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Obama edict divisive

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Friday responded to the Obama administration’s threat to withhold federal funds from any public school district that does not abide by its … more


A book of poems was a reflection of a former Madisonville resident's family. more

Hog hunting

Clark Osborne, right, owner of Tactical Hog Control LLC, speaks with junior high student Dylan Futral during the annual Ag Science Day at the Madison County Fairground. more

Boot scootin’ and fundraisin’

Hundreds gathered Saturday night as Don Shiver was honored at the 75th annual Madisonville Sidewalk Cattleman’s Association Steak Dinner. Shiver, owner of Madisonville’s Shivco Termite and … more

County discusses pay change

The Madison County Commissioner’s Court was asked to amend pay for the county’s two Justices of the Peace, but were prevented from making any changes by state law. At its regular meeting … more

Council discusses park issues

The Madisonville City Council found that its plan for a splash park may be sinking into a bog, and that a second site may need to be found in order to finish construction. Kevin Story, director of … more

County to respond to filings

Recent filings by Texas Central Partners at the state level has prompted the Madison County Commissioner’s Court to file documents in opposition to the railway’s plans. According to a press … more

Board honors students

Madisonville CISD honored several students Monday night for earning statewide honors in band, FCCLA, choir and athletics. Superintendent Keith Smith pointed out that the district now has 89 … more

Village mourns loss of pastor, looks to help

The North Zulch community is rallying to raise funds for the family of local youth pastor Dylan Dainty, who was killed in a car accident May 1. Dainty’s wife Jessica also was injured in the … more


Country band Blackhawk performed for hundreds at the Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen’s Association steak dinner on Saturday. more

Family portrait

Dylan Dainty and his wife, Jessica. more

Sgt. Billy Joe Williams

Sgt. Billy Joe Williams was born Oct. 4, 1930, in Madison County, to Joe and Edith (Akins) Williams. After his mother died, he and his four older brothers were placed in the Methodist Orphanage in … more

Schools to see new leaders

It’s been a year of transition among the faculty and coaching staff at the Madisonville school district, and the changes will continue next year. The district announced recently that High School … more

Voting units to be replaced

Madison County voters will be checking the boxes on a new set of voting machines in the upcoming general election, after county commissioners gave their approval for the system last … more

Jail escape leads to arrest

Madison County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a current inmate who was chased to east Highway 21 after escaping from jail Thursday morning. Jason Garrett, 37, is facing charges of escape, burglary … more

Area Digest

Workshop slated Madison County NAACP is hosting a free workshop titled “All About Credit,” presented by Wells Fargo, a Texas State Conference partner. People wanting to learn about building … more

Annual MSCA steak dinner to kick off

The 75th Annual Madisonville Sidewalk Cattleman’s Association Steak Dinner was the high-water mark for attendance, and organizers hope to top that at this year’s dinner. Wes Hammit, president … 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

Voting machines

The HART Verity voting machine will replace current county machines after August, provided the new system is certified by the federal and state election commissions. more

Relay for Life

Cancer survivor Linda Cousins takes a lap at the annual Relay for Life event on Saturday at the Madison County Fairgrounds. Cousins represented the Faith Baptist Church relay team. more
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