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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Madisonville Police on Sunday arrested a city resident who was wanted on two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Gerome Williams, 40, turned himself after contacting police … more
The biggest revelation in the list of local candidates that have filed for election in the March 6, 2018 primaries is that all of them are Republican. Also, the County Judge and Justice of the … more
HOUSTON — Federal officials narrowed the possible paths for a Dallas-Houston bullet train down to one likely route Friday, providing an unknown number of rural Texans the most definitive answer … more
Fundraiser scheduled A No One Left Behind fundraiser for Morriss Barney of Iola will be held Saturday, Dec. 16, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Iola Volunteer Fire Department, 23574 Brazos St., in … more
Madisonville CISD principals were in attendance for the monthly board meeting on Monday to discuss standard protocol for students who may be struggling with reading. The educators have been … more
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, will lead the conference committee of both U.S. House and Senate members tasked to create one bill from two different versions of tax reform … more
tony.farkas@madisonvillemeteor.com The Madisonville City Council on Monday approved an alternative financing method to allow the city to start several much-needed infrastructure improvement … more
tony.farkas@madisonvillemeteor.com After receiving only one sealed bid, and finding that previously a request was worded improperly, the County Commissioners’ Court will seek new bids for … more
campbell.atkins@madisonvillemeteor.com The fall season for FFA concluded last week and Madisonville High displayed one of the most dominant runs in program history. Of the 13 competing … more
OKLAHOMA CITY — Madisonville High School Junior Kennedy Bryant was named 2017 Adequan NMC Silver Spurs Equine Rookie of the Year in November. Bryant, representing the Southwest Reining … more
Madison County Judge C.E. McDaniel recently was honored by the Texas Judicial Academy for going the extra mile to be prepared to handle his duties as county judge. McDaniel was inducted on Nov. 16 … more
While still years away from being built, if at all, Texas Department of Transportation personnel on Monday presented a plan for an east-west bypass around the south of Madisonville. TxDOT … more
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