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Madison County is considered a rural community, but many folks residing here now did not grow up in a rural lifestyle. Those, and visitors, are sometimes surprised with words and phrases commonly used by us country folks. more
Lyndie Dunn of Midway, Texas, Will Farris and Tyler Ketchum of Madisonville, Texas, Grace Jackson of Huntsville, Texas, and Chase McBee of Normangee, Texas, are competing in the 27th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo July 7-12 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Dunn, Farris, Ketchum, Jackson and McBee are participating in the world’s richest youth rodeo, hoping to win their share of more than $250,000 in prize money and championship saddles and buckles. more
Texas Central Partners, the company hoping to build a high-speed rail system between Houston and Dallas that would cut through Madison County, announced Friday that it had signed a design and construction contract with Italian civil engineering firm Salini Impregilo SpA, potentially moving the rail project forward. more
The Bedias Women’s Club meets tomorrow, Thursday, March 22, at the Bedias Civic Center, at 2 p.m. All Bedias area residents are welcome and encouraged to attend Women’s Club … more
James Douglas Baggerley, 65, of Madisonville, passed away May 7, 2018, at his home in Madisonville. A memorial service has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Madisonville … more
Donald Warren McGalliard was born Sept. 22, 1949, in Ada, Okla., to Odus Lee and Mary Ruby (Woodruff) McGalliard. He was raised in Oklahoma and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during … more
I want to start this column by extending my sincere gratitude to all of the brave men and women who serve as first responders. As we recently reflected on that solemn September morning over 17 … more
There was a lot going on at your State Capitol this week as the Texas House received our committee assignments for the 86th Legislative Session. I'm excited that Speaker Bonnen has selected me to … more
Thank you to everyone who has joined us for our Second Sunday Christian Movie Nights at Pastor Henry Sanders’ church, Faith Outreach Christian Center, in Navasota. Please plan to join us this Sunday evening, April 14, for our showing of “Risen.” Everyone is invited and encouraged to join us for each of our wonderful Christian movie nights in our new home. You can find more information about Faith Outreach on their webpage, www.foccministries.com. more
Trail: First Place Layla Clark Jr. Stock Horse Pleasure: First Place Josey Sikorski Jr. Poles: 10th Place Jaley Neal Jr. Barrels: Third Place Jaley Neal Jr. Stakes: First Place Jaley … more
Five weeks after 22 small towns in Texas were hit with computer “ransomware” attacks, shutting down access to many public services and documents, Madisonville and Madison County employees sat Friday for a class on how to avoid such cyber attacks. more
Recently, record low temperatures were set in cities and counties all across the state as Winter Storm Inga blew ice and snow into Texas. I know, unfortunately, that in most counties in our region … more
One of the hardest things about Christian living is to accept God’s plan instead of our own. Until we do, we are at war with God, which won’t be resolved until someone surrenders. When we … more
Mr. Jack David Mallard, 90, of Bedias, died Sunday, May 13, 2018. Funeral services will be held Thursday May 17, at noon at the Southern Heritage Funeral Home Chapel of Bedias. Burial will follow … more
A homegoing celebration for George Coleman, of Prichard, Ala., and formerly Normangee, were held Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Zion Baptist Church in Normangee, Texas. Interment followed in Culton … more
Erin Marietta had an epiphany of sorts at the Community Prayer Vigil in Madisonville last month. The new administrator of CHI St. Joseph Health Madison Hospital said her praying over the hospital … more
NRCS to hold workshop The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Texas’ Madison and Leon counties and the Bedias Creek Soil and Water Conservation District have set the FY2020 Local … more
The annual Easter egg hunt at the Iola community center was canceled this last weekend due to adverse weather. more
A crate packed with 14 puppies was discovered by Tommy Killough in front of his home on Tammye Lane. Residents of the home cared for the dogs for two to three weeks until calling animal control on Tuesday. more
The sun will settle above the equator next Tuesday, making that day the official autumnal equinox, better known to us as the first day of fall. According to forecasts, Madisonville’s temperature next Tuesday will hover around 93 degrees. So much for fall weather in Texas folks! more
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