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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

Flood zone

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

Top shelf

Madisonville Care Center Administrator Justin Batson hangs a shelf in a resident’s room on Monday. The shelves were constructed by Coach Randy Walker’s Madisonville Junior High shop students. more

Red Nose Day

North Zulch Elementary School students donned red noses last week to show support for Red Nose Day. more

County soon to have DL office

The Madison County Commissioner’s Court took steps Monday to institute a full-service driver’s license office in the county. At their regular meeting, commissioners approved a budget transfer … more

Runoff marked by low voter turnout

Two percent of Madison County voters — 153 to be exact — cast ballots in the Tuesday runoff election. The majority of the votes were cast early, and mostly by Republicans, according to results … more

Brady comes out against rail plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady waded into the Texas high-speed rail issue by penning a letter to the Surface Transportation Board opposing the project. Earlier this month, Texas … more

Court: School finance constitutional

Some four years after it started its way through the Texas legal system, a school financing lawsuit against the state of Texas, claiming the current system of funding public schools is … more

Scholarships funded in tasty fashion by MSCA

Rain didn’t deter crowds from gathering at the annual Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen’s Association barbecue cook-off over the weekend, at which the Road Kill Cookers took home the overall … more

One killed in 5-car collision

One person was killed and two people injured in one of two five-car collisions on 1-45 Monday afternoon. Trooper Jimmy Morgan, public information officer for the Texas Department of Public Safety, … more

One arrested in connection with fire

An early-morning fire at a home on Texas Street in Madisonville is under investigation by the Madisonville Police Department and state fire marshal’s office. Madisonville Volunteer Fire … more

Laid to rest, at last

More than 100 people gathered as U.S. Army Sgt. Billy Joe Williams was laid to rest last week at the Rock Prairie Cemetery — but not one of the attendees had ever met him. American flags lined … more

Coming home

U.S. Army personnel hand Nancy Motal, niece of Korean War POW Billy Williams, a flag following a burial ceremony after Williams’ remains were returned from North Korea. more

House fire

Madisonville firefighters work to extinguish a blaze that consumed a home on the 300 block of Texas Street Friday morning. more

Adults can get second chance

Those who have not completed their high school education have a generous – and affordable – opportunity to receive an equivalency diploma. Madisonville Mayor Bill Parten and his wife, both … more

Early voting ends Friday in runoff

Early voting began Monday for the four races in Madison County that require runoffs. County Elections Administrator Earl Parker set the lone early voting precinct, which ends Friday, at the … more

Former resident saw life through poetry

Although she passed away more than 40 years ago, Madisonville High School graduate Helen Schmiech’s book of poetry “Fading Sun” was published earlier this year and serves as somewhat of a … more

Seeing life on the farm ...

Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension Service held its annual Ag Science Day on Friday at the Madison County Fairgrounds. Seventh-graders from the North Zulch and Madisonville school districts gathered to … more

School board OKs district plan

NORTH ZULCH — The North Zulch School Board on Thursday approved its 2016-17 District Improvement Plan, which is geared toward improving communication and focusing on positive … more

Madisonville High School hires new principal

Madisonville Junior High Principal Heath Brown is taking a leap and will soon be movin’ on up to helm the high school. He replaces Shaye Murphy, who announced last month that he is returning to … more
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