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’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

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

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

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

Bedias Food Pantry open Saturday

The award winning Bedias Food Pantry will be open this Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call John Anderson, 936-581-2706, for information on how you can help with this important community … more

Traveling begins for election season

Over the last few weeks, it’s been good to spend lots of time on the road chowing down on some delicious food and visiting with folks in each of the six counties across our House district. more

Sports articles show that football had ups and downs

Editor’s note: This is the first of two stories relating several interesting football seasons for the Madisonville Mustangs.Madisonville High School’s 2017 football team has been … more

’Round Town

One more time! Here’s another outstanding youth from our county. Faith Farris recently swept the American Quarter Horse Youth Association youth world classes winning the World Champion title in … more

’Round Town

Congratulations Madisonville. Because of you 711 boxes were collected in our town for Operation Christmas Child. The boxes will be shipped to numerous poverty countries, not only providing a … more

Market well-received and supported

Thank you to everyone who came out in support of the second annual Bedias Women’s Club Country Market at the Bedias Civic Center last Thursday evening. Funds raised will go to our Bedias … more

Can Jesus be found in you?

The answer to the question might seem simple. You might quickly answer, “Yes, I know Him and have asked Him into my heart.” But, I think if you deeply consider the question asked here … more

Bedias Civic Club set to meet

Our 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7, Bedias Civic Club meeting will be your opportunity to step up and join the Civic Club Board. Please bring your favorite holiday treat to share and join in the fun. Call … more

Back to the written word

It’s been said that history repeats itself. How many of us have seen the fashions from past decades reincarnated in designs worn by our children or grandchildren? Or the classic automobile … more

Special community meeting set for March 10

There will be a special 6 p.m. community meeting at the Bedias Civic Center for all Darrell Hall neighborhood residents to discuss establishing HOAs in each Darrell Hall subdivision to address … more

Families give Madison County character

Editor’s note: This is the second part of some local families’ histories as told in Madison County history books that can still be purchased in CD format or hardback and at the Museum. The … more

Addressing important for packages, safety

I just love utilizing the internet - a little evening shopping at Amazon, catching up with friends and family on Facebook, paying my bills online, and Googling various topics just because I find that … more

It’s the season for fellowship

The second annual Iola Mingle Jingle will be Dec. 11 from 5-7 p.m. at Main Street Market. This event is a great opportunity to shop local vendors as well as an evening of fellowship. Several local … more

’Round Town Jan. 3, 2018

Congratulation to the Clopton Clan on the addition of a little one. It was a bit of an unusual debut, what with the helicopter ride to Temple Hospital and all, but Ellie Louise Clopton is here and … more
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