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Scholarships funded in tasty fashion by MSCA

Rain didn’t deter crowds from gathering at the annual Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen’s Association barbecue cook-off over the weekend, at which the Road Kill Cookers took home the overall … more

One killed in 5-car collision

One person was killed and two people injured in one of two five-car collisions on 1-45 Monday afternoon. Trooper Jimmy Morgan, public information officer for the Texas Department of Public Safety, … more

One arrested in connection with fire

An early-morning fire at a home on Texas Street in Madisonville is under investigation by the Madisonville Police Department and state fire marshal’s office. Madisonville Volunteer Fire … more

Laid to rest, at last

More than 100 people gathered as U.S. Army Sgt. Billy Joe Williams was laid to rest last week at the Rock Prairie Cemetery — but not one of the attendees had ever met him. American flags lined … more

Coming home

U.S. Army personnel hand Nancy Motal, niece of Korean War POW Billy Williams, a flag following a burial ceremony after Williams’ remains were returned from North Korea. more

House fire

Madisonville firefighters work to extinguish a blaze that consumed a home on the 300 block of Texas Street Friday morning. more

Adults can get second chance

Those who have not completed their high school education have a generous – and affordable – opportunity to receive an equivalency diploma. Madisonville Mayor Bill Parten and his wife, both … more

Early voting ends Friday in runoff

Early voting began Monday for the four races in Madison County that require runoffs. County Elections Administrator Earl Parker set the lone early voting precinct, which ends Friday, at the … more

Former resident saw life through poetry

Although she passed away more than 40 years ago, Madisonville High School graduate Helen Schmiech’s book of poetry “Fading Sun” was published earlier this year and serves as somewhat of a … more

Seeing life on the farm ...

Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension Service held its annual Ag Science Day on Friday at the Madison County Fairgrounds. Seventh-graders from the North Zulch and Madisonville school districts gathered to … more

School board OKs district plan

NORTH ZULCH — The North Zulch School Board on Thursday approved its 2016-17 District Improvement Plan, which is geared toward improving communication and focusing on positive … more

Madisonville High School hires new principal

Madisonville Junior High Principal Heath Brown is taking a leap and will soon be movin’ on up to helm the high school. He replaces Shaye Murphy, who announced last month that he is returning to … more

Obama edict divisive

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Friday responded to the Obama administration’s threat to withhold federal funds from any public school district that does not abide by its … more


A book of poems was a reflection of a former Madisonville resident's family. more

Hog hunting

Clark Osborne, right, owner of Tactical Hog Control LLC, speaks with junior high student Dylan Futral during the annual Ag Science Day at the Madison County Fairground. more

Boot scootin’ and fundraisin’

Hundreds gathered Saturday night as Don Shiver was honored at the 75th annual Madisonville Sidewalk Cattleman’s Association Steak Dinner. Shiver, owner of Madisonville’s Shivco Termite and … more

County discusses pay change

The Madison County Commissioner’s Court was asked to amend pay for the county’s two Justices of the Peace, but were prevented from making any changes by state law. At its regular meeting … more

Council discusses park issues

The Madisonville City Council found that its plan for a splash park may be sinking into a bog, and that a second site may need to be found in order to finish construction. Kevin Story, director of … more

County to respond to filings

Recent filings by Texas Central Partners at the state level has prompted the Madison County Commissioner’s Court to file documents in opposition to the railway’s plans. According to a press … more

Board honors students

Madisonville CISD honored several students Monday night for earning statewide honors in band, FCCLA, choir and athletics. Superintendent Keith Smith pointed out that the district now has 89 … more
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