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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

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

Midway to get boost in economy with new store

MIDWAY — The hamlet of Midway will get a much-welcomed shot in the economic arm with the addition of a new retail store. On Tuesday, city officials and representatives of Family Dollar broke … more

Community meeting announced by North Zulch school board

NORTH ZULCH — Superintendent Alan Andrus called for a community meeting at the monthly North Zulch ISD school board meeting on Thursday night. The community meeting will take place this upcoming … more

Ashby hopes to see sunset, pay raises

With a special session in the house under way as of Tuesday, representatives from across the state are gathered in Austin for a 30-day period to discuss 20 agenda items as proposed by Gov. Greg … more

Ashby files TRS, school finance bills

AUSTIN — State Rep. Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin) filed two bills for consideration on the first day of the recently convened special legislative session. The first, House Bill 193, would appropriate … more

Leon Extension Education Association Fall Sale

The Leon Extension Education Association   The Leon Extension Education Association will host a 2nd annual Fall Sale, Saturday, September 30 from 8:00 AM -2:00 PM at the Leon County Expo … more

Restaurant inspections resume

Don Grooms appeared before Commissioners last week to discuss the four-month lapse in issuing food service permits, inspections and addressing complaints. Grooms performed those inspections as a … more

Bulldog pups show off athletic versatility

North Zulch ISD hosted a sports camp last week for boys and girls grades three through eight at the high school. The camp ran from Monday through Thursday and focused on basketball, baseball/softball … more

Fun Fridays

Musician James Debose entertains his young audience with the saxophone at Friday Fun Day, held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office on School Street. more

LEPC holds annual safety meeting

The Madison County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) held an annual meeting last week at the Madisonville Fire Department. The meeting featured many of the county’s safety officials as well … more

City moving forward with audit for ‘smart’ water meter

The Madisonville City Council gave the green light to Performance Services for an investment grade audit on potential savings by moving to an electronic system for reading water meters that would … more

Madisonville teen earns Eagle Scout designation

Cade Colwell recently opted to study local veterans for his Eagle Scout project. The young man said his project was a national oral history program to video record stories and experiences of … more

MHS grad ready to start new journey

Quincey Surface is used to being at the top of her class and a star on the volleyball court, but now she’s taken on a new creative venture. The recent Madisonville High School graduate wasted no … more

American Legion opens community market

Last weekend, the American Legion Post 84 opened their “Community Market” on the Legion grounds, located at 800 N. May (Highway 75 N.), in Madisonville. The market, which will be open on … more

Restoring our community gardens

“It takes a village to raise a child” is an old African proverb that rings true to most everyone who knows children, although, most of us have never visited Africa and don’t truly understand … more

Madisonville GED graduation ceremony

Madisonville GED students prepare to graduate in a ceremony that was held last June 2 at the Truman Kimbro Center in Madisonville. more

Madisonville Summer Camps Round Up

Madisonville High School will conduct a “Mini Cheer Camp” on June 5-8, from 2- 4 p.m., for ages 4 through fifth grade at the new high school gymnasium. The cost is $40 and registration forms are … more

Hats of to Madisonville Grads 2017

A new class of Madisonville High School Graduates walked the stage in the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, on Thursday, May 25, 2017. “The ceremony was … more

Flags laid to rest

The ceremony to dispose of unserviceable flags has been an integral part of the American Legion ritual since September of 1937.  The Boy Scout Handbook states: “A national flag that is worn beyond … more
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