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Fall Storytime at the library Fall Storytime for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers at the Madison County Library begins tomorrow and continues through Nov. 21. The program runs for 30-45 minutes … more
The speaker of the U.S. House knows a thing or two about politics, and she said in Austin last weekend that the 2020 elections won’t be nationalized — that national issues and controversies won’t be at the center of voters’ attention. more
I recently had the pleasure of congratulating a dear friend of mine - Dr. Keven Ellis, of Lufkin - on his recent appointment by Governor Abbott to chair the State Board of Education. This occasion reminded me of how important it is to have individuals from East Texas serving in leadership capacities. more
(Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part article on the Jones family and their long history in Madison County. For the first part, see Keeping up with the Joneses in the Oct. 2 Meteor.) Gus Jones had hoped that his eldest, Orlean, would be a teacher. However, Orlean soon realized that he did not enjoy that work, so he farmed and was a great fraternal leader. For 45 years, he served as Worshipful Master of Masonic Lodge No. 21, Midway! Also, he assisted in establishing Masonic lodges in several locations. more
The Astros established control in their American League Division Series matchup against the Tampa Bay Rays with a pair of decisive wins in Houston before dropping game three by a score of 10-3 in Florida on Monday. more
The North Zulch Lady Bulldogs volleyball team fell to 0-3 to begin their district slate with a pair of losses to Iola on Oct. 1 (6-25, 14-25 and 16-25) and Leon on Friday (13-25, 11-25 and 22-25). They returned home to NZHS on Tuesday in search of their first league win of the season against Normangee. more
The Madisonville Lady Mustangs volleyball team split a pair of home district contests with a thrilling victory over Palestine on Oct. 1 (23-25, 25-20, 25-21, 24-26 and 15-9) and a loss to Fairfield on Friday (16-25, 15-25 and 14-25). more
The Madisonville defense could not slow down the rushing threat of Fairfield quarterback Justin Abram in Friday’s 31-15 home loss to the Eagles and allowed three touchdowns in a back-breaking third quarter. more
The Madisonville football team dropped their second straight district matchup of the season on Friday to Fairfield by a score of 31-15 despite a strong overall start at MHS. The loss groups the Mustangs with Lorena and Robinson as the district’s three winless teams entering week seven. more
AUSTIN — A plan is afoot for large-scale, regional projects to improve the state’s resilience to hurricanes and other natural disasters, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Oct. 4. more
Weatherman Bob French, a presence on Brazos Valley televisions since 1990, will retire with a community celebration Saturday. more
TxDOT will install stop signs Oct. 12 at the intersection of FM 978 (also known as N. Woodrow St.) and Collard St., making the intersection a four-way stop. more
Regional hospital CHI St. Joseph health has purchased a twin-engine Airbus helicopter to replace a Bell 407 in the medical center’s Air Med 12 fleet. more
Matt Johnson, judge for the 54th District Court in Waco, formerly launched his run for the 10th Court of Appeals last week, a campaign that realistically almost a year ago. And one that will likely have Johnson running unopposed into the seat being vacated by retiring Justice Rex Davis. more
Five years ago, I wrote in this column about Karen Long and her pink car. You may remember her pink car, because it wasn’t just any car. more
Since 2011, the Ross Garrett Outreach Project through the Madison County 4-H Extension Service has attempted to reach underprivileged kids in an effort to raise interest in agricultural activities, such as the county’s fair, in affordable fashion. more
If you have scrolled through Facebook lately, there is a good chance you have seen one of Henson Brand Dealership’s live videos that have already altered the lives of a number of individuals. And caught the attention of millions more. more
The Fairfield Eagles (5-1, 2-0) outscored Madisonville (2-4, 0-2) 21-0 in the third quarter to run away with Friday's district matchup and earn a 31-15 victory at MHS. more
Weatherman Bob French, a presence on Brazos Valley televisions since 1990, will retire with a community celebration on Oct. 12. more
TxDOT will install stop signs Oct. 12 at the intersection of FM 978 (also known as N. Woodrow St.) and Collard St., making the intersection a four-way stop. In a press release, the state’s transportation agency cautioned drivers to no longer consider that intersection as a curve, as the four-way stop will be enforced vigorously. more
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