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New judge takes office in January

Tony Leago will tell you he was just as surprised as anyone to have won the Republican runoff election for the County Judge seat on May 22. However, that’s done, and Leago wants to hit the … more

Poor turnout for local election

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, election polls closed at 6pm and the votes were tabulated Saturday night in the Madison County Courthouse building.  Incumbents, Russell Bailey and Lois Brown, were … more

Fire destroys home, prompts others to help

The home of Layla and Billy Wray on F.M. 3091 was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning. A bake sale and hot plate sale is scheduled to start at noon Sunday, Jan. 15, at Brookshire Brothers in … more

Stations of the square

Local Christian leaders celebrated Good Friday with a public stations of the cross that took place in the square around the courthouse. more

Shawndrick's moving journey

Madisonville senior Shawndrick Ross has battled autism and inspired many on his journey through MCISD and will join his classmates at graduation on Friday. more

MSCA cook off winners named

“Get Right Cookers 1”named Grand Champion of 2017 MSCA cook-off The 2017 Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen’s Association (MSCA) cook-off was held on May 19th and 20th, at the American … more

Madisonville celebrates Easter

Miss Rita’s 38th Annual Easter Parade and Egg Hunt marched through the square on Saturday and settled at First Baptist Church for prizes and a reminder of the holiday’s true meaning. more

Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen's BBQ Cook-off

The annual Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen’s Barbeque Cook-off is being held this Friday and Saturday, May 19-20th, at the American Legion / MSCA Grounds on Highway 75 in Madisonville, … more

Parade

A family participates in the annual Juneteeth parade, adorning a float that comes down North Elm Street. more

FFA honors successful year

The Madisonville FFA Chapter celebrated their accomplishments throughout the 2017-18 school year with their annual banquet on Thursday and received awards for their work. more

Mustang Track teams excel at Regional Meet

The Madisonville High School Boys and Girls track teams had a strong showing at the UIL Region III, 4-A track meet, which was held at Sam Houston State on April 28-29. As a team, the girls finished … more

Election to cover changes in law

While this year’s election involves no candidates, there still are some issues that will require the attention of the voters of Texas. Early voting for the 2017 election began Monday, and will … more

Memorial from a visitor

Editor's note - We received this heartfelt letter to the editor.  It's from a visitor to Madisonville and very fitting for Memorial Day and the times we are in. A few years ago, I traveled from … more

Area Digest April 4, 2018

Cemetery to follow restrictions After a period of informing the affected people, the Madisonville Cemetery Association beginning May 1 will start enforcing its restrictions on the property and the … more

Local teacher awarded grant

Gail Kay, a fifth-grade teacher at Madisonville Intermediate School, was recently chosen to receive a Texas Retired Teacher Foundation Classroom Assistance Grant in the amount of $500. Laura Ann … more

A tragic scene

When does a tragic scene become everyday fodder and just another headline on a screen?   Madisonville CISD High School Students witnessed a tragic scene involving their friends and classmates at … more

Midway's Cemetery Association hosts a successful fundraiser

The 2nd Annual fundraising event for The Cemetery Association of Midway was held at the end of April. This event kicks off another year of work for the association, who is launching another effort to … more

County to seek contractor bids

After being reminded about county purchasing policies at its last meeting, the Madison County Commissioner’s Court will now seek proposals for a general contract to oversee repairs to county … more

Madisonville ready to light up the night

For the first time in recent history, Madisonville is planning a Fourth of July celebration, set to kick off at 4 p.m. Monday at Lake Madison, 1215 E. Collard St. Residents are invited to attend … more

Lightning sparks fires in county

Last week’s weather, in addition to keeping areas of Madison County underwater, was responsible for several fires due to lightning strikes. Midway Fire Chief Edwin Faw said the Midway Volunteer … more
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