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The Texas Department of Transportation announced Friday that it will close a portion of the OSR highway Monday until mid-November in order to replace the Smith Branch Bridge. more
Madisonville High School Athletic Director Rusty Nail sent an email Monday thanking the public for helping make last week's homecoming matchup against Teague run smoothly within the required COVID-19 guidelines and listed a few areas of possibile improvements. more
The Bedias Museum and Library expects to remain closed thru the month of September. Want to know more about our wonderful library programs? Please go to the library page, www.facebook.com/BediasLibrary or www.facebook.com/BediasLibrary Home and please consider becoming a library volunteer and a financial supporter. more
Even during a pandemic, it’s best to not mess with Texas. more
Madison County commissioners Monday passed on passing the upcoming 2021, after Precinct 1 Commissioner Ricky Driskell moved to adjust language about county employee raises to only covering employees making $15 an hour or less. more
The Madisonville City Council named Art Rodriguez as city attorney Monday, a role he has filled since early this year on an interim basis. more
The Madisonville Consolidated Independent School District (MCISD) Board discussed a slight decrease in student enrollment and how the district is navigating required online instruction in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. more
New York Yankees Hall-of-Fame pitcher Vernon “Lefty” Lopez is famously credited for first uttering the now-cliche phrase “I’d rather be lucky than good” in the 1930s. more
Trees are almost as old as dirt in the construction industry, but they’re new to Texas in the form of the state’s first mass timber office building. more
The Texas Department of State Health Services reported 16 active cases of COVID-19 in Madison County Monday, down from 154 active cases a week earlier. more
The City of Madisonville hosted a Labor Day Celebration at Lake Madison Park Saturday in lieu of the annual Fourth of July Celebration, which was postponed in June due to the COVID-19 pandemic. more
A Washington County grand jury in August indicted Madisonville Police Department Detective Sgt. Lucas Cunningham, previously hailed as a hero for saving the life of an elderly man who fell out of a boat while on Lake Madison, for assault during an arrest, according to Julie Renken, Washington County district attorney. more
Congressman Kevin Brady visited the Truman Kimbro Convention Center in Madisonville Thursday to discuss a surfeit of topics ranging from potential COVID-19 vaccines to ongoing civil unrest throughout the nation. more
Darrell Hall neighborhood news: It is very important that Darrell Hall property owners let us know their thoughts and concerns as the process comes closer to implementation. Please visit our Facebook page and share your “two cents.” more
As thousands fled southeast Texas ahead of Hurricane Laura, Texas A&M promoted an Ike Dike as a critical way to protect the region from devastating damage. more
Taking to the highways during Labor Day Weekend will hit the wallet a lot less this year. According to GasBuddy, a retail gasoline prices monitoring service, prices at the pump are the lowest for the holiday weekend since 2004. more
According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, up to five Madison County residents have died due to the COVID-19 virus, though those numbers won’t be official for a while. more
The Madisonville Lady Mustangs earned their signature win of the non-district slate with a home victory over Leon in five sets Aug. 25. more
Students across Texas returned to campuses last week as schools and universities scrambled to put into place new lesson plans that best accommodate a pandemic. more
Tropical Storm Marco may have petered out south of Louisiana Tuesday, but sister storm Hurricane Laura has intensified into a hurricane and may reach Category 3 winds before making landfall sometime Thursday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. more
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