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The 14th Court of Appeal in Houston shut down an effort by Grimes County to stop Texas Central Partners LLC and its affiliates from taking surveys along the company’s planned high-speed rail route that would also cut through Madison County. more
Throw out your expectations: Not every kid is bummed about school starting in a week-and-a-half. more
The National Football League welcomed a stacked 2019 class to Canton over the weekend to officially enshrine eight men into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. more
Zach Poe is ready for baseball season. The Madisonville High School graduate played in the summer Sunflower Collegiate League to prepare for his first year at Paris Junior College. Last year, he took a redshirt as a freshman infielder for Sam Houston State University, whose coach placed him in the Sunflower league. more
Young Madisonville athletes began youth football and cheer practice last week at the Junior High School and are working towards their season opener as a part of the Heart of Texas Football organization. more
Several local teams traveled to Bryan on Friday to take part in the sixth annual High School Football Media Day at Merrill Green Stadium in preparation for the regular season, which is less than a month away. more
Two local law enforcement officers sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of a two-car collision on Friday night in Madisonville. more
[Editor’s note: This is the second 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.] Only in Texas would residents drive about 70 miles for ice cream and not be branded a lunatic. more
CHI St. Joseph Health, operator of Madisonville’s Madison Hospital, completed an acquisition of College Station Medical Center, the not-for-profit company announced in a press release Wednesday. more
This is the first of a planned series of articles by Don Grooms, Madisonville code compliance officer, to help the citizens and property owners in town have a better understanding of city ordinances. more
Texas A&M University will hold the 2019 edition of its Ranch Horse program in College Station Sunday in conjunction with the Beef Cattle Short Course. The program will include a range of topics for successful equine management. more
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
Iola ISD will hold an Iola Science Camp from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, for kids in first through fifth grade. Proceeds from the camp, which costs $50 per camper, will be used to purchase science supplies for the high school science lab. Please make checks payable to Iola ISD. Payment is due on the first day of camp. Campers should bring a sack lunch each day to camp. Contact Krisha Goodney with any questions at kgoodney@iolaisd.net. more
The Bedias Civic Club will meet at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Bedias Civic Center. All area residents are encouraged to attend and participate in all civic club activities. Please bring something to share for our community potluck and enjoy an interesting program, too. more
Genealogy Weekend at Huntsville Library The Huntsville Public Library and the Walker County Genealogical Society will host the seventh annual Frances Sprott Goforth Memorial Genealogy Weekend on … more
Agriculture is much more than a deep-rooted part of Texas culture. It is also the lifeblood of our economy. Over 240,000 farms and ranches cover our state, more than any other in the country. The economic impact of agriculture in Texas totals more than $100 billion annually and agricultural cash receipts average $20 billion. Texas also leads the nation in cattle, cotton, sheep, hay, goat and mohair production. more
Not so long ago, the Democrats challenging incumbent Republicans in Texas were a peculiar mix of ambitious, dutiful, brave, optimistic and bananas. more
Raby J. Wallen, 88 years and 29 days of age, of Bedias, Texas; passed away peacefully at Seasons Assisted Living, a caring and loving community, in the compassionate care of Encompass Hospice staff on Monday, July 22, 2019 in Navasota, Texas. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 am on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Bedias Baptist Church in Bedias, Texas. Visitation is scheduled for 10:00 am prior to the service also at Bedias Baptist Church in Bedias, Texas. The burial will follow at 3:00 pm at Brookside Memorial Park in Houston, Texas. Brother Nathan Hoke will officiate. more
Curtis Joe Skains, 80, of Huntsville, Texas, died unexpectedly July 23, 2019 in Conroe Regional Hospital. more
Wanda June (Smith) McLain; 81 years and 17 days, of Midway, Texas; passed away on Thursday; July 25, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services are scheduled for 2PM on Sunday; July 28, 2019 at Day Funeral Home Chapel in Madisonville, TX with the burial to follow at R3S Cemetery in Midway, TX. Bro. Josh Schwarz will officiate. The visitation is scheduled from 5-7PM on Saturday; July 27, 2019 at Day Funeral Home Chapel. more
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