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City holds mock gas line strike

Madisonville Public Works employees saw firsthand the immediate dangers of striking a gas line during a mock scenario and informational session at the Kimbro Center on Thursday. more

NZISD introduces new technology

The North Zulch ISD School Board held their monthly meeting for September on Thursday and discussed new upgrades in the district’s technology that will also prove reliable for continued student safety moving forward. more

NZISD broadens dual credit program

Sophomore students at North Zulch ISD are now eligible to get a head start on their college courses along with juniors and seniors in the district since the board agreed to extend the dual credit program during the summer. more

NZ Boosters to hold fundraiser

The North Zulch Booster Club will hold a ‘Harvest Hoedown DJ and Dance’ benefit on Saturday night at the Madison County Fairgrounds. more

At home in health

Erin Marietta had an epiphany of sorts at the Community Prayer Vigil in Madisonville last month. The new administrator of CHI St. Joseph Health Madison Hospital said her praying over the hospital … more

Local WWII Veteran honored with valor

Local World War Two Veteran Burke Landry of Madisonville will be featured in this week’s edition of Valor Magazine, which highlights the impact veterans make in the line of duty as well as the home front following their service. more

Homecoming royalty crowned

Mario Zavala and Chloe Olvera were named Madisonville High School’s 2018 Homecoming King and Queen in a special moment before the football game at Mustang Stadium on Friday night. more

MCISD welcomes new staff

The Madisonville CISD school board welcomed all of the district’s new teachers to their monthly board meeting for September on Monday night. more

MCISD maintains low tax rate

After passing a proposed tax restructure with a tax ratification election (TRE) at the end of August, MCISD will be able to generate more revenue by moving 14 cents from the Maintenance and Operations (M&O) tax to the Interest and Sinking (I&S) side. more

County approves budget

The Madison County Commissioners Court on Monday approved a more than $10 million budg-et with the condition that all pay raises by department equal no more than 4 percent. County Auditor Toni … more

City to charge for water, electricity use

The Madisonville City Council on Monday approved a plan to begin charging for electricity and water use at city parks. City Manager Camilla Viator said residents rent the facilities at Lake … more

Area Digest Sept. 12, 2018

Park has a clean-up day set Fort Boggy State Park is inviting volunteers to come out to the park for a Park Clean-Up Day on Saturday, Sept. 22, which is National Public Lands Day. NPLD is the … more

New officer joins ranks

Karsten Martin walked one county south to follow in his father’s footsteps. The 24-year-old former Marquez resident has wanted to be a police officer since he was young, just like his father, … more

MCISD passes tax ratification

Madisonville CISD passed a proposed restructure after Thursday’s Tax Ratification Election (TRE) by a total count of 312 votes in favor of the restructure and 79 against, joining North Zulch ISD in a similar TRE passage in July. more

Son-Shine Outreach receives grant

Son-Shine Outreach Center in Madisonville was selected to receive a Community Impact Grant from the United Way of the Brazos Valley in the amount of $10,000 annually for the next two years. more

Yard of the Month review

In August, ‘Keep Madison County Beautiful’ awarded the Residential Yard of the Month to Donald and Peggy Clute for their home on Highway 75 South. more

Reward increased to $12,500 for Most Wanted Fugitive from Madison County

AUSTIN – The reward for Jared Luke Langley, 36, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $12,500 for information leading to his capture if the tip … more

Area Digest Aug. 29, 2018

Library offers computer classes Madison County Library is offering several classes for the beginning computer users through September and October. The classes are designed for those with little … more

County denies abatement request

Amycel Inc. sought some relief for penalties and interest on its 2018 tax bill, but Madison County Commissioners offered none at its meeting on Monday. The company, which operates Amycel, Monterey … more

Local travels abroad

Madisonville native Kelsey Byrd had the experience of a lifetime over the summer when she traveled to the picturesque Central American country of Costa Rica to study abroad. more
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