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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

County amends burial policy

The Madison County Commissioner’s Court amended its policy regarding indigent burials on Monday during its regular meeting. After providing Madisonville Funeral Home with $500 for cremation of a … 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

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

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

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
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