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Interim committee continues work

During the month of February, our office was fortunate enough to see several large groups from the district in and around the Texas Capitol. As I do periodically, I want to remind you that we are … more

Locations used to be names, not numbers

Editor’s note: This is the second of two columns highlighting locations of note in Madison County. If I told you to go out past where Miss Louise Hatcher’s house once stood, could you? Maybe … more

Madison County Youth Fair to begin soon

We are soon to see our 4-H, FFA and FCCLA students enter and compete in many contests in the Madison County Youth Fair. This fair is organized and ran by volunteers that make up the Madison … more

Midnight Madness set for Sunday

On Aug. 6, there will be a community-wide event to celebrate the 2017 football season as well as the UIL-approved practice at 12:01 a.m., Monday. There will be tailgating and events, such as a … more

Certain views depict depth of feeling

How do you look at Mondays? Worldly or Godly? A worldly person dreads the start of another boring week in a boring job with all crazy people around them. A rut with no joy or peace. Looking … more

Fundraiser cook-off is this weekend

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

When one stands in faith, all things are possible

Today were going to talk about what's possible when one person stands in faith. 1 Samuel 17 tells the story of David and Goliath. Goliath was a Philistine soldier who stood more than 9 feet tall. … more

Coming together after the storm

I pray everyone is safe. This week has been scary, long and arduous on us all. I have also seen a community, county, state and even country come together to help those in need. I pray if you are in … more

God’s amazing peace found in Jesus

Everyone would like to have peace in their life. This world is crazy busy and filled with so much heartache and pain. Everywhere you look you will find a relationship falling apart, a job being lost, … more

Christian Movie Night this Sunday

Our January Christian Movie Night is this Sunday, Jan. 14, at 5 p.m., at the Rev. Henry Sanders church, Faith Outreach Christian Center, approximately 3 miles south of Highway 90, at 11596 Highway 6 … more

Families give county colorful past

Editor’s note: This is the first of two columns detailing the history of some of the families in Madison County. The first county history book contains several submissions about the May families … more

Weather warning can save lives

Did you open your eyes this morning, brush your teeth, pour a cup of coffee, and then check the weather report this morning? Chances are, you’re not alone. Many, if not most, people pick up … more

’Round Town

In today’s cynical world most of us are selective when sharing our cell numbers. Not Lanier Stevens, the one-time postman, one-time builder, but always preacher, singer and guitar player. He … more

Coon hunt to raise funds for FFA

The annual Iola Coon Hunt will occur Jan. 11-13. This PKC-sanctioned event will be held at the Iola Volunteer Fire Department, 23574 Brazos Road. Flame-grilled steaks and hamburgers with French fries … more

Iola back into the swing of things

I am hopeful that everyone is having a wonderful first week back to school. Little Diggers registration is now open. Second- through sixth-grade girls are eligible to participate in Iola Youth … more

Bedias Civic Club to meet

The Bedias Civic Club meets next Thursday, Sept. 7, for a community potluck and an interesting program. All area residents are encouraged to attend and participate in all civic club activities. … more

Madisonville Students of the Month - February

MCISD February Students of the Month (pictured left to right) – Keith Smith, MCISD Superintendent; Sovanpheaktra Ly, Madisonville HS; Hailey Jeffries, Madisonville JH; Erick Payan, Madisonville … more

Words can be as devastating as actions

James 3:1-12 says, “Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment. For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he … more

Bedias Food Pantry open this Saturday

The Bedias Food Pantry will be open this Saturday, March 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please call John Anderson at (936) 581-2706 for more information and to learn how you can help with this … more

Every spiritual blessing in Christ is enough

Ephesians 1:3 says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.” This doesn’t say we have … more
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