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Fire destroys home, cars

An RV and two vehicles were destroyed in an early morning fire that broke out in the 1900 block of East Main Street. Madisonville Fire Chief Thom Jones said that behind the house at that … more

Musicians fare well at Regional

GROESBECK — Twenty Junior High band members competed at the Region level on Friday in Groesbeck, and all of placed in the top half in competition. There were 800 Junior High students who … more

Area Digest Dec. 6, 2017

Benefit to be held NORTH ZULCH — A community benefit for Jaylee Rae Hair will be held Sunday, Dec. 17, from  11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Zulch Fire Station. Jaylee was born Oct. … more

Brady to lead committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, will lead the conference committee of both U.S. House and Senate members tasked to create one bill from two different versions of tax reform … more

Madisonville Band earns high honors at UIL competition

On Saturday, February 4, the Madisonville Band travelled to A&M Consolidated High School to compete in the UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest.  Within the contest, students were able to compete as a … more

Relay to kick off Saturday

Seventy-seven participants are registered for this year’s Relay for Life, American Cancer Society’s largest fundraiser of the year. Community Manager Erin Robinson said 12 teams have … more

Judge honored for education efforts

Madison County Judge C.E. McDaniel recently was honored by the Texas Judicial Academy for going the extra mile to be prepared to handle his duties as county judge. McDaniel was inducted on Nov. 16 … more

PD seeks information on burglaries

The Madisonville Police Department is looking for help from the community in solving a spate of burglaries that have plagued the area over the last few months. Police Chief Herbert Gilbert said … more

Holiday festivities kick off in Madison County

Halloween festivities abounded in Madison County recently as young and old alike went trick-or-treating, attended the Fire Department’s “Trail of Terror” and were recognized for their creative … more

New barbecue

Pictured from left are McKenzie’s Barbeque owner Kevin McKenzie, daughter Madison, son Keith, wife Lisa and son Matthew. more

Freedom still relevant

Hot dogs and fireworks are not to be dismissed in the annual observance of Independence Day, but attorneys across the state joined in an effort last week to remember the real reason we celebrate the … more

City seeks assistance from county on fires

Madisonville Mayor Bill Parten asked for help from the Madison County Commissioners’ Court to defray costs of fighting fires in the county. The mayor, along with City Manager Camilla Viator, … more

Area Digest: Texans celebrate Arbor Day

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Texans from across the state gathered today in the Oldest Town in Texas to celebrate the State Arbor Day and how trees can connect the past, present and future.  Today’s … more

County OKs DL office

The Madison County Commissioner’s Court on Monday approved an agreement with the Texas Department of Public Safety that will soon put it back in the driver’s license business. County Judge … more

Adoption matters

At first glance, Dusty’s scars might compel one to feel sorry for him, but don’t let his healing wounds mislead you. He is living a dog’s life fit for a king. In the beginning of January this … more

Raising funds

North Zulch ISD Coach Greg Horn, right, facilitates a free throw contest during a recent basketball game to raise money for the Mackens family. A referee tapped to take the shot didn’t sink the … more

Two attending ThesFest

Two Madisonville High School students represented the school’s drama department at the International Thespian Society National Festival in Lincoln, Neb., last month. Savannah Boyd performed a … more

FFA honor

Madisonville High School Senior Jewel Smith, right, works on plant identification with ag teacher Lynita Foster. more

Bypass plan presented to Madisonville

While still years away from being built, if at all, Texas Department of Transportation personnel on Monday presented a plan for an east-west bypass around the south of Madisonville. TxDOT … more

Two killed in collision

NORTH ZULCH — Two people were killed on Sunday as the result of a head-on collision east of North Zulch. Sgt. Jimmy Morgan of the Texas Department of Public Safety said the crash occurred around … more
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