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While many of us treasure the earmarks of small town life that are still common practices in our area, we want, we insist on, an educational system that will prepare our young people to meet the … more
Madisonville lost one of its well-known citizens last Sunday, Nov 27, when Sandra Standley lost her battle with pancreatic cancer. Visitation was held Tuesday evening at Day Funeral Home while … more
Bedias Baptist Church hosted a community-wide Thanksgiving dinner last Tuesday, Nov. 22. Everyone was encouraged to attend and share in the annual community gathering. This annual dinner is a … more
AUSTIN — Just a few of Texas’ 31 Senate members and 150 House members filed a total of 523 pieces of legislation on Nov. 14, the first day lawmakers could submit legislation for the coming … more
I subscribe to several of those inspirational blogs that fill my email inbox every morning with messages of encouragement and advice. Most of the time, I delete them. But I do enjoy Jim’s … more
As we go through the holiday season and with the 85th Legislative Session just over a month away, I'm reminded of how much I cherish the time with my family and friends. Over the course of this … more
While November is best known for Thanksgiving it has some other titles behind its name as well. For example, did you know November is National Novel Writing Month? Now if writing a novel is not on … more
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, gather ’round as we attempt to put order into the chaotic world of Thanksgiving foods. With a day known almost as much for football as it is for turkey … more
The new cookbooks are selling well.  If you have trouble getting to the museum between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, call 936.348.5230 and leave a message.  We’ll get back with … more
Bedias Women’s Club sponsored a “Country Market” last Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Bedias Civic Center. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the women’s club.  Proceeds from the … more
What have you done to serve in the Kingdom of God lately? There are many consumer Christians in the churches of America today.  These types of people go to church and ask, “What can you do for … more
AUSTIN — Republican Donald J. Trump, on his way to winning the presidential election on Nov. 8, won the vote in Texas with 4,651,955 votes, or 52.39 percent of the 8,878,152 votes cast.  Some … more
The Annual Bedias Women’s Club Veteran’s Day Dinner was last Friday, Nov. 11. All area veterans were invited and encouraged to attend the annual dinner and to be recognized for their service to … more
With election season behind us and Thanksgiving quickly approaching, it seems most appropriate to remind ourselves just how blessed we really are. Often times, between trick-or-treating and … more
How about some good ol’ fashion comfort food or maybe a few tasty treats like mango salsa? If that sounds good to you then you’ll love the new cookbook available at the Madison County Museum. … more
The sign-up period for next year’s ObamaCare plans is underway. Phone calls and e-mails are flooding in from angry constituents over how unaffordable health insurance is now for families and small … more
AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Sept. 23 filed a petition on behalf of the State of Texas, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate the Texas voter ID law. On Oct. 31, Paxton … more
How ‘bout them freshmen ’Stangs? Not only did our Madisonville Mustang Freshman team earn the title of District Champions they earned it without losing one game.   Last year it was our MHS … more
The annual Bedias Women’s Club Veteran’s Day Dinner is Friday, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m., at the Bedias Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. All Bedias area veterans and a guest are invited and encouraged to … more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Texas Supreme Court over issues they say were not addressed … more
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