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Purple martins arriving soon

The purple martin is one of the most popular birds when it comes to homeowners wanting to attract and provide houses for. They the largest of the swallow species found in the United States. Over … more

Focus now shifts to immigration issue

As the Senate begins its debate on immigration reform and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals  this week, I will be working with President Trump to determine the best, most effective ways … more

Area Digest Feb. 14, 2018

Black History Month event set RF Riders of Midway and the NAACP Madisonville Chapter will co-host the 2018 Midway/Madisonville History Awareness Program Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Kimbro Center, … more

Community rallies around child

The rubber bracelets are red, Carlie's favorite color, and the letters that spell "Pray for Carlie" are white. The two colors just seem right for a feisty third-grader. The bracelets refer to … more

100-year old Valentine

Valentine's Day has always meant more to longtime Madisonville resident James T. Mooney, who also happens to celebrate his birthday on Feb. 14. This year, however, the holiday holds even more … more

City OKs Fire Department deal

The Madisonville City County on Monday approved a “memorandum of understanding” with Madison County regarding fire protection outside of the city limits.   However, the … more

Midway council discusses electric meters

MIDWAY - Entergy representative Ronnie Hale discussed the company's move to smart meters at the Midway City Council meeting on Jan. 29. "We (Entergy) are one of the last companies to make the … more

Nettie Dean

Nettie Haston Dean, 99, of Madisonville, went to be with her Lord on Feb. 10, 2018. Her life celebration will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, at Day's Funeral Home in Madisonville. … more

County picks contractor for repairs

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Jay Morgan

Jay Timothy Morgan, 62, born on Dec. 17, 1955, in Houston, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Feb. 5, 2018. Tim moved to Midway in grade school and graduated from Madisonville High School in … more

Joe Denman

Joe Denman, 89, of North Zulch, passed away Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Bryan. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at the Cross Cemetery in rural Grimes County. The … more

Stephen Fitzhenry

Stephen Thomas Fitzhenry was born June 26, 1964, in Baytown, to Bill and Darlene Fitzhenry. He went to elementary and junior high schools in Texas, Missouri and West Virginia. He attended … more

Iris Ballard

Iris Ballard, 96, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Iris was born Oct. 16, 1921, and grew up in Bedias. She married G.W. Ballard and the couple lived in Freeport for 40 years. Iris was a … more

Chamber celebrates 2017

Keynote speaker Priscilla Pate talked with Madison County Chamber of Commerce members about vision, and it was clear on Friday, as two very deserving members of the community received awards for … more

Chili warms bodies, souls

NORTH ZULCH - Almost doubling in size, the North Zulch Fire Department'a annual Chili and Gumbo Cook-Off on Saturday was a success, raising more than $5,000 for the department. NZFD Chief Tony … more

Committees continue interim work

Since I was a kid, I've always been fascinated by Punxsutawney Phil and his ability to predict the end of winter. With the utmost respect to the world's most famous groundhog, I sure hope he's wrong … more

Second Sunday Christian Movie Night this Sunday

Correction: Last Wednesday's, Jan. 31, Welcome to Bedias column, on page 9 of the Madisonville Meteor, included a photo caption stating that Bedias resident, Bob Goldstein, was running for … more

Building American prosperity

President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union Speech this week. My guest is Jim "Mac" McInvale, a successful businessman, founder of Gallery Furniture and world-class philanthropist … more

Eight seeking nomination as JP

Both precincts for Madison County Justice of the Peace are up for election this year, but only one of the current JPs is running for re-election. Precinct 2's Lew Plotts has opted to step down … more

’Round Town Feb. 7, 2018

Congratulations to Mary Dorris and Jessie Jaenicke, two deserving residents who received the Madison County Woman and Man of the Year awards at the recent Madison County Chamber of Commerce banquet. … more
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