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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
Seller Name Club Division Buyer Amount James Kendel Cleere Beef Club Market Steers J-5 Tractor $6,400.00 Jillian Hardy Beef Club Halter Heifers John and … more
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
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, in Madison County rose from two to eight in the past week as testing efforts have increased. more
With peak boating season just around the corner, Texas Parks and Wildlife ( is reminding coastal boaters they are likely to spot iconic birds on the coast such as brown pelicans, roseate spoonbills, black skimmers and reddish egrets nesting in colonies, or rookeries. These rookeries can consist of thousands of birds and a multitude of other species on smaller island in Texas bays or barrier islands. more
North Zulch Independent School District (NZISD) officials announced a 93% success rate from their students in regards to at-home learning through packets and digital options, which were provided to continue instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. more
All Madisonville Consolidated Independent School District (MCISD) campuses will incorporate a new visitor management system from Raptor Technologies in order to ensure complete control over anyone entering district’s schools. more
Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday announced his next wave of reopenings designed to restart the Texas economy during the coronavirus pandemic, saying child care facilities can reopen immediately, bars can … more
Texas gyms were allowed to open Monday in accordance with Gov. Greg Abbott’s May 6 executive order. Facilities in Madisonville opened partially, allowing 25 percent capacity (not including employees) along with a set of state required rules. more
The Texas Department of State Health Services will offer a third round of drive-thru testing for COVID-19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Lake Madison Lake House,  1215 Collard St. in … more
Madisonville steakhouse Texas Legends posted on Facebook Thursday that an employee had tested positive for COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus.  “We're currently closed while … more
Madisonville Volunteer Fire Department Firefighter Cory Heidler died in a single car accident in Washington County early Saturday, the MVFD announced via Facebook. He was 39. more
The Madisonville Consolidated Independent School District (MCISD) announced plans to hold an in-person, outdoor graduation ceremony, as defined by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in a May 5 release, at Mustang Stadium May 21 at 7:30 p.m. This is the original date and time of graduation, which was originally supposed to take place at Sam Houston State University. more
The impact of reduced operations and closures during isolation measures to combat COVID-19 compelled the Madisonville City Council to adjust the city’s 2020 budget Monday, finding new ways to cut expenses in face of an expected drop in revenue of hundreds of thousands of dollars. more
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