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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rodeo comes to town

The 38th annual Madison County Fair featured local contestants as well as professionals at the CPRA Rodeo at the Fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday. more

County issues burn ban

Madison County on Friday issued a burn ban throughout the county, citing a lack of rainfall for quite some time. A declaration was signed Friday afternoon by County Judge C.E. … 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

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

Eight arrested in burglary ring

The Madisonville Police Department last week wrapped up a six-month investigation into a string of commercial burglaries with eight arrests. Each of the suspects will face charges of engaging in … more

J.R. Parten immortalized

A Texas historical marker was erected at the Madison County Library on Thursday in honor of businessman, political activist, philanthropist, university regent and Madisonville native Jubal Richard (J.R.) Parten, who donated multiple tracks of land in the county including that of the library. more

New way to serve the Word

Most Sundays, you’d find Wade Phillips praising the Lord and shepherding the flock at Madisonville Christian Fellowship. The pastor, singer/songwriter and community leader led many people to do … more

Libertarians seek presence in Madison County

Madison County local Jacob Kitson hosted an interest meeting on Friday for his new organization, the Libertarian Party of Madison County, at Rancho Viejo Restaurant in the square. more

New restaurant opens in Midway

Leslie Lazenby and Michelle Mock are embarking on a business venture that’s been a lifelong dream – and they say all the credit goes to God. The women, who have been best friends for about 10 … more

Prosperity Bank Junior Board

Prosperity Bank, the Madisonville Banking Center, has announced the formation of a Junior Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 school year. The bank iis celebrating the 24th year of its Junior Board … more

Tundra finds Madisonville

The last week in Madison County and surrounding counties saw a dangerous ice storm that shut down Madisonville CISD as well as many businesses on Tuesday and fell to 15 degrees early the following … more

NZISD to expand programs

The North Zulch ISD Class of 2018 was the first in the school’s history to receive industry-based certifications based on their endorsement pathways and will offer more opportunities for their students to be successful moving forward. more
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