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Two students win big scholarships

HOUSTON — Madisonville’s Jewel Smith and Mason Terry were among 70 Texas FFA members presented with a four-year, $18,000 scholarship from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at the Texas FFA … more

One killed in motorcycle crash

Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers continue to investigate a two-vehicle crash resulting in the death of a motorcyclist on US 190 at Lone Star Road in Madison County on Saturday. According … more

NZ hires temp superintendent

NORTH ZULCH – The North Zulch School Board has tapped former Iola ISD Superintendent Doug Devine to serve as an interim leader while they conduct a search for the permanent post. Morris Lyon … more

Mushroom festival sprouts again

The annual Texas Mushroom Festival, 16 years strong in Madisonville, will kick off Oct. 14 at the Courthouse Square. Festival Chairman Laura Lawrenz said this year boasts some changes that will … more

Local merchants offer holiday deals

While representatives from national retailer Target bragged that they sold 3,200 televisions a minute during the first four hours that doors were open on “Black Friday,” the day after … more

Standing up for a soldier

Members of the Madisonville American Legion take care of their own. The group sold plates of fried catfish on Saturday for $8 each so they could contribute toward the medical expenses of … more

Prayer vigil

Pastors Ed Collins (from left), Dustin Gist and Wade Phillips lead the town in prayer at a vigil for the Dallas police officers slain last week. more

Proclamation

County Judge C.E. McDaniel Jr. hands a proclamation to Justin Lopez of Brazos Valley Sexual Assault Resource Center naming April as Sexual Assault and Prevenion Monthl. With the two are county … more

Devine resigns from NZISD

Douglas Devine celebrated his one-year anniversary as North Zulch Superintendent this past January, and although he had committed to fill the position for two years, he submitted his resignation to … more

Two arrested on murder charges

ANDERSON — Two area residents have been arrested on first-degree murder charges in connection with the disappearance and death of Madisonville resident Jason Currie. James Daniel “Danny” … more

Lyon lands job with Hawkins schools

The former North Zulch ISD superintendent recently was named the sole finalist for the same position at the Hawkins school district. Morris Lyon resigned from North Zulch in late October after six … more

Camilla Viator

Camilla Viator took the reins at Madisonville City Hall this week. more

Business offers sweet service

Snow cones make people happy – and that’s precisely the reason Lacy Kelso and her family took over a local stand last summer. Although the snow cone shop has been around each summer for more … more

Facing the voters

Republican candidates seeking to represent Texas District 8 in the U.S. House of Representatives answered questions Saturday night about taxes, immigration and health care – but discussion … more

Winners crowned in North Zulch Chili Cook-off

North Zulch Volunteer Fire Department hosted its 1st Annual Chili Cook-off this past weekend. The event revived a feeling of community, friendship and a little healthy competition to area residents … more

Relay for Life

Relay for Life board members have been meeting regularly to prepare for Saturday’s event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Madison County Fairgrounds. more

North Zulch receives highest accountability rating

NORTH ZULCH — North Zulch ISD received an “A” rating for “Superior Achievement” under the state’s School FIRST financial accountability rating system. This is the highest rating offered … more

Madisonville CISD exceeds accountability standards

Madisonville schools improved in most tracked education categories based on accountability ratings, the MCISD school board found out on Monday. The school received their basic accountability … more

Calendar

Journey Through Bethlehem On Dec. 2 and 3, many of the churches in Huntsville will again come together for their presentation of Bethlehem on the night Jesus was born. There will be many shops to … more

STB rail request denied

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Surface Transportation Board officially has declined a request from Texas Central Railway to be the regulatory agency for its proposed high-speed rail project. According … more
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