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Fire destroys home, cars

An RV and two vehicles were destroyed in an early morning fire that broke out in the 1900 block of East Main Street. Madisonville Fire Chief Thom Jones said that behind the house at that … more

Fire destroys home, cars

An RV and two vehicles were destroyed in an early morning fire that broke out in the 1900 block of East Main Street. Madisonville Fire Chief Thom Jones said that behind the house at that address, … more

City looks at financing options

The Madisonville City Council directed City Manager Camilla Viator to pursue a different option to help fund several projects for the city’s Water Department. At the council’s regular meeting … more

County hears lawsuit presentation

In light of what has been deemed by President Trump as a national emergency, the Madison County Commissioner’s Court was asked to consider joining with 20 other counties in a lawsuit against … more

Madisonville holds veterans assembly

Madisonville CISD honored area veterans with a ceremony in the gymnasium on Wednesday morning. Attendees were treated to performances by high school choir students, a slideshow of veterans and a flag … more

MCISD honors students of the month

Madisonville CISD principals were in attendance for the monthly school board meeting on Monday to present their Student of the Month awards and discuss campus improvement plans. Before the … more

Texans in favor of all 7 constitutional amendments

All seven constitutional amendments on the statewide ballot were approved by Texas voters, according to results released Tuesday evening by the Texas Secretary of State’s office. With roughly 99 … 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

Madisonville shines in Indy

Madisonville CISD sent their marketing and FFA student teams to nationals in Indianapolis on Oct. 24 where they both finished as runners-up. This was the culmination of the 2016-17 school year, so … more

City holds health fest

CHI St. Joseph Health Madison Hospital and the City of Madisonville hosted the 21st Annual Healthfirst Healthfest on Thursday at the Truman Kimbro Convention Center. The event featured useful … more

Scouts look to Madisonville

An interest meeting for prospective Girl Scouts was held on Wednesday evening at Madisonville Elementary School. The parents had an opportunity to hear from troop leaders as well as the Member … more

Prosperity names Junior Board

Prosperity Bank in Madisonville has announced the Junior Board of Directors for the 2017-18 school year. This is the bank’s 25th year of the Junior Board program, which consists of 15 high … more

Judge announces candidacy

Hal Ridley has a special fondness for Madison County, saying it was the county that put him over the top in his first attempt at becoming a district judge. He hopes to repeat that magic next year, … more

Election to cover changes in law

While this year’s election involves no candidates, there still are some issues that will require the attention of the voters of Texas. Early voting for the 2017 election began Monday, and will … more

County to seek contractor bids

After being reminded about county purchasing policies at its last meeting, the Madison County Commissioner’s Court will now seek proposals for a general contract to oversee repairs to county … more

MCISD seizes highest fiscal accountability

Madisonville CISD received a rating of “Super Achievement” under the state’s new Schools FIRST financial accountability system. The rating is the highest possible in Texas and demonstrates … more

North Zulch receives highest accountability rating

NORTH ZULCH — North Zulch ISD received an “A” rating for “Superior Achievement” under the state’s School FIRST financial accountability rating system. This is the highest rating offered … more

Mushroom Festival sprouts

Locals and visitors alike flocked to Madisonville this weekend to experience the famous Texas Mushroom Festival, located in the square and surrounding areas. Attendants were treated to live … more

City asked to show support for legal challenge

A request for the city to stand against Texas Senate Bill 4, known as the Sanctuary City Bill, had a lot of discussion, but city fathers stopped short of considering joining a lawsuit against the … more

City adjusts sewer, water fees

The Madisonville City Council approved changes to the city’s fee structure for certain water and sewer services. An ordinance passed on Oct. 10 fees to tap for water services $300 for each line … more
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