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Quid pro quo. Sounds scandalous, doesn’t it? Especially when the players include the Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen and historically antagonistic political activist Michael Quinn Sullivan. And while allegations of quid pro quo, and even references to bribery, may make for entertaining political fodder, the public should be cautious when racing to criminalize the bare-knuckled style of politics that has long been a staple of the Texas statehouse. more
'Ah, yes, you speak of a recent Pew Research Center survey that found '46% of adult social media users say they feel 'worn out by political posts and discussions they see on social media' - a share that 'has risen 9 percentage points since the summer of 2016, when the Center last asked this question.'' more
Claud Andrew Huepers; 46 years, 5 months, and 5 days; of Normangee, TX passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 in Tucson, AZ. Graveside services are scheduled for 11AM on Saturday; August 24, 2019 at Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Madisonville, TX. Swen Crone will officiate. more
Minnie Sue “Baby Jane” (Reynolds) Bishop was born July 3, 1936 in Patroon, Shelby County, Texas. She was the youngest child of William Christopher “Bill” Reynolds and Minnie Elizabeth Curry. On her maternal side she was a third generation Texan, and on her paternal side she was of the fourth generation born in Texas. Minnie’s family called her by her nickname, “Baby Jane”, from a very young age. She was Jane from then on. Jane was a lifelong Baptist. more
The following information is the second part of a summer rerun, from what appeared in the Meteor three years ago this month. It continues the fiery story of Madison County’s courthouses. more
AUSTIN — Texas now boasts its own Domestic Terrorism Task Force, established by order of the governor in the wake of the deadly Aug. 3 shooting in El Paso. more
It’s that time of year. The streets are busier in the early morning and then again in the mid-afternoon hours as busses and parents whisk our youth to and from school. more
Tommy Killough didn’t believe it at first. The Madisonville resident was outside of the recently-opened Sunny Food Mart on North May Street when cashier Naz Shamas bolted out the convenience store’s door. more
The Madisonville City Council voted Thursday night to lower the speed limit on East Trinity St. near downtown to 20 miles per hour to address safety concerns along the route. more
The First Baptist Church in Madisonville hosted the 11th annual MCISD teacher and staff luncheon last Tuesday in the Family Life Center. more
Madisonville Consolidate Independent School District (MCISD) elementary and intermediate campuses have qualified to operate the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program, which will provide free breakfast and lunch to all children and eliminate the collection of meal applications for free, reduced-price and paid student meals. more
North Zulch Independent School District (NZISD) received an accountability grade of 89, good for a ‘B’ letter grade, from the Texas Education Agency on Wednesday. more
The Madisonville Consolidated Independent School District (MCISD) received an accountability grade of 90, good for an ‘A’ letter grade, from the Texas Education Agency on Wednesday. more
Things are getting interesting in Jerry World with just a few short weeks until the regular season opener against the New York Giants. more
The Madisonville Little League Fall Baseball signups go public this week and youngsters will have a number of opportunities to get their names down by the end of the month. more
The Madisonville tennis team participated in their first matchups of the fall season last week and earned valuable experience against competitive programs. more
All levels of the Madisonville football team participated in a scrimmage at Lexington on Thursday in preparation for their season opener at Bellville on Aug. 30. The Mustangs will also travel to Cameron on Thursday to compete in another preseason scrimmage. more
The North Zulch Lady Bulldogs picked up a home victory in straight sets over Hempstead on Friday by scores of 25-10, 25-18 and 25-14. more
The Madisonville volleyball team picked up a home victory over Lovelady last Tuesday and won the Bronze Bracket at a tournament in Leon over the weekend to bring their regular season mark to 9-7. more
Madison County Judge Tony Leago declared a local disaster Tuesday as a result of insignificant rainfall for an extended period of time, which has created hot, dry and sometimes windy conditions. more
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