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The Madisonville CISD school board voted Thursday to end their asynchronous instructional learning option for healthy students Nov. 5, based on a recommendation by the administration. The option will remain available for students forced to miss time due to a COVID-19 diagnosis or exposure. more
The North Zulch volleyball team defeated Centerville in five sets Friday at NZHS to improve their district record to 6-6 entering their final two matchups before beginning the 1A playoffs, in which they will have a bye and advance straight to the Area Round. more
The Madisonville volleyball team dropped a highly-competitive matchup in five sets against Robinson Friday to ensure their third place standing in district. The Lady Mustangs battled undefeated China Spring on the road Tuesday and will celebrate senior night in their season finale against Connally Friday at MHS. = more
The Rusk Eagles rushed for 335 yards in Friday’s 37-29 decision over Madisonville and used big plays to establish a sizable lead late in the contest, allowing them to hold off a streak of 15 unanswered Mustang points in the fourth. more
Sophomore Xzavier Whaley crossed the goal line for the third time in Friday’s 37-29 loss in Rusk to give Madisonville a chance to cut the deficit to one possession late. He then found Doug’kyrn Johnson in the end zone through the air to convert a two-point try and bring the Mustangs within eight points in the waning minutes. more
Eilah Mae (Pool) Thrailkill; 82 years, 4 months, 18 days; of The Pee Dee Community in Madisonville, TX; passed away on Tuesday; October 13, 2020 in Houston, TX. Memorial services will be held at a later date. more
Seven weeks after a life-saving lung transplant and a valiant, courageous attempt to recover, aided heroically by his transplant team, Marvin Lynn Morrison, age 77, of Huntsville, Texas, departed this life and entered eternity Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in the presence of his second wife Ann Brock Morrison and his children, Shelli Morrison Weiss, Scott Owen Morrison, Avery-Ann Weiss, Brad Brock, and Jaina Wakefield at Baylor-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Houston, Texas. more
Leland Corley passed away peacefully surrounded by family October 8, 2020 in High Prairie, Texas, on the ranch that he so loved. He was born May 7, 1943 in Madisonville, Texas to Elmer & Irene Corley of Elwood and delivered into this world by Dr. James McKay. He attended Madison County schools and was a member of the MHS Class of 1961. As a young man, Leland worked as a pipeliner and ranch hand. On October 27, 1967, he married the love of his life, Barbara Ann Mathis. more
This Musings covers two purposes. I think you’ll get my drift and be able to keep up. more
Texans receiving unemployment benefits will need to show an active effort to find a job starting Nov. 1. more
The city of Madisonville is taking aim at certain private reserved parking signs at businesses around town, especially around the downtown square. The signs, intended to reserve street parking for customers, are sometimes erected on the sidewalk, which is city property. more
The Madisonville CISD board approved campus improvement plans presented by the district’s principals during their monthly meeting for October Monday, which largely pertained to their continuing efforts to navigate the countless challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. more
Roughly 30 citizens attended the revival of the once moribund Madison County Democratic Party Oct. 14, which was moved from the County Annex Building’s multipurpose room to the courtroom to accommodate a larger-than-expected turnout. more
The upcoming presidential election has resulted in a flurry of chaos for Madisonville resident Les Neal. It’s not the boisterous debates or the dreary weight of political banter that has Neal … more
Sophomore Xzavier Whaley crossed the goal line for the third time in Friday’s 37-29 loss in Rusk to give Madisonville a chance to cut the deficit to one possession late. He then found Doug’kyrn Johnson in the end zone through the air to convert a two-point try and bring the Mustangs within eight points in the waning minutes. more
Early voting started yesterday at the Bedias Civic Center, please take advantage of this opportunity to avoid the lines on election day, Nov. 3. Voting hours will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Oct. 13 through Oct. 30; and extended hours on Tuesdays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 25, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. And then Election Day, Nov. 3, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. more
Last week’s Musings focused on some of the local historical markers, including the one commemorating the establishment of Madison County plus others recognizing historical cemeteries. This week I am writing about a local roadway that is recognized by more than one such marker and also not only locally. Call it OSR, The Old San Antonio Road, King’s Highway, or El Camino Real (pronounced “re-al”), its marble markers were probably the first historical marker many of us locals ever noticed. In places it is also marked with cast metal markers. They are not all inscribed the same, but the following is a typical inscription: more
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is battling back against seven top aides who accuse him of bribery and abuse of office. more
According to provisional counts by the Texas Department of State Health Services, there were 18 active cases of COVID-19 in Madison County as of Monday afternoon, a slight rise from dips seen in recent weeks, though still well below mid-summer levels. more
In normal times, citizens of Madisonville would now be gearing up for the city’s annual Texas Mushroom Festival, which was originally scheduled to take place Saturday before it was canceled in July due to the COVID-19 pandemic. more
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