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Vote totals change slightly

A race that previously was reported as headed for a runoff has been changed by the election administrator. Earl Parker, election administrator for Madison County, said that after the hubbub of … more

Eight seeking nomination as JP

Both precincts for Madison County Justice of the Peace are up for election this year, but only one of the current JPs is running for re-election. Precinct 2's Lew Plotts has opted to step down … more

County takes stand on railway

Should Texas Central begin construction on a high-speed rail in Madison County, it will need to do so without any help from the Commissioners’ Court. At the regular meeting Monday, … more

Fire destroys home, cars

An RV and two vehicles were destroyed in an early morning fire that broke out in the 1900 block of East Main Street. Madisonville Fire Chief Thom Jones said that behind the house at that … more

Local brings rabbits to Houston

Madisonville’s Emily Sanford brought rabbits to show at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at NRG Stadium on Saturday. more

Election goes to second heat

After months of campaigns, Madison County voters will see another election May 22 as results of the mostly GOP primary election Tuesday forced runoffs in four of five contested local races.In all, … more

City OKs Fire Department deal

The Madisonville City County on Monday approved a “memorandum of understanding” with Madison County regarding fire protection outside of the city limits.   However, the … more

Here's what happened in the 2018 Texas primaries

By Cassandra Pollock, The Texas Tribune March 7, 2018 As polls opened in the Texas primaries on Tuesday, The Texas Tribune laid out seven key questions for election … more

Musicians fare well at Regional

GROESBECK — Twenty Junior High band members competed at the Region level on Friday in Groesbeck, and all of placed in the top half in competition. There were 800 Junior High students who … more

Six seek top county spot

In an all-Republican race, five county residents from a wide variety of backgrounds are looking to wrest the County Judge position away from the incumbent. As with all local races on the primary … more

Midway VFD holds fundraiser

The Midway Volunteer Fire Department held their 26th Annual “Po Boy” steak dinner and dance on Saturday night. more

Plans progress on highway bypass

Plans for a southern highway bypass around Madisonville linking Highway 21 to I-45 and beyond are still on the table, TxDOT engineers said last week. more

Mustangs march to Disney

The Madisonville Mighty Mustang Band will take a trip to Florida and Disney World for a week this summer after they were accepted to perform in a parade through a video application. more

Primaries around the corner

Early voting ends Friday for the Tuesday General Election, and a slate of local candidates are seeking votes. more

Area Digest Dec. 6, 2017

Benefit to be held NORTH ZULCH — A community benefit for Jaylee Rae Hair will be held Sunday, Dec. 17, from  11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Zulch Fire Station. Jaylee was born Oct. … more

Eight arrested in burglary ring

The Madisonville Police Department last week wrapped up a six-month investigation into a string of commercial burglaries with eight arrests. Each of the suspects will face charges of engaging in … more

Three vie for seat on commissioner's court

Three Republicans have thrown their hats into the ring to gain the nomination for the Precinct 2 County Commissioner's Court seat. As with all local races, only Republicans have filed, meaning … more

Local youth shine in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH - Amanda May, a 4-H member from North Zulch, captured Division IV Reserve Champion in Junior Limousin Beef Heifer Show at the 2018 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo on Jan. 22. The 2018 … more

Brady to lead committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, will lead the conference committee of both U.S. House and Senate members tasked to create one bill from two different versions of tax reform … more

Four seek open county post

With current Precinct 4 commissioner Sam Cole bowing out, four people have stepped up to replace him on the Madison County Commissioners' CourtAll four candidates, as with all local races in the … more
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