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From NZ to Japan: Exchange student broadens horizons

Mackensi Green is small, sweet and a little bit shy – not someone you’d immediately suspect would want to travel from North Zulch to Japan all by herself and live with a host family that speaks … more

Exchange student

Mackensi Green, through the organization Youth for Understanding, is headed to Japan on a “mission of understanding.” more

Lady Mustangs' run ends with regional title game

From opening tip it was obvious Saturday afternoon at Sam Houston State University that the Lady Mustangs came with a game plan and executed it to perfection for three quarters. Madisonville shut … more

MPD, city affirm faith with stickers

The people in Madisonville have spoken: God definitely is the one to trust. So much so, city residents asked to have the phrase “In God We Trust” placed on the back of Police Department … more

Linebaugh seeks sheriff’s position

Editor’s Note: This is part of a weekly series of candidate profiles leading up to the March 1 election. Ivan Linebaugh spent 25 years as a law enforcement officer and believes that if elected … more

Mustang Band has perfect year

For the first time ever in Madison County ISD history the mighty Mustang Band has accumulated three Sweepstakes awards in a single school year.  The program is now one of an elite club in the state … more

NZ school board incumbents unseated

UPDATE, 9:09 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 Michael Crocker declared winner of North Zulch ISD School Board Position 6; his father Mike Crocker captures NZISD Position 7 with 54 percent of the … more


Coat Drive American Legion Post 84 is holding a “Coats for Kids” drive. Please help the kids in our community by donating gently used or new coats for school-aged kids, 5 to 18. Drop-off boxes … more

Freshman success

Madisonville High School student Madison Counsil is an FFA standout preparing to be an agricultural lobbyist after college. more

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

SonShine volunteers honored

About 36 volunteers run the interfaith mission Son Shine Center, and each of them view it as a blessing. The staff was honored Friday, along with SonShine Center Coordinator Lisa Wamsley during a … 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

Disaster preparation

Madison County, as well as Madisonville police and school officials, recent worked a tabletop exercise to plan responses in the event of a shooter on school campuses. 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

Graduation Day

MCISD School Superintendent Keith Smith hugs William Fletcher, after Fletcher persevered and received his high school diploma eight years after leaving high school. 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

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
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