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Normangee police chief suspended with pay

The City of Normangee finds itself embattled in scandal again, after its Police Chief, Charles Herford, was arrested and charged with one count of Felony (3rd degree) Deadly Conduct and one count of … more

Weather doesn’t deter walkers

Massive thunderstorms ripped through Madison County in the middle of the night Friday, just hours before Relay for Life, American Cancer Society’s largest fundraiser of the year, was scheduled to … more

Federal authorities arrest 7 in Madisonville for distributing meth

Federal, state and local authorities on Aug. 18 arrested seven Madisonville residents charged in connection with a methamphetamine trafficking operation, according to U.S. Attorney Richard L. Durbin … more

Flood zone

A motorist plows through the water flooding over Collard Street on Thursday afternoon. more

Lions Club hosts gun show

The Madisonville Noon Lions Club hosted its sixth annual Gun and Hunting Show on August 20-21 at the Truman Kimbro Center on the square in downtown Madisonville.  More than 600 people attended … more

County approves burn ban

Madison County remains under a burn ban, despite receive more than 15 inches of rain over the weekend due to Hurricane Harvey, as the Commissioner’s Court on Aug. 23 approved the ban during a … more

Historical piece of oil pipeline donated to Madison County Museum

Harold Gene Wells donated an historic piece of wooden pipeline said to be a part from the first pipeline ever laid in the United States to the Madison County museum last week. Although Wells now … more


Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony A ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for noon Dec. 2 at Taco Street and Grill behind the Truman Kimbro Center.   Journey Through Bethlehem On Dec. 2 and 3, many of … more

School construction continuing

The Madisonville school complex is in the midst of a giant construction project – complete with dozers, pipe, concrete and what could pass for a mud-filled crater – but administrators are … more

A note from the publisher

In light of mail delivery being suspended in the area, the Madisonville Meteor will be available in the Meteor office for our mail subscribers to pick up. Any mail we have will be sent out as … more

Employees of the Month

Madisonville CISD Employees of the Month were recognized at an Oct. 11 board meeting. Pictured from left are Superintendent Keith Smith, Auxiliary Employee of the Month Dawn Arnold, Teacher of the … more

North Zulch residents remember Hannah Wiese

The first day of school should have been a happy – or at least an exciting – occasion for students in North Zulch, but instead it was marked by tears and mourning for a fellow classmate, who was … more

NZ schools looking to improve scores

NORTH ZULCH — North Zulch schools receive the Improvement Required status from the Texas Education Agency, but the district took steps this summer to help bridge the gap. Superintendent Alan … more

Smoke, water, helping hands at local farm

Thanks to the predictable unpredictability of Texas’ changing seasonal temperatures, Rick Tinney, owner of Sweet Pickins Blackberry Farm, found himself in a predicament in the early hours of … more

Holiday closings, events coming

The holiday season has arrived, and that means several local businesses will have altered schedules in the coming weeks. Madisonville city offices and the Madison County Courthouse will be closed … more

Keeping family tradition alive

If you’re born a Cleere, you’re probably going to end up working with animals. Such was the case for 11-year-old Kendel, a polite, articulate, slightly shy Madisonville Intermediate School … more

Shooting suspect arrested

NORMANGEE — A suspect in a Thursday shooting at an unidentified Normangee resident has been extradited to Madison County following his arrest on Friday. Mario Lopez, 22, is being held on a … more

Lady Mustangs win four in a row

The Madisonville girls’ varsity basketball team is on a roll. The Lady Mustangs defeated the Crockett Bulldogs last Tuesday on the road, 42-23, and less than a week later turned around and … more

Madison County Fair starts with art

The Madison County Fair kicked off its 37th year with the Photography, Art and Handcraft Show on March 11th.  The Handcraft Division is comprised of three categories: Crafts, Woodworking, and … more


Coat Drive American Legion Post 84 is holding a “Coats for Kids” drive. Please help the kids in our community by donating gently used or new coats for school-aged kids, 5 to 18. Drop-off boxes … more
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