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Year in review

As with every year, 2017 had its ups and downs, happiness and heartache. By far, the biggest news of 2017 was the hurricanes that slammed into the coasts, particularly Harvey, which caused so much … more

NZ School Board president resigns

NORTH ZULCH — Charles Drake, the president of NZISD school board, resigned on Thursday at the regular school board meeting. Drake has served on the school board for 20 years. The other members … more

Suspect arrested in assault case

Madisonville Police on Sunday arrested a city resident who was wanted on two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Gerome Williams, 40, turned himself after contacting police … more

Judge, JP spots contested

The biggest revelation in the list of local candidates that have filed for election in the March 6, 2018 primaries is that all of them are Republican. Also, the County Judge and Justice of the … more

Some Texans dodge bullet train, others are square in its path

HOUSTON — Federal officials narrowed the possible paths for a Dallas-Houston bullet train down to one likely route Friday, providing an unknown number of rural Texans the most definitive answer … more

Area Digest Dec. 13, 2017

Fundraiser scheduled A No One Left Behind fundraiser for Morriss Barney of Iola will be held Saturday, Dec. 16, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Iola Volunteer Fire Department, 23574 Brazos St., in … more

MCISD holds December meeting

Madisonville CISD principals were in attendance for the monthly board meeting on Monday to discuss standard protocol for students who may be struggling with reading. The educators have been … more

Brady to lead committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, will lead the conference committee of both U.S. House and Senate members tasked to create one bill from two different versions of tax reform … more

City to move forward on water projects

tony.farkas@madisonvillemeteor.com The Madisonville City Council on Monday approved an alternative financing method to allow the city to start several much-needed infrastructure improvement … more

County to rebid for repairs

tony.farkas@madisonvillemeteor.com After receiving only one sealed bid, and finding that previously a request was worded improperly, the County Commissioners’ Court will seek new bids for … more

FFA concludes record season

campbell.atkins@madisonvillemeteor.com The fall season for FFA concluded last week and Madisonville High displayed one of the most dominant runs in program history. Of the 13 competing … more

Madisonville junior wins Rookie title

OKLAHOMA CITY — Madisonville High School Junior Kennedy Bryant was named 2017 Adequan NMC Silver Spurs Equine Rookie of the Year in November. Bryant, representing the Southwest Reining … more

Judge honored for education efforts

Madison County Judge C.E. McDaniel recently was honored by the Texas Judicial Academy for going the extra mile to be prepared to handle his duties as county judge. McDaniel was inducted on Nov. 16 … more

Bypass plan presented to Madisonville

While still years away from being built, if at all, Texas Department of Transportation personnel on Monday presented a plan for an east-west bypass around the south of Madisonville. TxDOT … more

Area Digest Dec. 6, 2017

Benefit to be held NORTH ZULCH — A community benefit for Jaylee Rae Hair will be held Sunday, Dec. 17, from  11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Zulch Fire Station. Jaylee was born Oct. … more

Musicians fare well at Regional

GROESBECK — Twenty Junior High band members competed at the Region level on Friday in Groesbeck, and all of placed in the top half in competition. There were 800 Junior High students who … more

Students collect 3,000 cans

Madisonville Intermediate School students continue to rack up non-perishables for a holiday food drive in order to assist those less fortunate in the community. In just over a week, the students have … more

County to begin tests of drivers

Drivers working for Madison County who have CDL licenses will now be subject to drug and alcohol tests after the Commissioners’ Court on Monday approved a plan. County Treasurer Judi … more

Town asked to help honor one of its own

MONAHANS — The Monahans Chamber of Commerce is wanting to honor a fallen Texas State Trooper, and is looking for help in raising money to commemorate the man. Officials from the chamber in … more

Meeting set for route plan

The Bryan District of the Texas Department of Transportation is evaluating alternatives for a proposed relief route around Madisonville. The proposed route would be on a new location and would … more
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