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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
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
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
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
 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
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
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
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
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
Galatians 5:13 says, “13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” If you are a … more
Sometimes it doesn’t pay to get out of bed. Last Monday was one of those days for me.  If I could drop it, stumble over it, break it or lose it, I did. That includes last week’s column, or … more
Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing well. The more I speak with people now days, I find that there are many of them facing spiritual, as well as physical mountains.  Sometimes those … more
Oliver Juarez, owner and operator of Juarez Tacos, boasts his taco truck as “El taco madre”, the mother of all tacos.  Every morning Juarez fires up the pit to give his fajita meat an authentic, … more
You need to know this! Thurs., Mar. 23 is National Puppy Day. It was the famous humorist, Josh Billings, who once said, “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves … more
Sometimes when it rains it pours doesn’t it? I think the Boyett family needs a break! Besides Johnny Boyett’s bout with cancer, their son’s home burning to the ground and Virginia Boyett’s … more
2 Corinthians 9:6-8 says, “Remember this: The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously.  Each person should do as he has … more
If you like good singing you won’t want to miss the Bowling Green State University Men’s Chorus from Bowling Green, Ohio. It’s made up of 50 dedicated hardworking young men who look pretty … more
A friend to many of us, Russell White, recently went to be with our Lord.   At the time of his demise, he lived between Bryan and Hearne, but he grew up in Madisonville.  He was a 1970 graduate of … more
I wanted to share this story with you this week, I hope you enjoy it and understand just how much God loves you. From her bedroom window, Rebecca eyed the children playing in the snow enviously. … more
It must be spring.  Even though it is February, according to the plants popping through the ground it’s spring. Maybe “Old Man Winter” will be back for a visit. Either way, it’s at least … more
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