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Bear with me here, as I’m going to stitch together what may be some seemingly unrelated events. The first of these is the unfathomable tragedy perpetuated by United Airlines on Kokito the … more
I saw something really cool last week on election day: a room full of people interested in the local election results. There even were children in the room, which bodes well — at least … more
Dear Editor: I am a landowner that will be directly affected if the Federal Rail Administration declares Texas Central's high-speed railway as a railroad. According to a documentary on bullet … more
I got felt up on Thursday, and not in a good way. Don't think this is a lewd or lascivious column; this is about rights, and dignity, and things of that nature. I had occasion to travel to San … more
Currently, the president has been considering altering his position and issued orders to have bump stocks banned as a response to the horrific shooting in Florida. more
As your Congressman, I strongly oppose the route of the Texas Central Rail and have helped successfully block its Washington petitions for eminent domain and construction authority. more
This past week I enjoyed crisscrossing the Eighth Congressional District to listen to you about issues impacting your life. more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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