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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

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

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

Bedias Civic Club meets tomorrow

Happy New Year! The Bedias Civic Club meets tomorrow, Jan. 4, at 6 p.m. All area residents are encouraged to attend and participate in all Civic Club activities. We are looking to add a few new … 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

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

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

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 Christmas Parade a hit

Our annual Bedias Christmas Parade last Saturday was a wonderful time for young and old alike. Festivities started with a delicious pancake breakfast at the Civic Center. Then the parade followed … more

Tax reform poised to become reality

More than 30 years have passed since the last overhaul of our nation’s tax system. In that time, our tax code has become one of the most complicated, unfair and uncompetitive in the world. After … more

’Round Town

Do you know what Dec. 21 is? It’s National Flashlight Day. While the staff at Whatever Day doesn’t know the origin, they think National Flashlight Day came about because of all those late … more

Last week of school features concert

The Christmas concert for elementary school children in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade will be Thursday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. The concert will be at the Iola Elementary school gym. Students are … more

Small county communities part of rich fabric of history

Editor’s note: This is the second of two articles detailing the history of small towns in Madison County. I’ve written about some of our local communities before but I don’t think I’ve … more

Schools preparing for annual Christmas band performance

The Christmas concert for elementary school children in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade will be Thursday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. The concert will be at the Iola Elementary school gym. Students are … more

Texas economy continues to grow

Christmas decorations are being hung, football playoffs are heating up, and we’re finally seeing some colder weather across East Texas. As we eagerly anticipate the arrival of this Christmas … 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

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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
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