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David Lee Douglas was born September 16, 1949 in Merkel, Texas to Earnest Calvin & Dorothy (Henager) Douglas. He passed away April 4, 2020 at his home in North Zulch at 70 years of age. more
Madison County Historical Commission’s two books of local history are treasure-laden! I wish we could compile another; it would make us a third prize. If we don’t do it soon, some stories and facts will be lost forever. more
AUSTIN — As Tropical Storm Cristobal moved north in the Gulf of Mexico from the Yucatan Peninsula toward Louisiana, the weather system’s potential impact on East Texas grew and Gov. Greg Abbott on June 5 addressed the situation in a news conference. more
Madison County reported the 10th confirmed case of COVID-19 in the county on Saturday, with 45 tests still pending results. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice reported six confirmed cases of the virus in the Ferguson Unit, which are counted separately from county totals. more
The Madisonville City Council, during its regular meeting Monday, voted to begin charging operators of the so-called “eight liners,” a type of slot machine, $15 annually for a city permit authorizing their use. more
Madisonville CISD Athletic Director Rusty Nail was present at the district’s monthly board meeting for June Monday and discussed in detail the athletes’ return to campus for offseason training, which commenced earlier that day. more
Madisonville’s Texas AgriLife Extension Office announced Monday that the annual summer Fun Friday program will not take place in its traditional form because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Extension Office will be offering a weekly Fun Friday Box to those interested in order to continue the educational program. more
For months, the only thing NBA fans have had to look forward to was the next episode of ESPN’s 10-part docuseries “The Last Dance”, which told the story of Michael Jordan and the dominant Chicago Bulls dynasty of the 1990s. Last week, that changed. more
North Zulch High School graduate Eliza Lazenby was named one of 15 All-Americans by the Junior College Livestock Coaches Association. The Clarendon College sophomore, who plans to attend Texas Tech in the fall, is just the seventh student in the junior college’s history to earn the distinction. more
Madison County officials announced Wednesday that the ninth confirmed case of COVID-19 has arrived in the county. more
The annual Madisonville Fourth of July celebration has been postponed due to restrictions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Madisonville Director of Marketing and Tourism Laura Lawrenz. The events will be rescheduled for Sept. 5, Labor Day Weekend. more
Everyone is invited to the Grand Opening of the White Hawk Gallery, located in the Bedias Museum/Library Annex, from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. Please go to their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/whitehawkartistllc/ or call 936-395-0100, for more information. more
If you are a newspaper subscriber or you pick up a copy at a local retailer, you pay for the news and information you receive in your paper’s print edition or digital outlets. more
The swarm of Texas politicians snarling at one another about how to run elections turned into a lawsuit — bringing hope, maybe, that some panel of wise judges would sort things out, make things clear, save the day. more
To the Editor: more
I have written these Musings for five years this month, but current events have reminded me that I haven’t done much with local Black history. more
Nelda Mae Sonsel 74, slipped away peacefully on 21 May 2020 born in Austin, Texas. To Ella Faye Crawford and Walter McDuffy Smith. Moving to the Houston area Nelda worked for Fidelity National Title Co. and married V.J. “Sonny” Sonsel. more
Cheryl Denise Parker; 65 years, 6 months, 14 days; from Bedias, TX; passed away on Friday; May 8, 2020 in Bryan, TX. Cremation services are under the direction of Day Funeral Home. more
Carolyn Kathryn Moore, age 73, was born on September 26, 1946 to William Joseph and Juanita Ruth Coffey in Houston, Texas. more
Irene Hensley, 96, passed away Thursday, May 27, 2020 in Bryan, Texas. The last surviving sibling of the Glass Family, Irene was born February 26, 1924 in Iola, Texas to parents, A.W. & Tessie Glass. She lived in Iola her entire life, and it was in Iola where she laid the foundation for generations of family members to be raised and become lifelong residents themselves. more
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