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Book signing features Meteor founder

The founder of the Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen’s Association and a former publisher of the Madisonville Meteor is the subject of a new biography by longtime East Texas journalist and writer … more

Madisonville duo cook for community, competition

Mike Cotter and Mike Brooks have been through the fire. After all, the duo, who call themselves Top Hand Cookers, have been a fixture at the Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen’s Association annual … more

New judge in town

Tony Leago has edged out incumbent County Judge C.E. “Butch” McDaniel to become the Republican nominee for the position in the November general election. The unofficial results of Tuesday’s … more

Ferguson honors fallen

Midway’s Ferguson Unit held their 19th annual memorial service last Wednesday for all Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) officers, as well as officers around the country, who have fallen in the line of duty. more

Local drivers receive training

Durham School Services’ newest hires for Madisonville CISD were trained in a bus driving simulation on Friday to ensure that their required skills were up to par. more

Local church adds mural

Last week, Madisonville native and artist Sallie Reid completed a 14x40-foot mural at The Dwelling Place Church of a stairway to heaven. more

County approves mental health proclamation

In proclaiming May as Mental Health Awareness Month, the county was told that it was underserved by mental health professionals, and more education was needed to battle a growing disease. Julie … more

City to test new water source

Drilling is complete on a new well to service the city of Madisonville, so the next step is to comply with regulations and test the well. The testing may make the area around Washington Avenue and … more

Political newcomers in commissioner seat runoff

Both candidates for the Precinct 4 County Commission are new to the political arena, and now face each other for a second time in three months in the May 22 runoff. Along with their newcomer … more

Busy FFA continues success

Madisonville’s 15 FFA judging teams concluded their four months of study and practice in April with 12 of the squads advancing to state competitions, which took place in five different locations. more

Locals celebrate day of prayer

Local Madisonville Christian faith leaders gathered in front of the court house on Thursday evening with about 50 people in attendance to celebrate the 67th National Day of Prayer in the United States. more

Band holds fundraiser

The Madisonville Mighty Mustang Band hosted their second annual market day in the high school cafeteria and raised nearly two thousand dollars for their summer trip to Florida. more

Area Digest May 9, 2018

Roundup scheduled The Pre-K Round Up at North Zulch Elementary School is scheduled for 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the school. Parents and guardians registering students should bring … more

Texas Central, Amtrak reach agreement

DALLAS — Developers of Texas’ high-speed train have forged an agreement with Amtrak, allowing passengers to use Amtrak’s reservation system to buy tickets for through travel on both the Texas … more

Construction planned for OSR

Construction will start in the summer on OSR which will lead to the road to be closed to through traffic at different times. The project will go out to bid in June, and crews will start turning … more

Precinct 2 JP to be decided in runoff

Justice of the Peace candidates Mitchell Dill and Steven Cole will face each other in the May 22 runoff election. The two were the top vote-getters in the February Republican primary out of six … more

Three re-elected in Midway election

MIDWAY — The incumbent city leaders in Midway were re-elected on Saturday during the Midway city election. Mayor Tony Leago, who ran unopposed, was re-elected as mayor with 25 votes. Out of … more

Two-steppin’ and fundraisin’

“God Blessed Texas,” and especially the Madisonville area, with the perfect night for people to come together to raise funds for students in the county. Saturday was the annual Madisonville … more

MSCA prepares for annual cook-off

The 35th annual Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen’s Barbecue Cook-off is set for May 18-19 at the MSCA Grounds, 800 N. May St. Things get rolling May 18 with the Kid’s Cook, which lets children … more

Area Digest May 2, 2018

Roundup scheduled The Pre-K Round Up at North Zulch Elementary School is scheduled for 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the school. Parents and guardians registering students should bring … more
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