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Fundraiser cook-off is this weekend

The fifth annual Iola VFD benefit and Barbecue cookoff is right around the corner on March 9-10. This will take place at the Iola Volunteer Fire Department, 23574 Brazos St., in Iola. There will be … more

Special community meeting set for March 10

There will be a special 6 p.m. community meeting at the Bedias Civic Center for all Darrell Hall neighborhood residents to discuss establishing HOAs in each Darrell Hall subdivision to address … more

Addressing important for packages, safety

I just love utilizing the internet - a little evening shopping at Amazon, catching up with friends and family on Facebook, paying my bills online, and Googling various topics just because I find that … more

Interim committee continues work

During the month of February, our office was fortunate enough to see several large groups from the district in and around the Texas Capitol. As I do periodically, I want to remind you that we are … more

Madison County Youth Fair to begin soon

We are soon to see our 4-H, FFA and FCCLA students enter and compete in many contests in the Madison County Youth Fair. This fair is organized and ran by volunteers that make up the Madison … more

Certain views depict depth of feeling

How do you look at Mondays? Worldly or Godly? A worldly person dreads the start of another boring week in a boring job with all crazy people around them. A rut with no joy or peace. Looking … more

’Round Town March 7, 2018

Do you know what happens March 11? There will be more light in the evening than there was March 10. March 11 is the beginning of Daylight Saving Time. Of course, those who love longer days … more

When one stands in faith, all things are possible

Today were going to talk about what's possible when one person stands in faith. 1 Samuel 17 tells the story of David and Goliath. Goliath was a Philistine soldier who stood more than 9 feet tall. … more

Bedias civic club meets tomorrow

The Bedias Civic Club meets Thursday, March 1, at 6 p.m., at the Bedias Civic Center. Start the New Year on the right foot and join us for a community potluck and an interesting program. All area residents are encouraged and invited to participate in all civic club activities. Call Janet Green at (936) 395-1010 for information. more

Fire department to hold cook-off

The fifth annual Iola Volunteer Fire Department benefit and Barbecue cookoff is right around the corner on March 9 and 10. This will take place at the Iola Volunteer Fire Department, 23574 Brazos St. There will be live auctions and live music and dance. more

Reminiscing on activities on the golf course

I’m thrilled to report that several folks have recently paid dues for Madison County Historical Commission. Individuals or couples seeking membership pay annually. If you enjoy these Musings and have yet to join, you may mail your check to Madison County Museum, P.O. Box 61, Madisonville, TX 77864. more

Community chips in for shelters

Let’s step back to a different era — such as the 1930s. Have you ever seen pictures from those days? Think back to them and see beyond the people and the clothing. Seriously study the backgrounds of those black and white photos to see images of shacks, sheds, and lean-tos. Physical shelters during the Great Depression. more

Traveling begins for election season

Over the last few weeks, it’s been good to spend lots of time on the road chowing down on some delicious food and visiting with folks in each of the six counties across our House district. more

Bedias Women’s Club meets tomorrow

Mackie Bobo-White shares that the Bedias Women's Club meets at the Bedias Civic Center Thursday at 2 p.m. Our program will feature Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine representative Kit … more

’Round Town Feb. 21, 2018

We’ve had some good things happening in our town. First, congratulations to Ethan and Ashley Butler on the arrival of Joshua Dale. The little fella weighed in at 8 pounds 12 ounces and was … more

What God hears

Ever heard the saying "it's not what you know but who you know"? Have you ever gotten yourself in a mess and wondered, "Who can I call to get me out of this?" Ever hear a spoiled kid say, … more

Bedias Food Pantry open this Saturday

The Bedias Food Pantry will be open this Saturday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please contact John Anderson at (936) 281-2706, for information on how you can help with this very important … more

Would Jesus be proud of us?

I often wonder what Jesus would say if He were to visit our churches today. Would he smile and say, "well done," or would He turn away and be disappointed? I guess if we are to answer that … more

Iola gearing up for donkey basketball

Iola will have its annual donkey basketball game on Feb. 19 starting at 7 p.m. The first game will be senior students against teachers and the second game will be seniors vs. the community. Ticket … more

’Round Town Feb. 14, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day! I’ve got a Valentine’s gift for you sun lovers. In only 25 days, March 11, daylight saving time begins. That means sunrise and sunset will be … more
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