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New officer brings experience

Ricci Ostermayer brings not only experience, but a history of law enforcement to the Madisonville Police Department. He also brings a willing spirit, a helping hand and a desire to … more


Camryn Frederick, 2016 Madison County Fair Queen, thanks the attendees as well as her sponsor during the Friday’s buyers’ dinner prior to the Premium Sale. Behind her are queen contestants Kate … more

Prayer vigil honors community

The power of prayer was on display on Thursday, as resident and pastors of the area came together in spirit and song at the annual Community Prayer Vigil. Firefighters, emergency medical … more

Steak and firefighters

Midway VFD Chief Edwin Faw talks with steak dinner attendees during the organization’s annual Po’ Boy Steak Dinner fundraiser on Saturday. more

Robotics club prepares for competition

The new Madison County 4-H Robotics Club offers a unique option for kids who may have interest in building technology. The club has been around for less than a year but has already acquired … more

Publisher leaving Meteor

Meteor staff Tony Farkas has been named editor and publisher of the Navasota Examiner. He will assume his new duties on Aug. 1. He comes to the area from Madisonville, where he was publisher for … more

Mail delivery suspended; Meteor e-edition now free

Since mail delivery has been suspended in our area because of Hurricane Harvey, the Meteor has opened the e-edition up for anyone to use free of charge. We apologize for any … more

Celebrate the Fourth

Razz plays a tune for the assembled crowd. more

Queen all about the ‘ag’

Fair Queen Camryn Frederick will be the face of the Madison County Fair for the next year, and although she enjoys makeup, fashion and “girly” things, her real passion is the agricultural element … more

Celebrate the Fourth

Gary Nunley of Centerville took home top honors in the car show. more

Livestock judging team

North Zulch FFA won first place at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in Livestock Judging. Team members include Kyela Cosby, Eliza Lazenby, Amanda May and Kiera Cosby. There were 321 senior teams … more

City asked to show support for legal challenge

A request for the city to stand against Texas Senate Bill 4, known as the Sanctuary City Bill, had a lot of discussion, but city fathers stopped short of considering joining a lawsuit against the … more

Judge meets with Texas senator

Texas Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, met with Madison County Judge C.E. “Butch” McDaniel, right, on Thursday morning at Walker’s Café in downtown Madisonville. more

Cool treats

Lacy Kelso serves up a snow cone at Sugar Shack in Madisonville. The Kelso family took over the local business last summer. more

City adjusts sewer, water fees

The Madisonville City Council approved changes to the city’s fee structure for certain water and sewer services. An ordinance passed on Oct. 10 fees to tap for water services $300 for each line … more

County skips worst of Harvey

While the worst of Hurricane Harvey missed Madison County, it still managed to dump more than 15 inches of rain over the weekend The weather also put area residents on alert, and many prepared for … more

100 and still going strong

Erah Prestwood celebrated her 100th birthday last week and though she can’t hear so well anymore, she puts on makeup and jewelry daily and sits in her room at Madisonville Care Center with her … more

NZ team wins judging contest

Four North Zulch High School students won big at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo last week. Seniors Kiera Cosby and Kyela Cosby, sophomore Eliza Lazenby and freshman Amanda May won first … more

Brand new McDonald’s opens its doors

The wait for the restoration of McDonald’s in Madisonville is over. The start of the new month will also signify the grand opening for the fast food franchise with state-of-the-art upgrades and … more

County fair set to start

Madison County Fair Association board members are praying for good weather and an enthusiastic crowd at this year’s event, which is considered one of the highlights of the year for local youth, … more
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