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Local students receive donated books

Madison County Retired School Personnel participated in the Texas State Retired Teachers Book Project last week by contributing 337 new books to Madisonville and North Zulch Kindergarten and pre-K classes. more

North Zulch hires athletic director

NZISD announced the hiring of new athletic director Matt Kirschner at their last board meeting as well as his wife Laura Kirschner to teach kindergarten. more

LeBron fights back

The trend of lopsided finishes continued throughout the NBA Conference Finals as the Rockets fell behind 2-1 to the Warriors and LeBron James fought his way back to even the slate against the Celtics. more

Bedias Women’s Club meets Thursday

As we wrote this week’s column, we returned from J.D. Mallard’s service and are still trying to get our emotions in check after the terrible news about the Bedias traffic accident Wednesday, May … more

Book signing features Meteor founder

The founder of the Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen’s Association and a former publisher of the Madisonville Meteor is the subject of a new biography by longtime East Texas journalist and writer … more

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
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