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Reward increases for abandoned puppies in Madisonville

MADISONVILLE, Tex. (KBTX) -- A rescue organization has increased the reward for information that leads to the person responsible for dumping a dozen puppies in a bin behind a dumpster in Madisonville.


County to help with refuge expense

With three new members on board, the Madison County Commissioners’ Court on Monday approved providing financial assistance to a local animal rescue organization. Dawn Knight of Rufus Refuge told commissioners that the organization placed a newspaper ad that featured 36 cats and dogs from both the ci


College Station police: Bedias man faces felony drug charges

A Bedias man was arrested Wednesday in connection to a 2018 traffic stop where an officer said he found cocaine and crystal methamphetamine in his car. According to College Station police, on June 11, an officer stopped a car that was speeding on Rock Prairie Road. After speaking with the driver, la


Texas' top criminal court stays execution of 29-year-old man scheduled to die Tuesday

HUNTSVILLE, Texas - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has stopped the state’s first execution of the year, pointing to changes in bite mark science and laws regarding intellectual disability and the death penalty.


MCISD becomes district of innovation

The Madisonville CISD school board carried a motion to become a district of innovation at the monthly board meeting for January on Monday. The board first approved a resolution to consider innovation status during their meeting for October and the move should exempt them from certain Texas Education


Larrisons make early mark on Madison County

Editor’s note: This is the second of two columns detailing the history of the Larrison family. The Larrison family lived on what is now known as La Bahia Trail. Originally it was east-to-west Indian trail from southwestern Louisiana and into southeastern Texas. It was known about by Anglos as early


Madisonville Police Department: Man had meth at jail

A Madisonville man was arrested Wednesday on misdemeanor warrants, and while he was being booked into jail, authorities say they found crystal methamphetamine. According to a Facebook post from the Madisonville Police Department, Jerry Gail Williams, 55, was arrested on misdemeanor warrants and was


Traffic stop leads to drug bust

A traffic stop in Huntsville led police to mushrooms, methamphetamines, marijuana and several syringes. According to police, patrol officers saw a white Chevrolet Blazer hit a curb and weaving in-and-out of lanes at approximately 10:03 p.m. on Tuesday. The officers pulled the car over and reported t


Lady Mustangs drop district openers

The Madisonville Lady Mustangs basketball team began district play with a pair of losses to Mexia on the road last Tuesday and to Rusk on Friday night at MHS. “This performance was better than our performance against Mexia,” said Lady Mustangs Basketball Coach Shana Taylor after Friday’s 48-42 loss


Basketball starts district on right note

The Madisonville men’s basketball team split a pair of games over the week but picked up a win in their first district contest of the season against Rusk on Friday at MHS by a score of 55-46.


Missing Melcher-Dallas teen found in Texas

Police investigators in south Texas have found a missing Iowa teenager on Friday. According to a release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety, Liberty "Libby" Boley was found Friday morning in south Texas; she was unharmed.


Former Huntsville resident wanted by TDCJ

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has issued a nationwide warrant for a former Huntsville resident. TDCJ officials are on the hunt for offender Ramon Fabelo, 61, for failure to comply with supervision. Fabelo has a history of violent tendencies and evading arrest. He has previously resided in


Huntsville Women's March planned for this weekend

A Women’s March organized at the national level has been hit with controversy, but the local democratic organization has banded together to hold an event in Huntsville anyway.


Troup Tigers, Bullard Lady Panthers undefeated in district play

Photo by Shannon Capps Troup’s Kori Miniix (#25) takes a shot against a Raider defender when the Tigers hosted West Rusk Friday, Jan. 11. Area teams continue to hoop it up as they go into district play.


Soccer competes in Aggieland Classic

The Madisonville soccer team competed in the Aggieland Classic Tournament over the weekend for another opportunity to get better against new competition early in the year. The Mustangs dropped three contests in the tournament to College Station, Mayde Creek and Magnolia West.


Central Texas Teen who killed boy, 15, sentenced to prison

BELTON, Texas (KWTX) A Bell County teenager was sentenced Wednesday to serve a 45-year prison term after he pleaded guilty to the 2017 murder of a 15-year-old Temple boy. Judge Fancy Jezek, in Belton’s 426th District Court, sentenced Edgar Lopez-Benitez, 17, to serve 45 years for the death of Andrew


Bearkats move to 4-0 in SLC play for first since 2015 season

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A red-hot start and a defensive clinic pushed Sam Houston State to a 72-50 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Wednesday night at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum, keeping the Bearkats on top of the early standings in the Southland Conference.


#17 Lady Owls ‘Ballin out Against Cancer’

ANDERSON — Friday night was a special night in the Owl gym. Head Coach Randy Foy and the #17 Lady Owls were "Ballin out Against Cancer," while they hosted the Onalaska Lady Cats, getting the win 66-25. The special event was about giving back to those impacted by cancer, raising money from t-shirt sa


Charges added in Madisonville arrest

A man arrested in Madisonville on Wednesday after authorities said he brought 32 grams of methamphetamine into the Madison County Jail has had his charges upgraded. According to a social media post by police, Jerry Gail Williams, 55, actually had more than 200 grams of the drug on him. Police said t


Leon County Sheriff’s Report

At 12:34 AM, Deputy Jonathan Stubblefield to CR 483 in Normangee, in reference to a disturbance. Both parties were separated upon arrival, a report was made of the incident. At 3:04 AM, Deputy Kristin Shaw was dispatched to OSR in Normangee, in reference to a suspicious vehicle. The driver of the ve