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MCISD to hold TRE

The MCISD school board voted to hold a Tax Ratification Election (TRE) at their monthly meeting on Monday in an effort to restructure M&O and I&S taxes without actually raising the rates themselves. more

Construction planned for OSR

Construction will start in the summer on OSR which will lead to the road to be closed to through traffic at different times. The project will go out to bid in June, and crews will start turning … more

Fourth of July

Not even the rain could hamper Madisonville’s Independence Day spirit at the Third Annual Hometown Fourth of July Celebration at Lake Madison Park last Wednesday. more

NZ celebrates homecoming this weekend

North Zulch is known for its sense of community. It has that “everybody knows everybody” feel, and the residents take care of each other. This weekend, the close-knit community will celebrate … more

Precinct 2 JP to be decided in runoff

Justice of the Peace candidates Mitchell Dill and Steven Cole will face each other in the May 22 runoff election. The two were the top vote-getters in the February Republican primary out of six … more

Madison County 4H members win big

At the 2017 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, Madison County 4H members Ashlynn Strugeon, Natalie Newton, Jillian Hardy and Emily Alvarado all brought home big wins.  At the nation’s oldest … more

Brady reviews Ways and Means

Just slightly more than a week after the U.S. presidential election, Republican Congressman Kevin Brady – who represents Madison County and chairs the powerful Ways and Means Committee – spoke … more

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

County approves budget

The Madison County Commissioners Court on Monday approved a more than $10 million budg-et with the condition that all pay raises by department equal no more than 4 percent. County Auditor Toni … 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

City to charge for water, electricity use

The Madisonville City Council on Monday approved a plan to begin charging for electricity and water use at city parks. City Manager Camilla Viator said residents rent the facilities at Lake … 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
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