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Five years ago, I wrote in this column about Karen Long and her pink car. You may remember her pink car, because it wasn’t just any car. more
Weatherman Bob French, a presence on Brazos Valley televisions since 1990, will retire with a community celebration on Oct. 12. more
Burn Bans remain in effect for many nearby counties, please be diligent in observing these restrictions and safety measures. more
Fall Storytime at the library Fall Storytime for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers at the Madison County Library begins tomorrow and continues through Nov. 21. The program runs for 30-45 minutes … more
Long ago, West and Martha Jones had three young sons; West, Gus, and Adam, born in that order. They must have all been born into slavery, because family history says that the baby, Adam, was born during the days of slavery but was too young to work on the plantation. Both parents died, leaving the boys orphans. Their mother’s sister, Aunt Celia, raised them, at least partly in San Jacinto County. The boys learned to farm. more
The Iola Athletic Booster Club will raffle off a signed 2017 Jose Altuve world series jersey at the final Iola home football game against Bartlett Nov. 8. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for five. more
My faith in humanity, which has wavered lately, has been restored. Recently a friend posted on Facebook about being stranded on the road and five people at separate times stopped to help her. Five. And none of them would accept money. Years ago, you expected. Today, it surprises you. more
St. Thomas More Fall Fish Fry St. Thomas More Catholic Church will hold its Fall Fish Fry Saturday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. or until all the food is gone, at the Community Center at Hilltop Lakes. Fried … more
Special rangers of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) are warning cattle producers to take extra precautions amid a surge in scams targeting ranchers. more
There will be a flu shot clinic at the elementary school from 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. Oct. 1. The cost is $30 for adults and $14 kids 18 and under. more
Burn Bans are now in effect for Grimes and many nearby counties, please be diligent in observing these restrictions and safety measures. more
Some of us Madison County residents didn’t get a single drop of much needed rain from Miss Imelda. Others, though, were blessed with several inches. While the stormy lady emptied rain on some and not others, she did treat us all the same by emptying out everyone’s mailboxes. more
The Ninth Annual Iola Hay Day Festival, hosted by the Iola Community center, will be Oct. 19. The morning will kick off at 8 a.m. for the bulldog dash, followed by the parade at 9:30 a.m. more
Sandra Woodruff had coronary bypass surgery and a heart valve replacement last Monday morning, at St Joseph, in Bryan. We deeply appreciate all of the prayers and pastoral support we have received. We truly live in a caring community and we are uplifted by your love, thank you. more
Last week, I told you how I found a clutch of school tax forms from 1924. When those were copied, some had other things copied onto the back. I hate to waste interesting things, so … more
St. Thomas More Fall Fish Fry St. Thomas More Catholic Church will hold its Fall Fish Fry on Sept. 28, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. or until all the food is gone, at the Community Center at Hilltop Lakes. … more
The sun will settle above the equator next Tuesday, making that day the official autumnal equinox, better known to us as the first day of fall. According to forecasts, Madisonville’s temperature next Tuesday will hover around 93 degrees. So much for fall weather in Texas folks! more
Madison County Republican Party 2019 Reagan Dinner The Madison County Republican Party will hold the 2019 Reagan Dinner Sept. 28 at the Sidwalk Cattlemen’s Association Pavilion, featuring … more
There’s an adage you’ve probably heard since childhood from your parents, teachers and other authority figures: Clean up after yourself. Well, even the strongest city governments in the country cannot clean up by themselves. more
Attention Iola ISD elementary parents: This is a message from the elementary administration. Our previous plans for our after-school program fell through at the last minute. But we are creating our own after school program this year! We are working on the details now, and it will begin after the first six weeks. More info to come. more
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