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Village mourns loss of pastor, looks to help

The North Zulch community is rallying to raise funds for the family of local youth pastor Dylan Dainty, who was killed in a car accident May 1. Dainty’s wife Jessica also was injured in the … more

Blackhawk

Country band Blackhawk performed for hundreds at the Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen’s Association steak dinner on Saturday. more

Family portrait

Dylan Dainty and his wife, Jessica. more

Sgt. Billy Joe Williams

Sgt. Billy Joe Williams was born Oct. 4, 1930, in Madison County, to Joe and Edith (Akins) Williams. After his mother died, he and his four older brothers were placed in the Methodist Orphanage in … more

Schools to see new leaders

It’s been a year of transition among the faculty and coaching staff at the Madisonville school district, and the changes will continue next year. The district announced recently that High School … more

Voting units to be replaced

Madison County voters will be checking the boxes on a new set of voting machines in the upcoming general election, after county commissioners gave their approval for the system last … more

Jail escape leads to arrest

Madison County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a current inmate who was chased to east Highway 21 after escaping from jail Thursday morning. Jason Garrett, 37, is facing charges of escape, burglary … more

Area Digest

Workshop slated Madison County NAACP is hosting a free workshop titled “All About Credit,” presented by Wells Fargo, a Texas State Conference partner. People wanting to learn about building … more

Annual MSCA steak dinner to kick off

The 75th Annual Madisonville Sidewalk Cattleman’s Association Steak Dinner was the high-water mark for attendance, and organizers hope to top that at this year’s dinner. Wes Hammit, president … more

Weather doesn’t deter walkers

Massive thunderstorms ripped through Madison County in the middle of the night Friday, just hours before Relay for Life, American Cancer Society’s largest fundraiser of the year, was scheduled to … more

Voting machines

The HART Verity voting machine will replace current county machines after August, provided the new system is certified by the federal and state election commissions. more

Relay for Life

Cancer survivor Linda Cousins takes a lap at the annual Relay for Life event on Saturday at the Madison County Fairgrounds. Cousins represented the Faith Baptist Church relay team. more

Relay to kick off Saturday

Seventy-seven participants are registered for this year’s Relay for Life, American Cancer Society’s largest fundraiser of the year. Community Manager Erin Robinson said 12 teams have … more

SonShine volunteers honored

About 36 volunteers run the interfaith mission Son Shine Center, and each of them view it as a blessing. The staff was honored Friday, along with SonShine Center Coordinator Lisa Wamsley during a … more

Council gives airport plan its blessing

The Madisonville City Council gave its blessing to airport improvements at a special meeting on Monday. City Manager Camilla Viator updated the council on plans to expand airport services, which … more

County debates pay hike

Madison County Commissioner’s Court again on Monday balked at large raises requested for clerks in both the District Attorney’s and District Clerk’s offices. Commissioner Phillip Grisham … more

County amends burial policy

The Madison County Commissioner’s Court amended its policy regarding indigent burials on Monday during its regular meeting. After providing Madisonville Funeral Home with $500 for cremation of a … more

Officials drill for disaster

Research shows that more than 100 school shootings have occurred since 2013. Gun violence, racial profiling and law enforcement response have become widely-debated political issues across the … more

Volunteers

SonShine Center volunteers gathered at First Baptist Church in Madisonville on Friday, where they were honored for their service. more

Relay for Life

Relay for Life board members have been meeting regularly to prepare for Saturday’s event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Madison County Fairgrounds. more
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