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Jump for a good cause

The Madisonville Elementary first and second graders have raised over $3,000 for heart disease with their Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser through the American Heart Association and celebrated with … more

Mustangs own state's top trumpet

Madisonville band member Jonathan Palomino earned first chair in the Association of Texas Small School Bands 4A All-State band and performed in a concert in San Antonio on Saturday. Palomino was … more

Six seek top county spot

In an all-Republican race, five county residents from a wide variety of backgrounds are looking to wrest the County Judge position away from the incumbent. As with all local races on the primary … more

MCISD receives political letters

Employees of Madisonville CISD received a letter, the contents of which have been provided, from a conservative political group last week encouraging them to whistleblow on any misuse of funds by the … more

Ashby takes HSR case to Washington

State Rep. Trent Ashby, R-Lufkin, expressed his opposition to a proposed high-speed rail on Friday in a letter to members of the Texas Congressional delegation. The letter was addressed to Sens. … more

NZISD fills board vacancy

NORTH ZULCH - The North Zulch School Board filled the vacancy on Thursday created by Charles Drake's retirement in December, as Jill May swore in new board member Rodney Murphy before the meeting … more

MCISD holds board meeting

Madisonville CISD held their school board meeting for the month of February on Monday night. Students of the month Braxtyn Bustamante, Jocelyn Puerta, Thomas Dean and Kaylee Reynolds were honored … more

Republicans speak at forum

Republican candidates were out in full force on Friday as the Madison County Republican Party held a candidate forum. Early voting begins Tuesday at the Madison County Courthouse. Since all … more

Area Digest Feb. 14, 2018

Black History Month event set RF Riders of Midway and the NAACP Madisonville Chapter will co-host the 2018 Midway/Madisonville History Awareness Program Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Kimbro Center, … more

Community rallies around child

The rubber bracelets are red, Carlie's favorite color, and the letters that spell "Pray for Carlie" are white. The two colors just seem right for a feisty third-grader. The bracelets refer to … more

100-year old Valentine

Valentine's Day has always meant more to longtime Madisonville resident James T. Mooney, who also happens to celebrate his birthday on Feb. 14. This year, however, the holiday holds even more … more

City OKs Fire Department deal

The Madisonville City County on Monday approved a “memorandum of understanding” with Madison County regarding fire protection outside of the city limits.   However, the … more

Midway council discusses electric meters

MIDWAY - Entergy representative Ronnie Hale discussed the company's move to smart meters at the Midway City Council meeting on Jan. 29. "We (Entergy) are one of the last companies to make the … more

County picks contractor for repairs

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Chamber celebrates 2017

Keynote speaker Priscilla Pate talked with Madison County Chamber of Commerce members about vision, and it was clear on Friday, as two very deserving members of the community received awards for … more

Chili warms bodies, souls

NORTH ZULCH - Almost doubling in size, the North Zulch Fire Department'a annual Chili and Gumbo Cook-Off on Saturday was a success, raising more than $5,000 for the department. NZFD Chief Tony … more

Eight seeking nomination as JP

Both precincts for Madison County Justice of the Peace are up for election this year, but only one of the current JPs is running for re-election. Precinct 2's Lew Plotts has opted to step down … more

Local youth shine in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH - Amanda May, a 4-H member from North Zulch, captured Division IV Reserve Champion in Junior Limousin Beef Heifer Show at the 2018 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo on Jan. 22. The 2018 … more

Area Digest Feb. 7, 2018

Mail ballots available Voters who are eligible and wish to vote by mail must obtain, complete and return an application for ballot by mail no later than Feb. 23, 2018. Applications may be obtained … more

County vocal in opposition to rail project

Most hands were raised by Madison County residents when asked who opposed a high-speed rail bisecting the county. At a Federal Rail Administration public hearing on Monday, residents spoke … more
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