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Madison County Commissioners will convene in a special session Friday morning to vote on the county’s budget for fiscal year 2021, which actually begins on Thursday. more
Despite the toll the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on local businesses, The Office Grill and Saloon in North Zulch opened its doors in June after refurbishing an old location and updating the menu to include breakfast and other new options. more
An individual traveling eastbound on Highway 21 at a high rate of speed spun off the roadway, flew across the lawn in front of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and took out a tree and a light post before colliding with a number of cars in the Sheriff Department’s parking lot Sept. 22. more
A U.S. federal appeals court in Laredo put a temporary stay on a lower federal court’s decision from Friday ordering Texas to reinstate straight-ticket voting for the Nov. 3 election, a swiftly moving issue that leads Madison County officials waiting for word if they’ll have to print another round of ballots. more
North Zulch ISD has been navigating the new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic through the first six weeks of their fall semester and, according to Superintendent Alan Andrus, are adjusting smoothly. more
Sept. 15-Oct. 15 marks a a month of pride and tradition for millions of individuals in the United States whose ancestors come from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean and Central and South America. more
Texas Central Railroad said Monday morning the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration issued the final Rule of Particular Applicability and the Record of Decision for the planned high-speed rail line, approving the line’s planned path through Madison County on the Houston-Dallas route. more
The Texas Department of Transportation announced Friday that it will close a portion of the OSR highway Monday until mid-November in order to replace the Smith Branch Bridge. more
Madisonville High School Athletic Director Rusty Nail sent an email last week thanking the public for helping make their Sept. 11 homecoming matchup against Teague run smoothly within the required COVID-19 guidelines and listed a few areas of possible improvements moving forward. more
The Bedias Museum and Library expects to remain closed thru the month of September. Want to know more about our wonderful library programs? Please go to the library page, www.facebook.com/BediasLibrary or www.facebook.com/BediasLibrary Home and please consider becoming a library volunteer and a financial supporter. more
Even during a pandemic, it’s best to not mess with Texas. more
Madison County commissioners Monday passed on passing the upcoming 2021, after Precinct 1 Commissioner Ricky Driskell moved to adjust language about county employee raises to only covering employees making $15 an hour or less. more
The Madisonville City Council named Art Rodriguez as city attorney Monday, a role he has filled since early this year on an interim basis. more
The Madisonville Consolidated Independent School District (MCISD) Board discussed a slight decrease in student enrollment and how the district is navigating required online instruction in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. more
New York Yankees Hall-of-Fame pitcher Vernon “Lefty” Lopez is famously credited for first uttering the now-cliche phrase “I’d rather be lucky than good” in the 1930s. more
Trees are almost as old as dirt in the construction industry, but they’re new to Texas in the form of the state’s first mass timber office building. more
The Texas Department of State Health Services reported 16 active cases of COVID-19 in Madison County Monday, down from 154 active cases a week earlier. more
The City of Madisonville hosted a Labor Day Celebration at Lake Madison Park Saturday in lieu of the annual Fourth of July Celebration, which was postponed in June due to the COVID-19 pandemic. more
A Washington County grand jury in August indicted Madisonville Police Department Detective Sgt. Lucas Cunningham, previously hailed as a hero for saving the life of an elderly man who fell out of a boat while on Lake Madison, for assault during an arrest, according to Julie Renken, Washington County district attorney. more
Congressman Kevin Brady visited the Truman Kimbro Convention Center in Madisonville Thursday to discuss a surfeit of topics ranging from potential COVID-19 vaccines to ongoing civil unrest throughout the nation. more
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