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House fire

Madisonville volunteer firefighter Cory Heidler begins to extinguish a fire that broke out in the home of Barbara Holmes on East Magnolia Street on Monday afternoon. more

Parents push for recess

Madisonville Elementary and Intermediate parent Brook Willis spoke to the MCISD school board on Monday on behalf of parents in the district advocating for daily recess at the Intermediate school. more

Fire leaves family homeless

A fire in the evening of Aug. 2 destroyed the home at 100 Heath St. and left a family homeless Madisonville Fire Chief Thom Jones said that at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 2, the owner of the home, Delcina … more

Area Digest

Madison County 4-H Horse Club Update The Madison County 4-H Horse Club experienced a special treat for its November meeting and workshop. Club members toured locally-owned CrossFit Equine, a … more

Rare currency to be auctioned

Rare currency collectors are expected to shell out at least $6,000 during an auction today for a bank note originally issued in Madisonville. South Carolina-based auctioneer Manning Garrett said … more

Area Digest Jan. 3, 2018

Coon Hunt scheduled IOLA — The Iola Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual Iola Coon Hunt, a PKC-sanctioned event, Jan. 11-13. The event supports the Iola FFA as it funds student … more

County to begin tests of drivers

Drivers working for Madison County who have CDL licenses will now be subject to drug and alcohol tests after the Commissioners’ Court on Monday approved a plan. County Treasurer Judi … more

City airport gets fuel service

The City of Madisonville now has fuel service at the Municipal Airport, a step in an ongoing process to improve service and the economy. City Manager Camilla Viator said it was not offered at all … more

MPD looks into shooting death

The Madisonville Police Department is investigating the gunshot death of a Normangee man. Police Chief Herbert Gilbert said that right now the shooting is being treated as accidental. According … more

Gunfire ends police chase

Meteor staff NORMANGEE — Texas State Troopers fired shots at a state police care to get a DWI suspect who had stolen the vehicle to stop. Bridget Cast, 31, of Longview, was arrested following … more

County begins budget process

Madison County commissioners last week conducted a budget workshop and heard from department directors, most of whom requested salary increases and slight modifications to their individual … more

Town asked to help honor one of its own

MONAHANS — The Monahans Chamber of Commerce is wanting to honor a fallen Texas State Trooper, and is looking for help in raising money to commemorate the man. Officials from the chamber in … more

Area Digest May 2, 2018

Roundup scheduled The Pre-K Round Up at North Zulch Elementary School is scheduled for 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the school. Parents and guardians registering students should bring … more

County allows use of building — with a catch

A request by the County Extension Office to use an old gymnasium owned by the county was approved, but not without some concern about the county’s liability for repairs and safety. The Madison … more

Yard of the Month

Mike and Linda Cousins were honored by Keep Madison County Beautiful for having the Yard of the Month.  more

Authorities arrest robbery suspect

A 26-year-old Houston woman was arrested Saturday in connection with the robbery of the Subway sandwich shop. Madisonville Police Chief Herbert Gilbert said the department was notified at about 6 … more

Alene Owens signs off from KMVL

Alene Owens, the voice of “The Downhome Gospel” radio show, on KMVL 1220AM Sunday mornings from 9:05-10am will be signing off the airwaves after hosting the show for over 20 years. Born 84 … more

Meeting set for route plan

The Bryan District of the Texas Department of Transportation is evaluating alternatives for a proposed relief route around Madisonville. The proposed route would be on a new location and would … more

MPD adds to the force

New year, and new faces for the Madisonville Police Department. Hometown native Max Wilson is now patrolling the streets of his city, fulfilling a longtime dream of being a police … more

Schools approve budget for new fiscal year

The Madisonville Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a budget of just under $21 million dollars for the 2017-18 fiscal year. At a special meeting and public hearing … more
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