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An employee of the Brookshire Brothers grocery story in Normangee, who showed up at the store in uniform only to allegedly rob the place is still on the run, according to Leon County Sheriff Kevin Ellis. more
North Zulch Elementary School held their annual Literacy Night and Scholastic Book Fair on Sept. 19 with a camping theme in an effort to get their students and families excited about reading in a fun atmosphere. more
Special rangers of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) are warning cattle producers to take extra precautions amid a surge in scams targeting ranchers. more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 19 declared a state of disaster in counties impacted by Tropical Storm Imelda, which first hit the upper Texas Gulf Coast on Sept. 15. more
Three college students with roots in Madisonville and parents working at Monterey Mushrooms were awarded scholarships this week under the mushroom company’s Carl Victor Fields Scholarship Program. more
Five deaths are linked to floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, the worst storm in Texas since Hurricane Harvey and one of the wettest tropical cyclones in the nation’s history, according to the National Weather Service. more
Current and future grants from state and federal agencies dominated discussion at Monday’s regular meeting of the Madison County Commissioners Court, including a plea by County Judge Tony Leago for county officials to help facilitate next year’s U.S. census in order to avoid pitfalls such as one that recently saw the county return $480,000 in disaster recovery funds. more
Since 1981, Glover’s Rodeo has attracted a number of cowboys and cowgirls throughout the community despite moving from Madisonville to Hearne in 2002. The location may have changed, but the family atmosphere and passion for rodeo has remained the same since Melvin Glover first had the vision 38 years ago. more
AUSTIN -- Gov. Greg Abbott released Thursday the Texas Safety Action Report, a document that details what Texas and Texans are doing to prevent mass shootings. more
Five weeks after 22 small towns in Texas were hit with computer “ransomware” attacks, shutting down access to many public services and documents, Madisonville and Madison County employees sat Friday for a class on how to avoid such cyber attacks. more
Texas Central Partners, the company hoping to build a high-speed rail system between Houston and Dallas that would cut through Madison County, announced Friday that it had signed a design and construction contract with Italian civil engineering firm Salini Impregilo SpA, potentially moving the rail project forward. more
The North Zulch ISD school board heard a presentation from new technologies director Todd Armstrong regarding possible technological upgrades in the district on Thursday during their monthly meeting for September. more
Jose Rivera, the owner of Fruteria El Mercadito at 814 S. May St. doesn’t like to relive -- or amplify -- the attempted robbery of his store Sept. 10. more
Texas Central Partners, the company hoping to build a high-speed rail system between Houston and Dallas that would cut through Madison County, announced Friday that it had signed a design and construction contract with Italian civil engineering firm Salini Impregilo SpA, potentially moving the rail project forward. more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 5 issued eight executive orders in hopes of preventing further mass shootings. more
The new lane configuration on State Highway 75 through Madisonville may help stem rear-end collisions caused by left-hand turns along the route, but it has also caused a flurry of verbal collisions from drivers unhappy with the new lane pattern. more
Madisonville city council members Monday demurred on a proposal by MD America Energy to pull water from Lake Madison to use in hydraulic fracturing operations in the county, asking for more study on the long-term effects of the process. more
A disagreement over an increase in salaries nearly derailed efforts to pass the 2020 budget for Madison County Monday, but County Commissioners acquiesced in time to pass the measure without alteration. more
The Madisonville Independent Consolidated School District (MCISD) board welcomed a number of new educators to the district and discussed upcoming projects for the year during their first meeting of the new semester. more
An attempted armed robbery of Fruteria El Mercadito, a fruit market located on Highway 75 across from Madisonville High School, resulted in the store’s owner taking the gun from the would-be robber before he fled the scene on Tuesday morning. more
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