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’Round Town April 18, 2018

Have you seen the movie “I Can Only Imagine?” It’s a true story of forgiveness and, well, so much more. If you haven’t seen it, I urge you to go. Presently the movie … more

End of the school year approaching

As the end of the year approaches, we would like to get all outstanding charges paid. Starting Friday, May 11, there will be no charging allowed. Please make sure that your child has money on … more

History has its share of humor

If you have read many of my Musings, you know that if there is anything I enjoy as much as history, it is humor. Put the two together and I’m in hog heaven. April is National Humor Month, … more

Midway Youth Council is doing great things

The City of Midway Youth Council donated toiletries benefitting “Phoebe’s Home” on February 28.  Phoebe's Home is a shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children.   If you or … more

It’s time for a Beatitude adjustment

Matthew 5:1-12 says, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those whom mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit … more

’Round Town

It’s Madisonville homecoming weekend. While the big focus will be on our Mustangs beating Leona this Friday night, there is plenty going on throughout the weekend on for all ages. First, all of … more

2017 was a singular year in the State Legislature

As we celebrate the wonder and joy of the Christmas season, I hope, amidst all the hustle and bustle, we remember the true meaning behind this special time of year — the birth of our Lord and … more

Holiday health history is important

For many people, the holidays are still in full swing. I sincerely hope that you are having a chance to spend some time with family and friends this season. It doesn’t have to be an extended visit … more

’Round Town Dec. 27, 2017

On Tuesday, Dec. 26, the day after Christmas, for the most part the town square was quiet. Among the businesses circling our own it was a mixture of some closed, some open. Near the interstate, … more

God’s Army mobilizes in crisis

As I’m writing this my heart is heavy. There are so many people who have lost everything and are in the position of not knowing what comes next. I’ve tried to put myself in their shoes, but until … more

Locations used to be names, not numbers

Editor’s note: This is the first of two columns highlighting locations of note in Madison County. I’m still bogged down with one Musings and need to knuckle down, but that’s hard during the … more

Bedias Women’s Club meets tomorrow

The Bedias Women’s Club will meet next Thursday, April 26, at 2 p.m., at the Bedias Civic Center. All area women are encouraged to attend and participate in all Women’s Club activities. … more

Bedias civic club meets tomorrow

The Bedias Civic Club meets Thursday, March 1, at 6 p.m., at the Bedias Civic Center. Start the New Year on the right foot and join us for a community potluck and an interesting program. All area residents are encouraged and invited to participate in all civic club activities. Call Janet Green at (936) 395-1010 for information. more

Bedias Women’s Club meets next Thursday

Our Thursday, June 28, Bedias Women’s Club program will feature Allan Homann, our Agri Life Extension Agent for Grimes County. We meet every fourth Thursday, at 2 p.m., at the Bedias Civic … more

Fire department to hold cook-off

The fifth annual Iola Volunteer Fire Department benefit and Barbecue cookoff is right around the corner on March 9 and 10. This will take place at the Iola Volunteer Fire Department, 23574 Brazos St. There will be live auctions and live music and dance. more

Thank a dispatcher this month

You wake up in the middle of the night, stroll to the kitchen for a drink of cool, refreshing water, and take a peek out of your window and see your neighbor’s house on fire. What do you … more

’Round Town June 20, 2018

If you’re reading this on Wednesday, the day the paper comes out, it’s the anniversary of JoAnn and Jimmy Anderson. The couple celebrate their 60th anniversary June 20. How special … more

Reminiscing on activities on the golf course

I’m thrilled to report that several folks have recently paid dues for Madison County Historical Commission. Individuals or couples seeking membership pay annually. If you enjoy these Musings and have yet to join, you may mail your check to Madison County Museum, P.O. Box 61, Madisonville, TX 77864. more

Summer time activities growing

Boys basketball camp will be from June 25 through June 27. This year the camp will be broken up into two sessions. Entering Kindergarten through entering fifth grade will be from 9 a.m.-noon in … more

Community chips in for shelters

Let’s step back to a different era — such as the 1930s. Have you ever seen pictures from those days? Think back to them and see beyond the people and the clothing. Seriously study the backgrounds of those black and white photos to see images of shacks, sheds, and lean-tos. Physical shelters during the Great Depression. more
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