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Area Digest Jan. 3, 2018

Coon Hunt scheduled IOLA — The Iola Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual Iola Coon Hunt, a PKC-sanctioned event, Jan. 11-13. The event supports the Iola FFA as it funds student … more

Graduation Day

MCISD School Superintendent Keith Smith hugs William Fletcher, after Fletcher persevered and received his high school diploma eight years after leaving high school. more

County to begin tests of drivers

Drivers working for Madison County who have CDL licenses will now be subject to drug and alcohol tests after the Commissioners’ Court on Monday approved a plan. County Treasurer Judi … more

Gunfire ends police chase

Meteor staff NORMANGEE — Texas State Troopers fired shots at a state police care to get a DWI suspect who had stolen the vehicle to stop. Bridget Cast, 31, of Longview, was arrested following … more

County begins budget process

Madison County commissioners last week conducted a budget workshop and heard from department directors, most of whom requested salary increases and slight modifications to their individual … more

Council gives airport plan its blessing

The Madisonville City Council gave its blessing to airport improvements at a special meeting on Monday. City Manager Camilla Viator updated the council on plans to expand airport services, which … more

Town asked to help honor one of its own

MONAHANS — The Monahans Chamber of Commerce is wanting to honor a fallen Texas State Trooper, and is looking for help in raising money to commemorate the man. Officials from the chamber in … more

County allows use of building — with a catch

A request by the County Extension Office to use an old gymnasium owned by the county was approved, but not without some concern about the county’s liability for repairs and safety. The Madison … more

Yard of the Month

Mike and Linda Cousins were honored by Keep Madison County Beautiful for having the Yard of the Month.  more

Authorities arrest robbery suspect

A 26-year-old Houston woman was arrested Saturday in connection with the robbery of the Subway sandwich shop. Madisonville Police Chief Herbert Gilbert said the department was notified at about 6 … more

Smith seeks county commission seat

Editor’s Note: This is part of a weekly series of candidate profiles leading up to the March 1 election. Russell Smith is a fixture on the sidelines of just about any Madisonville High School … more

Alene Owens signs off from KMVL

Alene Owens, the voice of “The Downhome Gospel” radio show, on KMVL 1220AM Sunday mornings from 9:05-10am will be signing off the airwaves after hosting the show for over 20 years. Born 84 … more

Board excited about future

Madison County’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is ramping up to bring more businesses and high-paying jobs to the area. Matt Newton, who has been president for about a month, serves on … more

Meeting set for route plan

The Bryan District of the Texas Department of Transportation is evaluating alternatives for a proposed relief route around Madisonville. The proposed route would be on a new location and would … more

MPD adds to the force

New year, and new faces for the Madisonville Police Department. Hometown native Max Wilson is now patrolling the streets of his city, fulfilling a longtime dream of being a police … more

Schools approve budget for new fiscal year

The Madisonville Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a budget of just under $21 million dollars for the 2017-18 fiscal year. At a special meeting and public hearing … 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

Turnout shows run a success

It was unclear at press time whether the first Mustangs Against Hunger 5K raised its projected $2,000, but the weather was nice and the turnout was good, according to organizer Jewel Smith. Smith, … more

Senior Living at its finest

Texas Loving Care Senior Living officially opened their doors Monday during a ribbon cutting ceremony to announce themselves to the community.  TLC Senior Living is owned and operated by the … more

Calendar

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
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