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County extends disaster declaration

Even though Madison County was not a part of the governor’s recent disaster declaration, the County Commissioner’s Court on Friday extended the county disaster declaration for an additional 30 … more

MCISD Class of 2016 hits the stage

HUNTSVILLE — There was no shortage of excitement in the room as Madisonville High School seniors performed popular dance moves across the stage during Saturday’s commencement ceremony at Sam … more

Possible identity theft probed

The Madisonville Police Department is investigating the use of credit card skimmer devices that were found in at least two locations in the city. Police Chief Herbert Gilbert said the devices were … more

North Zulch sees off 11 graduates

NORTH ZULCH — Just 11 North Zulch seniors accepted diplomas on Saturday, and the ceremony felt more like a family reunion than pomp and circumstance. It was a year of transition for the small … more

The next steps

Kiera Cosby presents a rose to her grandmother during North Zulch’s commencement ceremony at the high school gym on Saturday. more

Graduation day

Anthony Anderson was among 140 students who graduated during Madisonville High School’s commencement ceremony at Sam Houston State University on Saturday. more

Celebrating the year

FFA President Jewel Smith served as master of ceremonies during last week’s FFA banquet.  more

Beating the odds

Bailey Gist is all smiles at graduation ceremonies on Saturday in Huntsville. more

Governor declares disaster area in 31 counties

Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday declared a state of disaster in Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Coleman, Colorado, Erath, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Hidalgo, Hood, Jasper, … more

Shop students help senior residents

The 70-plus residents at Madisonville Care Center don’t have a whole lot of possessions. Some have family photos; some have stuffed animals; some have crosses and knick-knacks that they hold dear … more

Seniors prepare for the walk

Caps and gowns have been distributed and about 150 Madison County students will become high school graduates this weekend. Madisonville High School’s graduation ceremony is set for 3 p.m. … more

Students gather to help the needy

North Zulch Elementary School students gathered last week to contribute to those less fortunate – and get a red nose for their efforts. The district participated in Red Nose Day, a national … more

County, area hammered by storm

Travis Neeley can’t remember a time when the county had this much water dumped on it in one rainstorm. “I got elected in ’88 the first time, and I haven’t seen it this bad,” the 28-year … more

Flood zone

A motorist plows through the water flooding over Collard Street on Thursday afternoon. more

Top shelf

Madisonville Care Center Administrator Justin Batson hangs a shelf in a resident’s room on Monday. The shelves were constructed by Coach Randy Walker’s Madisonville Junior High shop students. more

Red Nose Day

North Zulch Elementary School students donned red noses last week to show support for Red Nose Day. more

County soon to have DL office

The Madison County Commissioner’s Court took steps Monday to institute a full-service driver’s license office in the county. At their regular meeting, commissioners approved a budget transfer … more

Runoff marked by low voter turnout

Two percent of Madison County voters — 153 to be exact — cast ballots in the Tuesday runoff election. The majority of the votes were cast early, and mostly by Republicans, according to results … more

Brady comes out against rail plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady waded into the Texas high-speed rail issue by penning a letter to the Surface Transportation Board opposing the project. Earlier this month, Texas … more

Court: School finance constitutional

Some four years after it started its way through the Texas legal system, a school financing lawsuit against the state of Texas, claiming the current system of funding public schools is … more
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