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A number of changes are coming to Madison County for the Nov. 3 election, including Madisonville’s main polling location as well as the amount of time citizens will have to early vote. more
A Texan’s speeding ticket put her in the legal history books last week. more
The North Zulch volleyball team opened their season with a loss to Franklin and a pair of victories over Navasota before traveling to MHS Tuesday for a matchup with the Lady Mustangs, a game that carried more implications than the final score. more
The Madisonville CISD Athletic Department released ticket procedures for the 2020 MHS football season last week, which is set to begin in Diboll Aug. 28. The COVID-19 pandemic will eliminate season tickets and reserved tickets and limit the number of fans who can attend on a weekly basis. more
The Texas Department of State Health Services reported late Monday that Madison County has a total of three fatalities related to COVID-19, though the numbers reported to county officials have yet to receive paperwork that confirms any deaths due to the novel coronavirus. more
The Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas presented Madisonville CISD Assistant Superintendent Dr. Keith West with the Outstanding Administrator award for the East Texas area. more
The Madison County Fair Association (MCFA) announced their Board of Directors for the new term via Facebook last week, which includes Bob Choiniere as MCFA President. more
Former Madisonville High School and current Texas A&M golfer Sam Bennett made it to the round of 16 at the 120th U.S. Amateur Championship at the Bandon Dunes Golf Course in Oregon. Bennett competed against more than 250 golfers at the event, which began Aug. 10 and concluded Sunday. more
Books delivered to kids and teens… 4,197; books delivered to adults…520. Cheerfully delivering books for young and old throughout the Bedias area, including Bedias, Iola, Singleton, Roans Prairie and Shiro; our very own librarian, Karen Shiver, has delivered thousands of age appropriate books and traveled 100s of miles over our country roads. more
Back-to-school lists aren’t the same this year. more
Madison County Commissioners Monday agreed to move forward with a proposed tax rate of 55 cents per $100 of property valuation for fiscal year 2021, unchanged from 2020. more
Madisonville City Council members Monday approved a proposed tax rate of 69.39 cents per $100 in property valuation for fiscal year 2021, a 3.5 cent increase from this year’s rate. more
Madisonville CISD celebrated the lengthy careers of teachers Joyce Diserens and Linda Cousins at the district’s central office Aug. 4 with speeches delivered by members of the administration and honorees along with snacks and beverages. more
North Zulch ISD announced last week it will delay the start of the 2020 fall semester until Aug. 19 and released staff protocols for the return to campus. The new school year was originally scheduled to begin Aug. 12 and offers traditional in-person instruction for students as well as an online option. more
Madisonville CISD announced it would push back its starting date for the 2020 fall semester to Aug. 20 at a special meeting of the board Thursday. The new year was originally scheduled to begin Aug. 13. more
The Madisonville Police Department arrested five juvenile offenders allegedly burglarizing vehicles on Heath Ave. and York Drive in the early hours of Thursday morning as the suspects attempted to flee from MPD and Madison County Sheriff officials. more
Thank you for all the well wishes after my first “Capital Highlights” column last week. I also appreciate the emails suggesting topics of high interest. more
Texas residents are now among those across the nation receiving mysterious seeds delivered by mail in tiny bags marked as jewelry. U.S. Department of Agriculture officials are on alert because these seeds are unsolicited. more
The Texas Department of State Health Services reports two Madison County residents have died related to COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, via the state agency’s online dashboard. more
Faith groups throughout Madison County will hold an annual prayer vigil at the Truman Kimbro Convention Center Aug. 13 as planned despite the COVID-19 pandemic, with organizers stating the need for prayer is greater now than ever. more
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