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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

City Oks certificates for water system repairs

The Madisonville City Council took the next step in rehabilitating its ailing sewer system Monday night with the approval of an ordinance to sell certificates of obligation. The council also … more

Rural sheriffs stand united

ANDERSON - Stretched across the historic Grimes County Courthouse steps, eight rural Texas sheriffs stood united March 1 seeking answers to their public safety concerns of the proposed Dallas to … more

Band shines at state contest

Both the varsity and JV bands for Madisonville High School traveled to Groesbeck for the UIL Concert and Sight Reading contest on March 1 and showcased memorable performances. more

County takes stand on railway

Should Texas Central begin construction on a high-speed rail in Madison County, it will need to do so without any help from the Commissioners’ Court. At the regular meeting Monday, … more

New officer joins MPD

A need to take the next step in his law enforcement career has put Kerry Simmons at the Madisonville Police Department. The Huntsville resident joined the MPD in February after graduating from the … more

Mushroom Festival reverses course

The Texas Mushroom Festival is back on again. After cancelling the event March 6 because organizers found a lack of participation of volunteers, the executive board voted Tuesday to rescind that … more

Texas Mushroom Festival canceled for 2018

The Texas Mushroom Festival will take a year off to regroup. According to a press release from TMF organizers, after 17 straight years of "All Things Mushrooms," the Board of Directors for the … more

Vote totals change slightly

A race that previously was reported as headed for a runoff has been changed by the election administrator. Earl Parker, election administrator for Madison County, said that after the hubbub of … more

NZVFD gets gift of pumper

NORTH ZULCH - North Zulch Volunteer Fire Department received a life-saving gift last week - a fire engine. The Retreat Volunteer Fire Department donated unit 4981, a 1972 Mack CF pumper … more

Here's what happened in the 2018 Texas primaries

By Cassandra Pollock, The Texas Tribune March 7, 2018 As polls opened in the Texas primaries on Tuesday, The Texas Tribune laid out seven key questions for election … more

Local brings rabbits to Houston

Madisonville’s Emily Sanford brought rabbits to show at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at NRG Stadium on Saturday. more

Parents push for recess

Madisonville Elementary and Intermediate parent Brook Willis spoke to the MCISD school board on Monday on behalf of parents in the district advocating for daily recess at the Intermediate school. more

City airport gets fuel service

The City of Madisonville now has fuel service at the Municipal Airport, a step in an ongoing process to improve service and the economy. City Manager Camilla Viator said it was not offered at all … more

Annual festival on shaky ground

Madisonville's premier event, the Texas Mushroom Festival, may not happen this year unless things - including volunteer participation - pick up. Organizers voted Feb. 27 to pause the … more
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