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Governor declares disaster area in 31 counties

Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday declared a state of disaster in Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Coleman, Colorado, Erath, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Hidalgo, Hood, Jasper, … more

Rufus Refuge continues to push for county funding

Dawn Knight of Rufus Refuge spoke to the Madison County Commissioner’s Court again on Monday morning and pleaded for funding for her organization. This is the third time she has spoken to the … more

Prosperity Bank supplies brand new scoreboards

Two of the Little League baseball fields at Lake Madison Park have undergone game-changing upgrades. Baseball fields two and three now feature new scoreboards generously donated by Prosperity Bank … more

Area Digest

Annual Marian Anderson High School Reunion and Park Dedication The 2016 annual Marian Anderson High School reunion will take place on Oct. 7 and Oct. 8. Friday’s event will begin at 7 p.m. at … more

Shop students help senior residents

The 70-plus residents at Madisonville Care Center don’t have a whole lot of possessions. Some have family photos; some have stuffed animals; some have crosses and knick-knacks that they hold dear … more

Museum honors heritage of country and state

Members of the Robert Lawrence Chapter of the Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century participated in the allocation of Stephen F. Austin’s birthday at the Madison County Museum on Friday … more

School Board welcomes Ag Issues team

The Madisonville CISD school board welcomed the agricultural issues team to their board meeting last Tuesday night. The four students led a lively debate concerning the issue of feral hogs in the … more

Constitutional amendment proposed to limit Congressional terms

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) today proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to impose term limits on members of Congress. The amendment … more

NZ school board seats up for grabs

In addition to a hotly-contested presidential-race, there are some local decisions that voters began making at the polls as early as Monday. Early voting continues through Nov. 4. Polls are open … more

Beating the odds

Bailey Gist is all smiles at graduation ceremonies on Saturday in Huntsville. more

New officer

Officer Ryan Dowdy joined the Madisonville Police Department in June. more

MFD gains new equipment

Local ranchers pitched in last month to ensure that the Madisonville Volunteer Fire Department has the proper equipment to respond to grass fires. Ranchers Kenneth Farris and Dave Ward set the … more

Madisonville shines in Indy

Madisonville CISD sent their marketing and FFA student teams to nationals in Indianapolis on Oct. 24 where they both finished as runners-up. This was the culmination of the 2016-17 school year, so … more

Madisonville gets on board with safe driving app

Residents can earn free meals at local restaurants by simply pledging to drive safely and installing a smartphone application that prohibits them from texting while driving. The free Safe 2 Save … more

Fish fry

Families turned out Saturday for the Midway Volunteer Fire Department fish fry at the station on School Road. more

Staffing prompts purchase

A transfer of $2,500 will help Madison County begin preparations for the State Trooper contingency to double in size in the next two years. Sgt. Carl Clary of the Texas DPS said that the staffing … more

Trash concerns council

Madisonville Mayor Bill Parten, unhappy with years of what he deems poor service from Progressive Waste Solutions, took the trash removal company to task on Monday during a regular City Council … more

Texans in favor of all 7 constitutional amendments

All seven constitutional amendments on the statewide ballot were approved by Texas voters, according to results released Tuesday evening by the Texas Secretary of State’s office. With roughly 99 … more

Watch UR BAC Madisonville

Last week’s fun Friday session featured two critical safety demonstrations that many children don’t have the luxury of experiencing until later in life. Watch UR BAC and the Brazos Valley … more

Nominees named for Man, Woman of the Year

A new woman and man of the year will be named Feb. 3 at the Madison County Chamber of Commerce banquet. City Manager Camilla Viator and Veterans Services Officer Danny Singletary will relinquish … more
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