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The Madisonville volleyball team defeated Connally at MHS in straight sets Friday to conclude their district season and send their many senior players off on the right note. The Lady Mustangs will begin their postseason push against Rusk in the Bi-District round at Crockett High School Thursday at 7:30 p.m. more
Madison County moved a step closer to joining the Brazos Valley Wide Area Communications System Monday, when commissioners approved a bid for electrical work for an antenna mounted on a tower at Lake Madison. more
North Zulch ISD asked roughly 40 students to quarantine following their first pair of positive COVID-19 cases since August last week, in accordance with state guidelines. The students, none of which had tested positive at the time of this writing, will work from home through the district’s online asynchronous learning program until they are eligible to return. more
In accordance with national and state trends, early and mail-in voting totals are up 5% in Madison County from the overall percentage of the county’s votes in 2016. The county has over 800 more registered voters than they did four years ago, according to Madison County Election Administrator Janet Boone. more
Four North Zulch ISD school board positions are up for grabs this election season with a mix of new faces and familiar staples vying for seats. more
The Madisonville CISD school board voted Thursday to end their asynchronous instructional learning option for healthy students Nov. 5, based on a recommendation by the administration. The option will remain available for students forced to miss time due to a COVID-19 diagnosis or exposure. more
Texans receiving unemployment benefits will need to show an active effort to find a job starting Nov. 1. more
The city of Madisonville is taking aim at certain private reserved parking signs at businesses around town, especially around the downtown square. The signs, intended to reserve street parking for customers, are sometimes erected on the sidewalk, which is city property. more
The Madisonville CISD board approved campus improvement plans presented by the district’s principals during their monthly meeting for October Monday, which largely pertained to their continuing efforts to navigate the countless challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. more
Roughly 30 citizens attended the revival of the once moribund Madison County Democratic Party Oct. 14, which was moved from the County Annex Building’s multipurpose room to the courtroom to accommodate a larger-than-expected turnout. more
The upcoming presidential election has resulted in a flurry of chaos for Madisonville resident Les Neal. It’s not the boisterous debates or the dreary weight of political banter that has Neal … more
Early voting started yesterday at the Bedias Civic Center, please take advantage of this opportunity to avoid the lines on election day, Nov. 3. Voting hours will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Oct. 13 through Oct. 30; and extended hours on Tuesdays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 25, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. And then Election Day, Nov. 3, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. more
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is battling back against seven top aides who accuse him of bribery and abuse of office. more
According to provisional counts by the Texas Department of State Health Services, there were 18 active cases of COVID-19 in Madison County as of Monday afternoon, a slight rise from dips seen in recent weeks, though still well below mid-summer levels. more
In normal times, citizens of Madisonville would now be gearing up for the city’s annual Texas Mushroom Festival, which was originally scheduled to take place Saturday before it was canceled in July due to the COVID-19 pandemic. more
It was a chance encounter with the chief of the Hearne Police Department in 2006 that would ultimately lead Anecia Murphy, Madisonville’s newest police officer, to her career in law enforcement. more
Early voting for the Nov. 3 election began Tuesday in Madison County and will take place Monday through Friday until Oct. 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as Saturdays Oct. 17 and 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. more
Vistra, an energy powerhouse based in Irving, announced plans to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. more
Stickers representing an organization called “Patriot Front”, which is defined as a white nationalist group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, were found on the door of the Madison County Museum as well as on the window and the outside light poles last week, according to museum personnel. more
With November’s Election Day less than a month away, 470 U.S. Congressional seats will be on the line as each side fights for further representation in the House and Senate. The races serve as a backdrop to the country’s ultimate decision between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, who engaged in their first presidential debate in Cleveland Sept. 29. more
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