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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

At home in health

Erin Marietta had an epiphany of sorts at the Community Prayer Vigil in Madisonville last month. The new administrator of CHI St. Joseph Health Madison Hospital said her praying over the hospital … 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

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

Madison County Fair rolls along

The Madison County Fair is about par for last year, which means students, children and rodeo participants, as well as anyone who loves a good fair, is in for a treat. Fair Board President Karl … more

Ferguson honors fallen

Midway’s Ferguson Unit held their 19th annual memorial service last Wednesday for all Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) officers, as well as officers around the country, who have fallen in the line of duty. more

Fire damages Madisonville church

The congregation at Madisonville Christian Fellowship will be holding services elsewhere for a while as its chapel on West Highway 21 was damaged by fire last week. Pastor of the church, … more

Local drivers receive training

Durham School Services’ newest hires for Madisonville CISD were trained in a bus driving simulation on Friday to ensure that their required skills were up to par. 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

Mushroom Festival fills chair positions

The Texas Mushroom Festival is back on again with almost a full slate of volunteers. After cancelling the event March 6 because organizers found a lack of participation of volunteers, the … more

Local church adds mural

Last week, Madisonville native and artist Sallie Reid completed a 14x40-foot mural at The Dwelling Place Church of a stairway to heaven. 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

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

Districts discuss national shootings

Local school districts Navasota ISD and Anderson-Shiro CISD have discussed the possibility of a Guardian Plan for their respective campuses, which would allow them to authorize designated and … 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
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