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Lyon lands job with Hawkins schools

The former North Zulch ISD superintendent recently was named the sole finalist for the same position at the Hawkins school district. Morris Lyon resigned from North Zulch in late October after six … more

Business offers sweet service

Snow cones make people happy – and that’s precisely the reason Lacy Kelso and her family took over a local stand last summer. Although the snow cone shop has been around each summer for more … more

Winners crowned in North Zulch Chili Cook-off

North Zulch Volunteer Fire Department hosted its 1st Annual Chili Cook-off this past weekend. The event revived a feeling of community, friendship and a little healthy competition to area residents … more

Relay for Life

Relay for Life board members have been meeting regularly to prepare for Saturday’s event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Madison County Fairgrounds. more

North Zulch receives highest accountability rating

NORTH ZULCH — North Zulch ISD received an “A” rating for “Superior Achievement” under the state’s School FIRST financial accountability rating system. This is the highest rating offered … more

Madisonville CISD exceeds accountability standards

Madisonville schools improved in most tracked education categories based on accountability ratings, the MCISD school board found out on Monday. The school received their basic accountability … more

Calendar

Journey Through Bethlehem On Dec. 2 and 3, many of the churches in Huntsville will again come together for their presentation of Bethlehem on the night Jesus was born. There will be many shops to … more

STB rail request denied

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Surface Transportation Board officially has declined a request from Texas Central Railway to be the regulatory agency for its proposed high-speed rail project. According … more

City gears up for prayer vigil

The city of Madisonville will once again play host to an evening without hate, as the annual Community Prayer Vigil will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Truman Kimbro Center. The vigil, going … more

Water quality satisfactory

Your water is safe to drink. That’s the message that Madisonville Director of Water and Sewer Utilities Kevin Story wants local residents to know as they digest the results of the city’s … more

Freshman wins big at livestock shows

High school freshman Madison Counsil already knows what she wants to do when she grows up — and is well on her way. The Madisonville High School student recently won top honors at the Houston … more

Local schools receive updates for new academic year

Madisonville CISD is set to begin another school year next week and the schools will show off some new changes for the student body. Every school is now equipped with secure entrances. Each … more

Celebrate the Fourth

A vintage fire truck keeps the park cool. more

Ronald and McDonald’s celebrate with grand opening

After opening its newly decorated doors to the Madisonville community on Tuesday, the restored McDonald’s has had a busy week, culminating with an official grand opening party on Saturday … more

Construction continues at Madisonville CISD

What looked like a massive sinkhole just a few months ago is progressing rapidly, as Collier Construction continues work on $19 million worth of upgrades at the Madisonville CISD campuses on May … more

Mushroom Festival sprouts

Locals and visitors alike flocked to Madisonville this weekend to experience the famous Texas Mushroom Festival, located in the square and surrounding areas. Attendants were treated to live … more

City manager reflects on first year in office

It’s been a little more than a year since the Madisonville City Council announced that Camilla Viator would take the reins as city manager. Viator, who previously served as the city’s director … more

Madisonville home to No. 4

Downtown Madisonville was abuzz last week as word spread that there was a new barbecue restaurant in town. McKenzie Barbeque, at 1711 East Main St., held a soft opening on June 25 and already has … more

County family loses home to fire

A Madisonville family was displaced Friday morning by a house fire that destroyed their Derby Lane home. Responders arrived on the scene shortly after 7:25 a.m. “It was fully involved when we … more

County urged to confront rail project

A lighter tone of a Madison County Commissioners' Court meeting turned a bit heavy when two county residents informed the county about upcoming meetings about a proposed high-speed rail … more
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