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Nominees named for Man, Woman of the Year

A new woman and man of the year will be named Feb. 3 at the Madison County Chamber of Commerce banquet. City Manager Camilla Viator and Veterans Services Officer Danny Singletary will relinquish … more

Scouts look to Madisonville

An interest meeting for prospective Girl Scouts was held on Wednesday evening at Madisonville Elementary School. The parents had an opportunity to hear from troop leaders as well as the Member … 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

Broncos win preseason opener

The Madison County Broncos had their first preseason game on Saturday against the San Antonio Gators and many members of the Madisonville community had the privilege of being there. The Broncos … more

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

Madisonville duo cook for community, competition

Mike Cotter and Mike Brooks have been through the fire. After all, the duo, who call themselves Top Hand Cookers, have been a fixture at the Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen’s Association annual … more

Prosperity names Junior Board

Prosperity Bank in Madisonville has announced the Junior Board of Directors for the 2017-18 school year. This is the bank’s 25th year of the Junior Board program, which consists of 15 high … 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

Construction

Construction is underway at Madisonville High School as part of an $8.4 million bond issue approved in 2015. 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

Ashby files TRS, school finance bills

AUSTIN — State Rep. Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin) filed two bills for consideration on the first day of the recently convened special legislative session. The first, House Bill 193, would appropriate … more

Madisonville teen earns Eagle Scout designation

Cade Colwell recently opted to study local veterans for his Eagle Scout project. The young man said his project was a national oral history program to video record stories and experiences of … more

New judge in town

Tony Leago has edged out incumbent County Judge C.E. “Butch” McDaniel to become the Republican nominee for the position in the November general election. The unofficial results of Tuesday’s … more

City moving forward with audit for ‘smart’ water meter

The Madisonville City Council gave the green light to Performance Services for an investment grade audit on potential savings by moving to an electronic system for reading water meters that would … more

Judge announces candidacy

Hal Ridley has a special fondness for Madison County, saying it was the county that put him over the top in his first attempt at becoming a district judge. He hopes to repeat that magic next year, … more

MHS grad ready to start new journey

Quincey Surface is used to being at the top of her class and a star on the volleyball court, but now she’s taken on a new creative venture. The recent Madisonville High School graduate wasted no … more

North Zulch joins fight against rating system

Trustees with the North Zulch school board joined hundreds of others last week in signing a resolution in opposition to the state accountability rating system. North Zulch officials said they … 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

Madisonville GED graduation ceremony

Madisonville GED students prepare to graduate in a ceremony that was held last June 2 at the Truman Kimbro Center in Madisonville. more

National Night Out set

Madisonville resident will revel in fun, fellowship and prizes during the National Night Out, set for 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3. This is the third year for the event, which is a public safety … more
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