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Cook joins Meteor staff

Gary Cook joined The Meteor last week as publisher and advertising director. Cook comes from Ely, Nev., where he served as publisher and ad director of three weekly newspapers. He also has worked … more


Jacqueline McKay Ellsworth (1924-2016)  Jacqueline McKay Ellsworth was born July 25, 1924, in Galveston, Texas, to Grace Bookman and James Arley McKay and she died July 21, 2016, in Dallas, … more

Sheriff’s Office probing cattle thefts

Cattle have been stolen from four different Madison County locations over the past six or seven months, and Sheriff Travis Neeley is encouraging landowners to brand their animals as a preventative … more

Extension offers more than just ag

Dozens of youth gather every Friday at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office on School Street, and they learn everything from how to compose healthy snacks to butterfly catching and police … more

Extension offers parenting classes

Times are tough for young families, particularly those struggling with low income, lack of education or a language barrier. Judith Baños can relate. The petite spitfire moved from El Salvador … more

Blaze damages house

An electrical fire that erupted Monday afternoon damaged several rooms of the residence at 710 E. Magnolia St. Madisonville Fire Department Chief Thom Jones said an electrical fire at the back of … more

Byrd signs letter of intent for Jacksonville

Joe Samuel Byrd, son of Keith and Shanta Byrd of Kingwood and grandson of the late James Samuel Byrd and Biva Byrd of Madisonville, recently signed a letter of intent to play basketball for … more

Shaking off the dust and cobwebs

Mustang football practice is underway, and as Madisonville’s new athletic director pointed out, all the teams in the district have the same record. The team took the field for the first time … more

Getting ready for action

North Zulch’s volleyball team, coming off its first trip to the state playoffs last season, started up two-a-days Monday morning in anticipation of another great year. The team is notably short … more

School construction continuing

The Madisonville school complex is in the midst of a giant construction project – complete with dozers, pipe, concrete and what could pass for a mud-filled crater – but administrators are … more

Lady Mustangs get back on the court

Camryn Frederick, Quincey Surface, Tyana Brown, Tra’Dayja Smith and Lexi Leveston were back at home on the Mustang volleyball court Monday morning as the Lady Mustangs began two-a-days. Head … more

County begins budget process

Madison County commissioners last week conducted a budget workshop and heard from department directors, most of whom requested salary increases and slight modifications to their individual … more

House fire

Madisonville volunteer firefighter Cory Heidler begins to extinguish a fire that broke out in the home of Barbara Holmes on East Magnolia Street on Monday afternoon. more

Army training, sir

James Debose leads a group of children in a marching drill at the Fun Fridays event. more

New construction

Construction continues at Madisonville schools on May Street. more

Extension class

Judith Baños recently began working with the Madison County branch of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to offer parenting classes. more

First day

Mustang football players reported to practice Monday. The team kicks off its season with a scrimmage in Fairfield on Aug. 12. more

Warming up

Quincey Surface begins the warm-up process during practice on Monday. more

Running drills

North Zulch volleyball players work on drills at the start of two-a-days on Monday. more

Letter signing

Joe Samuel Byrd, pictured with family and friends, recently signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Jacksonville College. more
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