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Father, son win seats on NZISD board

A North Zulch father and son were elected to the district’s school board last week, ousting incumbents. Michael Crocker won Position 6 with 248 votes (37 percent), narrowly beating out incumbent … more

City denies zoning change

Despite Crystal Ennis’ impassioned plea for her daughter, and a closed session to consult with an attorney, Madisonville City Council members denied a zone change that would allow manufactured … more

Kaboom!

The Third Annual Hometown Fourth of July Celebration will start at 4 p.m. at Lake Madison Park, and offers a full day of activities as well as more than one reason to look up to the … more

County discusses income

It took the Madison County Commissioners’ Court only 18 minutes to get through reports of millions in income on Monday. The first meeting of the new year dealt mostly with reports from various … more

Election goes to second heat

After months of campaigns, Madison County voters will see another election May 22 as results of the mostly GOP primary election Tuesday forced runoffs in four of five contested local races.In all, … more

All-Tech Plumbing

Members of the Madison County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 16 at All-Tech Plumbing on May Street.  more

Firefighters’ 2018 busy so far

The first week of the new year was exceptionally busy for the Madisonville Fire Department, as volunteers battle numerous blazes, even on New Year’s Day. A fire broke out at 1009 State St. at … more

Lady Mustangs top Buffalo

The Lady Mustangs are 1-2 following a win over Buffalo on Thursday. Head Coach Melissa Padgett is back for her second season and has the team stacked with seniors Camryn Frederick, Quincey Surface, … more

Brookshire Brothers bid farewell to Rick Earp

For four decades, Madisonville shoppers have been able to see Rick Earp at their local Brookshire Brothers. Earp is now calling it a career and roamed the aisles for the final time on Sunday. “I … more

Here's what happened in the 2018 Texas primaries

By Cassandra Pollock, The Texas Tribune March 7, 2018 As polls opened in the Texas primaries on Tuesday, The Texas Tribune laid out seven key questions for election … more

City begins work on budget

The Madisonville City Council is looking for just more than $400,000 to balance next year’s budget, even after extensive cuts were made by City Manager Camilla Viator. Council members at … more

Veterans honored at school ceremony

Madisonville students celebrated local veterans on Friday with their annual ceremony at the high school gym. The venue was packed with veterans young and old representing all branches of the … more

Called Home

If there was anyone that personified the spirit of Madison County, and at the same time the definition of love, it was Lanier Stevens. One of his best friends, John Hardy, said he was an … more

Vote totals change slightly

A race that previously was reported as headed for a runoff has been changed by the election administrator. Earl Parker, election administrator for Madison County, said that after the hubbub of … more

Local becomes Eagle Scout

Ethan A. de la Garza, a freshman at Normangee High School, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts. The accomplishment represents almost 3 years of adventure, fun, work, … more

At the front desks of Madisonville schools

Just inside the front door of each of Madisonville’s schools, visitors are greeted by one of the district’s school receptionists.  These four individuals are charged with having visitors sign … more

Texas Mushroom Festival canceled for 2018

The Texas Mushroom Festival will take a year off to regroup. According to a press release from TMF organizers, after 17 straight years of "All Things Mushrooms," the Board of Directors for the … more

Little Library installed

Upon entrance to the Madison County Extension Office on School Street now stands a Little Free Library for local readers to peruse at their convenience for their next title or perhaps donate an option for a new passerby. more

Man, Woman of Year honored

On Friday, Feb. 3rd, the Madison County Chamber of Commerce hosted a magical evening to celebrate the businesses of Madisonville.  Liz Ward, the Chamber Coordinator, said ticket sales were at a … more

Group plants tree to honor Stephen F. Austin

Fourth graders at Madisonville Intermediate School joined members of Daughters of the Republic of Texas and community residents to honor Stephen F. Austin’s birthday on Thursday and dedicate a … more
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