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Tragedy strikes local community

Tragedy struck the North Zulch ISD family for the third time in a year on Saturday as 15-year-old Brandon Mackens was killed in a vehicle accident on Texas 21 near County Road 300 in Caldwell. The … more

Residents attend annual HealthFest

Locals gathered last week in downtown Madisonville to get free flu shots, cholesterol screenings and medical information from more than 40 vendors at the annual HealthFirst HealthFest event at the … more

Ag issues team tackles water supply

A group of Madisonville teenagers spends their afternoons researching national water issues and debating their merits. The students – enrolled in MHS ag science teacher Lynita Foster’s popular … more

Mushroom Fest set for Saturday

In just a few days, residents from across the state will converge on the Madisonville square for food, wine tasting, entertainment, arts and crafts, an art contest, auto show and shiitake 5K … more

Prosperity Bank Junior Board

Prosperity Bank, the Madisonville Banking Center, has announced the formation of a Junior Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 school year. The bank iis celebrating the 24th year of its Junior Board … 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

Marian Anderson Park

City leaders and members of the Madison County community gathered Saturday for the dedication of Marian Anderson Park at 213 Martin Luther King Drive. The venue was developed in hopes of providing … 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

North Zulch resident earns degree from WGU Texas

AUSTIN – Melissa Radde of North Zulch received her bachelor of science in nursing from WGU Texas. The university held its fifth annual commencement ceremony in Austin on Sept. 17 and celebrated the … more

NZISD students learn about careers through new class

North Zulch Athletic Director greets each of his students every day with a handshake and a smile, making sure they know they’re important. “High schoolers already have it figured out; … more

Community gathers for 'Night Out'

Hundreds gathered at Lake Madison on Oct. 4 for the city’s second annual National Night Out, celebrating unity in the community. “How good and pleasant it is when others live together in … more

Officials break ground on airport terminal

The Madison County Economic Development Corporation broke ground Friday on an exciting new project that will allow more business opportunities in the community. Plans have been in the works for … more

County welcomes new DMV office

Madison County residents no longer have to travel out of town to renew a driver’s license or take a driving exam. A long-awaited Department of Motor Vehicles opened Monday in the Courthouse Annex … more

Sports writer joins Meteor

Megan Huston joined The Meteor this week as a sports writer. Huston, 29, was born and raised in Macomb, Ill., home of the Western Illinois Leathernecks. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in … more

Homecoming royalty crowned

The Madisonville football team wasn’t able to pull out a win during Friday’s homecoming game vs. Rusk, but a pair of MHS teens went home winners. Karla Villagrana was crowned Homecoming Queen … more

Judge meets with Texas senator

Texas Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, met with Madison County Judge C.E. “Butch” McDaniel, right, on Thursday morning at Walker’s Café in downtown Madisonville. more

Officials investigate Iola employee

IOLA — Law enforcement officials are investigating allegations of improper conduct on behalf of an adult working in the Iola school district. In a press release sent last week, Superintendent … 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

Founders Dinner celebrates educators

The Madison County Juneteenth Organization held a dinner Saturday honoring education workers at the Juneteenth Center in Madisonville.  The Mistress of Ceremony was Shawnique Cooper, and guest … more

Keep Madison County Beautiful, volunteers perform cleanup in Midway

Several members of the New Life Church of Midway along with volunteers from the community and Keep Madison County Beautiful gathered for a community cleanup on Saturday. An old condemned house once … more
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