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Happy anniversary to Delores and Jerry Williams! The couple celebrate their 57th anniversary this Sunday. more
[Editor’s note: This is the first in an occasional series about travel destinations from Madison County easily made in a day. Future installments will include fun family trips, educational opportunities and state landmarks.] A little more than two-hour drive up Interstate 45 – depending on stops at the Collin Street Bakery or active speed traps in Ferris – a wealth of must-see history about one of the more tragic events in U.S. history remains eerily accessible for the morbidly curious and curiously morbid alike. more
Cross Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School 2019. Bring your kids to join us for a fun-filled week discovering Jesus from Eternity Past to Eternity Future! VBS will be held July 29-Aug. 2, Monday - Friday from 6:15-8:30 pm. Ages Pre-k thru 6th grade Completed will be able to attend. Plan for your whole family to join us on Friday night for food and fun! more
Thank you to everyone who joined us Thursday evening for the Bedias Civic Club Independence Day celebration, a great time was had by all. more
Here is some important trivia for you: We are in the middle of National Farriers Week, which began 21 years ago, so hats off to Jimmy Dutton, Donnie McKinney and all of you other guys around here who shoe horses. more
Looking forward to Thursday, the Bedias Civic Club is planning a big Independence Day celebration, including free hotdogs with all 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 and friends. more
There have been Longbothams in Madison County for almost 200 years. It is surprising, therefore, that yielded only four tombstones here for that last name. Remember though, Findagrave only contains what humans have entered there, and some folks have not been recorded. I checked in Leon County, practically right next door, and found seven Longbothams. The most recent Madison County Longbothams that I’ve found are Joyce Phifer Longbotham (1924-2012) and her husband, Rufus Tyler Longbotham, Sr. (1921-1989), and they are buried across the county line in Leon County. more
Last week I shared with you that my Deal-of-the-Week was the upcoming sale of that gorgeous antebellum mansion used in the movie “Gone with the Wind”. 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
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
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
All district offices will be closed July 1- July 5. 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
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
All interested persons are invited to attend a Grimes County Democratic Party "Meet and Greet," Monday at the Bedias Civic Center. Doors open at 5 p.m., Meet and Greet is from 5:30 p.m. to 6:20 p.m., and the program starts at 6:30 p.m. Please contact Party Chair, James Harris, 936-825-4846, for more information. more
Evergreen Baptist School will be hosting Vacation Bible School June 17 through June 20, 6:30-8:15 p.m. each day. more
Huntsville Christian Women’s Connection June Luncheon The Huntsville Christian Women’s Connection will hold its June luncheon on June 20 at Elkins Lake Clubhouse, 632 Cherry Hills Drive in … more
I sometimes enjoy watching reruns of some favorite television series episodes. I would watch Barney Fife tell Andy Griffith to “Nip it in the bud” any day. Also, I’d enjoy and laugh at any of Ernest T. Bass’s appearances on Andy Griffith, or Tim Conway on Carol Burnett. more
Have you ever noticed how many selfies are taken in cars? That intrigues me. I wonder why that is? Maybe car seats are the new photo props? more
Bedias welcomes the “Wit & Wisdom” art exhibition to the Bedias Civic Center from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Everyone is welcome to join us for this one-day exhibition and please look for notices on how you can see more of the exhibit around town over the next couple of weeks, and even purchase some of the art for your home, if so inclined. more
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