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Shooting suspect arrested

NORMANGEE — A suspect in a Thursday shooting at an unidentified Normangee resident has been extradited to Madison County following his arrest on Friday. Mario Lopez, 22, is being held on a … more

Fire leaves family homeless

A fire in the evening of Aug. 2 destroyed the home at 100 Heath St. and left a family homeless Madisonville Fire Chief Thom Jones said that at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 2, the owner of the home, Delcina … more

Madisonville resident dies in crash

BRYAN — A 45-year-old Madisonville man was killed Monday in a one-vehicle crash on Highway 21 just east of Earl Rudder Freeway. At 11:15 a.m., officers from the Bryan Police Department, as well … more

City gears up for prayer vigil

The city of Madisonville will once again play host to an evening without hate, as the annual Community Prayer Vigil will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Truman Kimbro Center. The vigil, going … more

Brand new McDonald’s opens its doors

The wait for the restoration of McDonald’s in Madisonville is over. The start of the new month will also signify the grand opening for the fast food franchise with state-of-the-art upgrades and … more

NZISD invests into its future

NORTH ZULCH — North Zulch ISD held a community meeting on July 25 to introduce the new superintendent, explain new policies and discuss last year’s STARR test preliminary results. The assembly … more

Gunfire ends police chase

Meteor staff NORMANGEE — Texas State Troopers fired shots at a state police care to get a DWI suspect who had stolen the vehicle to stop. Bridget Cast, 31, of Longview, was arrested following … more

A life of service

The adage goes it’s not what you gather, but what you scatter, and Rita Slaughter-Davis scattered her time, her resources, her love, her talent and her energy in Madison County for 77 … more

Brookshire Brothers bid farewell to Rick Earp

For four decades, Madisonville shoppers have been able to see Rick Earp at their local Brookshire Brothers. Earp is now calling it a career and roamed the aisles for the final time on Sunday. “I … more

North Zulch provides teachers with elite training

NORTH ZULCH — Superintendent Alan Andrus and curriculum director Lea Ann Andrus have already made an impact in their new positions before their first school year has even started. The new … more

Rufus Refuge continues to push for county funding

Dawn Knight of Rufus Refuge spoke to the Madison County Commissioner’s Court again on Monday morning and pleaded for funding for her organization. This is the third time she has spoken to the … more

Prosperity Bank supplies brand new scoreboards

Two of the Little League baseball fields at Lake Madison Park have undergone game-changing upgrades. Baseball fields two and three now feature new scoreboards generously donated by Prosperity Bank … more

Watch UR BAC Madisonville

Last week’s fun Friday session featured two critical safety demonstrations that many children don’t have the luxury of experiencing until later in life. Watch UR BAC and the Brazos Valley … more

Midway to get boost in economy with new store

MIDWAY — The hamlet of Midway will get a much-welcomed shot in the economic arm with the addition of a new retail store. On Tuesday, city officials and representatives of Family Dollar broke … more

Community meeting announced by North Zulch school board

NORTH ZULCH — Superintendent Alan Andrus called for a community meeting at the monthly North Zulch ISD school board meeting on Thursday night. The community meeting will take place this upcoming … more

Ashby hopes to see sunset, pay raises

With a special session in the house under way as of Tuesday, representatives from across the state are gathered in Austin for a 30-day period to discuss 20 agenda items as proposed by Gov. Greg … more

Ashby files TRS, school finance bills

AUSTIN — State Rep. Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin) filed two bills for consideration on the first day of the recently convened special legislative session. The first, House Bill 193, would appropriate … more

Leon Extension Education Association Fall Sale

The Leon Extension Education Association   The Leon Extension Education Association will host a 2nd annual Fall Sale, Saturday, September 30 from 8:00 AM -2:00 PM at the Leon County Expo … more

Restaurant inspections resume

Don Grooms appeared before Commissioners last week to discuss the four-month lapse in issuing food service permits, inspections and addressing complaints. Grooms performed those inspections as a … more

Bulldog pups show off athletic versatility

North Zulch ISD hosted a sports camp last week for boys and girls grades three through eight at the high school. The camp ran from Monday through Thursday and focused on basketball, baseball/softball … more
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