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NORTH ZULCH — The North Zulch Independent School District employees presented the School Board Members with a gift basket for all their hard work. The board took time to recognize students, … more
A memorial funeral service for Tammy Lynn DuPaul O'Bryant, 42, of Madisonville, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Mesquite Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Daniel Vines will officiate. Tammy was … more
Two Madisonville residents were arrested early June 26 following an investigation into charges the duo sexually assaulted an 8-year-old victim. Felicia Broussard Mulkey, 33, and Joseph Demetrius … more
Tyrese Brown led a fierce rushing attack for Madisonville (1-2) and scored four touchdowns while cornerback Alonzo Childress came away with three interceptions in a 49-7 blowout win for the Mustangs to spoil the Homecoming festivities in Caldwell (0-3). more
Both North Zulch Bulldogs basketball team competed and won in their home gym early in the season on Saturday night in front of a packed crowd and also celebrated Homecoming festivities. more
The Lady Mustangs split a pair of matchups over the week with a 5-1 victory over Westwood on Friday and a 1-0 loss at home to Liberty on Monday. more
The Madisonville Mustangs baseball team concluded their first stint of district play with a record of 3-1 and picked up a non-league victory over highly-touted Little Cypress-Mauriceville on Friday at MHS. more
AUSTIN — On June 21, the day before President Trump called off a national sweep to find and detain undocumented non-citizens, Gov. Greg Abbott announced the deployment of 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Rio Grande. more
We celebrate many national holidays. We remember presidents, social leaders, Veterans, Labor and Memorial Days, our Independence from England and others. There is one day that passes without notice: Constitution Day. more
William Robert Hill was born on Dec. 11, 1936, in Lufkin, the son of William Martin and Estelle (Butler) Hill. He lived in Houston until his early teenage years and graduated from Shepherd High … more
On Dec. 30, 2017, the Lord called home our beloved “Poppi,” Jimmie Wayne Burleson. At his side was his devoted wife of nearly 50 years, Rhonda (Barrington) Burleson and his loving son and … more
ANDERSON - Stretched across the historic Grimes County Courthouse steps, eight rural Texas sheriffs stood united March 1 seeking answers to their public safety concerns of the proposed Dallas to … more
The Madisonville Lady Mustangs basketball team picked up a win along with a few losses during tournament play over the last week. more
The Lady Mustangs basketball team fell to 0-5 in district with a 58-50 home loss to Mexia last Tuesday and were off on Friday night. more
The Madisonville Lady Mustangs softball team exploded for 20 hits in Palestine last Tuesday to pick up their first district win of the season by a score of 18-6 over the Lady Wildcats. more
Clifford Earl (C. E.) Barnett, age 99, passed from this life into the arms of his Savior on June 23, 2019. He was born on January 26, 1920, in the Shiloh Community near Franklin, Texas. C. E. was the eighth and final child of Vera Mae (Gibbs) and Levi Jackson Barnett. Growing up on the family farm during the depression, he quickly learned the value and necessity of hard work. In 1939 he left the farm to drive delivery vehicles for several dairies in Huntsville, Texas. From there, he moved to League City, where he worked in the Houston shipyard. When World War II broke out, C. E. joined the Merchant Marines and served in the Pacific Theater until the end of the war. Upon his return from the war, C. E. answered the call to preach while attending First Baptist Church, Houston, Texas. He also met and married, Pauline Hartley. With only an 8th grade education, he enrolled in East Texas Baptist College in Marshall, Texas, in the fall of 1948, along with his twin brother Clifton, in order to prepare himself for the ministry, graduating in 1951. For the next seven decades, C.E. pastored churches in north, south and east Texas including Marshall, Linden, Atlanta, Robstown, Corpus Christi, George West, Bryan, North Zulch, Lake Limestone, and Franklin. He also served as Madison County Farm Bureau Insurance Agent from 1970 to 1985. He married Opal K. Martin on December 25, 1992. They continued in ministry until his last pastorate at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. more
Today is an opportunity to reflect on what happened 18 years ago… disbelief on hearing the news reports, realization as we came to accept that the unthinkable was happening… to those living during these days, it may have been how our parents and grandparents felt on hearing the news of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In the days following it was remarkable how quiet the skies were with no commercial aircraft flights and the piercing sound of military aircraft passing overhead, at once bringing both reassurance and fear that they were not on patrol but in pursuit of another attacker. We live in a new world, at once filled with new hope and fear that we will once again repeat our missteps. Please let us learn from our experience, embrace our neighbors and make new friends across our wonderful blue marble, earth. more
Chester Jones, 94, passed away Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. A memorial service were held at First United Methodist Church in Bryan on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. Final Military Honors followed outside of … more
Walter C. "Bubba" Clopton was born March 12, 1932, in Caldwell, and passed away Jan. 9, 2018, in Madisonville. He was one of four children born to Clyde and Mollie Clopton. At an early age, his … more
I saw something really cool last week on election day: a room full of people interested in the local election results. There even were children in the room, which bodes well — at least … more
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