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No excuses for wrong information

The term “fake news” has been bandied about a lot lately, and quite frankly, has been well-deserved when levied against national news outlets and internet posts. We’ve all heard President … more

Nothing is free, really, even speech

Lots of stuff going on in the world lately. I’m sure you’re aware that there’s a madman on the loose with nuclear weapons, spouting nonsense about Armageddon and what-have-you. There’s … more

Congress has truly lost its way

In yet another attempt to make themselves acceptable to the common man and to seem like they’re keeping campaign promises, the Senate is taking another stab at health care with the Graham Cassidy … more

Words more hurtful, less powerful

A friend of mine is attached to the Red Cross in Brazos County, which, incidentally, covers Madison County and the surrounding area. He recently came off of foot surgery (had it several months … more

Getting information a difficult endeavor

Perhaps you may have heard about a tragedy that occurred in Texas last week. Of course, I’m talking about Hurricane Harvey, the effects of which still are being felt, something that will … more

There’s a right way to deal with problems

The events in Charlottesville, Va., are squarely in the realm of horrific, heinous and reprehensible. If you’ve been living under a rock, essentially, a rally by white supremacists, which was … more

Congress throws good money after bad

I found a neat little site on the internet the other day. It was a cost counter for the congressional hearings into the Benghazi debacle. You know, when the House was trying to figure out exactly … more

Christian Movie Night at Miller’s Theatre

Our Sunday, Aug. 13 film offering will be “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone.” Please encourage your friends and neighbors to attend our second Sunday film showings, at Miller’s Theatre, with you … more

Aug. 9, 2017

Dear Editor: On Saturday, May 13, 2017, my heart gave out on me, and I literally died. Through the grace of God and skillful hands of Justin Reese and Hector Camarillo, and also first … more

4-H Archery Club thanks Archery World

For a little more than two years, Archery World, located on I-45 north of town, has allowed the Madison County 4-H Archery Club to practice in their facility every week. They also helped the youth … more

Media badly misses the mark on coverage

Here’s a small representation of the headlines that were on different “new” sites on the Internet last week: Book pushes to spread benefits of pot legalization nationwide Lawrence: Trump … more

Senate action really no surprise

By a show of rolled eyes, how many of you out there reading this are surprised in the least that the Senate, in all of its infinite majesty and wisdom, failed to pass a repeal of the Affordable Care … more

Difference between what is and what should be

Anyone who’s been paying attention to the shenanigans in Washington, D.C., has a real reason to become concerned about the direction our country is headed. Before we get too much further, this … more

Stormy climate can use some sun

So the question of the day, at least for me, is this: what happened to us? More and more, there are protests, whining, complaining, attacking and insulting over the most insignificant things … more

Memorial from a visitor

Editor's note - We received this heartfelt letter to the editor.  It's from a visitor to Madisonville and very fitting for Memorial Day and the times we are in. A few years ago, I traveled from … more

Texas House Members have chance to save open government

 Keeping our Texas Public Information Act operating effectively takes effort. That’s why open government advocates have worked with public officials and businesses over the past year to fine-tune … more

Brady visits Madisonville with a mission

Kevin Brady, U.S. Congressman and the House Ways and Means Committee Chairman visited Madisonville on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 to lay out his plan for a better way to tax reform.  Congressman … more

When fear comes, call on Jesus

Luke 8:22-25 says, “One day Jesus said to his disciples, "Let's go over to the other side of the lake." So they got into a boat and set out.  As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on … more

Vintage Finds on the Madisonville Square

There’s a little something for everyone at Vintage Finds, located on the west side of the square in downtown Madisonville.  Whether it’s a taste of something new, like the olive oil made … more

Museum hears more on history of oil, pipelines

When Harold Gene Wells visited the Museum on Mar. 2, he shared more local oil and pipeline history.   He confided that the late Joe Cooper (1890-1974) loaned money to probably 90 percent of the … more
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