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Midnight Madness at Iola high school football stadium 8/5/18 starting at 9pm. Tailgating set up begins at 8pm. Come out for community fun and adult 7-7 football, support the football team, band … more
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
The official onset of the fall season brings about an exciting time of year in our communities — from homecoming rallies and football games, fall festivals and canned food drives, to crisp … more
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
More incredible news for the economy last week — second quarter GDP grew at 4.1 percent thanks to a more competitive tax code and bold regulatory reforms! As families across the country are … more
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
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
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
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
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
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
In praise of our local newspapers: We read a recent editorial on the decline of local and regional newspapers across the country. We can easily get our news fix from the internet or television and … more
The Madisonville Care Center held an appreciation luncheon last Wednesday for the area’s pastors and first responders. more
I’m a big fan of the printed word. Folks who have read Musings often know that I love history and am concerned that some fascinating stories are getting lost daily. A local genealogical … more
The Iola Community Center is holding a school drive. We will be distributing school supplies on Saturday, July 29, at the community center from 1-3pm. The distribution is open to all Iola Elementary … more
The monthly elementary PTO meeting will be Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 3:45 p.m. in the elementary library. •The elementary Christmas concert will be Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Iola elementary school … more
November is a busy time in Bedias. The Bedias Civic Club meets tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m., at the Bedias Civic Center. Election Day is this coming Tuesday, Nov. 7. Don’t forget the … more
George H.W. Bush was a courageous war hero, Texas Congressman, an Ambassador, Director of the CIA, Vice President, and President of the United States. I believe he would say his favorite … more
As we wrote this week’s column, we returned from J.D. Mallard’s service and are still trying to get our emotions in check after the terrible news about the Bedias traffic accident Wednesday, May … more
Our community has been challenged by recent events, most concerning was an ambulance being mired in mud for nearly two hours on Landers Lane Monday, Nov. 12, in a Darrell Hall neighborhood north of … more
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