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Madison County will save nearly $1 million on the widening of State Highway 21 and the planned southern loop around the city, thanks to a declaration by the Texas Transportation Committee that the county qualifies under the agency’s Economically Disadvantaged County Program. more
(Editor’s note: This is the third of an occasional series about day trips possible from Madison County. The company that owns the Meteor has credentials for Texas A&M University football games, and generously invited reporter Campbell Atkins to come to a game.) For most of the stories I’ve written on day trips from Madison County, I’ve experienced things just as any other visitor. For a football game at Texas A&M University, I had press credentials. Also, an unobstructed, climate-controlled view. And free snacks. more
Trent Ashby, state representative for District 57, which includes Madison County and surrounding counties, was one of 10 Republican state congressmen named as political targets of Texas Speaker … more
AUSTIN — State budget writers likely will have more funds to meet the needs of Texas in the near term, based on information released Oct. 10 by the comptroller’s office. more
The Madison County Juneteenth Organization held its annual Founder’s Banquet, Sept. 28 at the Juneteenth Center, with the theme of “Runway of Faith.” The banquet was led this year by Pastor Toni Green of Sweet Zion Baptist Church. more
The North Zulch ISD school board passed a resolution for the purchase of 30 new computers for their elementary lab during their monthly board meeting for October on Thursday. more
A number of North Zulch ISD athletes, school personnel and supporters attended the 16th Annual Down Syndrome Association of Brazos Valley (DSABV) Buddy Walk at Millican Reserve park, south of College Station, on Oct. 6 and raised over $400 for the organization. more
Tree trimmers contracted by the Texas Department of Transportation will make their way through Madisonville next week, the agency said in a press release Thursday. The trimming of TxDOTs … more
AUSTIN — A plan is afoot for large-scale, regional projects to improve the state’s resilience to hurricanes and other natural disasters, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Oct. 4. more
Weatherman Bob French, a presence on Brazos Valley televisions since 1990, will retire with a community celebration Saturday. more
TxDOT will install stop signs Oct. 12 at the intersection of FM 978 (also known as N. Woodrow St.) and Collard St., making the intersection a four-way stop. more
Regional hospital CHI St. Joseph health has purchased a twin-engine Airbus helicopter to replace a Bell 407 in the medical center’s Air Med 12 fleet. more
Matt Johnson, judge for the 54th District Court in Waco, formerly launched his run for the 10th Court of Appeals last week, a campaign that realistically almost a year ago. And one that will likely have Johnson running unopposed into the seat being vacated by retiring Justice Rex Davis. more
Since 2011, the Ross Garrett Outreach Project through the Madison County 4-H Extension Service has attempted to reach underprivileged kids in an effort to raise interest in agricultural activities, such as the county’s fair, in affordable fashion. more
If you have scrolled through Facebook lately, there is a good chance you have seen one of Henson Brand Dealership’s live videos that have already altered the lives of a number of individuals. And caught the attention of millions more. more
Weatherman Bob French, a presence on Brazos Valley televisions since 1990, will retire with a community celebration on Oct. 12. more
TxDOT will install stop signs Oct. 12 at the intersection of FM 978 (also known as N. Woodrow St.) and Collard St., making the intersection a four-way stop. In a press release, the state’s transportation agency cautioned drivers to no longer consider that intersection as a curve, as the four-way stop will be enforced vigorously. more
AUSTIN — Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs invited eligible Texans to celebrate and participate in National Voter Registration Day — the fourth Tuesday in September — by ensuring they are registered to vote before the Oct. 7 registration deadline. more
The University of Texas at Austin Athletic Director Chris Del Conte said Friday the Longhorns and Aggies should face off on the gridiron, something they haven’t done since 2011, when Texas A&M University moved to the Southeastern Conference. more
Lloyd C. Martin, a two-term state representative for Madison, Leon and Freestone counties, died from skin cancer Sept. 24, just 10 days after his 87th birthday. more
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