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AUSTIN -- Gov. Greg Abbott released Thursday the Texas Safety Action Report, a document that details what Texas and Texans are doing to prevent mass shootings. more
Five weeks after 22 small towns in Texas were hit with computer “ransomware” attacks, shutting down access to many public services and documents, Madisonville and Madison County employees sat Friday for a class on how to avoid such cyber attacks. more
Texas Central Partners, the company hoping to build a high-speed rail system between Houston and Dallas that would cut through Madison County, announced Friday that it had signed a design and construction contract with Italian civil engineering firm Salini Impregilo SpA, potentially moving the rail project forward. more
The North Zulch ISD school board heard a presentation from new technologies director Todd Armstrong regarding possible technological upgrades in the district on Thursday during their monthly meeting for September. more
Jose Rivera, the owner of Fruteria El Mercadito at 814 S. May St. doesn’t like to relive -- or amplify -- the attempted robbery of his store Sept. 10. more
Texas Central Partners, the company hoping to build a high-speed rail system between Houston and Dallas that would cut through Madison County, announced Friday that it had signed a design and construction contract with Italian civil engineering firm Salini Impregilo SpA, potentially moving the rail project forward. more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 5 issued eight executive orders in hopes of preventing further mass shootings. more
The new lane configuration on State Highway 75 through Madisonville may help stem rear-end collisions caused by left-hand turns along the route, but it has also caused a flurry of verbal collisions from drivers unhappy with the new lane pattern. more
Madisonville city council members Monday demurred on a proposal by MD America Energy to pull water from Lake Madison to use in hydraulic fracturing operations in the county, asking for more study on the long-term effects of the process. more
A disagreement over an increase in salaries nearly derailed efforts to pass the 2020 budget for Madison County Monday, but County Commissioners acquiesced in time to pass the measure without alteration. more
The Madisonville Independent Consolidated School District (MCISD) board welcomed a number of new educators to the district and discussed upcoming projects for the year during their first meeting of the new semester. more
An attempted armed robbery of Fruteria El Mercadito, a fruit market located on Highway 75 across from Madisonville High School, resulted in the store’s owner taking the gun from the would-be robber before he fled the scene on Tuesday morning. more
North Zulch and Normangee residents may experience an electricity outage Saturday morning more
Had one north Texas woman not gotten into a fender bender last year, police might have never arrested her for carrying a cat-shaped self-defense keychain in her purse, and the law banning those same weapons might have gone unnoticed. more
AUSTIN — The Texas School Safety Update, a report highlighting progress made to keep students and teachers safe at school, was released by Gov. Greg Abbott on Aug. 27. more
Apologies to T.S. Eliot, but September -- not April -- is the cruelest month. more
AUSTIN – The Texas Transportation Commission approved TxDOT’s 10-year transportation plan Thursday, an initiative that includes more than $77 billion dedicated to improving safety, addressing congestion and connectivity, and preserving roadways for Texas drivers. more
U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady recognizes there are problems in the healthcare system around the county, but proposals by some of the Democrats running for president are not the solution, he says. more
The Texas Transportation Commission approved TxDOT’s 10-year transportation plan Thursday, an initiative that includes more than $77 billion dedicated to improving safety, addressing congestion and connectivity, and preserving roadways for Texas drivers. more
Gov. Greg Abbott’s Thursday morning endorsement of state Rep. Dustin Burrows of Lubbock is a signal that the Republican establishment in Texas is trying to close ranks in advance of the 2020 elections. more
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