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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

Fifth Texas package explosion reported outside of San Antonio

By Bobby Blanchard, The Texas Tribune March 20, 2018 A fifth package has reportedly exploded in Texas, this one at a FedEx facility in Schertz, which is outside of San Antonio. … 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 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

Madison County Fair rolls along

The Madison County Fair is about par for last year, which means students, children and rodeo participants, as well as anyone who loves a good fair, is in for a treat. Fair Board President Karl … more

Fire damages Madisonville church

The congregation at Madisonville Christian Fellowship will be holding services elsewhere for a while as its chapel on West Highway 21 was damaged by fire last week. Pastor of the church, … more

Brady kicks off 2017 with new tax reform plan

U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady, representing Madison County in Washington, D.C., is preparing for the New Year as chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Brady, a Republican, … more

Taking a look at MCISD Maintenance and Operations

To an old English teacher, Maintenance and Operations looks like a vague and intimidating title.  Truthfully, when I went in to chat with the eight men who comprise that department for Madisonville … more

MFD fights warehouse blaze

The cause of a fire at the Bimbo Bakeries storehouse on Industrial Boulevard on Thursday has been classified as undetermined. Madisonville Fire Chief Thom Jones said the fire, which was first … more

Mushroom Festival fills chair positions

The Texas Mushroom Festival is back on again with almost a full slate of volunteers. After cancelling the event March 6 because organizers found a lack of participation of volunteers, the … more
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