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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


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

Disaster preparation

Madison County, as well as Madisonville police and school officials, recent worked a tabletop exercise to plan responses in the event of a shooter on school campuses. more

Keeping family tradition alive

If you’re born a Cleere, you’re probably going to end up working with animals. Such was the case for 11-year-old Kendel, a polite, articulate, slightly shy Madisonville Intermediate School … more

MPD, city affirm faith with stickers

The people in Madisonville have spoken: God definitely is the one to trust. So much so, city residents asked to have the phrase “In God We Trust” placed on the back of Police Department … more

Board excited about future

Madison County’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is ramping up to bring more businesses and high-paying jobs to the area. Matt Newton, who has been president for about a month, serves on … more

North Zulch board discusses school safety

A small sample of North Zulch residents believe that the school district is safe but should place more emphasis on meaningful and relevant education, a consultant told the school board last … more

Showing stock

Madisonville Intermediate School student Kendel Cleere prepares his heifer for sale during a recent livestock show. more

Catching the dream

William Fletcher passed all his classes at Madisonville High School in 2008. He met all requirements for graduation – except one. He did not pass the math portion of the Texas Assessment of … more

In God We Trust

Capt. Richard Morris of the Madisonville Police Department applies one of the last “In God We Trust” stickers to the rear of a city police vehicle. After requests and overwhelmingly positive … more

Graduation Day

MCISD School Superintendent Keith Smith hugs William Fletcher, after Fletcher persevered and received his high school diploma eight years after leaving high school. more
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