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Founders Dinner celebrates educators

The Madison County Juneteenth Organization held a dinner Saturday honoring education workers at the Juneteenth Center in Madisonville.  The Mistress of Ceremony was Shawnique Cooper, and guest … more

Keep Madison County Beautiful, volunteers perform cleanup in Midway

Several members of the New Life Church of Midway along with volunteers from the community and Keep Madison County Beautiful gathered for a community cleanup on Saturday. An old condemned house once … more

C&J's Custom Gift Shop officially welcomed by Chamber

The Madison County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for C&J’s Custom Gift Shop on Friday. C&J’s carries specialty craft gift items. Janet Sharp manages the store and notes that … more

Contracts awarded by court

The Madison County Commissioners Court met Monday and took the following actions: * Accepted the recommendation of the North Zulch Municipal Utility District to award an engineering contract to … more

Area Digest

Gas prices continue to drop   Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.93/g last week, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of … more

National Night Out is next week

The community is invited to attend the City of Madisonville’s second annual National Night Out on Tuesday, starting at 5:30 p.m. at Lake Madison City Park. The event – deemed a huge success … more

MHS Homecoming Court chosen

Members of the 2016 Madisonville High School Homecoming Court are, from left, king candidate Jose’ Vera, queen candidate Tyana Brown, queen candidate Audra Crocker, queen candidate Lexi Leveston, … more

Man suffers burns on Peedee Road

Photo by Melanie Ray A man was taken by Life Flight helicopter to Houston last week to be treated for second- and third-degree burns covering 30-35 percent of his body after the tank of his hot … more

At the front desks of Madisonville schools

Just inside the front door of each of Madisonville’s schools, visitors are greeted by one of the district’s school receptionists.  These four individuals are charged with having visitors sign … more

From NZ to Japan: Exchange student broadens horizons

Mackensi Green is small, sweet and a little bit shy – not someone you’d immediately suspect would want to travel from North Zulch to Japan all by herself and live with a host family that speaks … 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

Area Digest

North Zulch to continue offering free lunch program   North Zulch ISD administrators announced they will continue the district’s policy to operate the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) … more

MCISD keeps tax rate

The Madisonville school board unanimously approved its budget and tax rate during a special meeting Monday evening. No one spoke during the public hearing, at which the board set the maintenance … more

Mustangs win!

It’s been a while since the Mustang football team got to celebrate a victory, but they did so Friday night, pulling out an 11-8 win over Diboll. It was the first Mustang win for Athletic … more

Local youths learn leadership at FFA camp

Members of the Madisonville FFA Chapter spent three days honing leadership skills and networking with state leaders at the Area IX Leadership Camp this summer. Six students completed the final … more

Lions Club Gun Show

Buyers and sellers gathered on Saturday and Sunday at the Truman Kimbro Center for the Madisonville Noon Lion’s Club gun show.  more

Madison County Commissioners Court Recap

The Commissioners Court met Monday in the Madison County Annex. Several “items of note” from the meeting are: Danny Singletary has been active in assisting Veterans. It was noted by Judge C.E. … more

Area Digest

North Zulch to continue offering free lunch program   North Zulch ISD administrators announced they will continue the district’s policy to operate the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) … more

Back to School: Administrators pleased with first day

Principals at the campuses throughout Madison County said the first day of school was a success. “It was the best in years,” said Superintendent Keith Smith. “We were teaching on day one. … 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
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