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House fire

This home on Derby Lane in Madisonville was engulfed in flames Friday morning. No injuries were reported. more

Mustang Track teams excel at Regional Meet

The Madisonville High School Boys and Girls track teams had a strong showing at the UIL Region III, 4-A track meet, which was held at Sam Houston State on April 28-29. As a team, the girls finished … more

Election to cover changes in law

While this year’s election involves no candidates, there still are some issues that will require the attention of the voters of Texas. Early voting for the 2017 election began Monday, and will … more

Memorial from a visitor

Editor's note - We received this heartfelt letter to the editor.  It's from a visitor to Madisonville and very fitting for Memorial Day and the times we are in. A few years ago, I traveled from … more

NZISD changes classes

NORTH ZULCH – The North Zulch School Board approved several curriculum changes last week that they believe will help better prepare students for college and the workforce. Kori Batten, who … more

Local teacher awarded grant

Gail Kay, a fifth-grade teacher at Madisonville Intermediate School, was recently chosen to receive a Texas Retired Teacher Foundation Classroom Assistance Grant in the amount of $500. Laura Ann … more

The next steps

Kiera Cosby presents a rose to her grandmother during North Zulch’s commencement ceremony at the high school gym on Saturday. more

Soccer program shows steady growth

The Madisonville Youth Soccer Association, in its third year, has seen the kind a growth a fledgling organization can hope for in its participation. Matt Newton, treasurer of the Madison County … more

A tragic scene

When does a tragic scene become everyday fodder and just another headline on a screen?   Madisonville CISD High School Students witnessed a tragic scene involving their friends and classmates at … more

Midway's Cemetery Association hosts a successful fundraiser

The 2nd Annual fundraising event for The Cemetery Association of Midway was held at the end of April. This event kicks off another year of work for the association, who is launching another effort to … more

County to seek contractor bids

After being reminded about county purchasing policies at its last meeting, the Madison County Commissioner’s Court will now seek proposals for a general contract to oversee repairs to county … more

NZ community to hold fundraiser

NORTH ZULCH – The community is invited to a luncheon fundraiser on Sunday, June 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise money for North Zulch First Baptist Church youth pastor Dylan Dainty, who was … more

Madisonville ready to light up the night

For the first time in recent history, Madisonville is planning a Fourth of July celebration, set to kick off at 4 p.m. Monday at Lake Madison, 1215 E. Collard St. Residents are invited to attend … more

Fair board

Members of the Madison County Fair Association Board of Directors gathered last week to discuss plans for this year’s event, which is set to kick off on Thursday and run through March 26. more

Special meeting for HOT funds

Does your organization’s event bring visitors to Madisonville?  Do those visitors stay in our hotels?  Then your organization may be eligible to receive Hotel Motel Tax (HOT) funds.  In order to … more

Food for the Soul

Pastor James Davis and his wife Gwen cooked and served free meals on Friday for the Free Pentecostal House of Prayer’s first-ever ‘Food for the Soul’ event at the church on West Main Street. … more

City hires new patrol officer

Madisonville Police Department continues bolstering its resources, adding another new hire this month. Ryan Dowdy, 25, joined the force on June 20. The Sam Houston State University graduate has a … more


Madisonville resident Jill Yeager was diagnosed with cancer in September 2014 and has become an active supporter of the American Cancer Society and its signature fundraiser, Relay for Life, set for … more

NZVFD chief steps down

The North Zulch Volunteer Fire Department chief and his wife have resigned from their posts following allegations of missing money. Chief David Douglas and his wife Misti, who served as the … more

County, area hammered by storm

Travis Neeley can’t remember a time when the county had this much water dumped on it in one rainstorm. “I got elected in ’88 the first time, and I haven’t seen it this bad,” the 28-year … more
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