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Billy Bishop

Billy Gene Bishop, 89, of Dallas, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018, in Dallas. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at Day Funeral Home Chapel in Madisonville, with … more

Hilda Adams

Hilda Faye Midkiff Adams, 85, of Centerville, passed away on June 5, 2018 in College Station. Funeral services were held June 7, 2018, at Walters Funeral Home with Hilda’s nephew, the Rev. Mike … more

105 years in the making

Today’s world is almost unrecognizable to that of 1913, but Leonard Akers at the Madisonville Care Center has enjoyed a front row seat to every minute of it and celebrated his birthday for the 105th time on Tuesday. more

Football keeps busy in offseason

The Madisonville Mustang football players are keeping busy in the offseason in preparation for the 2018 season next fall. more

Summer of LeBron (take three)

The fourth edition of the NBA Finals featuring the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors was short lived and somehow even more one sided and forgettable than originally advertised. more

North Zulch graduates earn scholarships

During last week’s high school graduation ceremony at North Zulch, numerous students were presented with scholarship money and certificates along with their diplomas. more

Basketball looks to improve in June

The Madisonville basketball team continues to work on improving their game along with a number of other programs in the area this offseason in the Brazos Valley Summer Basketball League. more

Area Digest June 13, 2018

Cemetery meeting set The Board of Directors of the Madisonville Cemetery Association has called for a special meeting for 2 PM Thursday, June 21, at the Madisonville Cemetery. The purpose of … more

One arrested over 2016 fatal accident

An Iowa resident was arrested recently in connection with a May 2016 accident that left one person dead and two injured. Fikret Husein Salic, 62, turned himself in to the Madison County … more

Home medical device power planning

Sometimes we take advantage of the air we breathe. We take it for granted that our lungs will suck it in, our body’s blood supply will absorb it, and our body can process it to keep us alive. … more

Jobs report shows economy improving

The Department of Labor issued a report last week that the unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent, the lowest it’s been in 18 years. With almost one million jobs created since the Tax Cuts and … more

Committee to explore spending

For centuries the American Flag has served as a beacon of freedom and liberty the world over. From the cobblestone streets at Yorktown to the deserts of the Middle East, countless American patriots … more

Bedias Food Pantry open this Saturday

The Bedias Food Pantry will be open this Saturday, June 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please consider supporting this wonderful community outreach with your hands, your hearts, and your financial … more

County, city seek inspections answer

Madison County is again seeking solutions for sewage and food service inspections, and approved seeking cooperation with the city’s inspector to serve in that capacity. The county has hired two … more

City approves tire ordinance

The city of Madisonville is taking step to improve its looks, and on Monday approved an ordinance that will limit tire storage, designate storage requirements and require licenses for businesses that … more

’Round Town June 13, 2018

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Summer camps return to Iola

Iola Elementary will be hosting a volleyball camp for girls finishing second grade through finishing seventh grade. This will be from June 11 until June 14 from 9 a.m.-noon. The cost is $60 per … more

Wanted suspect makes state Top 10

A fugitive being sought by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office since July 2016 is back in the spotlight. Jared Langley, 36, of Midway, wanted in connection with burglary and theft charges, has … more

Change in attitudes reflect societal ills

I’m like a lot of people these days, getting vicarious kicks reading some of the bizarre and fringe takes on the items of the day that show up on the Internet. One of my favorite sites is … more

Bedias Civic Club meets Thursday

The Bedias Civic Club meets Thursday, June 7, at the Bedias Civic Center, at 6 p.m. Our program will be on firework safety, and our community potluck will feature a barbecue theme. All area residents … more
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