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North Zulch to continue offering free lunch program   North Zulch ISD administrators announced they will continue the district’s policy to operate the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) … more

First Day of School

Madisonville Junior High Principal Chad Moorhead high-fives secretary LaJune Irving at the start of the first day of school on Monday. Administrators at all campuses said the first day went smoothly. more

Back to School: Administrators pleased with first day

Principals at the campuses throughout Madison County said the first day of school was a success. “It was the best in years,” said Superintendent Keith Smith. “We were teaching on day one. … more

Federal authorities arrest 7 in Madisonville for distributing meth

Federal, state and local authorities on Aug. 18 arrested seven Madisonville residents charged in connection with a methamphetamine trafficking operation, according to U.S. Attorney Richard L. Durbin … more

'Round Town

The rains we’ve received since last week’s column have been a blessing to most of Madison County. Over in Louisiana, though, previous rain has been a nightmare. Most likely you have heard the … more

North Zulch residents remember Hannah Wiese

The first day of school should have been a happy – or at least an exciting – occasion for students in North Zulch, but instead it was marked by tears and mourning for a fellow classmate, who was … more

Remembering Hannah Wiese

Hannah Wiese was a cool kid. She was just 15, but she was spunky. She was funny. She laughed a lot, she smiled a lot and people gravitated toward that positive energy. I talked to her maybe … more

Brady addresses tax reform

U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, spoke Thursday at the weekly Madisonville Lions Club luncheon at the Woodbine Hotel and Restaurant. His theme was a “Better Way Tax Blueprint,” which was … more

'Round Town

It was quiet around town last week. Several business owners shared that the silence from lack of shoppers had been almost deafening. Church also had some empty seats on Sunday morning and here at … more

Locals study farming practices in foreign lands

Madison County’s Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service representatives, Agent Chadd Caperton and Program Assistant Leslie Lazenby, were among more than two dozen local residents who recently visited … more

Army worms invade after summer rains

The recent showers have brought out an increase in the army worm population. This seemingly small insect can do big damage to crops and hay fields overnight when conditions are right. The army worm … more

New industrial park possible

The Madison County Industrial Park is now full and offering numerous employment opportunities, prompting the local Economic Development Corporation to seek more land to add a second business … more

Industrial park

Matt Newton, left, and Dave Ward stand at the entrance to the Madison County Industrial Park off Interstate 45. more

Let the coaches do their jobs

First and foremost, let me say – as I’ve often said – that Madisonville and North Zulch students are among the most polite and respectful I’ve ever encountered. But coaches these days do have … more

Lady Bulldogs settling into 2A

The North Zulch volleyball team has just one loss as the girls prepare to play Madisonville next week. The Lady Bulldogs, in their first year as a 2A school, beat Sabine 2-0 and picked up a pair … more

Madisonville volleyball

The Lady Mustangs get their game faces on before going up against A&M Consolidated last week. more

Court relaxes Texas voter ID law for election

AUSTIN — Voters will have more options when presenting personal identification at the polls for the Nov. 8 general election, Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos announced last week. Pursuant … more

Lady Mustangs top Buffalo

The Lady Mustangs are 1-2 following a win over Buffalo on Thursday. Head Coach Melissa Padgett is back for her second season and has the team stacked with seniors Camryn Frederick, Quincey Surface, … more

Bedias food pantry open on Saturday

We are very sorry to share that our planned Christian movie night for last Sunday evening, Aug. 14, was canceled, due our theatre facility not being available to us. Our program will resume on … more

Hash musings and mysteries solved

Other folks have authored Museum Musings before, but my own first Museum Musings appeared on June 24 last year.  If you’ve been with me from the start, you’ve suffered through more than 26 of my … more
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