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Officials ask commissioners to pledge funding for VFD

Madisonville officials asked county commissioners Monday to pledge some funding for the city’s volunteer fire department. Commissioners did not vote, but acknowledged the validity of the … more

Junior high cheerleaders earn honors at camp

Madisonville Junior High cheerleaders recently returned from cheer camp at Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine and earned superior ratings, according to Coach Lori Hagaman. “We placed second with our … more

Rare currency to be auctioned

Rare currency collectors are expected to shell out at least $6,000 during an auction today for a bank note originally issued in Madisonville. South Carolina-based auctioneer Manning Garrett said … more

School construction on track

The two front entrances to the Madisonville school complex are expected to open by the end of the week in anticipation of the new school year, which begins Aug. 22. Teachers returned to campus on … more

North Zulch ISD track officially completed

NORTH ZULCH – Following months of delays, the North Zulch ISD track is complete and open to the public. The $1.9 million facility was supposed to be finished by Thanksgiving but was plagued with … more

Crash hits close to home

Ben Wiggins acknowledges that it was a little unconventional that his best friend was a female. But then again it wasn’t that weird because the best friend was Sunday. She was special. “My … more

Stuff the Bus

Madisonville High School cheerleaders hosted Stuff the Bus on Saturday, a school readiness program that provides backpacks, school supplies and other items to prepare low-income students for the … more

Cook joins Meteor staff

Gary Cook joined The Meteor last week as publisher and advertising director. Cook comes from Ely, Nev., where he served as publisher and ad director of three weekly newspapers. He also has worked … more

Sheriff’s Office probing cattle thefts

Cattle have been stolen from four different Madison County locations over the past six or seven months, and Sheriff Travis Neeley is encouraging landowners to brand their animals as a preventative … more

Extension offers more than just ag

Dozens of youth gather every Friday at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office on School Street, and they learn everything from how to compose healthy snacks to butterfly catching and police … more

Extension offers parenting classes

Times are tough for young families, particularly those struggling with low income, lack of education or a language barrier. Judith Baños can relate. The petite spitfire moved from El Salvador … more

Blaze damages house

An electrical fire that erupted Monday afternoon damaged several rooms of the residence at 710 E. Magnolia St. Madisonville Fire Department Chief Thom Jones said an electrical fire at the back of … more

School construction continuing

The Madisonville school complex is in the midst of a giant construction project – complete with dozers, pipe, concrete and what could pass for a mud-filled crater – but administrators are … more

County begins budget process

Madison County commissioners last week conducted a budget workshop and heard from department directors, most of whom requested salary increases and slight modifications to their individual … more

House fire

Madisonville volunteer firefighter Cory Heidler begins to extinguish a fire that broke out in the home of Barbara Holmes on East Magnolia Street on Monday afternoon. more

Army training, sir

James Debose leads a group of children in a marching drill at the Fun Fridays event. more

New construction

Construction continues at Madisonville schools on May Street. more

Extension class

Judith Baños recently began working with the Madison County branch of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to offer parenting classes. more

Water quality satisfactory

Your water is safe to drink. That’s the message that Madisonville Director of Water and Sewer Utilities Kevin Story wants local residents to know as they digest the results of the city’s … more

Community Garden

Organizer Rick Tinney prepares a seed bed at the Community Garden recently. more
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