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Legislation proposes to regulate access to restrooms, locker rooms

AUSTIN — Texas now has a “bathroom bill.” The Lone Star State has joined Alabama, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington as states where legislation has been … more

Capital Highlights: Patrick applauds action preserving North Carolina’s ‘bathroom bill’

AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has applauded the North Carolina legislature’s refusal to repeal a law banning individuals from using public bathrooms designated for the opposite sex. Patrick, … more

What to do when things seem impossible

Matthew 14:13-21 says,  “When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns.  When Jesus landed … more

'Round Town

The Dewayne Boyett family who lost their home and all its belongings last Tuesday, Jan. 4, is fortunate to have gotten out safely. The smell of smoke awakened Cindy Boyett around 2 a.m. and when she … more

‘Celebrity Apprentice’ should be terminated

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of reality shows, and so naturally I was excited to watch the premiere of The New Celebrity Apprentice, featuring host Arnold Schwarzenegger, since previous … more

Readying for new legislative session

Happy new year from your State Capitol!  The Christmas tree has been removed from the Texas House floor and folks are now bustling about with great anticipation for the Opening Day ceremonies.  So, … more

Museum Musings: How Tanyard got its name

Madison County has quite a few communities scattered around.  Periodically I will share information about such.  One of my resolutions for 2017 is to quit being so long-winded, or at least I’ll … more

Capital Highlights: Attorney General intervenes in ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ lawsuit

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Dec. 15 intervened in a lawsuit filed on behalf of nurse’s aide Dedra Shannon against the Killeen Independent School District over its decision to … more

'Round Town

A new year means a clean calendar so let’s start filling her up!  Hopefully you’re reading this week’s newspaper on Wednesday since it’s a good day to lend a helping hand and give mom a … more

Mourning the losses of 2016

I think we can all agree that 2016 was not the best year on record. A bunch of celebrities died, and yet another is set to take over the Oval Office in a matter of days. I think it’s funny … more

Make 2017 a year of submission

The Greek word “hupotasso” is translated to “submission” in English. In non-military uses, it means to voluntarily give in or to cooperate with. Concerning God, I like to think of it as … more

Happy New Year

The Bedias Civic Club meets next Thursday, Jan. 5, at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend all civic club activities. Call Janet Green, 936-395-1010, for more information.  We have … more

'Round Town

While Christmas Day and all its celebrations are a wrap, New Year’s Day with all of its celebrations are on the horizon. It will be a new year by the time you read your hometown newspaper again but … more

Capital Highlights: Abbott reacts to Trump’s choice of Perry as energy secretary

AUSTIN — President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Rick Perry as the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy prompted this reaction by Gov. Greg Abbott: “Under Rick Perry’s … more

Ready for a positive 2017

This has been a year of change – and much of it has been good. A new president will be inaugurated next month, and I’m going to reserve judgment – at least public judgment – until we see … more

Glory days, they’ll pass you by

It’s a rare occasion when an A&M Consolidated High School alumnus becomes famous or does something remarkable or gets their name mentioned in the news – and when it happens, a flurry of gossip … more

The true gift of Christmas

Luke 2:1-14 says, “In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole empire should be registered. This first registration took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So … more

'Round Town

Congratulations to Adrianna Culbreth, who during last Friday’s Texas A&M graduation, was presented the Outstanding Student Award in the College of Geoscience.  That means No. 1, … more

Museum Musings: Christmas memories

I’ve lots of folks’ memories to share, and I’m not wasting words.  The form will be different but my intention is the same.  Enjoy! John Stineff: “I remember going to the old Courthouse, … more

Health and Human Services Commission affirms cut to Medicaid

December 7, 2016 marked the 75th anniversary of the "date which will live in infamy," when American troops were attacked at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The date, which shot the United States into the … more
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