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Multiple Sonic Drive-In’s in the area named in data breach lawsuit

At least five area Sonic Drive-In’s had their data breached as part of Sonic’s nationwide data breach in 2017. It affected two College Station locations as well as locations in Madisonville, Brenham and Hempstead between April and October 2017.


Texas pet owner dead, ‘attacked by her two pit bull terriers’: police

A Texas woman died on Saturday after she was “attacked by her two pit bull terriers,” police said. Officers arrived at North O’Connor Road to help out the fire department, who was called to a veterinary facility about “reports of a woman in need of medical attention,” Irving Police said in a news re


Highway 21 widening project expected to start in Madison County in 2022

MADISONVILLE, Tex. (KBTX) - Big changes are being planned for a busy Madison County road. TxDOT is continuing future work to widen Highway 21 to four lanes. That'll be from the Madison - Brazos County border towards town.


Central Texas coalition working to end veteran homelessness

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Across the area, the Central Texas Homeless Coalition is working to provide resources to end veteran homelessness. According to a "point in time" count conducted in January, there were 31 veterans identified between Bell, Coryell, Lampasas and Hamilton counties.


Waco: Central Texas Girl Scouts hold 7th annual "STEM Fest"

WACO, Texas (KWTX) S.T.E.M, stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Important subjects to know, as the Central Texas Girl Scouts are doing their part to learn about the different subjects in the 7th annual "STEM Fest."


Semi slams into cemetery fence in Madisonville

MADISONVILLE, Tex. (KBTX)- An 18-wheeler slammed into a cemetery fence Friday afternoon in Madisonville. It happened in the 700 block of W. Main Street, according to police. It's unclear if anyone was injured, but it doesn't appear any other vehicles were involved.


Mexican officials pick up 21 lost migrants south of Texas

MEXICO CITY – Mexican immigration authorities say 21 migrants have been rescued in the northeastern state of Coahuila after wandering near the U.S. border for seven days. The National Migration Institute said Saturday that its assistance unit, Grupo Beta, received a call for help after the migrants


Raney Lane work to begin next week

Madisonville CISD Superintendent Keith Smith announced that Larry Young Paving will begin to set up for construction on Raney Lane during the school’s March 18-22 spring break during the monthly board meeting for March on Monday.


Important dates for May election

The last day to register to vote in the City of Madisonville and the Madisonville CISD elections is scheduled for April 4, one month before election day. By the end of the filing period in February, only two incumbents on the Madisonville City Council decided to seek reelection for the three positio


In Houston, Kamala Harris draws large crowd, prominent Democrats in first major Texas swing

HOUSTON — By the time U.S. Sen Kamala Harris, D-California, took the stage here Saturday, the message was clear. “This is Harris County!” declared a bevy of colorful signs in the hands of supporters in a crowded auditorium at Texas Southern University. And when Harris began to speak during the bigge


Woman Who Was Smallest Baby Born in Texas Now Works at Hospital That Saved Her Life

Thirty-four years ago, Tammy Lewis was born at 24 weeks gestation, and doctors didn’t know whether she would live or die. Now, Lewis cares for ailing babies in the neonatal intensive care unit of the hospital where she beat the odds over three decades ago.


Burn scheduled in Walker County

A prescribed burn is scheduled to take place today in Walker County. Officials with the Sam Houston National Forest announced that a 2,672 acre burn will take place at Four Notch Road and FS 213 at approximately 11 a.m.


New Waverly junior named fair queen

Katelyn Klawinsky, a junior at New Waverly High School, was chosen as the 2019 Walker County Fair Queen during opening ceremonies on Saturday. Klawinsky is a member of Walker County 4-H, New Waverly FFA, Texas High School Rodeo Region IX and National Honor Society.


Hornets, Lady Hornets bring home gold from Willis meet

The Hornets and Lady Hornets competed at the Willis track and field meet on Thursday and brought back plenty of hardware. The Huntsville girls place second, while the boys finished fourth.


Bulldogs fall to Anderson-Shiro 4-0 in first-place showdown

The Bulldogs were geared up for a big-time battle on Friday. Hosting Anderson-Shiro, district champion the last two years, the Bulldogs were ready to try and take down the Owls in a game featuring two of the district’s top teams.


Lamar softball drops first game of doubleheader at Sam Houston

An early scoring outburst from Sam Houston State was more than enough to sink the Lamar University softball team on Friday afternoon, 5-2 , in the first game a doubleheader in Huntsville.


BASEBALL: Willis uses big fifth inning to top Caney Creek

WILLIS — The Willis Wildkats piled up runs all week and with that said, they piled up the wins too. To cap the week on Saturday afternoon at home, the Wildkats used a big fifth inning to top Caney Creek 6-0 in District 20-5A.


BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Willis runs past Montgomery

Photo: Jason Fochtman, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer. Willis beat Montgomery 13-4 on Friday night in District 20-5A play. The Wildkats (9-4, 3-1) were led by Daniel Shafer, who was 3-for-6 with three RBIs and also pitched a 9-strikeout complete game.


Masons gives back with good food

It’s time to grub down for a great cause. Forrest Masonic Lodge No. 19 will host its biannual Chili and Gumbo Fundraiser today from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in an event that blends delicious food with giving back to the community.


Fair Queen to be crowned Saturday

Six local high school students will have an opportunity to fulfill a dream this weekend at the Walker County Fairgrounds. The Walker County Fair Queen will be crowned Saturday afternoon, culminating a process that began when contestants signed up six months ago. After delivering their presentations