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Eight arrested in burglary ring

The Madisonville Police Department last week wrapped up a six-month investigation into a string of commercial burglaries with eight arrests. Each of the suspects will face charges of engaging in … more

Tundra finds Madisonville

The last week in Madison County and surrounding counties saw a dangerous ice storm that shut down Madisonville CISD as well as many businesses on Tuesday and fell to 15 degrees early the following … more

New officer joins MPD team

Brittney Edwards move to her new home in Madisonville three years ago; she found another home in law enforcement. With a month under her belt at the Madisonville Police Department, Edwards … more

NZISD holds board meeting

NORTH ZULCH — The North Zulch Independent School District employees presented the School Board Members with a gift basket for all their hard work. The board took time to recognize students, … more

MCISD honors board members

January is School board recognition month, and Madisonville CISD board members had presents waiting for them at their seats prior to the meeting’s start. In attendance were the principals from … more

PD to focus on burglaries

Crime statistics for the city in 2017 remained relatively the same over the previous year, according to statistics compiled by the Madisonville Police Department. Overall, total calls for … more

Volunteers needed to staff event

While the last festival, in October, was very successful, the behind the scenes work was done by relatively few people. This year, there are even less, as many of the directors are moving on and … more

Area Digest Jan. 10, 2018

Recycling offered On Saturday, Jan. 27, the City of Madisonville will host Electronic Recycling from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at City Hall. This is a chance to discard old electronics such as cell … more

City denies zoning change

Despite Crystal Ennis’ impassioned plea for her daughter, and a closed session to consult with an attorney, Madisonville City Council members denied a zone change that would allow manufactured … more

County discusses income

It took the Madison County Commissioners’ Court only 18 minutes to get through reports of millions in income on Monday. The first meeting of the new year dealt mostly with reports from various … more

Firefighters’ 2018 busy so far

The first week of the new year was exceptionally busy for the Madisonville Fire Department, as volunteers battle numerous blazes, even on New Year’s Day. A fire broke out at 1009 State St. at … more

Called Home

If there was anyone that personified the spirit of Madison County, and at the same time the definition of love, it was Lanier Stevens. One of his best friends, John Hardy, said he was an … more

Rep hopes to unseat Cruz

Lifelong Texan, fourth-generation El Paso resident and small business owner Beto O’Rourke stopped in Madison County last week, the 189th county of his 254-county trek across Texas, campaigning for … more

Rail study to be discussed publicly

HOUSTON — With the release of the Federal Railroad Administration’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement on Texas Central Partner’s high-speed rail project, residents and agencies are pouring … more

Area Digest Jan. 3, 2018

Coon Hunt scheduled IOLA — The Iola Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual Iola Coon Hunt, a PKC-sanctioned event, Jan. 11-13. The event supports the Iola FFA as it funds student … more

County allows use of building — with a catch

A request by the County Extension Office to use an old gymnasium owned by the county was approved, but not without some concern about the county’s liability for repairs and safety. The Madison … more

MPD adds to the force

New year, and new faces for the Madisonville Police Department. Hometown native Max Wilson is now patrolling the streets of his city, fulfilling a longtime dream of being a police … more

Brady’s tax bill approved

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After two votes in the House, one in the Senate and mountains of press both praising and condemning the measure, President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on … more

Year in review

As with every year, 2017 had its ups and downs, happiness and heartache. By far, the biggest news of 2017 was the hurricanes that slammed into the coasts, particularly Harvey, which caused so much … more

NZ School Board president resigns

NORTH ZULCH — Charles Drake, the president of NZISD school board, resigned on Thursday at the regular school board meeting. Drake has served on the school board for 20 years. The other members … more
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