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Madison County Judge C.E. McDaniel recently was honored by the Texas Judicial Academy for going the extra mile to be prepared to handle his duties as county judge. McDaniel was inducted on Nov. 16 … more
Erma Louise Spradling was born Oct. 21, 1922, in Girard. Her parents were Tom and Lucille (Sherer) Wilson. She had lived in Madisonville since 1964, coming from Waco. Erma enjoyed sewing and … more
Thank you to everyone who came out for the Bedias Civic Club Fourth of July hot dog social last Wednesday at the Bedias Civic Center. The Bedias Civic Club is striving to offer interesting and … more
Bert Randall Morrison, 59, of Madisonville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Cozart Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at Ten Mile … more
A number of Madisonville FFA members shined at the Area level last week at Stephen F. Austin University after finishing first or second in the district contests. more
Shepherd Creek Ranch from North Zulch, Texas captured Reserve Grand Champion Purebred/Fullblood with their goat Shepherd Creek Nasty Habit in the American Premier Boer Goat show at the 2019 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo on January 21. The 2019 Show offered a total of $9,600 in premiums that was judged by Joe Teel of Stillwater, Oklahoma. more
The Madisonville CISD technology department showcased their operations during the monthly board meeting for April on Monday and presented the instructional technology used in the district’s classrooms to teach the children. more
Summer officially began Friday, though most everyone in Texas was already in full meltdown. Heat advisories were commonplace across the southern half of Texas the week before, with indexes reaching into the 110-115-degree range. more
Diana Marie (Faust) Ayers; 48 years, 9 months, 1 day; from The Woodlands, TX; passed away on September 5, 2019 in Houston, TX with her family at her side. A celebration of Diana's life is scheduled for 11AM on Saturday; September 14, 2019 at Day Funeral Home Chapel in Madisonville, TX. Also on Saturday, beginning at 3PM, will be a service at Calvary Baptist Church in Rockdale, TX with the burial to follow at Murray Cemetery in Rockdale, TX. MaryMartha Parrack will officiate at both services. more
Lila Mae Atkinson Cato, 95, passed away at her home in Leona on Nov. 29, 2017. Lila was born on Oct. 16, 1922, in Porter Springs, to Ernest Lamar and Pauline Lambert Atkinson. Lila married … more
Brittney Edwards move to her new home in Madisonville three years ago; she found another home in law enforcement. With a month under her belt at the Madisonville Police Department, Edwards … more
Funeral services for Sue Shuck, 70, of Midway, were held Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville. Michael Smith officiated the service. Interment followed in the … more
As the curtain closes on another eventful Fourth of July holiday, I hope you'll remain ever mindful of how blessed we are to call America home. I recently had the honor of participating in an … more
Cuyler Gayle Thompson, 75, of Bedias, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. A family memorial service will take place at a later date. Cuyler was born … more
A seamless change. While the community may have been surprised by last week’s announcement of a head coaching change in the Madisonville football program, those inside the building would describe it as just that: a seamless change. more
The Madisonville Mustangs basketball team concluded the first stint of district play with a record of 1-3 following a 74-40 loss to Mexia at MHS last Tuesday. more
The Madisonville Mustangs soccer team concluded their season last Tuesday with a 3-0 loss to Lumberton in the Area round of the playoffs in Cleveland. more
Remember the movie “Gone with the Wind? How about Rhett Butler’s famous line to Scarlett that began, “Frankly my dear,”? Most of us can recite the remainder of that sentence. When “Gone with the Wind” hit the big screen curse words in a movie were, well, surprising. Things have certainly changed, haven’t they? more
It’s September, and that means football season in Texas is back in full swing. Like so many of you, I relish spending my Friday nights this time of year under the bright lights of a football stadium, munching on a box of popcorn and supporting our East Texas schools. From the band to the drill team, from the cheerleaders to the football players, I love the way this timeless tradition brings students, parents, grandparents, and residents of a community together to support both their team and each other. Additionally, we’ve got students across our region participating in fall extracurricular activities such as volleyball and cross country, with basketball and soccer just around the corner. Whatever your fancy, I hope that you get to spend some time over the next few months supporting our students and showing your community pride. more
Funeral services for Willie Cole, 83, of Madisonville, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 at the Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville, Texas. The Rev. Glenn Connor, pastor of Elwood … more
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