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Mustangs lose on senior night

The Madisonville Mustangs lost to the Bellville Brahmas 63-14 Friday night. The Mustangs said goodbye to seven seniors as they played their final home game. They didn’t want to say goodbye to … more

Back to School: Administrators pleased with first day

Principals at the campuses throughout Madison County said the first day of school was a success. “It was the best in years,” said Superintendent Keith Smith. “We were teaching on day one. … more

Area Digest Jan. 10, 2018

Recycling offered On Saturday, Jan. 27, the City of Madisonville will host Electronic Recycling from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at City Hall. This is a chance to discard old electronics such as cell … more

Lions Club Gun Show

Buyers and sellers gathered on Saturday and Sunday at the Truman Kimbro Center for the Madisonville Noon Lion’s Club gun show.  more

New industrial park possible

The Madison County Industrial Park is now full and offering numerous employment opportunities, prompting the local Economic Development Corporation to seek more land to add a second business … more

A life of service

The adage goes it’s not what you gather, but what you scatter, and Rita Slaughter-Davis scattered her time, her resources, her love, her talent and her energy in Madison County for 77 … more

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

Volunteers

SonShine Center volunteers gathered at First Baptist Church in Madisonville on Friday, where they were honored for their service. 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

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

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

Schools donate land for park

The Madisonville School Board signed a resolution Monday to turn over more than four acres to the city for a public park. “We have worked with the city very well for nine years, maybe longer … 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

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
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