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An estimated 20-25 individuals sought to make their voices heard on the Madisonville County Courthouse square during the evening of June 9 in light of protests throughout the country in response to the killing of an African American man in police custody named George Floyd in Minneapolis May 25. more
Madisonville’s Juneteenth Organization will commemorate the historic holiday this weekend with a celebration at the Juneteenth Center Friday and a peaceful walk from the courthouse to the center Saturday morning. more
Madison County authorities announced Tuesday morning that they have confirmed 16 cases of the virus in the county, up from the 13 reported Thursday. The three newest cases are all in the 77864 ZIP code, including a 60to 69 year-old male a 30 to 39 year-old female and a 20 to 29 year-old female. The Ferguson Unit near Midway still reports six confirmed cases, with only two active. more
Madison County has now confirmed the 12th and 13th case of COVID-19 in the county, a gain of four cases since Saturday. In an alert from the  emergency management department, the county said … more
Madison County officials announced the their 11th confirmed case of COVID-19 Wednesday to citizens via a text message alert. The individual who tested positive is a female between the ages of 10 and 19 and possesses a 77864 ZIP code. more
AUSTIN — As Tropical Storm Cristobal moved north in the Gulf of Mexico from the Yucatan Peninsula toward Louisiana, the weather system’s potential impact on East Texas grew and Gov. Greg Abbott on June 5 addressed the situation in a news conference. more
Madison County reported the 10th confirmed case of COVID-19 in the county on Saturday, with 45 tests still pending results. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice reported six confirmed cases of the virus in the Ferguson Unit, which are counted separately from county totals. more
The Madisonville City Council, during its regular meeting Monday, voted to begin charging operators of the so-called “eight liners,” a type of slot machine, $15 annually for a city permit authorizing their use. more
Madisonville CISD Athletic Director Rusty Nail was present at the district’s monthly board meeting for June Monday and discussed in detail the athletes’ return to campus for offseason training, which commenced earlier that day. more
Madisonville’s Texas AgriLife Extension Office announced Monday that the annual summer Fun Friday program will not take place in its traditional form because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Extension Office will be offering a weekly Fun Friday Box to those interested in order to continue the educational program. more
North Zulch High School graduate Eliza Lazenby was named one of 15 All-Americans by the Junior College Livestock Coaches Association. The Clarendon College sophomore, who plans to attend Texas Tech in the fall, is just the seventh student in the junior college’s history to earn the distinction. more
Madison County officials announced Wednesday that the ninth confirmed case of COVID-19 has arrived in the county. more
The annual Madisonville Fourth of July celebration has been postponed due to restrictions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Madisonville Director of Marketing and Tourism Laura Lawrenz. The events will be rescheduled for Sept. 5, Labor Day Weekend. more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on May 26 issued a proclamation giving the green light to more services and activities in a second phase of the state's plan to reopen from mandatory pandemic closures. more
For the second consecutive week, there were no new reported cases of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, in Madison County. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, seven cases in the county have recovered and there have still been no fatalities tied to the virus in the county. more
In May, Sonic Drive-In recognized the entrepreneurial spirit driving teachers to meet their students' distance learning needs during the COVID-19 pandemic by matching all donations to DonorsChoose on Teacher Appreciation Day earlier this month, giving Leigh Ellen Howeth of Madisonville Intermediate $150. more
A number of students from Madisonville High School received belt buckles as Madison County Fair Showmanship winners based on interviews conducted by four county extension agents (from outside Madison County). more
The Courts of Madison County were approved for reopening Monday in a letter from Presiding Judge Olen Underwood of the Second Administrative Judicial Region of Texas. According to County Judge Tony Leago, the tentative plan for the reopening is slated for June 10. more
An Australian Shepherd dog was reportedly either forcibly removed or jumped out of a pickup truck traveling at a high speed on Interstate 45 May 26, according to Hugo Vega, a truck driver for SNL Distribution Services who witnessed the incident. more
The Madison County Office of the Texas Department of Public Safety will open for driver license services by appointment June 3, according to County Judge Tony Leago. more
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