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Madisonville gets on board with safe driving app

Residents can earn free meals at local restaurants by simply pledging to drive safely and installing a smartphone application that prohibits them from texting while driving. The free Safe 2 Save … more

Fish fry

Families turned out Saturday for the Midway Volunteer Fire Department fish fry at the station on School Road. more

Staffing prompts purchase

A transfer of $2,500 will help Madison County begin preparations for the State Trooper contingency to double in size in the next two years. Sgt. Carl Clary of the Texas DPS said that the staffing … more

Trash concerns council

Madisonville Mayor Bill Parten, unhappy with years of what he deems poor service from Progressive Waste Solutions, took the trash removal company to task on Monday during a regular City Council … more

Texans in favor of all 7 constitutional amendments

All seven constitutional amendments on the statewide ballot were approved by Texas voters, according to results released Tuesday evening by the Texas Secretary of State’s office. With roughly 99 … more

Watch UR BAC Madisonville

Last week’s fun Friday session featured two critical safety demonstrations that many children don’t have the luxury of experiencing until later in life. Watch UR BAC and the Brazos Valley … more

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

County extends disaster declaration

Even though Madison County was not a part of the governor’s recent disaster declaration, the County Commissioner’s Court on Friday extended the county disaster declaration for an additional 30 … 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

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 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

MCISD Class of 2016 hits the stage

HUNTSVILLE — There was no shortage of excitement in the room as Madisonville High School seniors performed popular dance moves across the stage during Saturday’s commencement ceremony at Sam … 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

Celebrating the year

FFA President Jewel Smith served as master of ceremonies during last week’s FFA banquet.  more
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