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Most likely the majority of Madison County folks, especially those attending First Baptist Church, have a story about Madie Madole. She was quite a feature at the church and also around town. more
Super Bowl LIV in South Florida is set. After a 50-year hiatus from the big game, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Tennessee Titans 35-24 Sunday to become AFC Champions for the first time since the 1969 season. The conference’s trophy bears the name of the franchise’s founding father, Lamar Hunt. Son and current owner, Clark Hunt, accepted the trophy after the win. more
I’ve got a story to tell you. Although Valentine’s Day is almost a month away, you might say this is a Valentine’s story. more
Thank you, and Happy New Year to the citizens of Madisonville, and all of Madison County. From everyone at the city and I wish you all the best in the upcoming year and that the wishes and hopes of good people of this great city of ours come true. Each of us here at the city of Madisonville will do our best to make 2020 a memorable year. more
Dear Reader, Now that the beautifully wrapped gifts have been ravaged, the luscious desserts have been inhaled, and Santa has packed his peppermint-striped Speedo for a vacation to Jamaica’s Hedonism resort, many holiday revelers find themselves experiencing the after-Christmas blues. more
With the second decade of the 21st century in the rear-view mirror, this New Year provides a unique opportunity for new beginnings. As we turn the page to a new year and a new decade, it’s important to spend time reflecting not only on what we did right over the years, but also what we can do to improve in the future. Regardless of whether or not we make official "resolutions," it is my hope that we, as a people, will make a renewed effort to forgive more, anger less, and be kinder to one another. more
The Houston Texans advanced to the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs along with the Tennessee Titans, Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks during a thrilling Wildcard Weekend. more
Do I owe someone an apology for not taking a more active role in the iconic cultural, technological and political developments of the 2010s? more
Even the kids in the elected class have visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, dreaming at the end of another year what might be next in politics, and for them. more
A quick takeaway from the deadline of candidate filings: The Texas Senate is going to be the calmest spot in the state’s electoral ocean in 2020. more
Yes, I am one of “those” people. more
The Dallas Cowboys slightly righted a sinking ship Sunday with a 44-point offensive outburst against the Los Angeles Rams in Arlington. The win evens up their record at 7-7 with a road matchup against the Eagles to decide their season in week 16. more
With Thanksgiving just finished and Christmas and the new year just ahead, the holiday season is a great time to reflect on the past year and start thinking about the road ahead. more
Beto O’Rourke started his campaign for U.S. Senate with the same sad visibility the current troop of Democratic hopefuls is battling today. more
It’s a bit much to suggest that the middle in Texas politics is blossoming into a giant political force, but there are signs of life outside the most progressive and conservative corners of the electorate. more
War has come to my yard! But this battle doesn’t involve modern conventional weapons with individual rounds of ammunition that cost almost as much as my eldest and most expensive daughter’s wardrobe. Instead, this is a battle against one of the most annoying forces of nature known to man – the scourge of autumn leaves. more
The Dallas Cowboys lost their second straight contest with a 26-15 defeat at the hands of the Buffalo Bills to spoil their annual Thanksgiving Day home game in Jerry World, dropping their record to a pedestrian 6-6 with four games remaining in the regular season. The Cowboys have still not defeated a team with a winning record this season. more
President Donald Trump has been to Texas seven times this year. more
As the days grow increasingly shorter with the change in seasons, many East Texans wonder why it's necessary to change our clocks back an hour around this time every year. Over the last several weeks, my office has received numerous phone calls regarding the observation of Daylight Savings Time in Texas. more
The Dallas Cowboys continued to struggle against formidable opponents with a 13-9 loss to the New England Patriots on a wet night in Foxboro, Mass. Sunday. more
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