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Residents observe Juneteenth

The Madison County community gathered on the square Saturday morning for the 31st annual Juneteenth parade. Led by Madisonville Police Chief Herbert Gilbert, the parade included horseback riders, … more


Construction is underway at Madisonville High School as part of an $8.4 million bond issue approved in 2015. more

Fun Fridays

Local youth turned out in droves for the June 17 kickoff of the “Fun Fridays” program at the Madison County Extension Office. more


A family participates in the annual Juneteeth parade, adorning a float that comes down North Elm Street. more

School board replaces principals

Madisonville CISD Superintendent Keith Smith announced the hire of two new principals during a school board meeting Monday. Tawnya Nail, the wife of newly-hired Athletic Director Rusty Nail, will … more

County discusses audit findings

The Madison County Commissioner’s Court on Monday heard a presentation on the county’s recent audit, which showed only minor items that needed to be changed. Dianne Sollock of Davis, Heinemann … more

Trash concerns council

Madisonville Mayor Bill Parten, unhappy with years of what he deems poor service from Progressive Waste Solutions, took the trash removal company to task on Monday during a regular City Council … more

Juneteenth parade slated

The Madison County Juneteenth Organization continues this year its annual tradition of celebrating emancipation with a parade and free luncheon on Saturday, June 18. Parade participants – which … more

NZ community to hold fundraiser

NORTH ZULCH – The community is invited to a luncheon fundraiser on Sunday, June 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise money for North Zulch First Baptist Church youth pastor Dylan Dainty, who was … more

Bulldog track still suffering delays

NORTH ZULCH — North Zulch ISD Superintendent Doug Devine acknowledged during a school board meeting last week that there have been considerable delays with construction of a new track facility but … more

NZ student ready for trip to Japan

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from a blog by Mackensi Green, who is an exchange student from North Zulch living in Japan. I recently went to orientation (for the Japanese exchange … more

Commissioner refutes charges of abuse, theft

Madison County Commissioner Phillip Grisham said Thursday that he is innocent of the charges leveled against him, and intends it to be business as usual until the matter is settled. The … more

Madison County commissioner arrested

Madison County Precinct 2 Commissioner Phillip Grisham was arrested on two felony and a misdemeanor charge on Wednesday in Madisonville. The charges reportedly are in connection with an … more

Governor adds Madison County to disaster declaration

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott today added 15 counties, including Madison County, to his June 1 disaster declaration following severe weather and flooding in parts of Texas. Additional counties may be … more

Teen overcomes injury to attend graduation

While most of the members of the Madisonville High School senior class were doing normal teenager things like picking out prom dresses and making plans for college last month, Bailey Gist was being … more

School honors year of FFA successes

Madisonville High School’s annual FFA banquet felt more like a pep rally than an awards ceremony as students high-fived, hugged, took selfies, told inside jokes and congratulated each other on a … more

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
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