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City Oks certificates for water system repairs

The Madisonville City Council took the next step in rehabilitating its ailing sewer system Monday night with the approval of an ordinance to sell certificates of obligation. The council also … more

Holiday events scheduled

The holiday season has arrived, and that means several local businesses will have altered schedules in the coming weeks. Madisonville and North Zulch school districts will be closed for winter … more

New principal

Tawnya Nail was recently named principal of Madisonville Intermediate School. more

Area Digest Dec. 6, 2017

Benefit to be held NORTH ZULCH — A community benefit for Jaylee Rae Hair will be held Sunday, Dec. 17, from  11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Zulch Fire Station. Jaylee was born Oct. … more

Musicians fare well at Regional

GROESBECK — Twenty Junior High band members competed at the Region level on Friday in Groesbeck, and all of placed in the top half in competition. There were 800 Junior High students who … more

County takes stand on railway

Should Texas Central begin construction on a high-speed rail in Madison County, it will need to do so without any help from the Commissioners’ Court. At the regular meeting Monday, … more

Three re-elected in Midway election

MIDWAY — The incumbent city leaders in Midway were re-elected on Saturday during the Midway city election. Mayor Tony Leago, who ran unopposed, was re-elected as mayor with 25 votes. Out of … more

Two-steppin’ and fundraisin’

“God Blessed Texas,” and especially the Madisonville area, with the perfect night for people to come together to raise funds for students in the county. Saturday was the annual Madisonville … more

Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst

NORTH ZULCH — Last week North Zulch ISD had staff and faculty receive ALICE Training. The training is to prepare the schools in the event of an active shooter on campus. “Hopefully we don’t … more

Safe driving app launches in Madisonville

Remember that time you swerved while driving in order to check a text message or change the radio station? We’ve all done it. We all know it’s dangerous, and we know we need to stop. That’s … more

MSCA prepares for annual cook-off

The 35th annual Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen’s Barbecue Cook-off is set for May 18-19 at the MSCA Grounds, 800 N. May St. Things get rolling May 18 with the Kid’s Cook, which lets children … more

Mustangs win close home opener

After a close competition through 30 minutes of play, the Madisonville boys’ basketball team came alive with two minutes left, beating Huntington 53-50 in their home opener. “If you make … more

Community Garden

Organizer Rick Tinney prepares a seed bed at the Community Garden recently. more

Students collect 3,000 cans

Madisonville Intermediate School students continue to rack up non-perishables for a holiday food drive in order to assist those less fortunate in the community. In just over a week, the students have … more

Volunteers needed to staff event

While the last festival, in October, was very successful, the behind the scenes work was done by relatively few people. This year, there are even less, as many of the directors are moving on and … more

County discusses budget needs

Now that Madison County has contracted for restaurant and septic inspections for the remainder of the fiscal year, the Commissioners’ Court has made budget moves to get the work paid for. At a … more

Broncos ready to kick off

Madison County’s new minor league football team, the Madison County Broncos, kickoff their much anticipated season Saturday, Feb. 18 at Mustang Stadium. As the Broncos wrapped up its final practice … more

City OKs garage sale ordinance

The Madisonville City Council took steps to regulate garage sales throughout the city, setting limits on frequency and signage, requiring permits and setting fees and fines for violators. At its … more

New commissioner sworn in

Thomas Collard was sworn in Tuesday as Precinct 2 Madison County commissioner, appointed by Judge C.E. “Butch” McDaniel. ‘I’ve known him a long time and thought he would be very … more

New officer joins MPD

A need to take the next step in his law enforcement career has put Kerry Simmons at the Madisonville Police Department. The Huntsville resident joined the MPD in February after graduating from the … more
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