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School board replaces principals

Madisonville CISD Superintendent Keith Smith announced the hire of two new principals during a school board meeting Monday. Tawnya Nail, the wife of newly-hired Athletic Director Rusty Nail, will … more

‘It’s time’: Madisonville basketball coach steps downs after 10 years

For Madisonville basketball Coach Brian Thurmond, the time was right. After 10 seasons of leading the school’s basketball program, Thurmond met with his team Wednesday to inform them he would be … more

Community gathers for 'Night Out'

Hundreds gathered at Lake Madison on Oct. 4 for the city’s second annual National Night Out, celebrating unity in the community. “How good and pleasant it is when others live together in … more

Extension Office kicks off program

A record number of youth showed up for the kickoff of the fourth annual “Fun Fridays” program at the Madison County Extension Office on School Street. Extension Program Assistant Leslie … more

Landmark to be torn down

Once a destination for good rodeo and entertainment, the Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen’s Association rodeo arena on North May Street is scheduled to be torn down. MSCA President Matt Clark the … more

Bulldog pups show off athletic versatility

North Zulch ISD hosted a sports camp last week for boys and girls grades three through eight at the high school. The camp ran from Monday through Thursday and focused on basketball, baseball/softball … more

Officials investigate Iola employee

IOLA — Law enforcement officials are investigating allegations of improper conduct on behalf of an adult working in the Iola school district. In a press release sent last week, Superintendent … more

Calendar

Kevin Brady Office Hours Congressman Kevin Brady’s Huntsville and Conroe district offices are open to assist constituents Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Congressman’s office … more

Officials break ground on airport terminal

The Madison County Economic Development Corporation broke ground Friday on an exciting new project that will allow more business opportunities in the community. Plans have been in the works for … more

Board mission is all fair

Heavy rains last week postponed a Saturday morning barrel racing event but did little else to deter organizers of the Madison County Fair, which kicks off with opening ceremonies on Thursday. Mike … more

Church celebrates huge milestone

For 140 years, First Baptist Church has been a fixture in the Christian Community that is Madisonville. Church members celebrated this anniversary on Sunday. Joshua Crutchfield, pastor since … more

Restaurant inspections resume

Don Grooms appeared before Commissioners last week to discuss the four-month lapse in issuing food service permits, inspections and addressing complaints. Grooms performed those inspections as a … more

County discusses audit findings

The Madison County Commissioner’s Court on Monday heard a presentation on the county’s recent audit, which showed only minor items that needed to be changed. Dianne Sollock of Davis, Heinemann … more

MCISD honors students of the month

Madisonville CISD principals were in attendance for the monthly school board meeting on Monday to present their Student of the Month awards and discuss campus improvement plans. Before the … more

Safe driving app launches in Madisonville

Remember that time you swerved while driving in order to check a text message or change the radio station? We’ve all done it. We all know it’s dangerous, and we know we need to stop. That’s … more

Commissioner refutes charges of abuse, theft

Madison County Commissioner Phillip Grisham said Thursday that he is innocent of the charges leveled against him, and intends it to be business as usual until the matter is settled. The … more

Leon Extension Education Association Fall Sale

The Leon Extension Education Association   The Leon Extension Education Association will host a 2nd annual Fall Sale, Saturday, September 30 from 8:00 AM -2:00 PM at the Leon County Expo … more

Fun Fridays

Local youth turned out in droves for the June 17 kickoff of the “Fun Fridays” program at the Madison County Extension Office. more

Frederick recognized for leadership

Madisonville High School senior Camryn Frederick is on a mission. As a talented volleyball player, the reigning Madison County Fair Association queen and an FFA superstar, the college-bound senior … more

Mustangs crown King and Queen

Seniors Johnny Simpson and Kandace Smith were honored by their classmates on Friday and named the Homecoming King and Queen for 2017. “It’s an accomplishment and a really great feeling,” … more
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