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AUSTIN — Voters rejected only one of 10 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution in the statewide election held Nov. 5. more
County employee compensation, on both a macro and micro level, dominated the regular meeting Tuesday of the Madison County Commissioners Court, a meeting held a day later than normal because of the Veterans Day holiday on Monday. more
The four Madisonville Consolidated Independent School District (MCISD) principals each presented brief campus improvement plans to the board Monday during the monthly meeting for November. more
The Madisonville Elementary campus hosted families as well as a number of special guests of the cartoon variety at their annual school book fair on Nov. 4. more
House of Hope, a faith-based recovery facility in Madisonville, saw a large dormitory housing of men largely devastated by a fire in the early hours of Saturday morning. The blaze left the location in shambles but resulted in no one hurt. more
AUSTIN — The state's 10-day early voting period ran from Oct. 21 to Nov. 1 with Election Day on Nov. 5. more
None of the top Democrats seeking the presidential nomination would beat President Donald Trump in Texas in an election held today — and neither would either of the Texas candidates in that race, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. more
Hoping to attract more weddings, tourism and other social events, the city of Madisonville will now allow alcohol consumption at the Truman Kimbro Convention Center and the Lakehouse at Lake Madison. more
Charlie Stark, perusing through pipe fittings and other plumbing supplies Friday, already knows pretty much where everything he needs lies. more
The odor protruding from the home was so foul that three of the eight volun-teers were unable to cross the front door’s threshold. more
AUSTIN — After severe weather struck north and east Texas on Oct. 20, Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration naming a list of counties in that region. more
Texas voters are about to weigh in on 10 proposed amendments to the state constitution, which deal with everything from retiring law enforcement animals to the state's tax code. Voters in three state House districts will also participate in special elections to fill empty seats. more
Madison County Commissioners took advantage of a steep discount Monday, voting to approve the county’s share of right-of-way costs for the planned expansion of State Highway 21. more
North Zulch ISD students will get a visit from one of the more active anti-drunk driving campaigns when “WhenSeanSpeaks” visits school campuses Nov. 1. more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Oct. 15 announced $61.2 million in Homeland Security Grant Program funding to support state and local efforts to prevent terrorism and prepare for threats that pose the greatest risk to the security of Texans. more
Trent Ashby, state representative for District 57, which includes Madison County and surrounding counties, was one of 10 Republican state congressmen named as political targets of Texas Speaker Dennis Bonnen and then-GOP Caucus chair Dustin Burrows, according to a tape of a meeting the two had with conservative activist Michael Quinn Sullivan. more
The Madisonville Consolidated Independent School District (MCISD) received a Superior grade (‘A’, 92 percent) from the Texas Educations Agency in their Financial Integrity Rating System (FIRST) and discussed the top grade during the monthly school board meeting on Oct. 15. more
If all goes right each year at the Texas Mushroom Festival, a day later there’s no evidence it ever occurred. more
Madison County will save nearly $1 million on the widening of State Highway 21 and the planned southern loop around the city, thanks to a declaration by the Texas Transportation Committee that the county qualifies under the agency’s Economically Disadvantaged County Program. more
(Editor’s note: This is the third of an occasional series about day trips possible from Madison County. The company that owns the Meteor has credentials for Texas A&M University football games, and generously invited reporter Campbell Atkins to come to a game.) For most of the stories I’ve written on day trips from Madison County, I’ve experienced things just as any other visitor. For a football game at Texas A&M University, I had press credentials. Also, an unobstructed, climate-controlled view. And free snacks. more
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