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County passes deficit budget

Madison County will operate on a deficit in the fiscal year that begins in October, after commissioners passed the FY 2017-18 budget on Monday. Additionally, the county approved next year’s tax … more

Area residents team up to help hurricane victims

A Harvey survivor summed it up best: “God bless you for doing this. We’ve lost everything, and this will help us.” Area residents have been helping in any way they can — from taking boats … more

New restaurant comes to town

A nine-year-old plan has come full circle, and the Mallet brothers have opened a restaurant in Madisonville. Manager/owner Greg Mallett said he and his brother Chad have had a restaurant in … more

County skips worst of Harvey

While the worst of Hurricane Harvey missed Madison County, it still managed to dump more than 15 inches of rain over the weekend The weather also put area residents on alert, and many prepared for … more

County approves burn ban

Madison County remains under a burn ban, despite receive more than 15 inches of rain over the weekend due to Hurricane Harvey, as the Commissioner’s Court on Aug. 23 approved the ban during a … more

Schools approve budget for new fiscal year

The Madisonville Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a budget of just under $21 million dollars for the 2017-18 fiscal year. At a special meeting and public hearing … more

Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst

NORTH ZULCH — Last week North Zulch ISD had staff and faculty receive ALICE Training. The training is to prepare the schools in the event of an active shooter on campus. “Hopefully we don’t … more

A note from the publisher

In light of mail delivery being suspended in the area, the Madisonville Meteor will be available in the Meteor office for our mail subscribers to pick up. Any mail we have will be sent out as … more

Mail delivery suspended; Meteor e-edition now free

Since mail delivery has been suspended in our area because of Hurricane Harvey, the Meteor has opened the e-edition up for anyone to use free of charge. We apologize for any … more

Local schools receive updates for new academic year

Madisonville CISD is set to begin another school year next week and the schools will show off some new changes for the student body. Every school is now equipped with secure entrances. Each … more

Gun show attendance down

Just under 600 people took advantage of their Second Amendment rights to participate in the annual Lions Club Gun Show this weekend. Organizer Bunkin Bennett said there were 68 tables with 24 … more

NZ schools looking to improve scores

NORTH ZULCH — North Zulch schools receive the Improvement Required status from the Texas Education Agency, but the district took steps this summer to help bridge the gap. Superintendent Alan … more

Authorities arrest robbery suspect

A 26-year-old Houston woman was arrested Saturday in connection with the robbery of the Subway sandwich shop. Madisonville Police Chief Herbert Gilbert said the department was notified at about 6 … more

Legion takes on community service

American Legion post and auxiliary members on Friday helped changed the definition of family, and extended a helping hand to a Madisonville woman who lost everything in a recent fire. Delcina … more

City seeks assistance from county on fires

Madisonville Mayor Bill Parten asked for help from the Madison County Commissioners’ Court to defray costs of fighting fires in the county. The mayor, along with City Manager Camilla Viator, … more

Madisonville CISD exceeds accountability standards

Madisonville schools improved in most tracked education categories based on accountability ratings, the MCISD school board found out on Monday. The school received their basic accountability … more

Prayer vigil honors community

The power of prayer was on display on Thursday, as resident and pastors of the area came together in spirit and song at the annual Community Prayer Vigil. Firefighters, emergency medical … more

Board discusses dress rules

NORTH ZULCH — The Student Advisory Council, after working over the summer to update the school dress code, presented the new rules at Thursday’s school board meeting. Amanda May and Mackensi … more

City begins work on budget

The Madisonville City Council is looking for just more than $400,000 to balance next year’s budget, even after extensive cuts were made by City Manager Camilla Viator. Council members at … more

Ronald and McDonald’s celebrate with grand opening

After opening its newly decorated doors to the Madisonville community on Tuesday, the restored McDonald’s has had a busy week, culminating with an official grand opening party on Saturday … more
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