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Holiday events scheduled

The holiday season has arrived, and that means several local businesses will have altered schedules in the coming weeks. Madisonville and North Zulch school districts will be closed for winter … more

New principal

Tawnya Nail was recently named principal of Madisonville Intermediate School. more

Area Digest Dec. 6, 2017

Benefit to be held NORTH ZULCH — A community benefit for Jaylee Rae Hair will be held Sunday, Dec. 17, from  11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Zulch Fire Station. Jaylee was born Oct. … more

Catching the dream

William Fletcher passed all his classes at Madisonville High School in 2008. He met all requirements for graduation – except one. He did not pass the math portion of the Texas Assessment of … more

Musicians fare well at Regional

GROESBECK — Twenty Junior High band members competed at the Region level on Friday in Groesbeck, and all of placed in the top half in competition. There were 800 Junior High students who … more

Drug bust

Normangee Police Department Chief Charles Herford, left, and Brad Croft, trainer and founder of Universal K9, pose with Wilson. more

Heading to the Orient

Traveling from North Zulch, Texas, to Japan isn’t something most 15-year-olds dream of. But Mackensi Green isn’t like most 15-year-olds. The North Zulch freshman partnered with an organization … more

Henson receives THRSA honor

Madisonville-based Henson Motor Co. recently made a major donation to the Texas High School and Junior High Rodeo Associations and has been named the associations’ “official dealership.” The … more

Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst

NORTH ZULCH — Last week North Zulch ISD had staff and faculty receive ALICE Training. The training is to prepare the schools in the event of an active shooter on campus. “Hopefully we don’t … more

Safe driving app launches in Madisonville

Remember that time you swerved while driving in order to check a text message or change the radio station? We’ve all done it. We all know it’s dangerous, and we know we need to stop. That’s … more

Normangee K-9 hits big bust

One of Normangee’s largest-ever drug busts occurred last month, and it can be attributed in large part to a four-legged officer. NPD Chief Charles Herford has been on the job for a little more … more

Mustangs win close home opener

After a close competition through 30 minutes of play, the Madisonville boys’ basketball team came alive with two minutes left, beating Huntington 53-50 in their home opener. “If you make … more

Community Garden

Organizer Rick Tinney prepares a seed bed at the Community Garden recently. more

Survivors come together

Barry Byers has had colon cancer since 2009 but he’s no victim. The 60-year-old Navasota resident has become an advocate for the cause and is participating as a committee member on Madison … more

Students collect 3,000 cans

Madisonville Intermediate School students continue to rack up non-perishables for a holiday food drive in order to assist those less fortunate in the community. In just over a week, the students have … more

Volunteers needed to staff event

While the last festival, in October, was very successful, the behind the scenes work was done by relatively few people. This year, there are even less, as many of the directors are moving on and … more

Broncos ready to kick off

Madison County’s new minor league football team, the Madison County Broncos, kickoff their much anticipated season Saturday, Feb. 18 at Mustang Stadium. As the Broncos wrapped up its final practice … more

Gathering honors the fallen

The morning after an ambush in Dallas left five police officers dead, Madisonville residents gathered in front of the county courthouse to pray and encourage one another. Pastors from varying … more

In God We Trust

Capt. Richard Morris of the Madisonville Police Department applies one of the last “In God We Trust” stickers to the rear of a city police vehicle. After requests and overwhelmingly positive … more

New commissioner sworn in

Thomas Collard was sworn in Tuesday as Precinct 2 Madison County commissioner, appointed by Judge C.E. “Butch” McDaniel. ‘I’ve known him a long time and thought he would be very … more
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