Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune Madera’s Cathy Figueroa drives the lane in a two-point victory over Mendota on Thrusday. She scored 10 points, including the final two Coyote points of the game. The Madera Coyotes girls basketball team advanced to the Madera Shootout championship game after three grind-them-out victories. However, despite going into halftime tied, the Fresno Warriors beat the Coyotes by nine to win the shootout Dec. 14 afternoon at Madera South’s East Gym.
Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune Madera South’s Alejandra Cortes shoots a 3-pointer over a Parlier defender. Cortes scored a team-high nine points in a 49-5 victory Dec. 12. The Madera South Stallions girls basketball team fell just short of the Madera Shootout championship game in its first year of hosting the tournament. The tournament, which has been held at Madera’s Joe Flores Gym, almost had a Madera versus Madera South match-up, but the Fresno Warriors went on a 17-1
No. 1 — I vote Democrat because I love the fact that I can now marry whatever I want. So, I have decided to marry my German Shephard. No. 2 — I vote Democrat because I believe oil companies’ profits of 4 percent on a gallon of gas are obscene but the government taxing the same gallon at 15 percent isn’t. No. 3 — I vote Democrat because I believe that the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn, than I would. No. 4 — I vote Democrat because freedom of spe
Madera County Historical Society The only drug store in Madera in 1890 belonged to William Hunter. A primitive store in its beginnings, Hunter’s Drugs soon flourished and remained in business in the same location on Yosemite Avenue for 100 years. The installation of a soda fountain inside the drug store was among the first changes made to the business as it began to take shape. When William Wilken Wood Hunter went to bed on the evening of Dec. 30, he had no way of knowing the
Stacy/Wikimedia Commons Warm up your tummy with a hot beverage to go along with these caramel pecan sticky rolls. Christmas morning is usually a busy, if not hectic, time for many families. But even when we are busy, our tummies still clamor for food. To give us enough energy to keep up with the excitement, it’s a good idea to include breakfast as one of the activities for the day. December is halfway over at this writing, and my tree has been sitting outside in a bucket of w
DJ Becker/The Madera Tribune A surprised Rebecca Martinez, the longtime elected County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters, at a tableful of flowers she received Wednesday from grateful residents and women who said they appreciated her courage and her speaking out on their behalf, and against alleged bullying and harassment by Madera County Chief Administrative Officer Eric Fleming. County officials scolded for ignoring CAO’s temperament A small group of residents spoke du
Wendy Alexander/The Madera tribune Former Madera County Sheriff Ed Bates meets with Dixieland students at Berenda Slough to tell them what he remembers about the Chowchilla Kidnapping. At left is current Madera County Sheriff Jay Varney. The bus load of students pulled away from Dairyland School and headed for the Berenda Slough. It was Monday morning, and the Dixieland 8th graders from Angela Lindsay’s class were on a mission to retrace the exact route another bus had taken
For The Madera Tribune Former Madera Mayor Paul “Bud” Sanders died Dec. 6. Paul Thomas “Bud” Sanders, a former Madera City Council member and mayor of Madera, died Dec. 6, 2019, at 81, after having suffered from a lung illness of long duration. Mr. Sanders was born on May 10, 1938, in Blytheville, Arkansas. He married Pamela Gordon in October 1960, and they were married for 59 years. They had four children. Mr. Sanders was proud of his military service, having served in both