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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

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

Rep hopes to unseat Cruz

Lifelong Texan, fourth-generation El Paso resident and small business owner Beto O’Rourke stopped in Madison County last week, the 189th county of his 254-county trek across Texas, campaigning for … more

City receives water quality report

The city of Madisonville received their 2017 consumer confidence report for their public water system and received no violations by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in any of the listed categories therein. more

Magical run continues

Friday’s win over Taylor proved to be the most exhilarating moment along an already magical season, in which the Madisonville Lady Mustangs have broken records with sheer regularity. And with one … more

Rail study to be discussed publicly

HOUSTON — With the release of the Federal Railroad Administration’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement on Texas Central Partner’s high-speed rail project, residents and agencies are pouring … more

NZ FCCLA wins big in Atlanta

North Zulch ISD students traveled to the FCCLA Leadership Conference at the end of June in Atlanta to represent Texas and won gold medals for their National Programs in Action presentations. more

Band qualifies for area competition

The Mustang varsity band competed at Region UIL Marching competition at Midway High School in Waco on Oct. 22. The group received a First Division rating, qualifying them for Area … more

Clerk clarifies phone number discrepancy

Madison County District Clerk Rhonda Savage issued the following statement last week: “I would like to apologize for the telephone system in the District Clerk’s Office. The county installed a … more

Area Digest May 9, 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

Band shines at state contest

Both the varsity and JV bands for Madisonville High School traveled to Groesbeck for the UIL Concert and Sight Reading contest on March 1 and showcased memorable performances. more

Texas Central, Amtrak reach agreement

DALLAS — Developers of Texas’ high-speed train have forged an agreement with Amtrak, allowing passengers to use Amtrak’s reservation system to buy tickets for through travel on both the Texas … more
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