Newspapers best for local news


In praise of our local newspapers: We read a recent editorial on the decline of local and regional newspapers across the country.

We can easily get our news fix from the internet or television and various social media for the “Big” stories. In fact, we are often better informed about what is happening in Washington, D.C., London, or Bagdad than we are about Anderson, Huntsville, Madisonville or Navasota.

We need to know about our local communities, this is where we live and breathe; these are our neighbors, our friends and those to whom we can turn in time of crises.

Read and support the Navasota Examiner, the Madisonville Meteor and the Huntsville Item. This is where we will learn about the county fair, local and county government, the Juneteenth Parades, what programs the library is offer this week, exciting activities offered by our civic organizations and much more. This is where you will see a picture of your kids playing at a local picnic, this is where you can write a letter to the editor and fully expect that your opinions will be heard and shared with your neighbors.

Buy a paper, read about your neighbors, participate in our community activities, help to shape our local governments to meet our needs and aspirations. Our local newspapers are our best connection to all of this and more.

•Thursday, Nov. 16, is the second annual Bedias Women’s Club Country Market at the Bedias Civic Center. You can learn more about our many community events, and more, at our Facebook page,

•Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Second Sunday Christian Movie Night at Miller’s Theatre last Sunday, Nov. 12. Please plan to join us again in December, and please encourage your friends and neighbors to attend with you and your family. You can learn more at our Facebook page,

Miller’s Theatre offers great family films every weekend. Please come out to support great movies in our community. Go to for the latest program information and updates.

•Do you have a community or church event you would like included in our weekly column? We would love to share your news with our readers.

•Happy birthday to Dean Thompson, Gary Westbrook, Phyllis Johnson, Phillip Upchurch, Elizabeth Woodruff, Larry Figley, Frieda Michael, Vicki Bernoski, Joyce Shiflet Cindy Miller Evie Rickard, Colin Elliot and Abner Disman.

Happy anniversary to Bob and Phyllis Johnson, Josh and Beckie Silcox, Paula and Danny Mallett and Bob and Jackie Jones.

Congratulations to everyone else celebrating personal and family occasions. Drop us a note if you want to add someone to our birthday, anniversary or concerns list.

•Please take care when driving near schools, in road construction and repair areas and as our weather changes. Please uphold our brave law enforcement officers, volunteer firefighters and other first responders, also, please remember Richard Taylor, Nicki Thomson, Lew Gears, J.D. Mallard, George Newton, Aidan Fedor and Betty Darby in your hearts and prayers.

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