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The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles recognized Karen Lane, Madison County Tax Assessor-Collector, with a bronze award in the department’s Performance Quality Recognition Program for “exemplary customer service and going above and beyond in providing vehicle title and registration services.” more
Sowell Reunion The John Alexander and Laura Hilton Sowell reunion will be Sunday, July 21st at the Kimbro Center. This is the 48th Annual Meeting of this group.The descendants and guests will … more
SAN ANTONIO – Changes in population density, rapid urbanization and rising land values have altered much of the historically rural landscape of the Texas borderlands, according to a recent Texas Land Trends report. more
The Grimes County Health Resource Center hosted a very informative Senior Health & Activity Day at the Bedias Civic Center Wednesday. Call 936-870-4575 to learn more about Health Resource Center services and programs. more
I feared that the upcoming 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing might get eclipsed by other celebrations (the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the 10th anniversary of financier Jeffrey Epstein's latest girlfriend learning to tie her shoes, etc.), but apparently the sky is the limit for Apollo 11 remembrances. more
While some suggest that the general sense of patriotism is dipping across America, I am happy to report that pride for the United States was as prevalent as ever in House District 57 over the July Fourth holiday weekend. I had the honor of participating in a parade with countless others dressed in red, white and blue to show their undying love for our beloved country. I capped off the holiday weekend with some much-needed family time, and it is my hope that you and yours had some time to reflect on the many blessings we, as proud Americans, enjoy. God bless the USA! more
Funeral services for Howard David Rush, age 81, of North Zulch, were held 5 P.M., Monday, July 15, 2019 at Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville, Texas. Bro. Glenn Connor officiated the service, and interment followed in Willowhole Cemetery in North Zulch. more
Memorial services for David Edwards, age 72, of Madisonville, were held 11 A.M., Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in North Zulch. Rev. Randall Smith, pastor of the church, officiated the service. more
[Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part look back at some July events in Madison County expressed in the pages of the Meteor going back to 1929 (the earliest available editions of the newspaper). This first installment covers the modern era of the area.] Recently I thought maybe I was wasting time and ink, writing about events already documented. Therefore, I chose here to sniff old newspaper ink and delve into microfilm, in search of things that may bring fond memories. more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on July 9 announced the receipt of $15 million in federal funding meant to increase operational capabilities of federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies. more
Throughout the ever-changing tapestry of history, there’s something that remains constant: The Davis family tree runs strong. more
Happy anniversary to Delores and Jerry Williams! The couple celebrate their 57th anniversary this Sunday. more
[Editor’s note: This is the first in an occasional series about travel destinations from Madison County easily made in a day. Future installments will include fun family trips, educational opportunities and state landmarks.] A little more than two-hour drive up Interstate 45 – depending on stops at the Collin Street Bakery or active speed traps in Ferris – a wealth of must-see history about one of the more tragic events in U.S. history remains eerily accessible for the morbidly curious and curiously morbid alike. more
Madisonville resident Cade Colwell, 17, attended the National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security last month in Washington D.C. and was afforded the opportunity to help lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery. more
Madisonville FCCLA Chapters participated in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America’s (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California, June 30 – July 4. More than 8,700 members gathered to expand leadership skills, sharpen talents, explore career pathways, and listen to inspiring speakers. more
Thirteen of the 14 puppies carelessly dumped in a crate and left in front of a Tammye Lane residence last month remain at the Madisonville Animal Shelter and no further information regarding the perpetrator has been revealed. more
With the Madden rankings come typical preseason bragging rights for players and fans alike and something to discuss prior to kickoff, which is just over 50 days away. more
The Madisonville High School graduate is pitching for the Sanford Mainers of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. more
(SHAWNEE, Okla.) − The 27th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo (IFYR) came to a close July 12 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma. The world’s richest youth rodeo awarded more than $250,000 in prize money, championship saddles and buckles on Friday after the finals performance. more
The 2019 high school football season is right around the corner and the Madisonville Mustangs are working to compete in one of the state’s most challenging districts. more
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