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Cool treats

Lacy Kelso serves up a snow cone at Sugar Shack in Madisonville. The Kelso family took over the local business last summer. more

City adjusts sewer, water fees

The Madisonville City Council approved changes to the city’s fee structure for certain water and sewer services. An ordinance passed on Oct. 10 fees to tap for water services $300 for each line … more

County skips worst of Harvey

While the worst of Hurricane Harvey missed Madison County, it still managed to dump more than 15 inches of rain over the weekend The weather also put area residents on alert, and many prepared for … more

100 and still going strong

Erah Prestwood celebrated her 100th birthday last week and though she can’t hear so well anymore, she puts on makeup and jewelry daily and sits in her room at Madisonville Care Center with her … more

NZ team wins judging contest

Four North Zulch High School students won big at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo last week. Seniors Kiera Cosby and Kyela Cosby, sophomore Eliza Lazenby and freshman Amanda May won first … more

Brand new McDonald’s opens its doors

The wait for the restoration of McDonald’s in Madisonville is over. The start of the new month will also signify the grand opening for the fast food franchise with state-of-the-art upgrades and … more

County fair set to start

Madison County Fair Association board members are praying for good weather and an enthusiastic crowd at this year’s event, which is considered one of the highlights of the year for local youth, … more

New way to serve the Word

Most Sundays, you’d find Wade Phillips praising the Lord and shepherding the flock at Madisonville Christian Fellowship. The pastor, singer/songwriter and community leader led many people to do … more

Breakfast and lunch

Brad Tinney cooks a hamburger at SunRise Breakfast and Lunch recently. more

New officers join MPD force

The Madisonville Police Department continues to increase its police force, as one of the latest Central Texas Police Academy graduates joined just two weeks ago. Ashley Kishino has a background … more

New restaurant opens in Midway

Leslie Lazenby and Michelle Mock are embarking on a business venture that’s been a lifelong dream – and they say all the credit goes to God. The women, who have been best friends for about 10 … more

Prosperity Bank Junior Board

Prosperity Bank, the Madisonville Banking Center, has announced the formation of a Junior Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 school year. The bank iis celebrating the 24th year of its Junior Board … more

A century old

Erah Prestwood turned 100 last week and celebrated her birthday with her family at Madisonville Care Center.  more

New UTV

Madisonville Fire Chief Thom Jones displays the Fire Department’s newest piece of equipment, a Polaris UTV, which was donated to the department following a fundraiser spearheaded by Kenneth Farris … more

NZISD invests into its future

NORTH ZULCH — North Zulch ISD held a community meeting on July 25 to introduce the new superintendent, explain new policies and discuss last year’s STARR test preliminary results. The assembly … more

Homecoming royalty crowned

The Madisonville football team wasn’t able to pull out a win during Friday’s homecoming game vs. Rusk, but a pair of MHS teens went home winners. Karla Villagrana was crowned Homecoming Queen … more

Talking it over

Attendees get a little talking in during the Keep Madison County Beautiful event on Saturday. more

City sees highs, lows in 2015

It’s been a roller coaster of a year for Madisonville, with highs and lows, triumph and tragedy. In recounting the top stories of the year for the city, there were quite a few that showed the … more

Airport terminal donated to Madisonville

Photo by Gary Cook The Madison County Economic Development Corporation announced Monday the donation of a newly-constructed airport terminal building to the city of Madisonville. Based on an idea … more

Marian Anderson Park

City leaders and members of the Madison County community gathered Saturday for the dedication of Marian Anderson Park at 213 Martin Luther King Drive. The venue was developed in hopes of providing … more
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