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Webb still making her mark in rodeo

Tacy Webb is returning to the College National Finals Rodeo. The Madisonville High School graduate is a part of the Sam Houston State University women's team that qualified for the June … more

Disaster response required planning, practice

“Be disaster aware, take action to prepare.” We never really know how we will react to a situation until that situation actually happens. We may even react differently to the same type of … more

’Round Town May 23, 2018

Madisonville, we’ve got great kids. The band did well in competition this spring, the Mustang baseball team was phenomenal in its recent achievements and now our Mustang golf team has … more

Volleyball camp scheduled for youngsters

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

Madisonville duo cook for community, competition

Mike Cotter and Mike Brooks have been through the fire. After all, the duo, who call themselves Top Hand Cookers, have been a fixture at the Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen’s Association annual … more

Settlers had the harder time in moving

Editor’s note: This is the second of two columns highlighting a pioneer family that settled in Madison County. After nine years, the McCorquodale family put down roots. Ephraim, Amanda, and … more

Looking ahead while honoring the journey

It’s an adage that has been around pretty much since adages were invented (which was a long time ago, probably): It’s not the destination, but the journey. No journey to my mind is more … more

New judge in town

Tony Leago has edged out incumbent County Judge C.E. “Butch” McDaniel to become the Republican nominee for the position in the November general election. The unofficial results of Tuesday’s … more

Willie Bailey

Mr. Willie Bailey, 85, originally of Midway, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 17, 2018. All services will be held Saturday, May 26, at Fifth Ward Church of Christ, 4308 Stonewall … more

Lanelle Williamson

Lanelle Stewart Williamson died on May 9, 2018, in Palestine after an extended illnesses. She was born in Madisonville on Oct. 9, 1935. She attended school there through 1949, when the family … more

Judy Fielder

Judy Fielder, 81, of Leona, passed away May 14, 2018 at her home in Leona. A graveside service was held Monday, May 21, 2018, at the Centerville Cemetery in Centerville. Judith Lynn Fielder … more

Trust in the Lord when things go astray

It is so easy to get discouraged in life when things don’t go our way. Unexpected expenses, health issues, death of a loved one, or any other circumstance that comes our way, can throw us into a … more

No options left but to take our lumps

Running a newspaper is a pretty intense business. There’s always a happening, or a piece of information, or a sale, or a great photo, or something of a similar nature that needs to be seen, … more

Morris Tidwell

Morris Drew Tidwell, 62 of Madisonville, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Madisonville. A family memorial service will be held at a later date. Drew, as he was known to his family … more

Joanne Massey

Graveside services for Joanne Massey, 57, of North Zulch, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Willowhole Cemetery in North Zulch. Arrangements were under the direction of Madisonville … more

Barbara Smith

Barbara “Bessie” (Burzynski) Smith, 97, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018, in Waco. Graveside services are scheduled for Saturday, May 19, beginning at 1 p.m. at Bedias Baptist Cemetery in … more

Ferguson honors fallen

Midway’s Ferguson Unit held their 19th annual memorial service last Wednesday for all Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) officers, as well as officers around the country, who have fallen in the line of duty. more

Local drivers receive training

Durham School Services’ newest hires for Madisonville CISD were trained in a bus driving simulation on Friday to ensure that their required skills were up to par. more

Local church adds mural

Last week, Madisonville native and artist Sallie Reid completed a 14x40-foot mural at The Dwelling Place Church of a stairway to heaven. more

Mustangs make history

Madisonville baseball became the first team in program history to advanced past the Area round of the postseason with two wins over Taylor on Friday and Saturday in Bryan. more
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