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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

’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

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

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

Bedias Civic Club meets Thursday

Our 6 p.m. Thursday 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 Janet … more

Round Town Dec. 6, 2017

Now that was a Christmas parade. Last Saturday evening businesses, churches and organizations circled downtown with decorated entries that expressed the glow of Christmas. It was truly an evening … more

Jingle Mingle on tap for Saturday

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

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

’Round Town

Did you know our Madisonville Fire Station has 30 good souls who have spent hours in training and then hours helping the rest of us when we have a crisis? That’s right. If I had their names and … 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

Newspaper highlights top sports events in county

Editor’s note: This is the second of two stories relating several interesting football seasons for the Madisonville Mustangs. The 1966 Mustangs lost their first game the following season to … more

More faith shown is seeking good deals that God

My wife and I drove out to Wal-Mart Thanksgiving Day around 6:15 p.m. to see if it would even be possible to get into the store to look at some deals. As we approached the parking lot, I simply … 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

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

’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

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

Volleyball team heads to state

The Lady Bulldogs will be competing for their third state title in volleyball. The varsity volleyball team beat out North Zulch at regionals in four sets this past weekend in Longview. They will be … more
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