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Madison County Commissioners moved the ball forward on next year’s property tax rate Monday at their regular meeting, even if the rate itself hasn’t moved from last year’s. more
The North Zulch Independent School District announced that district taxes will be lowered by just over seven cents this year. It is the third straight year NZISD has lowered their tax rate, totaling a decrease of over 17 cents. more
Madisonville Consolidated Independent School District (MCISD) announced that the district tax rate will be lowered by four cents this year at their monthly board meeting for August on Monday. It is the district’s lowest tax rate in 30 years. more
AUSTIN — After a gunman was arrested in the killing of 20 people and wounding 26 others at a popular shopping venue in El Paso on Aug. 3, Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick offered thoughts and prayers. more
The 14th Court of Appeal in Houston shut down an effort by Grimes County to stop Texas Central Partners LLC and its affiliates from taking surveys along the company’s planned high-speed rail route that would also cut through Madison County. more
Throw out your expectations: Not every kid is bummed about school starting in a week-and-a-half. more
Two local law enforcement officers sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of a two-car collision on Friday night in Madisonville. more
CHI St. Joseph Health, operator of Madisonville’s Madison Hospital, completed an acquisition of College Station Medical Center, the not-for-profit company announced in a press release Wednesday. more
Texas A&M University will hold the 2019 edition of its Ranch Horse program in College Station Sunday in conjunction with the Beef Cattle Short Course. The program will include a range of topics for successful equine management. more
Agriculture is much more than a deep-rooted part of Texas culture. It is also the lifeblood of our economy. Over 240,000 farms and ranches cover our state, more than any other in the country. The economic impact of agriculture in Texas totals more than $100 billion annually and agricultural cash receipts average $20 billion. Texas also leads the nation in cattle, cotton, sheep, hay, goat and mohair production. more
AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton applauded a federal court ruling allowing the state to proceed with redistricting legislation without asking the federal government’s permission. more
A new communications tower that would rise a little more than twice as tall as any current Madison County structure could be going up just south of Madisonville by early next year, according to the manager of the construction project. more
Madisonville locals were treated to a trail ride, barbecue and music during the First Annual National Day of the Cowboy celebration on Saturday, just not as many as were expected. more
Officers at the Jim Ferguson Unit near Midway used two canisters of CS gas on inmates on July 7, after 47 offenders refused to leave the prison’s dayroom, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, which oversees the unit. more
The annual Texas sales tax holiday weekend will run from Aug. 9-11, according to a press release from the office of Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar. more
There will be a Li’l Dawgs youth football camp from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 1 at Iola High School’s Bulldog Stadium. The free one-day camp is available for kids aged 5-12. Train with the Iola High school coaching staff, using the most current exercises and techniques to develop skill and football knowledge. Meet and greet current and former players, coaches, parents and community members. If you have any questions, please contact head football coach Kerry Bramburg at kbramburg@iolaisd.net. more
AUSTIN — Some district and county attorneys reportedly have begun to dismiss misdemeanor marijuana possession cases following the Texas Legislature’s passage of House Bill 1325, a law creating a legal path for the cultivation and marketing of hemp and hemp products. more
According to those close to him, convincing Grammy-nominated country singer David Ball to visit small-town Texas isn’t really much of a hard sell. more
Yet another road project will begin soon in Madison County, leading to some nightly lane closures for a short time. more
Madison County Commissioners eyed retaining the county’s current tax rate for the coming fiscal year Monday in a regular meeting that focused mainly on the future. more
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