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Prosperity names Junior Board

Prosperity Bank in Madisonville has announced the Junior Board of Directors for the 2017-18 school year. This is the bank’s 25th year of the Junior Board program, which consists of 15 high … more

Judge announces candidacy

Hal Ridley has a special fondness for Madison County, saying it was the county that put him over the top in his first attempt at becoming a district judge. He hopes to repeat that magic next year, … more

Election to cover changes in law

While this year’s election involves no candidates, there still are some issues that will require the attention of the voters of Texas. Early voting for the 2017 election began Monday, and will … more

County to seek contractor bids

After being reminded about county purchasing policies at its last meeting, the Madison County Commissioner’s Court will now seek proposals for a general contract to oversee repairs to county … more

MCISD seizes highest fiscal accountability

Madisonville CISD received a rating of “Super Achievement” under the state’s new Schools FIRST financial accountability system. The rating is the highest possible in Texas and demonstrates … 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

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 asked to show support for legal challenge

A request for the city to stand against Texas Senate Bill 4, known as the Sanctuary City Bill, had a lot of discussion, but city fathers stopped short of considering joining a lawsuit against the … 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

School Board welcomes Ag Issues team

The Madisonville CISD school board welcomed the agricultural issues team to their board meeting last Tuesday night. The four students led a lively debate concerning the issue of feral hogs in the … more

One killed in motorcycle crash

Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers continue to investigate a two-vehicle crash resulting in the death of a motorcyclist on US 190 at Lone Star Road in Madison County on Saturday. According … more

PD seeks information on burglaries

The Madisonville Police Department is looking for help from the community in solving a spate of burglaries that have plagued the area over the last few months. Police Chief Herbert Gilbert said … more

Staffing prompts purchase

A transfer of $2,500 will help Madison County begin preparations for the State Trooper contingency to double in size in the next two years. Sgt. Carl Clary of the Texas DPS said that the staffing … 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

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

Two killed in collision

NORTH ZULCH — Two people were killed on Sunday as the result of a head-on collision east of North Zulch. Sgt. Jimmy Morgan of the Texas Department of Public Safety said the crash occurred around … more

Mushroom festival sprouts again

The annual Texas Mushroom Festival, 16 years strong in Madisonville, will kick off Oct. 14 at the Courthouse Square. Festival Chairman Laura Lawrenz said this year boasts some changes that will … 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

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

National Night Out set

Madisonville resident will revel in fun, fellowship and prizes during the National Night Out, set for 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3. This is the third year for the event, which is a public safety … more
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