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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

County urged to confront rail project

A lighter tone of a Madison County Commissioners' Court meeting turned a bit heavy when two county residents informed the county about upcoming meetings about a proposed high-speed rail … 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

Museum needs volunteers

The Madison County Museum offers a unique peak into local history and is filled with stories and items from the past that help us understand the community as a whole. However, like other local … more

Judge ready to kick off new year

After two years in office as the Madison County judge, retired project manager C.E. “Butch” McDaniel says he absolutely loves coming to work every day. “I was reluctant to run for office,” … more

Residents attend annual HealthFest

Locals gathered last week in downtown Madisonville to get free flu shots, cholesterol screenings and medical information from more than 40 vendors at the annual HealthFirst HealthFest event at the … more

Celebrate the Fourth

Roping was one of the events offered during Monday's celebration. more
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