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In recent years, we’ve been hearing a lot about the possible demise of shopping malls in America­, and in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation seems particularly dire - especially for us nostalgic dweebs of the 1980s who depended on malls for our embarrassing fashion choices and futile dating rituals. Well, I say it’s time to take a stand, and I’m proud that my three daughters (and my Visa card) are doing everything in their power to keep malls alive and me in debt. more
Last week’s Musings included Charlotte Barrett’s memory of Bailey’s Pool. The Museum sells “A Pictorial History of Madison County, Texas,” a brown book about the size of a school yearbook and published in 1994. A photo on Page 60 is captioned “Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bailey, pictured here in 1935, owned Bailey’s Swimming Pool on Highway 21 west of Madisonville. Summertime found young and old alike enjoying and sharing the fun at the pool! What a delightful way to cool off! The pool was opened in approximately 1932 and was enjoyed by people from Madison and surrounding counties until it closed in 1969.” more
Alfred Preston "Whitey" Birdwell; 101 years, 5 months, 14 days; from Midway, TX; passed away on May 3, 2020 in Madisonville, TX. A memorial service will be held on Saturday; July 11, 2020 at 2PM at the Midway Church of Christ; 14453 TX-21, Midway, TX 75852. Bro. Dale Underwood will be officiating. more
AUSTIN — While COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, case counts, hospitalizations and deaths increased last week, more and more Texans ventured out of their homes with the deadly coronavirus showing no sign of abatement. more
Max Wilson of the Madisonville Police Department was promoted to Patrol Sergeant at the beginning of the month. more
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Madison County have risen to 24 from eight at the beginning of June, according to county officials. more
The word “parish”, used to describe churches in the Catholic faith, derives from the Greek paroikia, which can be translated to “resident alien”. more
The Madisonville Juneteenth Organization celebrated the historic holiday over the weekend with a walk from the Madison County Courthouse to the Juneteenth Center Saturday and a community-wide event Friday, which saw an estimated 500 attendees. more
Madisonville’s 12U travel baseball team went 5-0 at the Nations State Baseball Tournament in Spring over the weekend to take the tournament championship. more
Sam Bennett earned a prestigious honor for his Texas A&M University golf play. more
Monique Whittaker took over the reins of the Madisonville women’s basketball team from Shana Taylor in March, who ran the program since 2007 and established a culture for the Lady Mustangs. more
Congressman Kevin Brady made a stop at Walker’s Cafe in Madisonville Monday to meet with constituents and discuss the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as other issues currently facing Texas and the nation. more
Madison County authorities announced Monday they have confirmed three new cases of COVID-19, raising the official total to 24. According to an alert from the county’s emergency management department, the latest cases involve a male aged 40-49 in the 77831 area code, a female aged 20-29 in the 77864 area code and a male aged 70-79. No area code was provided for the final individual listed. more
Officials Friday reported the 19th confirmed case of COVID-19 in Madison County, a 40-49 year old male in the 77872 Zip code area.  more
Madison County authorities announced Thursday they have confirmed the 17th and 18th cases of COVID-19. According to an alert from the county’s emergency management department, the latest cases involve a man aged 20-29 in the 77872 area code as well as a woman aged 70-79 in the same area code. more
A North Zulch employee who had direct contact with an individual who had tested positive for COVID-19 has officially tested negative for the virus, NZISD officials announced Wednesday. more
North Zulch student-athletes were allowed to return to campus last week to commence offseason workouts with a number of state stipulations for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down all school activities in March. Operations were once again put on hold this week when a staff member in the district reportedly had contact with an individual who had recently tested positive for the virus. more
Madisonville High School graduate Zach Poe will continue his baseball career at Tarleton State University. more
Everyone is invited to visit the newly opened White Hawk Gallery, located in the Bedias Museum/Library Annex. The gallery opened to the public June 6. Please go to their Facebook page,, or call 936-395-0100, for more information. more
Gov. Greg Abbott didn’t predict that the number of COVID-19 cases would fall as the state allowed businesses and cultural centers to reopen. In fact, he said allowing more people back into public places could increase the spread of infection. more
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