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Two arrested on murder charges

ANDERSON — Two area residents have been arrested on first-degree murder charges in connection with the disappearance and death of Madisonville resident Jason Currie. James Daniel “Danny” … more

Two students win big scholarships

HOUSTON — Madisonville’s Jewel Smith and Mason Terry were among 70 Texas FFA members presented with a four-year, $18,000 scholarship from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at the Texas FFA … more

Standing up for a soldier

Members of the Madisonville American Legion take care of their own. The group sold plates of fried catfish on Saturday for $8 each so they could contribute toward the medical expenses of … more

STB rail request denied

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Surface Transportation Board officially has declined a request from Texas Central Railway to be the regulatory agency for its proposed high-speed rail project. According … more

MIS to receive new leadership

She’s used to being known as the football coach’s wife, but Tawnya Nail can hold her own. The new Madisonville Intermediate School principal is no stranger to education, athletics and … more

Deputies probe murder

BEDIAS — Investigators with the Grimes County Sheriff’s Office and Texas Rangers say they believe they located the remains of Madisonville resident Jason Currie at the dead end of County Road 142 … more

Restaurant expanding its horizons

For 13 years, Rancho Viejo on the Madisonville Square has been serving up Mexican cuisine. Owner Juan Villagrana recently added a sports bar to the venue, which sits on the corner of Texas 21 and … more

Sports bar

Juan Villagrana recently opened a sports bar at his restaurant Rancho Viejo on the Madisonville Square. more

New principal

Tawnya Nail was recently named principal of Madisonville Intermediate School. more

Fundraiser

Bobby Garrett visits with Burke Landry at an American Legion fundraiser on Saturday. The Legion gathered to raise funds for Garrett’s recent emergency appendectomy. more

Prayer vigil

Pastors Ed Collins (from left), Dustin Gist and Wade Phillips lead the town in prayer at a vigil for the Dallas police officers slain last week. more

MFD fights warehouse blaze

The cause of a fire at the Bimbo Bakeries storehouse on Industrial Boulevard on Thursday has been classified as undetermined. Madisonville Fire Chief Thom Jones said the fire, which was first … more

Publisher leaving Meteor

Meteor staff Tony Farkas has been named editor and publisher of the Navasota Examiner. He will assume his new duties on Aug. 1. He comes to the area from Madisonville, where he was publisher for … more

100 and still going strong

Erah Prestwood celebrated her 100th birthday last week and though she can’t hear so well anymore, she puts on makeup and jewelry daily and sits in her room at Madisonville Care Center with her … more

Restaurant focuses on homemade fare

They’ve only been open for about five months, but SunRise Breakfast and Lunch on Texas 21 already has regular customers. The kitchen, housed in a convenience store, is open Monday through Friday … more

Madisonville Junior High gets new leader

Madisonville Junior High Principal Chad Moorhead is used to firsts. He’s the first in his family to graduate college – so he went on to get a master’s degree at the University of Houston and … more

Madison County enacts burn ban

While the statistics show that Madison County only is on the verge of being considered in a drought, the Commissioners Court decided to enact a burn ban in the incorporated areas of the … more

Gathering honors the fallen

The morning after an ambush in Dallas left five police officers dead, Madisonville residents gathered in front of the county courthouse to pray and encourage one another. Pastors from varying … more

A century old

Erah Prestwood turned 100 last week and celebrated her birthday with her family at Madisonville Care Center.  more

New principal

Chad Moorhead took over July 1 as principal of Madisonville Junior High. more
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