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We have a lot of good folks in our county, some of which attend First Baptist Church. Debby Boyett mentioned on Facebook she her parent’s home needing a backyard ramp before long. Gene … more
There are around 103,000 members in the Texas FFA Association that is now made up of 12 areas and there are 12 state officers. Multiple candidates will run from each area for office. Our own … more
The Lady Bulldogs will be competing for their third state title in volleyball. The varsity volleyball team beat out North Zulch at regionals in four sets this past weekend in Longview. They will be … more
In celebration of National Small Business Week, I spent last week traveling around the Eighth Congressional District and surrounding area to meet with small businesses and their workers to hear from … more
Welcome back Tony Farkas. Tony, who served the Madisonville Meteor as its editor and publisher last year before moving on to Navasota, is back in the publisher chair in our town again. Drop by and … more
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of two stories highlight a new exhibit of local authors at the Madison County Museum. Thena Wilson Parrott now resides in the Edge community, just a … more
•A Senior Health and Activity Day is set for today from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Bedias Civic Center. The event is sponsored by the Grimes County Health Resource Center. Call (936) … more
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Last Friday even was the first Shop & Stroll summer evening for our town this year. The event began two years ago when local businesses chose to stay open late once a month and offer the … more
•Iola Elementary will be registering for Pre-K and kindergarten students in the Iola Elementary computer lab May 29 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and first through 12th grades from 1:15 to 3 p.m. … more
Please join us, Saturday, March 31, at the Bedias Civic Center for an old-fashioned Community Easter Egg Hunt. The fun starts at 1 p.m. for all area children 8 years and younger. Call Gwen … more
It is so easy to get discouraged in life when things don’t go our way. Unexpected expenses, health issues, death of a loved one, or any other circumstance that comes our way, can throw us into a … more
With the help of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, our economy is finally starting to fire on all cylinders. The Department of Labor indicated that in the first two months of 2018, the economy added … more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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