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911 looks to spend money for tips

When most of us witness a crime being committed, we call 911 and report it. But, sometimes we may not see a crime happening, but we know about it. One way for us to report information on a … more

Pain is a reminder of growth

I wake up and I am instantly reminded I am not as spry as I used to be. Turn on news or read the paper you see pain, scroll through Facebook you see pain. Some pain is due to age while other … more

Iola student garners honor

Hailey Mallett has been named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered … more

Iola club seeking members

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Easter. Join the Iola Domino Club. It will be every Thursday at the Iola community center from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. This will be a potluck event. Donations … more

Governor calls back legislators

As you have probably heard, the governor has called the Texas Legislature back to Austin for a 30-day special session that began Tuesday, and has laid out an ambitious 20-item agenda for this … more

When the battle comes, suit up

Romans 7:14-25 states, “We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And … more

One-Act play memories now on display

Editor’s note: This is the first of two columns relating memories of past One-Act plays and their successes, now on display at the Madison County Museum. For the month of April at the museum … more

1970s a happening time in Madison County

Editor’s note: This is the second of two columns detailing events of the 1970s. This Musing focuses again on local events from the fall of 1970. In last week’s Musings, I had an error, which I … more

Bedias Civic Club meets tomorrow

The Bedias Civic Club meets Thursday, Feb. 1. All area residents are welcome to attend and participate in all Civic Club activities. Please call Janet Green at (936) 395-1010 to learn more about … more

’Round Town

Time Change. It’s coming. Sunday, Nov. 5, will be the day when sunrise and sunset will be about an hour earlier than you’re used to. It means more light in the morning hours of your day and it … more

Lady Bulldogs win another district title

Congratulations to the varsity volleyball team on being district champs. •This week is Red Ribbon week for Iola Secondary and Elementary schools. Wednesday is Be a H.E.R.O; wear camouflage or … more

Suffering for Christ is gain

Nobody in their right mind would wish suffering on themselves. I can’t remember a time in my life where I woke up and said, “God, I sure wish you would make things hard on me today”; … more

’Round Town March 28, 2018

This should make you Madisonville-proud: Home-grown lady Jill Vaughan, the daughter of LaMerle and the late Datus Sharp, is the first female honoree who will be inducted into the Texas Bankers … more

Round Town

How about some congrats? Congratulations to Jerry and Delores Williams who will celebrate their 55th anniversary July 23. Delores says it requires work, dedication and a lot of love, but it’s all … more

Annual Fish Fry Set for Oct. 21

Save Saturday afternoon, Oct. 21, 4 to 9 p.m. — The world famous Bedias Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fish Fry and Auction is here again and everyone is invited to attend and participate in all … more

’Round Town Jan. 31, 2018

News Flash. That high-speed rail meeting scheduled for Feb. 5 will be held at the Kimbro Center on the square. That’s right. Go early to find a parking place. Naturally, a lot of folks in … more

’Round Town

Our Madisonville youth continue to put the spotlight on our town. First, congrats to the Madisonville Mustangs. Our football team brought home the District Championship.          Then … more

February here we come!

There will be a daddy-daughter dance on Feb. 17 from 6-8 p.m. This will be held at the elementary cafeteria. oRegistration is here for Iola teams for Brazos Valley Girls Softball Association. … more

’Round Town

The American icon Dairy Queen has filed bankruptcy. Many generations of dyed-in-the-wool Americans have grown up on DQ chocolate-dipped cones, the ones where lip-smackin’ ice cream oozed from under … more

Our plans aren’t always His

We all make plans in our life. Plans to attend college, plans to get married, plans to get a job, build a house, and so on. What happens when those plans don’t work out? Well, most of the time … more
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