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Residents show support for reorganized NZFD

Dozens of North Zulch residents gathered Monday night to show support of the newly-reorganized volunteer fire department and offer their assistance. The department – which does not have … more

American FFA offers opportunities for local youth

In 1917 the Smith-Hughes National Vocational Education Act was adopted. This act established funding to state governments in order to help promote vocational education for agricultural and industrial … more

Teen overcomes injury to attend graduation

While most of the members of the Madisonville High School senior class were doing normal teenager things like picking out prom dresses and making plans for college last month, Bailey Gist was being … more

Former Madisonville AD accepts job in Bryan

Former Madisonville Athletic Director Greg Morgan has found a new home in the Brazos Valley, and may soon have an opportunity to return to Mustang Stadium. Morgan, who served as Madisonville’s … more

Farm Bureau presents donation to fire chiefs

Pictured from left are Texas Farm Bureau agent Donna Taylor, Midway Fire Chief Edwin Faw, Madisonville Mayor Bill Parten and Madisonville Fire Chief Thom Jones. The Farm Bureau presented the local … more

LEPC holds annual safety meeting

The Madison County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) held an annual meeting last week at the Madisonville Fire Department. The meeting featured many of the county’s safety officials as well … more

School honors year of FFA successes

Madisonville High School’s annual FFA banquet felt more like a pep rally than an awards ceremony as students high-fived, hugged, took selfies, told inside jokes and congratulated each other on a … more

Rodeo roars into MC arena

The 18th annual Madison County Fair Association rodeo was a success by all accounts, as the bleachers were packed and attendees appeared to enjoy the entertainment. Despite heavy rains the week … more

Governor declares disaster area in 31 counties

Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday declared a state of disaster in Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Coleman, Colorado, Erath, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Hidalgo, Hood, Jasper, … more

Rufus Refuge continues to push for county funding

Dawn Knight of Rufus Refuge spoke to the Madison County Commissioner’s Court again on Monday morning and pleaded for funding for her organization. This is the third time she has spoken to the … more

Midway FD hosts annual grilling

The sun was shining on Saturday afternoon as supporters from across the county gathered for the 24th annual po-boy steak dinner at the Midway Volunteer Fire Department. Chief Ed Faw said the event … more

Prosperity Bank supplies brand new scoreboards

Two of the Little League baseball fields at Lake Madison Park have undergone game-changing upgrades. Baseball fields two and three now feature new scoreboards generously donated by Prosperity Bank … more

Area Digest

Annual Marian Anderson High School Reunion and Park Dedication The 2016 annual Marian Anderson High School reunion will take place on Oct. 7 and Oct. 8. Friday’s event will begin at 7 p.m. at … more

Shop students help senior residents

The 70-plus residents at Madisonville Care Center don’t have a whole lot of possessions. Some have family photos; some have stuffed animals; some have crosses and knick-knacks that they hold dear … more

Museum honors heritage of country and state

Members of the Robert Lawrence Chapter of the Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century participated in the allocation of Stephen F. Austin’s birthday at the Madison County Museum on Friday … 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

Constitutional amendment proposed to limit Congressional terms

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) today proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to impose term limits on members of Congress. The amendment … more

NZ school board seats up for grabs

In addition to a hotly-contested presidential-race, there are some local decisions that voters began making at the polls as early as Monday. Early voting continues through Nov. 4. Polls are open … more

Beating the odds

Bailey Gist is all smiles at graduation ceremonies on Saturday in Huntsville. more

New officer

Officer Ryan Dowdy joined the Madisonville Police Department in June. more
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