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Lloyd C. Martin, a two-term state representative for Madison, Leon and Freestone counties, died from skin cancer Sept. 24, just 10 days after his 87th birthday. more
An employee of the Brookshire Brothers grocery story in Normangee, who showed up at the store in uniform only to allegedly rob the place is still on the run, according to Leon County Sheriff Kevin Ellis. more
North Zulch Elementary School held their annual Literacy Night and Scholastic Book Fair on Sept. 19 with a camping theme in an effort to get their students and families excited about reading in a fun atmosphere. more
The Dallas Cowboys fell back to earth against their first formidable opponent on Sunday and dropped their first game of the season to the Saints in New Orleans by a score of 12-10. more
The Madisonville tennis team picked up a district victory over Rusk in their final league matchup of the fall season on Thursday before the beginning of tournament play. more
The North Zulch Lady Bulldogs volleyball team dropped their first district matchup of the season on Friday in Centerville by scores of 25-23, 17-25, 24-26 and 23-25. Before the opener, their last non-district matchup of the season against Livingston was canceled. more
The Madisonville Lady Mustangs volleyball team secured a victory in their district opener in Mexia on Friday by scores of 20-25, 25-10, 25-18 and 25-21. The team won just one game in district last season. more
The Madisonville defense was able to find their rhythm on Friday despite a tough start that resulted in three Mexia touchdowns for an immediate 22-0 deficit if the first quarter of play. more
The Madisonville football team scratched and clawed their way back into their district opener in Mexia on Friday, but were defeated 37-30 by the Black Cats despite mounting a fierce comeback. more
Madisonville spent much of their district opener fighting their way back from a 22-0 deficit in Mexia. In fact, they remained fighting until the very end of Friday’s 37-30 loss to the Black Cats. more
St. Thomas More Fall Fish Fry St. Thomas More Catholic Church will hold its Fall Fish Fry Saturday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. or until all the food is gone, at the Community Center at Hilltop Lakes. Fried … more
Special rangers of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) are warning cattle producers to take extra precautions amid a surge in scams targeting ranchers. more
Not everything that runs in cycles does so for a reason, but there’s a loose synchronization between the leadership of the Texas House and redistricting. more
Governor Abbott recently declared a state of emergency due to flooding in southeast Texas from Tropical Storm Imelda. My prayers are with all of those who have again been affected by immense rainfall from this natural disaster. As usual, our brave first responders are already helping save lives and mitigate damages for those affected by this storm. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tell us that over half of all flood-related drownings nationwide occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. Please remember to proceed with extreme caution when approaching water on a roadway and take heed of the warning to "Turn Around, Don't Drown!" more
There will be a flu shot clinic at the elementary school from 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. Oct. 1. The cost is $30 for adults and $14 kids 18 and under. more
Burn Bans are now in effect for Grimes and many nearby counties, please be diligent in observing these restrictions and safety measures. more
Victorino Soliz; 91 years, 10 months, 12 days; from Iola, TX; passed away at his home on Friday; September 20, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. A celebration of Victorino's life is scheduled for 2PM on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Day Funeral Home Chapel in Madisonville, TX with the burial to follow at Jozye Cemetery in Madisonville, TX. Bro. Donny Chappell will officiate. The visitation is scheduled from 5-7PM on Friday, September 27th at Day Funeral Home Chapel. more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 19 declared a state of disaster in counties impacted by Tropical Storm Imelda, which first hit the upper Texas Gulf Coast on Sept. 15. more
Some of us Madison County residents didn’t get a single drop of much needed rain from Miss Imelda. Others, though, were blessed with several inches. While the stormy lady emptied rain on some and not others, she did treat us all the same by emptying out everyone’s mailboxes. more
Three college students with roots in Madisonville and parents working at Monterey Mushrooms were awarded scholarships this week under the mushroom company’s Carl Victor Fields Scholarship Program. more
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