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The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles recognized Karen Lane, Madison County Tax Assessor-Collector, with a bronze award in the department’s Performance Quality Recognition Program for “exemplary customer service and going above and beyond in providing vehicle title and registration services.” more
SAN ANTONIO – Changes in population density, rapid urbanization and rising land values have altered much of the historically rural landscape of the Texas borderlands, according to a recent Texas Land Trends report. more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on July 9 announced the receipt of $15 million in federal funding meant to increase operational capabilities of federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies. more
Madisonville resident Cade Colwell, 17, attended the National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security last month in Washington D.C. and was afforded the opportunity to help lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery. more
Madisonville FCCLA Chapters participated in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America’s (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California, June 30 – July 4. More than 8,700 members gathered to expand leadership skills, sharpen talents, explore career pathways, and listen to inspiring speakers. more
Thirteen of the 14 puppies carelessly dumped in a crate and left in front of a Tammye Lane residence last month remain at the Madisonville Animal Shelter and no further information regarding the perpetrator has been revealed. more
A pair of road projects that has led to recent standstill traffic on southbound Interstate 45 en route to destinations south of Madison County could stretch until October, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. more
COLLEGE STATION – The 2019 Ranch Horse Program, to be held  Aug. 4 in College Station in conjunction with the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, will cover a range of topics for successful equine management. more
AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on June 28 released the names of his appointees to the Texas Legislature’s 2021 Redistricting Committee. more
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host a ranch gathering at the Pridgeon Center in Franklin Thursday to discuss relevant updates in both agricultural law enforcement and government affairs. more
Madisonville County Commissioners agreed Monday to add its support to the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas in the tribe’s efforts to keep its Naskila gaming facility in Livingston open. more
Madisonville Public Works employees are still struggling with water well No. 3 – which in addition to other uses, feeds the city’s Splash Pad attraction at Lake Madison Park – an issue that has now stretched on for months. more
AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, in cooperation with the Federal Trade Commission, on June 25 announced a crackdown on “illegal robocalls.” more
Henson Family Dealerships closed the sale of its three Madisonville car dealerships – Henson Chevrolet/Buick/GMC, Henson Ford and Henson Ram/Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep – last week to Canadian company Foundation Automotive Corp., which also owns dealerships in Western Canada and North Dakota. more
Change The World Ministries celebrated their 12th year of ‘Mission Madisonville’ this week with a number of constructive activities and religious-based lessons for the community’s youth. The camp, which has grown substantially over the last decade, is led by young and promising religious leaders from across the country. more
This May, Sonic Drive-In recognized incredible teachers and the contributions they make to education as a part of its Limeades for Learning initiative in partnership with nonprofit partner, DonorChoose.org. With the goal of helping teachers obtain much-needed classroom supplies and learning resources, Sonic launched a donation match in honor of Teacher Appreciation Month and gave one teacher in Madisonville, Texas $135. more
A crate packed with 14 puppies was discovered by Tommy Killough in front of his home on Tammye Lane. Residents of the home cared for the dogs for two to three weeks until calling animal control on Tuesday. more
Over $4,000 were raised to benefit the ALS Therapy Development Institute at Madison County’s first annual Strike Out ALS Co-Ed Softball Tournament at Lake Madison Park on Saturday. more
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host a ranch gathering July 11 at the Pridgeon Center in Franklin, Texas. The event will provide an opportunity for local cattle producers to learn about TSCRA’s recent activities, discuss issues facing cattle raisers and connect with other cattle producers in the area. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by a complimentary beef dinner. more
After a series of recent court decisions weakened Texas open government laws, advocates hoped that this year would be an opportunity to rehabilitate government transparency in the state. more
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