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As we spend our days at home with loved ones, searching too often bare shelves at our local retail stores, or making a quick stop at a favorite eating place for a to go meal, please take the opportunity to offer an encouraging and cheerful word to all within speaking or waving distance, our hearts need that essential uplift, perhaps now, more than any time in recent memory. Thank you to all who remain at their duty stations and to those who are keeping the home fires burning during this season of trial and testing. more
Madison County has Byers in our history. In researching, I learned about three predecessors of those. The first I found was William Byers (1687-1742) is referred to as “William the Immigrant” Byers. Born in St. Ives, Cornwall, England, he came to America and is buried in Virginia. Among his several children was the next in this direct line, known as Captain William Byers of the Revolution (1730-1799). Like his father, he was born in Ireland and came to America where he served in the Virginia militia at least three times, the last being in Cherokee War of 1776. The next in that line was William Walton Jr. (1765-1816), born in South Carolina. He fought in the American Revolution. more
031120 Calendar Rock Hounds Etc. monthly meeting Rock Hounds Etc. will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday First United Methodist church, 102 S. McIver (corner off hwy. 21). Those interest in … more
Bedias Cemetery Association annual meeting The Bedias Cemetery Association will hold their annual meeting at 10 a.m. March 7 at the Bedias Civic Center. For more information, contact president … more
The Bedias Civic Club meets at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Bedias Civic Center for a community potluck and a program. Come, bring a dish and find out what’s going on in your community. more
A Texas Historical Marker stands on the south side of Highway 21 at Madisonville’s western city limits, about a mile from the Courthouse. It was erected in 1988. The inscription reads: more
Midway VFD dinner and dance The Midway Volunteer Fire Department will hold its 28th annual “Po Boy” steak dinner and dance Saturday, beginning with a hospitality hour at 4:30 p.m. and dinner … more
Thank you to everyone who joined us last Saturday, at the Pit Stop Café, when Bedias came out to support “our mail carrier,” Roy Willis. Tina served her pulled pork sandwich plates and the community bid in a silent auction in support of the much-needed fund raiser. Roy has been serving Bedias area postal patrons for many years and now it is our chance to show our appreciation, and support, in turn. more
Meet the candidate forums The Madison County Republican party will host a “meet the candidate” forum at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Kimbro Center. The NAACP will host another forum for the … more
Did you catch Gene Stapleton’s letter to the editor regarding Darrell Hall roadway issues? Please share your thoughts and suggestions on these issues. And please encourage your elected officials to help find workable solutions to these longstanding problems. more
021220 Calendar Madisonville Junior High Parent Night Madisonville Junior High will hold its second Parent Night from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the school. Sausage wraps will be served, following … more
The Grimes Health Resource Center is offering a Senior Health & Activity Day from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Bedias Civic Center. The program will feature bingo, a light lunch, and a guest speaker. All area seniors (60 years and up) were asked to call the Health Resource Centerto confirm their attendance by Feb. 5 to save their spot for the program. more
Madisonville’s own Brigadier General (Retired) Cecil Nowlin Neely (1933-2018) took great interest in local history. He completed his Master’s thesis, entitled “An Early History of Madison County, Texas”, in 1971. He was a member of our local historical History Book Committee that compiled “Madison County Texas Volume II”. At that time, he edited his thesis somewhat and allowed portions of it to appear at the beginning of that book when it was published in 1997. more
Madisonville First Baptist Church women’s conference Madisonville First Baptist Church will hold a “Dressed for Success” women’s conference with guest speaker Leah Holder-Green Friday and … more
The Bedias Civic Club meets at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Bedias Civic Center, for an interesting program and a community potluck. All Bedias area residents are welcome and encouraged to participate in all civic club activities. more
The Captain John McAdams Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are reaching out to residents of Madison County to collect stories about the area during World War II. more
Remember those red kettles that symbolize the Salvation Army that were sat up in front of stores during the Christmas holidays? Good men, women and children stood beside them ringing those bells. Hopefully you were one of the many who dropped everything from pennies to large bills into the red kettle here in Madison County. more
Love’s keen sting is in the air as calendars flip to February and individuals across the country scamper from store-to-store or site-to-site in an effort to find the perfect something for that special someone. more
Hats off to MHS 2019 graduate Tanner Cook, who celebrated another graduation Friday. Tanner, who joined the United States Airforce while an MHS student, recently completed his basic training at the San Antonio Lackland Air Force Base and graduated Friday as an Airman Basic. more
For those folks who often ask, Madison County was created in 1853 and organized in 1854 from land taken from Grimes, Walker, and Leon Counties. Of course, settlers were here before that. more
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