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Stations of the square

Local Christian leaders celebrated Good Friday with a public stations of the cross that took place in the square around the courthouse. more

Madisonville celebrates Easter

Miss Rita’s 38th Annual Easter Parade and Egg Hunt marched through the square on Saturday and settled at First Baptist Church for prizes and a reminder of the holiday’s true meaning. more

Area Digest April 4, 2018

Cemetery to follow restrictions After a period of informing the affected people, the Madisonville Cemetery Association beginning May 1 will start enforcing its restrictions on the property and the … more

Lightning sparks fires in county

Last week’s weather, in addition to keeping areas of Madison County underwater, was responsible for several fires due to lightning strikes. Midway Fire Chief Edwin Faw said the Midway Volunteer … more

Focusing on the future

Now that volunteers have been picked and committee chairs put in place, it’s time for the Texas Mushroom Festival to play catch-up. Festival President Steve Carter said he was encouraged by the … more

Rain leaves areas both soaked, on fire

Wednesday’s storm left pastures and roads covered in water, and even was responsible for several fires due to lightning strikes. As of last Friday, there were barricades on Strawther, Clark, … more

Airport growth helps with economic growth

With the improvements at the Madisonville airport, the town soon will be high on the list as the top destination for the “$100 Hamburger.” For the non-aviator, the $100 Hamburger refers to the … more

County may take tax roll hit

Madison County may take a hit in its tax rolls, and face having to refund $85,000 or more in collected taxes, after a recent court ruling by the Texas Supreme Court regarding the definition of … more

Fine showing

The entries were down, but the sale dollars were up, and for all involved, the 2018 Madison County Fair goes into the books as a success. Fair Board President Karl Radde said that the fair … more

AHS athletic trainer saves a life at baseball game

ATHENS — Tuesday evening was a good night for baseball. It was the top of the fifth, and Athens High School’s varsity team was on the field defending against Madisonville when something happened … more

Local officials prepare for unexpected

Local safety officials met with Madisonville CISD on Wednesday for an emergency management training tabletop exercise to discuss the procedure and options in case of an active campus shooter or similar situation. more

NZISD honors students

The NZISD school board meeting for March had many guests this month as the board recognized students that recently placed first in the FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) regional 4 Star Events. more

Reynolds named Girl of Merit

Madisonville high school senior Kaylee Reynolds was named a Girl of Merit by the Girls’ World Expo at the Brazos Center in Bryan last Sunday. more

Police say the suspect in the Austin bombing attacks is dead

By Bobby Blanchard and Alex Samuels, The Texas Tribune March 21, 2018 The man suspected of several bombings in Austin died early Wednesday morning as officers attempted to … more

Madison County Fair rolls along

The Madison County Fair is about par for last year, which means students, children and rodeo participants, as well as anyone who loves a good fair, is in for a treat. Fair Board President Karl … more

Fire damages Madisonville church

The congregation at Madisonville Christian Fellowship will be holding services elsewhere for a while as its chapel on West Highway 21 was damaged by fire last week. Pastor of the church, … more

Mushroom Festival fills chair positions

The Texas Mushroom Festival is back on again with almost a full slate of volunteers. After cancelling the event March 6 because organizers found a lack of participation of volunteers, the … more

Districts discuss national shootings

Local school districts Navasota ISD and Anderson-Shiro CISD have discussed the possibility of a Guardian Plan for their respective campuses, which would allow them to authorize designated and … more

Rodeo comes to town

The 38th annual Madison County Fair featured local contestants as well as professionals at the CPRA Rodeo at the Fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday. more

Fifth Texas package explosion reported outside of San Antonio

By Bobby Blanchard, The Texas Tribune March 20, 2018 A fifth package has reportedly exploded in Texas, this one at a FedEx facility in Schertz, which is outside of San Antonio. … more
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