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Area Digest April 11, 2018

Bicycle tour scheduled The second annual Tour de Madisonville Bicycle Ride and Festival will be held beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 14, with a variety of routes for beginners to … more

City hopes to improve well service

The City of Madisonville will need to limp along on water for a short time, as one well has been shut down and a replacement will need to be drilled. At the regular City Council meeting on Monday, … more

County OKs waiver of penalties

The Madison County Commissioners’ Court approved a bit of leniency for the Madisonville Cemetery Association by waiving $571.56 in penalties and interest on a delinquent tax bill. The … more

Hensons celebrate anniversary of business, service to the area

To claim an area makes up family requires deep roots, and the Hensons, who are celebrating 25 years in the car business this year, there are roots stretching back to the 19th century. That … more

HMH to close emergency clinic

The Huntsville Memorial Hospital Board of Directors has decided to close the Madisonville emergency department, which happened on Monday, April 9. HMH officials stress that the clinic will remain … more

MCISD officials voice concerns

MCISD officials expressed further concerns with mandatory state testing for public schools as legislators prepare to release the newest edition of an A-F system presented to all of the district’s students in the third grade or higher. more

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
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