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Ruth Closs

Judge Ruth (Corley) Closs, 85, of Madisonville, lovingly referred to her family as “Booter,” passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016, in Huntsville. A celebration of her life is scheduled for 10 … more

Kyle Poe tabbed for All-State

Recent Madisonville High School graduate Kyle Poe was named First Team Utility Outfielder on the Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 4A All-State Baseball Team, according … more

New season sees new coaches

Although Madisonville students don’t go back to school until Aug. 22, the coaching staff is already meeting regularly in anticipation of fall sports. Athletic Director Rusty Nail gathered his … more

Teen gains world ranking

GILLETTE, WYO. – Lyndie Dunn of Midway placed 20th in the world in pole bending at the National High School Rodeo Finals last week. It’s one of the largest rodeos in the world, with more than … more

Water quality satisfactory

Your water is safe to drink. That’s the message that Madisonville Director of Water and Sewer Utilities Kevin Story wants local residents to know as they digest the results of the city’s … more

League sharpens hoop skills

The North Zulch Bulldog basketball team will play its last game of the summer season on Thursday, and according to the coach, they are poised to have a winning fall season. The boys came up short … more

Coaches work with up-and-comers

Fourth- through ninth-graders braved the heat and humidity during Mustang Football Camp this week at the high school stadium. The Mustang coaching staff, led by Head Football Coach and Athletic … more

Community Garden

Organizer Rick Tinney prepares a seed bed at the Community Garden recently. more

Ellen Dittfurth

Funeral Services for Ellen Elizabeth Dittfurth, 102, of Madisonville, were held Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Madisonville Funeral Home. Linda Shiflet officiated, and burial followed in Madisonville … more

Frances Evans

Frances Verlene Evans, the daughter of the late Willie Kaufman and Virgle (Scott) Biddle, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, July 21, 2016, at the age of 84. Frances was born in Normangee on … more

Coaches' meeting

Madisonville’s new Head Baseball Coach and Assistant Football Coach Keith Sitton was part of a gathering last week for the district’s coaches to talk strategy. Behind Sitton are Athletic Director … more

Basketball league

Participants in the North Zulch summer basketball league play a game of five-on-five on Thursday. more

All-state fielder

Kyle Poe warms up the arm during a game in the spring. He recently was selected as All-State first team utility outfielder. more

Football camp

MHS Coach Lu Olvera encourages a youngster during football camp on Monday. more

Two arrested on murder charges

ANDERSON — Two area residents have been arrested on first-degree murder charges in connection with the disappearance and death of Madisonville resident Jason Currie. James Daniel “Danny” … more

Two students win big scholarships

HOUSTON — Madisonville’s Jewel Smith and Mason Terry were among 70 Texas FFA members presented with a four-year, $18,000 scholarship from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at the Texas FFA … more

Standing up for a soldier

Members of the Madisonville American Legion take care of their own. The group sold plates of fried catfish on Saturday for $8 each so they could contribute toward the medical expenses of … more

STB rail request denied

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Surface Transportation Board officially has declined a request from Texas Central Railway to be the regulatory agency for its proposed high-speed rail project. According … more

Division still reigns in country

In equal parts, I feel that the blame for the most recent and ever-increasing attack on law enforcement in this country can be laid at the feet of President Barack Obama and the national news … more

Coming home for football camp

There’s no place like home for Madisonville High School football standouts Chris and Alonzo Whaley, who returned last week to host their annual football camp. Chris, a running back, and Alonzo, … more
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