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Editor’s note: This is the first of two columns depicting the history of selected families who have a legacy in Madison County. Madison County Museum continues to offer computer discs of the … more
As the curtain closes on another eventful Fourth of July holiday, I hope you'll remain ever mindful of how blessed we are to call America home. I recently had the honor of participating in an … more
Remember the movie “Gone with the Wind? How about Rhett Butler’s famous line to Scarlett that began, “Frankly my dear,”? Most of us can recite the remainder of that sentence. When “Gone with the Wind” hit the big screen curse words in a movie were, well, surprising. Things have certainly changed, haven’t they? more
Matthew 14:22-36 says, "Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a … more
As I write, I’m wondering when you might read this. Late Monday afternoon because of Harvey’s visit, the U.S. Postal Service suspended mail service for all zip codes starting with 778 until … more
Looking forward to Thursday, July 4, the Bedias Civic Club is planning a big Independence Day celebration, including free hotdogs with the trimmings and watermelon until we run out. We will have our fireworks show starting at dark. Please come join us and bring your family & friends. more
This Saturday afternoon, the Bedias Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fish Fry and Auction is here again and everyone is invited to attend and participate in all of the fun. This event is the … more
All district offices will be closed July 1- July 5. more
Midway Volunteer Fire Department fish fry The Midway Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fish fry, fireworks and crawfish boil fundraising event at 5 p.m. June 29 at the Midway VFD station, 5648 … more
Editor’s note: This is the second of two stories detailing wedding showers of Madisonville brides. I asked local friends about their bridal showers here. For many bridal showers here, … more
Editor’s note: This is the first of two columns detailing tragedy during the settlement of Madison County. We often hear of “the good old days”, when children played outdoors and were … more
I hope everyone is having a relaxing week with friends and family. I wanted to give a quick shout out to the girls’ volleyball teams and boys’ varsity football. Both organizations worked … more
On Friday, Feb. 16, there will be a Daddy-Daughter Dance. This fun-filled evening will be hosted by the Iola High School Student Council. There will be dancing, sweet treats and fun activities. … more
AUSTIN— Last year, Texas’ temperatures soared to record highs and staff at more than 40 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department sites handled 134 incidents relating to heat-related illnesses in humans and pets. On the eve of the official start of summer, TPWD experts are sharing their top six heat hacks for staying safe in the outdoors during the blistering Texas heat. more
Are you familiar with the magazine Texas Highways? They also have a website, Texas Highways.com. If you click on it, up pops a big picture of a wine connoisseur carefully pouring a glass of deep red … more
For many people, Thanksgiving means one thing: food, and lots of it. Thanksgiving brings to mind images of roasted turkeys, mashed potatoes, and sweet potato pies. For some, however, … more
As Super Bowl LIII quickly approaches, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is teaming up with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to … more
There is an untold story behind the weekend announcement that the federal government would reopen until February 15. Lawmakers in both parties will work to find common ground on the stalemate … more
Lanier Stevens' Memorial Gospel Singing The Midway Church of Christ will host The Lanier Stevens' Memorial Gospel Singing on Tuesday in the church's Fellowship Hall. Finger food will be served at … more
CONROE — When not working in Washington I get to work in the district, listening and learn-ing about the concerns of constituents. One of the highlights of the last few weeks was visiting … more
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