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AUSTIN — On June 21, the day before President Trump called off a national sweep to find and detain undocumented non-citizens, Gov. Greg Abbott announced the deployment of 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Rio Grande. more
Summer officially began Friday, though most everyone in Texas was already in full meltdown. Heat advisories were commonplace across the southern half of Texas the week before, with indexes reaching into the 110-115-degree range. more
Locals in Madison County and surrounding communities will have an opportunity to show off their athletic skills for a great cause on Saturday at Lake Madison Park at Madisonville’s first annual Strike Out ALS Co-Ed Softball Tournament. more
Madison County and surrounding areas are gearing up for another Independence Day celebration next week with a number of family-friendly activities to enjoy on the Fourth of July. more
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Walker County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Highway Patrol and the Madisonville Police Department, executed multiple drug-related arrest warrants in Madisonville and North Zulch on Thursday. more
SAN ANTONIO – What is my liability if someone is injured while hunting on my property? How can I get a special tax use valuation? What are my legal responsibilities if my cattle escape and damage someone else’s property? 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
AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, and 23 House and Senate members joined Gov. Greg Abbott in Houston on June 13 as he signed four disaster preparedness and relief bills into law. more
The North Zulch Independent School District (NZISD) was pleased with the improvements they saw from elementary and junior high STAAR scores, which they received last week. more
Project STEP (Substance Use, Treatment, Education, Prevention), an organization dedicated to expanding public health response to opioid misuse in rural Texas, recently began a study in Madison and Burleson Counties to address substance use issues impacting the communities with a special emphasis on opioids. more
Detective Sergeant Lucas Cunningham of the Madisonville Police Department knows what it takes to save a life. more
The Madisonville City Council appointed Dale Kovacs, recently ousted from his own city council seat in city elections, to the city’s Planning and Zoning Committee Monday night, extending Kovacs’ public service career for a while. more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on June 6 signed three bills into law to improve school safety and expand access to mental health resources. more
Madison County Commissioners agreed Monday to finance the county’s portion of the widening of Highway 21/US 190, around $1.2 million, over the course of five years with no interest. The county’s tab is much lower than the $3.3 million originally estimated years ago. more
The Madisonville Consolidated Independent School District (MCISD) has qualified for an exemption that defers any increase in lunch prices for the upcoming school year. more
The Madison County Museum and Historical Society celebrated the 75th anniversary of D-Day on Thursday and hosted local World War II Veterans Burke Landry and Nolan Emert. more
16-year-old Madisonville High School student Stacy Fowler learned that she had Tourette Syndrome last year and has since worked tirelessly to educate the community about her condition. more
TxDOT hosted an informational open house and public hearing at North Zulch High School on Thursday that presented plans to widen Highway 21 and offer a southern relief route around North Zulch. more
Through the City of Madisonville Tourism Department, non-profit entities are able to apply for a Partnership Grant to assist and aid in marketing for events that bring tourists to the community, according to Laura Lawrenz, Madisonville’s director of marketing and tourism. more
AUSTIN — While the Memorial Day holiday was observed across Texas, lawmakers stayed busy at the state Capitol, voting on key bills in the final three days of the 86th Texas Legislature’s 140-day regular session. more
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