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Families woven into fabric of county

Editor’s note: This is the first of two columns depicting the history of selected families who have a legacy in Madison County. Madison County Museum continues to offer computer discs of the … more

Madisonville Band earns high honors at UIL competition

On Saturday, February 4, the Madisonville Band travelled to A&M Consolidated High School to compete in the UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest.  Within the contest, students were able to compete as a … more

Mustang freshmen take district title

The Mustang freshman football team entered Thursday night’s game with a record of 8-1 on the season, needing just one more win to clinch district. “Come on defense; set the tone!” yelled … more

Kyle Poe tabbed for All-State

Recent Madisonville High School graduate Kyle Poe was named First Team Utility Outfielder on the Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 4A All-State Baseball Team, according … more

Relay to kick off Saturday

Seventy-seven participants are registered for this year’s Relay for Life, American Cancer Society’s largest fundraiser of the year. Community Manager Erin Robinson said 12 teams have … 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

Erma Spradling

Erma Louise Spradling was born Oct. 21, 1922, in Girard. Her parents were Tom and Lucille (Sherer) Wilson. She had lived in Madisonville since 1964, coming from Waco. Erma enjoyed sewing and … 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

Summer is coming to a close

School starts in two weeks. I hope everyone had a wonderful summer. I am looking forward to what is to come in the 2017-2018 school year. Every day is a great day to be a Bulldog. •I would like … more

Mustang lifters compete in Normangee

The Madisonville Mustangs’ powerlifting team competed on the road Saturday in the Normangee Invitational where they finished in third place. “Some of the boys’ totals went up while a few … more

Holiday festivities kick off in Madison County

Halloween festivities abounded in Madison County recently as young and old alike went trick-or-treating, attended the Fire Department’s “Trail of Terror” and were recognized for their creative … more

New barbecue

Pictured from left are McKenzie’s Barbeque owner Kevin McKenzie, daughter Madison, son Keith, wife Lisa and son Matthew. more

Joe Gunn

Joe D. Gunn, 84, of Creedmoor, formerly of Madisonville, went home to be with the Lord on March 31, 2016. His wish to be reunited with the love of his life and wife of 63 years, Dorothy, was finally … more

Lila Cato

Lila Mae Atkinson Cato, 95, passed away at her home in Leona on Nov. 29, 2017. Lila was born on Oct. 16, 1922, in Porter Springs, to Ernest Lamar and Pauline Lambert Atkinson. Lila married … more

New officer joins MPD team

Brittney Edwards move to her new home in Madisonville three years ago; she found another home in law enforcement. With a month under her belt at the Madisonville Police Department, Edwards … more

Sue Shuck

Funeral services for Sue Shuck, 70, of Midway, were held Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville. Michael Smith officiated the service. Interment followed in the … more


Wade Phillips pens a new Christian song as part of his new venture, 3in1 Ministries. more

Predicting the NFC for 2017

Just like 2016, the NFC will be wide open this season and there are a few teams in the hunt. Anyone who manages to draw a playoff spot has a chance to hoist the Lombardi Trophy, so let’s examine … more

'Round Town

It must be spring.  Even though it is February, according to the plants popping through the ground it’s spring. Maybe “Old Man Winter” will be back for a visit. Either way, it’s at least … more

Mustangs can’t overcome early deficit vs. Panthers

Against an 8-2 playoff opponent, the team better come ready to play right away or they could find themselves behind the eight ball pretty quickly. Unfortunately for the Madisonville Mustangs … more
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