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School Board welcomes Ag Issues team

The Madisonville CISD school board welcomed the agricultural issues team to their board meeting last Tuesday night. The four students led a lively debate concerning the issue of feral hogs in the … more

One killed in motorcycle crash

Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers continue to investigate a two-vehicle crash resulting in the death of a motorcyclist on US 190 at Lone Star Road in Madison County on Saturday. According … more

PD seeks information on burglaries

The Madisonville Police Department is looking for help from the community in solving a spate of burglaries that have plagued the area over the last few months. Police Chief Herbert Gilbert said … more

Staffing prompts purchase

A transfer of $2,500 will help Madison County begin preparations for the State Trooper contingency to double in size in the next two years. Sgt. Carl Clary of the Texas DPS said that the staffing … more

New way to serve the Word

Most Sundays, you’d find Wade Phillips praising the Lord and shepherding the flock at Madisonville Christian Fellowship. The pastor, singer/songwriter and community leader led many people to do … more

Landmark to be torn down

Once a destination for good rodeo and entertainment, the Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen’s Association rodeo arena on North May Street is scheduled to be torn down. MSCA President Matt Clark the … more

Two killed in collision

NORTH ZULCH — Two people were killed on Sunday as the result of a head-on collision east of North Zulch. Sgt. Jimmy Morgan of the Texas Department of Public Safety said the crash occurred around … more

Mushroom festival sprouts again

The annual Texas Mushroom Festival, 16 years strong in Madisonville, will kick off Oct. 14 at the Courthouse Square. Festival Chairman Laura Lawrenz said this year boasts some changes that will … more

Church celebrates huge milestone

For 140 years, First Baptist Church has been a fixture in the Christian Community that is Madisonville. Church members celebrated this anniversary on Sunday. Joshua Crutchfield, pastor since … more

Mustangs crown King and Queen

Seniors Johnny Simpson and Kandace Smith were honored by their classmates on Friday and named the Homecoming King and Queen for 2017. “It’s an accomplishment and a really great feeling,” … more

National Night Out set

Madisonville resident will revel in fun, fellowship and prizes during the National Night Out, set for 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3. This is the third year for the event, which is a public safety … more

County adopts new personnel policies

The Madison County Commissioners’ Court on Monday approved changes to the county personnel policy, most notably how the county handles emergency closings, such as in the case of drastic weather … more

Madisonville Elementary reaches out

The community continues to show resilience and compassion in the aftermath of natural destruction. Madisonville Elementary School has partnered with Henson Motors and Madisonville Christian … more

Urban, rural officials differ on high-speed project

HOUSTON — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced in August that the city signed a “memorandum of understanding” with Texas Central Partners regarding the high-speed rail project. “As I … more

NZ looks to change in grants

NORTH ZULCH — The North Zulch ISD school board discussed an increase in funding they will receive from the state for their small school status at its monthly meeting Thursday. The funding is for … more

BIS Clinic opens doors

BEDIAS — Whether it is fires or floods, the dreamers and innovators of the Bedias community refuse to go quietly into that good night. Hurricane Harvey delayed the Sept. 11 opening of the BIS … more

Missing child’s face reconstructed

Nearly a year after she was first found, the face of a child found on I-45 in a black suitcase has been reconstructed, giving law enforcement officials another clue to the child’s identity. Last … more

Madisonville CISD welcomes new employees

The room was packed with new and smiling faces of educators who have come from all over to join the Madisonville community in 2017, as the Madisonville School Board welcomed members of their new … more

Walker’s garners state attention

Walker’s Café is to be featured in Texas Highway Magazine in a story that highlights key diners to stop at in between Dallas and Houston. Photographer Kevin Stillman represented the magazine and … more

City alters zoning regulations

The Madisonville City Council designated the area on the east side of Martin Luther King Street to Evans Street as a Manufactured Home District, a designation it created on Monday at its regular … more
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