Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune Madera’s Jazzel Ruiz weaves her way through Washington Union traffic during Tuesday’s non-league match. Ruiz scored three goals, including one 20 seconds into the match, to lead the Coyotes to a 5-1 victory in Memorial Stadium. With a 4-0 victory last week over Clovis East and a 5-1 victory over the Washington Union-Easton Panthers this week, the Madera Coyote girls soccer team has given new head coach Cynthia Moreno a great start to her car
Courtesy of the Madera County Historical Society Superior Court Judge William Conley is shown here in his office at the Madera County Courthouse not long after he was involved in an altercation over a local school board election. Madera has a history of hard fought school board campaigns, and every once in a while some of them turn violent—like that one in 1902. That contest 120 years ago is without peer in laying bare the extent to which contending factions can yield to the
For The Madera Tribune The Madera Tribune columnist Tami Jo Nix and her brother Brian Hill at his 2013 wedding. He celebrates his 71st birthday on Nov. 20. Most people my age have families consisting of their generation, their offspring and even grandchildren. Our nuclear family once consisted of my parents, Ralph and QuoVada “Kirk” Hill, Ralph Jr., aka Rocky, Brian Hill and myself. These days, everyone but Brian and I are gone. Brian is married to Dee Dee nee Gran and he has
For The Madera Tribune Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till, are shown here just before the youth’s murder. Sixty-six years have passed since that August night in 1955 when J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant kidnapped, tortured, and murdered 14-year-old Emmett Till. The pair of white racists perpetrated their heinous hate crime because the young African-American had allegedly whistled at a white woman in Money, Mississippi. Both men were identified, arrested, and stood trial for the
For The Madera Tribune Mike Alvarez. Michael Alvarez looked at the man lying on the bed in the ICU unit. He was horrified at what he saw; the man was on a ventilator struggling to breathe. It was February 2020, and he was looking at an early victim of COVID-19. Finally, the patient lost the battle and died. Alvarez looked more closely. There was something strangely familiar about the man, then it struck him. Alvarez was looking at himself; He had just witnessed his own death.
Tyler Takeda/The Madera Tribune Liberty’s Diego Rojas (5) and Vince Oberti (22) combine to force the ball loose from Immanuel’s Oscar Cabrera while Caleb Sisco puts the finishing touches on the tackle. Max Nulick (44) caught the loose ball for the fumble recovery. The Hawks scored on the next play for a 14-0 fourth quarter lead Friday night. REEDLEY — In another dominating defensive effort, the Liberty Hawks advanced to the Div. V semifinals with a 14-0 victory over top-seede
I am writing this letter to the citizens of Madera in the hope that you will WAKE UP and start paying attention to the mess that is at our Madera City Council. After watching both the October 6 and October 20 meetings, it is clear to me that some on our city council have no idea what they are doing or how to do it. The mayor of our city has no regards for Roberts Rules of Order and belittles anyone who has a different view than his own. I would hope there are some on the cou
This newspaper published a letter under the headline “An Open Letter to Jim Costa.” That letter said, “Socialism bad, protect your grandchildren and mine, congressman. Vote like Manchin and Sinema.” Let’s take a shallow dive into that letter from a frequently published local deep-thinker. Socialism is bad (except when Trump cult Republicans abuse government to return to the Antebellum South). And socialism is bad for Congressman Costa’s grandchildren (Congressman Costa, one o