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County adopts new personnel policies

The Madison County Commissioners’ Court on Monday approved changes to the county personnel policy, most notably how the county handles emergency closings, such as in the case of drastic weather … more

Madisonville Elementary reaches out

The community continues to show resilience and compassion in the aftermath of natural destruction. Madisonville Elementary School has partnered with Henson Motors and Madisonville Christian … more

Urban, rural officials differ on high-speed project

HOUSTON — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced in August that the city signed a “memorandum of understanding” with Texas Central Partners regarding the high-speed rail project. “As I … more

NZ looks to change in grants

NORTH ZULCH — The North Zulch ISD school board discussed an increase in funding they will receive from the state for their small school status at its monthly meeting Thursday. The funding is for … more

BIS Clinic opens doors

BEDIAS — Whether it is fires or floods, the dreamers and innovators of the Bedias community refuse to go quietly into that good night. Hurricane Harvey delayed the Sept. 11 opening of the BIS … more

Missing child’s face reconstructed

Nearly a year after she was first found, the face of a child found on I-45 in a black suitcase has been reconstructed, giving law enforcement officials another clue to the child’s identity. Last … more

Madisonville CISD welcomes new employees

The room was packed with new and smiling faces of educators who have come from all over to join the Madisonville community in 2017, as the Madisonville School Board welcomed members of their new … more

Walker’s garners state attention

Walker’s Café is to be featured in Texas Highway Magazine in a story that highlights key diners to stop at in between Dallas and Houston. Photographer Kevin Stillman represented the magazine and … more

City alters zoning regulations

The Madisonville City Council designated the area on the east side of Martin Luther King Street to Evans Street as a Manufactured Home District, a designation it created on Monday at its regular … more

County passes deficit budget

Madison County will operate on a deficit in the fiscal year that begins in October, after commissioners passed the FY 2017-18 budget on Monday. Additionally, the county approved next year’s tax … more

Area residents team up to help hurricane victims

A Harvey survivor summed it up best: “God bless you for doing this. We’ve lost everything, and this will help us.” Area residents have been helping in any way they can — from taking boats … more

New restaurant comes to town

A nine-year-old plan has come full circle, and the Mallet brothers have opened a restaurant in Madisonville. Manager/owner Greg Mallett said he and his brother Chad have had a restaurant in … 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

County approves burn ban

Madison County remains under a burn ban, despite receive more than 15 inches of rain over the weekend due to Hurricane Harvey, as the Commissioner’s Court on Aug. 23 approved the ban during a … more

Schools approve budget for new fiscal year

The Madisonville Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a budget of just under $21 million dollars for the 2017-18 fiscal year. At a special meeting and public hearing … more

Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst

NORTH ZULCH — Last week North Zulch ISD had staff and faculty receive ALICE Training. The training is to prepare the schools in the event of an active shooter on campus. “Hopefully we don’t … more

A note from the publisher

In light of mail delivery being suspended in the area, the Madisonville Meteor will be available in the Meteor office for our mail subscribers to pick up. Any mail we have will be sent out as … more

Mail delivery suspended; Meteor e-edition now free

Since mail delivery has been suspended in our area because of Hurricane Harvey, the Meteor has opened the e-edition up for anyone to use free of charge. We apologize for any … more

Local schools receive updates for new academic year

Madisonville CISD is set to begin another school year next week and the schools will show off some new changes for the student body. Every school is now equipped with secure entrances. Each … more

Gun show attendance down

Just under 600 people took advantage of their Second Amendment rights to participate in the annual Lions Club Gun Show this weekend. Organizer Bunkin Bennett said there were 68 tables with 24 … more
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