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The next steps

Kiera Cosby presents a rose to her grandmother during North Zulch’s commencement ceremony at the high school gym on Saturday. more

Graduation day

Anthony Anderson was among 140 students who graduated during Madisonville High School’s commencement ceremony at Sam Houston State University on Saturday. more

Celebrating the year

FFA President Jewel Smith served as master of ceremonies during last week’s FFA banquet.  more

Beating the odds

Bailey Gist is all smiles at graduation ceremonies on Saturday in Huntsville. more

Governor declares disaster area in 31 counties

Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday declared a state of disaster in Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Coleman, Colorado, Erath, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Hidalgo, Hood, Jasper, … more

Shop students help senior residents

The 70-plus residents at Madisonville Care Center don’t have a whole lot of possessions. Some have family photos; some have stuffed animals; some have crosses and knick-knacks that they hold dear … more

Seniors prepare for the walk

Caps and gowns have been distributed and about 150 Madison County students will become high school graduates this weekend. Madisonville High School’s graduation ceremony is set for 3 p.m. … more

Students gather to help the needy

North Zulch Elementary School students gathered last week to contribute to those less fortunate – and get a red nose for their efforts. The district participated in Red Nose Day, a national … more

County, area hammered by storm

Travis Neeley can’t remember a time when the county had this much water dumped on it in one rainstorm. “I got elected in ’88 the first time, and I haven’t seen it this bad,” the 28-year … more

Flood zone

A motorist plows through the water flooding over Collard Street on Thursday afternoon. more

Top shelf

Madisonville Care Center Administrator Justin Batson hangs a shelf in a resident’s room on Monday. The shelves were constructed by Coach Randy Walker’s Madisonville Junior High shop students. more

Red Nose Day

North Zulch Elementary School students donned red noses last week to show support for Red Nose Day. more

County soon to have DL office

The Madison County Commissioner’s Court took steps Monday to institute a full-service driver’s license office in the county. At their regular meeting, commissioners approved a budget transfer … more

Runoff marked by low voter turnout

Two percent of Madison County voters — 153 to be exact — cast ballots in the Tuesday runoff election. The majority of the votes were cast early, and mostly by Republicans, according to results … more

Brady comes out against rail plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady waded into the Texas high-speed rail issue by penning a letter to the Surface Transportation Board opposing the project. Earlier this month, Texas … more

Court: School finance constitutional

Some four years after it started its way through the Texas legal system, a school financing lawsuit against the state of Texas, claiming the current system of funding public schools is … more

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
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