A grass fire sprung up right off the intersection of Interstate Highway 359 and Highway 666, thre...
Firefighter Michael Dodge extinguishes a trash fire got out of control Monday, July 25, which came within feet of destroying a nearby trailer house. The Mathis Volunteer Fire Department has battled 12 brush and grass fires so far this month and encourages Mathis residents to take caution when starting fires in the dry summer heat.
John Koenig has spent two years helping libraries fill out grants, nearly $100,000 worth, to help preserve the area’s newspapers and have them digitized and available online. He currently has about 71 years worth of Mathis newspapers dating back to 1940 waiting to be digitized and placed online.