival has been the premier event in Madisonville and Madison County. For one day, Madisonville is the center of the Brazos universe. There's food, and wine, and … more

Pride never is a liability

I'm not entirely sure the NFL's denial of the commercial by AMVETS asking people to stand for the flag constitutes censorship. I am sure, though, that the denial can be called an incredibly dumb … more

DACA the wrong lynchpin for funding

So, I'm sure you were shocked to learn there was a government shutdown because there's was no funding. That wasn't really the case, as federal law dictates that essential services must … more

Judges now ordering president around

In a move that should probably come as no surprise to anyone, a federal judge — in California, go figure — has decided that the President of the United States cannot perform his duties. At … more

Letter to the Editor Jan. 10, 2018

Dear editor: I am writing this letter to publicly thank the staff at CHI Madisonville St. Joseph Health Center Emergency Room. Recently, while putting metal siding on a shelter for our donkeys, … more

Bench legislation alive and well

While the country continues being in the throes of figuring itself out, and all the foofaraw about President Trump and his manic march to Armageddon (darn those tax cuts), we pause to return to an … more

New beginnings always are hopeful

Here we are at the start of another year. The old guy tottered off, and the baby is a couple of days old. If you’re like me, you look forward to a new year with promise, feeling that the … more

Wrong spirit of giving important

I’m thinking of making a weird connection here, so bear with me. Not to seem as anti-Christmas, which I’m not, but I’m becoming concerned that the effect of the spirit of giving, which has … more

Letters to the Editor Dec. 13, 2017

To the Editor: The beauty of “Letters to the Editor” is that anyone can write one. The writer doesn’t need any expertise in the subject matter and can’t be held accountable for any … more

Bypass plan a smart economic move

tony.farkas@madisonvillemeteor.com Last week, TxDOT showed up again with a proposal regarding a relief route for the city of Madisonville. It’s a tweaking of a plan that was presented … more

Response is right, but raises questions

Response is right, but raises questions You can’t turn on a television or log into a news or social site anymore without hearing of some new person of influence being fired or accused of sexual … more

Tax reform bill takes another step

Tax reform bill takes another step The U.S. Senate took a major step forward for tax reform and the American people early Saturday morning. For the first time in 31 years, the House and the Senate … 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

Signs of too much government growing

Apparently there will be even more lawsuits facing the Trump administration, because, apparently some government workers feel they should be allowed to make their own decision on their work, and not … more

So many reasons for giving thanks

Another year goes by, and we’re now in the throes of the holiday season. Christmas gets the best press, but I’m still squarely in the camp of Thanksgiving. For me, it’s less … more

Elections the only leash we have

It’s pretty much a given that non-presidential elections will generate little interest, unless it’s in a small venue with a hot local issue or a contentious city council race to spice things … more

Knee-jerk rush to judgment fruitless

A funny thing happened to me Monday morning. I was unfriended on Facebook. I sure you’re asking yourself why that was funny, or why that even matters to you, but in the context of what I did to … more
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