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’Round Town June 6, 2018

Hats off to our Madisonville High School Band, which performed in a Disney World Parade last week. A few brave parents even hopped a bus with them to help Band Director Stephanie Schmidt as … more

Travel with care during the holidays

Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go … With the holidays all around us, you may be planning to travel a bit this season You may be traveling a few miles or … more

MSCA brainchild of editor

Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen’s Association has evolved through the years. It was originally the brainchild of Henry B. Fox. He arrived in our part of the country in 1935 when he purchased the … more

Iola gearing up for donkey basketball

Iola will have its annual donkey basketball game on Feb. 19 starting at 7 p.m. The first game will be senior students against teachers and the second game will be seniors vs. the community. Ticket … more

’Round Town Feb. 14, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day! I’ve got a Valentine’s gift for you sun lovers. In only 25 days, March 11, daylight saving time begins. That means sunrise and sunset will be … more

Help on the way for Harvey

When I landed in Washington last week I had one priority: immediate relief for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. After witnessing the devastation first hand, I told my colleagues in Congress what … more

’Round Town

Congratulations to Tim Sandles, class of Madisonville High School 2001, who is now Dr. Tim Sandles, having successfully defended his dissertation last week. Sandles attended Texas A&M … more

Parking lots occasionally unsafe areas

Oh, how I love to shop. Oh, how I love to travel. Oh, how I love to shop and travel. I don't love parking lots, though. Sometimes parking lots are worse than a packed interstate. At least on … more

Fundraiser set for Iola resident

Please join us Saturday, Oct. 21, at 4:30 p.m. to help raise money for Easton Evans, son of Red and Emily Evans, who was injured in an ATV accident. The evening will begin at 4:30 with a Mallett Bros … more

Small county communities part of rich fabric of history

Editor’s note: This is the first of two articles detailing the history of small towns in Madison County. Madison County Museum has a new exhibit about Mrs. Jane Colwell and the one-act plays she … more

Purple martins arriving soon

The purple martin is one of the most popular birds when it comes to homeowners wanting to attract and provide houses for. They the largest of the swallow species found in the United States. Over … more

Focus now shifts to immigration issue

As the Senate begins its debate on immigration reform and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals  this week, I will be working with President Trump to determine the best, most effective ways … more

Bedias Food Pantry open this Saturday

The Bedias Food Pantry will be open this Saturday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please contact John Anderson at (936) 281-2706, for information on how you can help with this very important … more

Don’t be a consumer Christian

What have you done to serve in the Kingdom of God lately? This is an article I wrote back in 2014. I was looking back through my devotionals and I thought this one would be good for people hear … more

Hot dog social deemed a success

Thank you to everyone who joined us last Saturday, April 7, for our “Free Hot Dog Social” at the Bedias Civic Center, hosted by Shiloh Baptist Church (Pankey). Please watch for other great … more

Bedias Civic Club meets tomorrow

Reflecting on the last couple of weeks anticipating and then enduring hurricane Harvey, we are very proud and appreciative to live in such a caring and loving community. Thank you to those who came … more

Actions speak louder than words

Our world is more dangerous than ever. Yet over the past eight years America's military budget has taken one attack after another in Washington, shrinking it to dangerous levels. Last year more of … more

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Multi-tasking is thought of as a useful skill, but it gets a lot of people in trouble behind the wheel. Most of us incorrectly assure ourselves that we can multi-task and use our cellphone while … more

’Round Town

Hats off to all of the men in our county who hooked up their boats and traveled to Houston to help pluck people from the water and the roof tops. Also to those who set up cooking areas and fed the … more

Good and evil in eye of the beholder

“Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.” — ‭‭1 … more
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