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Called Home

If there was anyone that personified the spirit of Madison County, and at the same time the definition of love, it was Lanier Stevens. One of his best friends, John Hardy, said he was an … more

Local becomes Eagle Scout

Ethan A. de la Garza, a freshman at Normangee High School, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts. The accomplishment represents almost 3 years of adventure, fun, work, … 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

Showing stock

Madisonville Intermediate School student Kendel Cleere prepares his heifer for sale during a recent livestock show. more

Man, Woman of Year honored

On Friday, Feb. 3rd, the Madison County Chamber of Commerce hosted a magical evening to celebrate the businesses of Madisonville.  Liz Ward, the Chamber Coordinator, said ticket sales were at a … more

Group plants tree to honor Stephen F. Austin

Fourth graders at Madisonville Intermediate School joined members of Daughters of the Republic of Texas and community residents to honor Stephen F. Austin’s birthday on Thursday and dedicate a … more

City discusses annual prayer vigil

The Madisonville City Council will approve an annual prayer vigil for the city at its next meeting, after hearing a presentation from a local pastor on Monday evening. In 2015, following … more

Rep hopes to unseat Cruz

Lifelong Texan, fourth-generation El Paso resident and small business owner Beto O’Rourke stopped in Madison County last week, the 189th county of his 254-county trek across Texas, campaigning for … more

Magical run continues

Friday’s win over Taylor proved to be the most exhilarating moment along an already magical season, in which the Madisonville Lady Mustangs have broken records with sheer regularity. And with one … more

Rail study to be discussed publicly

HOUSTON — With the release of the Federal Railroad Administration’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement on Texas Central Partner’s high-speed rail project, residents and agencies are pouring … more

Band qualifies for area competition

The Mustang varsity band competed at Region UIL Marching competition at Midway High School in Waco on Oct. 22. The group received a First Division rating, qualifying them for Area … more

Clerk clarifies phone number discrepancy

Madison County District Clerk Rhonda Savage issued the following statement last week: “I would like to apologize for the telephone system in the District Clerk’s Office. The county installed a … more


Bobby Garrett visits with Burke Landry at an American Legion fundraiser on Saturday. The Legion gathered to raise funds for Garrett’s recent emergency appendectomy. more

Sports bar

Juan Villagrana recently opened a sports bar at his restaurant Rancho Viejo on the Madisonville Square. more

Town, school rally to help family in need

NORTH ZULCH —The North Zulch community was stunned last weekend by the tragic news that one of their own was killed in a vehicle accident on Jan. 16 – and now they’re rallying to provide … more

Celebrate the Fourth

Children got to take advantage of free face painting. more

Officials drill for disaster

Research shows that more than 100 school shootings have occurred since 2013. Gun violence, racial profiling and law enforcement response have become widely-debated political issues across the … more

NZ celebrates homecoming this weekend

North Zulch is known for its sense of community. It has that “everybody knows everybody” feel, and the residents take care of each other. This weekend, the close-knit community will celebrate … more

Restaurant expanding its horizons

For 13 years, Rancho Viejo on the Madisonville Square has been serving up Mexican cuisine. Owner Juan Villagrana recently added a sports bar to the venue, which sits on the corner of Texas 21 and … more

Splash pad

The design of the splash pad, which will be built at Lake Madison Park. more
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