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All district offices will be closed July 1- July 5. more
Looking forward to Thursday, July 4, the Bedias Civic Club is planning a big Independence Day celebration, including free hotdogs with the trimmings and watermelon until we run out. We will have our fireworks show starting at dark. Please come join us and bring your family & friends. more
A poll nestled between the end of a Texas legislative session and the beginning of what promises to be a tumultuous 2020 election has just the right blend of what happened and what’s next — along with a look at what Texas voters are thinking about. With that setup, here are some talking points from the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll we rolled out this week: more
Is the bulging field of Democrats seeking the 2020 presidential nomination a sign of strength? Or is it a troubling indication that wresting the presidency from Donald Trump won't be as easy as it ought to be? more
A private family graveside service for Robert Shaffer, age 71, of Kemah and formerly of Madisonville, will be held 12 Noon, Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Madisonville Cemetery in Madisonville. Mr. Shaffer passed away Friday evening at his home in Kemah. more
Clifford Earl (C. E.) Barnett, age 99, passed from this life into the arms of his Savior on June 23, 2019. He was born on January 26, 1920, in the Shiloh Community near Franklin, Texas. C. E. was the eighth and final child of Vera Mae (Gibbs) and Levi Jackson Barnett. Growing up on the family farm during the depression, he quickly learned the value and necessity of hard work. In 1939 he left the farm to drive delivery vehicles for several dairies in Huntsville, Texas. From there, he moved to League City, where he worked in the Houston shipyard. When World War II broke out, C. E. joined the Merchant Marines and served in the Pacific Theater until the end of the war. Upon his return from the war, C. E. answered the call to preach while attending First Baptist Church, Houston, Texas. He also met and married, Pauline Hartley. With only an 8th grade education, he enrolled in East Texas Baptist College in Marshall, Texas, in the fall of 1948, along with his twin brother Clifton, in order to prepare himself for the ministry, graduating in 1951. For the next seven decades, C.E. pastored churches in north, south and east Texas including Marshall, Linden, Atlanta, Robstown, Corpus Christi, George West, Bryan, North Zulch, Lake Limestone, and Franklin. He also served as Madison County Farm Bureau Insurance Agent from 1970 to 1985. He married Opal K. Martin on December 25, 1992. They continued in ministry until his last pastorate at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. more
AUSTIN — On June 21, the day before President Trump called off a national sweep to find and detain undocumented non-citizens, Gov. Greg Abbott announced the deployment of 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Rio Grande. more
Remember the movie “Gone with the Wind? How about Rhett Butler’s famous line to Scarlett that began, “Frankly my dear,”? Most of us can recite the remainder of that sentence. When “Gone with the Wind” hit the big screen curse words in a movie were, well, surprising. Things have certainly changed, haven’t they? more
Summer officially began Friday, though most everyone in Texas was already in full meltdown. Heat advisories were commonplace across the southern half of Texas the week before, with indexes reaching into the 110-115-degree range. more
Tra'dayja Smith is continuing her basketball career at Longwood University in Virginia. more
PrimeTime Sports, in partnership with VYPE Media, hosted the 2019 PrimeTime Sports 7-on-7 Tournament of Champions at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex on June 22-23. PrimeTime Sports expects over 130 teams to compete in the 2019 Tournament of Champions. more
Audree Phillips, an eighth-grade student at Madisonville Jr. High School, has earned a position on the Texas National Junior High rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Huron, South Dakota this week to compete at the 15th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR) in the ribbon running competition. more
It takes a village. This is the belief of former Madisonville High School and University of Nebraska linebacker Alonzo Whaley, who will be running the Sixth Annual Hope For Youth Football Camp at Mustang Stadium next month with his brother Chris Whaley. more
Locals in Madison County and surrounding communities will have an opportunity to show off their athletic skills for a great cause on Saturday at Lake Madison Park at Madisonville’s first annual Strike Out ALS Co-Ed Softball Tournament. more
Madison County and surrounding areas are gearing up for another Independence Day celebration next week with a number of family-friendly activities to enjoy on the Fourth of July. more
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Walker County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Highway Patrol and the Madisonville Police Department, executed multiple drug-related arrest warrants in Madisonville and North Zulch on Thursday. more
SAN ANTONIO – What is my liability if someone is injured while hunting on my property? How can I get a special tax use valuation? What are my legal responsibilities if my cattle escape and damage someone else’s property? more
After a series of recent court decisions weakened Texas open government laws, advocates hoped that this year would be an opportunity to rehabilitate government transparency in the state. more
All interested persons are invited to attend a Grimes County Democratic Party "Meet and Greet," Monday at the Bedias Civic Center. Doors open at 5 p.m., Meet and Greet is from 5:30 p.m. to 6:20 p.m., and the program starts at 6:30 p.m. Please contact Party Chair, James Harris, 936-825-4846, for more information. more
Evergreen Baptist School will be hosting Vacation Bible School June 17 through June 20, 6:30-8:15 p.m. each day. more
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