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Extension offers more than just ag

Dozens of youth gather every Friday at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office on School Street, and they learn everything from how to compose healthy snacks to butterfly catching and police … more

Extension offers parenting classes

Times are tough for young families, particularly those struggling with low income, lack of education or a language barrier. Judith Baños can relate. The petite spitfire moved from El Salvador … more

Blaze damages house

An electrical fire that erupted Monday afternoon damaged several rooms of the residence at 710 E. Magnolia St. Madisonville Fire Department Chief Thom Jones said an electrical fire at the back of … more

School construction continuing

The Madisonville school complex is in the midst of a giant construction project – complete with dozers, pipe, concrete and what could pass for a mud-filled crater – but administrators are … more

County begins budget process

Madison County commissioners last week conducted a budget workshop and heard from department directors, most of whom requested salary increases and slight modifications to their individual … more

House fire

Madisonville volunteer firefighter Cory Heidler begins to extinguish a fire that broke out in the home of Barbara Holmes on East Magnolia Street on Monday afternoon. more

Army training, sir

James Debose leads a group of children in a marching drill at the Fun Fridays event. more

New construction

Construction continues at Madisonville schools on May Street. more

Extension class

Judith Baños recently began working with the Madison County branch of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to offer parenting classes. more

Water quality satisfactory

Your water is safe to drink. That’s the message that Madisonville Director of Water and Sewer Utilities Kevin Story wants local residents to know as they digest the results of the city’s … more

Community Garden

Organizer Rick Tinney prepares a seed bed at the Community Garden recently. more

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
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