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Talking it over

Attendees get a little talking in during the Keep Madison County Beautiful event on Saturday. more

New director

Laura Lawrenz began work as the director of marketing and tourism for the city of Madisonville last week. more

Steak and firefighters

Midway VFD Chief Edwin Faw talks with steak dinner attendees during the organization’s annual Po’ Boy Steak Dinner fundraiser on Saturday. more

Commission looks to beef up security

The Madison County Commissioner’s Court discussed tightening security after youths had been found milling around the courthouse basement unattended. Michael Cannain, supervisor for the Adult … more

Constable likes working

James Weathers has seen a lot during his three-plus decades as a law enforcement officer — and he wants to continue on that path as long as he is able to help people. Weathers has been Madison … more

Helping people spurs candidate

Collecting taxes is not a job that attracts many – at least not in Madison County — but Karen Lane is prepared to do it for another four years simply because she likes helping people. She … more

Cannon seeks another term

Carl Cannon is preparing to embark on his second term as Precinct 3 Madison County commissioner, and a couple of things are bothering him: the prospect of high-speed rail and that he doesn’t get to … more

Local boy given hero’s welcome

Ten-year-old Matthew Pope was recently released from Texas Children’s Hospital after spending 40 days recovering from an accident. The Madisonville youth was greeted by a large welcome party at … more

Welcome home

Well-wishers and family provide encouragement to Matthew Pope, the 10-year-old boy who spent more than a month in Texas Children’s Hospital recovering from injuries received in an accident. more

Man killed in one-car accident

NORTH ZULCH — A one-car accident on Feb. 8 claimed the life of a North Zulch man. Jerry Gafford, 63, died around noon near the intersection of Highway 39 and FM 1452. He is the second North … more

MFD picks up new fire engine

The Madisonville Volunteer Fire Department has a new truck that could eventually result in lower insurance rates. The $650,000 Pierce pumper truck – complete with $100,000 worth of equipment – … more

New storyteller

The scene at the Truman Kimbro Center on Saturday was more like a family reunion than a book-signing event. Children ran around the room and adults hugged one another and talked about how blessed … more

City discusses sports complexes

Two Madisonville children’s sports groups provided the City Council on Feb. 8 with wish lists for field maintenance. Matt Newton, president of Madison County Soccer Club, said the club has a … more

Marine seeks Brady seat

A former Marine is among three challengers attempting to unseat U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady in the March 1 election. Republican Craig McMichael is facing Brady along with Andre Dean and Steve Toth in … more

New engine

The Madisonville Fire Department took delivery recently of a new engine, the first piece of new equipment in more than 20 years. more

Book signing

Josalyn Ironette-Dione Holiday signs a copy of her book, "A Treasure in Irianna," for a guest at a book signing on Saturday. more

Chamber honors former, current city manager at annual banquet

A former Madisonville city manager and the current city manager were named Man and Woman of the Year on Friday at the annual Madison County Chamber of Commerce banquet. Camilla Viator, who was … more

Relay to hold kickoff event

Madison County raised more than $21,00 for the American Cancer Society through the annual Relay for Life event. This year, organizers say they hope to increase that number and continue to raise … more

Area youth fare well at Fort Worth stock show

FORT WORTH — Three Madisonville youth were honored recently at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. James Kendel Cleere, a local 4-H member, exhibited the reserve champion junior heifer in the … more

Driskell seeking reelection

Editor’s Note: This is part of a weekly series of candidate profiles leading up to the March 1 election. For almost eight years, Ricky Driskell has served as Precinct 1 commissioner, and he … more
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