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U.S. Rep Kevin Brady, R-Texas, talks with Madisonville Police Chief Herbert Gilbert (left) and Madison County Sheriff Travis Neeley (right) regarding issues of national security and the military. more

2015 deemed third wettest year

The effects of the third wettest year on record in Madison County have been many and far-reaching, and Emergency Management Coordinator Shelley Butts said they may not be over yet. Flooding … more

Clark realizes lifelong dream

While other youth were playing with dolls or Legos or video games, Cindy Clark and her brother created a new childhood game: church. The Madisonville resident has served as a principal with the … more

Over banks

A fence around ranch land barely crests the water covering the pasture after the Navasota River flooded near the intersection of OSR and FM 1452 last week. Until recently, OSR had been blocked for … more

New officers join MPD force

The Madisonville Police Department continues to increase its police force, as one of the latest Central Texas Police Academy graduates joined just two weeks ago. Ashley Kishino has a background … more

City sees highs, lows in 2015

It’s been a roller coaster of a year for Madisonville, with highs and lows, triumph and tragedy. In recounting the top stories of the year for the city, there were quite a few that showed the … more

Two days and counting

City Manager Danny Singletary has used some of his remaining time at the city taunting his former employees. He’s made them attempt to guess the nature of his new job by throwing out random, … more

Nine GOP file for March primary election

Nine candidates have filed their intent to seek public office in the March 1, 2016, Madison County primary election. Elections Administrator Earl Parker noted that no Democratic candidates filed … more

Danny Singletary

City Manager Danny Singletary will retire at the end of the year. more

Normangee hires four-legged officer

When Charles Herford was named Normangee police chief in May, he was intent on sending a message to the community’s drug dealers: “I’m not going to tolerate it.” “When I got hired here, … more

New officer

Wilson, Normangee PD’s K-9 officer. more

NZ continues superintendent search

NORTH ZULCH —Trustees with the North Zulch ISD School Board continue their search for a new superintendent and have tentative plans to hire an interim in the coming months. Superintendent Morris … more

New officer

Matthew Srader joined the Madisonville Police Department this year. more

County OKs new emergency notification system

Madison County residents can have tailored information sent to their phones as the Madison County Commissioner’s Court approve a contract with notification provider Everbridge. The county … more

New officer

Ashley Kishino joined the Madisonville Police Department in December. more

Taking a new direction, a little late

As the father of four daughters, Harry Davis has become the resident mechanic of his Madisonville household. But the truck driver recently decided to take his hobby to the next level and is … more

City Council hires local for city manager

Madisonville city leaders opted to stick close to home for their new manager. After interviewing the last of five candidates for city manager on Thursday evening, the Madisonville City Council … more

History books close on church

LEONA — It was a bittersweet Sunday morning at the 129-year-old Hillary Chapel church. It would be the last Sunday this group – many of whom were raised in the church – would worship … more

New career

Harry Davis made a bold move later in his life to provide for his family. more

Church closing

Hillary Chapel UMC in Leona held its last service Sunday, after parishioners voted to close the church rather than try to raise the funds to rebuild. more
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