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County hires VA officer

The former Madisonville city manager took less than two weeks of retirement before starting his new job this month as the county’s veterans service officer. Danny Singletary said he wasn’t … more

City gears up for prayer vigil

The city of Madisonville will once again play host to an evening without hate, as the annual Community Prayer Vigil will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Truman Kimbro Center. The vigil, going … more

Water quality satisfactory

Your water is safe to drink. That’s the message that Madisonville Director of Water and Sewer Utilities Kevin Story wants local residents to know as they digest the results of the city’s … more

Freshman wins big at livestock shows

High school freshman Madison Counsil already knows what she wants to do when she grows up — and is well on her way. The Madisonville High School student recently won top honors at the Houston … more

Local schools receive updates for new academic year

Madisonville CISD is set to begin another school year next week and the schools will show off some new changes for the student body. Every school is now equipped with secure entrances. Each … more

Celebrate the Fourth

A vintage fire truck keeps the park cool. more

Ronald and McDonald’s celebrate with grand opening

After opening its newly decorated doors to the Madisonville community on Tuesday, the restored McDonald’s has had a busy week, culminating with an official grand opening party on Saturday … more

Construction continues at Madisonville CISD

What looked like a massive sinkhole just a few months ago is progressing rapidly, as Collier Construction continues work on $19 million worth of upgrades at the Madisonville CISD campuses on May … more

Mushroom Festival sprouts

Locals and visitors alike flocked to Madisonville this weekend to experience the famous Texas Mushroom Festival, located in the square and surrounding areas. Attendants were treated to live … more

City manager reflects on first year in office

It’s been a little more than a year since the Madisonville City Council announced that Camilla Viator would take the reins as city manager. Viator, who previously served as the city’s director … more

Madisonville home to No. 4

Downtown Madisonville was abuzz last week as word spread that there was a new barbecue restaurant in town. McKenzie Barbeque, at 1711 East Main St., held a soft opening on June 25 and already has … more

County family loses home to fire

A Madisonville family was displaced Friday morning by a house fire that destroyed their Derby Lane home. Responders arrived on the scene shortly after 7:25 a.m. “It was fully involved when we … more

Brady talks police issues

Law enforcement officials agree that communication between federal agencies and their local counterparts is a problem, one that hampers small sheriff’s offices and police departments. At a … more

Brady kicks off 2017 with new tax reform plan

U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady, representing Madison County in Washington, D.C., is preparing for the New Year as chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Brady, a Republican, … more

Taking a look at MCISD Maintenance and Operations

To an old English teacher, Maintenance and Operations looks like a vague and intimidating title.  Truthfully, when I went in to chat with the eight men who comprise that department for Madisonville … more

MFD fights warehouse blaze

The cause of a fire at the Bimbo Bakeries storehouse on Industrial Boulevard on Thursday has been classified as undetermined. Madisonville Fire Chief Thom Jones said the fire, which was first … more

Madisonville Mustangs: The comeback kids

The Madisonville boys’ basketball team erased a 12-point first quarter deficit to nip Normangee, 55-40, in its final game before district play. The Mustangs, who got off to a rough start … more

Mushroom Festival a success

Shoulder-to-shoulder crowds navigated the Madisonville Square on Saturday enjoying the 15th annual Texas Mushroom Festival. “Everyone I’ve talked to has said it was the largest crowd they’d … more

2016 Fair Queen

Camryn Frederick was crowned Madison County Fair Queen for 2016. more

Area Digest

Midway Volunteer Fire Department hosts “Texas State Championship” The Midway Volunteer Fire Department will be holding its 11th annual Fall Fest Barbecue Cook-off on Friday, Oct. 28 and … more
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