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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on May 26 issued a proclamation giving the green light to more services and activities in a second phase of the state's plan to reopen from mandatory pandemic closures. more
For the second consecutive week, there were no new reported cases of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, in Madison County. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, seven cases in the county have recovered and there have still been no fatalities tied to the virus in the county. more
In May, Sonic Drive-In recognized the entrepreneurial spirit driving teachers to meet their students' distance learning needs during the COVID-19 pandemic by matching all donations to DonorsChoose on Teacher Appreciation Day earlier this month, giving Leigh Ellen Howeth of Madisonville Intermediate $150. more
A number of students from Madisonville High School received belt buckles as Madison County Fair Showmanship winners based on interviews conducted by four county extension agents (from outside Madison County). more
The Courts of Madison County were approved for reopening Monday in a letter from Presiding Judge Olen Underwood of the Second Administrative Judicial Region of Texas. According to County Judge Tony Leago, the tentative plan for the reopening is slated for June 10. more
An Australian Shepherd dog was reportedly either forcibly removed or jumped out of a pickup truck traveling at a high speed on Interstate 45 May 26, according to Hugo Vega, a truck driver for SNL Distribution Services who witnessed the incident. more
The Madison County Office of the Texas Department of Public Safety will open for driver license services by appointment June 3, according to County Judge Tony Leago. more
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Seller Name Club Tag # Division Buyer Amount James Kendel Cleere Beef Club 80035 Market Steers J-5 Tractor $6,400.00 Jillian Hardy Beef … more
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Madison County is awaiting the results of 44 diagnostic tests for COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, but the total confirmed cases in the county in the last week went unchanged at eight, according to Emergency Management Coordinator Shelly Butts. more
Madison County Commissioners approved changes Monday to an interlocal agreement to join the Brazos Valley Wide Area Communications System, another step to linking the Sheriff’s Department, Madisonville Police Department, the county’s three volunteer fire departments and all other first responders to those in surrounding counties. more
A few of our beloved area restaurants are stepping out in offering limited dine-in services for those brave/adventurous souls who may not be as vulnerable or at risk as some others. Among those establishments that come to mind are The Pit Stop in Bedias and Walker’s Café in Madisonville. We are confident you have your favorites Please let them know you appreciate their good efforts to serve our community and do nothing to further place them at risk. more
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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on May 18 allowed restaurants to increase occupancy to 50% and relaxed his earlier executive orders that limited certain other public activities over the last two months to reduce the spread of COVID-19. more
The Madisonville FFA Speaking Team competed in a competition over Zoom May 20 along with the district and area competitions, earning multiple top finishes and boasting six State Qualifiers. more
Madisonville High School held an outdoor graduation ceremony at Mustang Stadium Thursday with a number of specifications in order to comply with the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) official guidelines for the state, as released earlier in the month to safely navigate graduation during the COVID-19 pandemic. more
Truman Kimbro (1918-1944) was born in Cottonwood community, about six miles west of Madisonville. His parents, Tom and Lema (Wilson) Kimbro, raised eight children. The family members were “dirt farmers” (another term for tenant farmers) and moved often. After working hard, they were finally able to purchase 160 acres in the Center community. The land lay about a mile west of Highway 90 near FM 1452. Neil Lindsey lives near there now, and when roads were renamed due to 911 Emergency Management, personnel asked Lindsey about naming it Lindsey Lane. He suggested Kimbro Lane instead, and that’s what it is. more
AUSTIN — Testing, sanitizing and emergency food benefits increased as Texas entered its third month of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. more
For the past couple of months, most social, fundraising and other events around the county, state and country have had a distinct similarity: Cancelled. more
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