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Despite a 12-6 loss, the Madisonville defense impressed for the third straight week in Friday’s home opener against the Caldwell Hornets and kept the team in the game throughout the night. more
The Madisonville offense reverted back to some of the same mistakes that hurt them in their season opener at Bellville when the team returned home for a week three matchup against the Caldwell Hornets on Friday. more
The North Zulch ISD school board heard a presentation from new technologies director Todd Armstrong regarding possible technological upgrades in the district on Thursday during their monthly meeting for September. more
Jose Rivera, the owner of Fruteria El Mercadito at 814 S. May St. doesn’t like to relive -- or amplify -- the attempted robbery of his store Sept. 10. more
The Madisonville Mustangs (1-2) were plagued by miscues throughout the night and dropped a sloppy, 12-6 home opener to the Caldwell Hornets at MHS Friday. more
Texas Central Partners, the company hoping to build a high-speed rail system between Houston and Dallas that would cut through Madison County, announced Friday that it had signed a design and construction contract with Italian civil engineering firm Salini Impregilo SpA, potentially moving the rail project forward. more
Madison County Republican Party 2019 Reagan Dinner The Madison County Republican Party will hold the 2019 Reagan Dinner Sept. 28 at the Sidwalk Cattlemen’s Association Pavilion, featuring … more
There’s an adage you’ve probably heard since childhood from your parents, teachers and other authority figures: Clean up after yourself. Well, even the strongest city governments in the country cannot clean up by themselves. more
Attention Iola ISD elementary parents: This is a message from the elementary administration. Our previous plans for our after-school program fell through at the last minute. But we are creating our own after school program this year! We are working on the details now, and it will begin after the first six weeks. More info to come. 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
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
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
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
Carol Ann (Roeshot) Martin; 80 years, 6 months, 29 days; of Bedias, TX; passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at her home. Memorial services are scheduled for 3PM on Sunday; September 8, 2019 at Day Funeral Home Chapel in Madisonville, TX. more
Aaron Thomas Miller, 32, passed away unexpectedly August 27, 2019 in Cypress, Texas. He was born on July 14, 1987 in Houston, Texas to parents Tracy (Hindman) and Glenn Thomas Miller, II. Aaron was a loving and dedicated son, husband, father, friend and uncle. Children were his first priority and he was “Uncle Aaron” to many children that he was glad to help any way he could. Aaron had a big heart and was always laughing. He will remain in the hearts of the many lives he touched. more
I was an educator in Madison County for 38 years, so August and September always make me think of school. I’ve been retired since 2012. That means I’ve been observing education here for almost 50 years. Recently in Madison County Museum I was able to delve farther back. more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 5 issued eight executive orders in hopes of preventing further mass shootings. more
TxDOT’s newly designed intersection of state highways 75 and 21 is a hot topic of conversation these days. TxDOT decided State Highway 75 would be better with a new turn lane and, while that should be the case in the future, right now it has caused some major traffic jams. more
The new lane configuration on State Highway 75 through Madisonville may help stem rear-end collisions caused by left-hand turns along the route, but it has also caused a flurry of verbal collisions from drivers unhappy with the new lane pattern. more
Madisonville city council members Monday demurred on a proposal by MD America Energy to pull water from Lake Madison to use in hydraulic fracturing operations in the county, asking for more study on the long-term effects of the process. more
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