Articles Posted January 2013

  • Court of Criminal Appeals Makes Decision on Falk Trial Issue

    The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has granted the Walker County District Attorney’s office request to amend jury instructions in the John Ray Falk, Jr capital murder trial.  The legal matter will be sent back…

  • TxDOT Closures

    Don’t forget, today the Texas Department of Transportation’s contractor will temporarily close the outside main lane of northbound IH 45 from the northbound entrance ramp south of SH 30 to one-quarter mile north of SH…

  • Online Payment of Traffic Fines

    Anyone needing to pay traffic fines or court costs to the Walker County Clerk’s office can now do so online or by phone. County Clerk Kari French updated Commissioners’ Court on the new setup this…

  • Gun Control Issues in the News

    Wednesday, President Barak Obama announced several gun control measures he is in favor of, including the banning of certain semiautomatic rifles and high-capacity magazines, and implementing universal background checks for all who purchase guns. He…

  • Huntsville Ducks Unlimited Sportsman Dinner and Auction Planned

    It’s that time of the year again. Spokesperson Johnny Holland tell us that the Huntsville Ducks Unlimited Chapter Annual Sportsman Dinner and Auction will be Thursday, February 7th, out at the Walker County Fairgrounds .…

  • NASHVILLE SKYLINE: New Buck Owens and Don Rich Albums

    NASHVILLE SKYLINE: New Buck Owens and Don Rich Albums

    (NASHVILLE SKYLINE is a column by CMT/CMT.com Editorial Director Chet Flippo.) It’s very fitting that two new solo albums are being released from the Glimmer Twins of country music. Buck Owens and Don Rich were…

  • OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift Producer Talks "Darker Layer"

    OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift Producer Talks "Darker Layer"

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) This never gets old. I just talked to yet another person shocked by…

  • CMT Launches Next Women of Country Campaign

    CMT Launches Next Women of Country Campaign

    With a music chart largely dominated by men, CMT is shining the spotlight on the newest ladies of country music with its Next Women of Country campaign, a yearlong multi-platform initiative showcasing the rising generation…

  • OFFSTAGE: The Allure of Carrie Underwood, Again

    OFFSTAGE: The Allure of Carrie Underwood, Again

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Carrie Underwood‘s cover story in Allure magazine isn’t on newsstands yet. But on…

  • 0-60: ACM Awards Hosts Uncensored

    0-60: ACM Awards Hosts Uncensored

    Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan were recently announced as co-hosts for the 2013 ACM Awards in Las Vegas, and while the two stars are known for their healthy senses of humor, there might be a…