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Obama edict divisive

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Friday responded to the Obama administration’s threat to withhold federal funds from any public school district that does not abide by its … more

Governor orders action to address safety at schools

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 21 sent a letter to Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath ordering immediate action to ensure the safety of children in Texas schools following the multi-fatality shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school on Feb. 14. more

Madisonville Elementary reaches out

The community continues to show resilience and compassion in the aftermath of natural destruction. Madisonville Elementary School has partnered with Henson Motors and Madisonville Christian … more

Area Digest

Annual gala to honor Rep. Kevin Brady for tax reform work Washington, DC - The Tax Foundation is pleased to announce Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) as one of the recipients of its 2016 Distinguished … more

Stuff the Bus

Madisonville High School cheerleaders hosted Stuff the Bus on Saturday, a school readiness program that provides backpacks, school supplies and other items to prepare low-income students for the … more

Mustangs win!

It’s been a while since the Mustang football team got to celebrate a victory, but they did so Friday night, pulling out an 11-8 win over Diboll. It was the first Mustang win for Athletic … more

Village mourns loss of pastor, looks to help

The North Zulch community is rallying to raise funds for the family of local youth pastor Dylan Dainty, who was killed in a car accident May 1. Dainty’s wife Jessica also was injured in the … more

Normangee police chief suspended with pay

The City of Normangee finds itself embattled in scandal again, after its Police Chief, Charles Herford, was arrested and charged with one count of Felony (3rd degree) Deadly Conduct and one count of … more

Weather doesn’t deter walkers

Massive thunderstorms ripped through Madison County in the middle of the night Friday, just hours before Relay for Life, American Cancer Society’s largest fundraiser of the year, was scheduled to … more

Federal authorities arrest 7 in Madisonville for distributing meth

Federal, state and local authorities on Aug. 18 arrested seven Madisonville residents charged in connection with a methamphetamine trafficking operation, according to U.S. Attorney Richard L. Durbin … more

Flood zone

A motorist plows through the water flooding over Collard Street on Thursday afternoon. more

Lions Club hosts gun show

The Madisonville Noon Lions Club hosted its sixth annual Gun and Hunting Show on August 20-21 at the Truman Kimbro Center on the square in downtown Madisonville.  More than 600 people attended … more

County approves burn ban

Madison County remains under a burn ban, despite receive more than 15 inches of rain over the weekend due to Hurricane Harvey, as the Commissioner’s Court on Aug. 23 approved the ban during a … more

Historical piece of oil pipeline donated to Madison County Museum

Harold Gene Wells donated an historic piece of wooden pipeline said to be a part from the first pipeline ever laid in the United States to the Madison County museum last week. Although Wells now … more


Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony A ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for noon Dec. 2 at Taco Street and Grill behind the Truman Kimbro Center.   Journey Through Bethlehem On Dec. 2 and 3, many of … more

School construction continuing

The Madisonville school complex is in the midst of a giant construction project – complete with dozers, pipe, concrete and what could pass for a mud-filled crater – but administrators are … more

A note from the publisher

In light of mail delivery being suspended in the area, the Madisonville Meteor will be available in the Meteor office for our mail subscribers to pick up. Any mail we have will be sent out as … more

Employees of the Month

Madisonville CISD Employees of the Month were recognized at an Oct. 11 board meeting. Pictured from left are Superintendent Keith Smith, Auxiliary Employee of the Month Dawn Arnold, Teacher of the … more

North Zulch residents remember Hannah Wiese

The first day of school should have been a happy – or at least an exciting – occasion for students in North Zulch, but instead it was marked by tears and mourning for a fellow classmate, who was … more

NZ schools looking to improve scores

NORTH ZULCH — North Zulch schools receive the Improvement Required status from the Texas Education Agency, but the district took steps this summer to help bridge the gap. Superintendent Alan … more
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