I know that I'm repling very late to this topic but, your doing exactly what I want to do.
I'm successfully retrieving records from a mysql table. One of the fields in this table holds the url to an image eg :
I created the table and I can sucessfully retrieve all the text records. I'll take the advice of the articles on image storage and not store my images in the databse itself. But, how do I store a hyperlink like you discussed table then use PHP to retrieve the image along with its corresponding text