Articles Posted September 2013

  • Jail Construction Update

    The construction of the new Walker County Jail is coming along at a good pace. Walker County Jail Project Director Eddie Smith told Walker County Commissioners Monday morning that they’ve had no delays caused by…

  • Linda Thompson Withdraws from School Board Run

    Experienced educator Linda Thompson tried to withdraw her name in running for a position on the HISD School Board of Trustees on the 3rd of this month, but the deadline to remove her name had…

  • According to County Auditor Jail Costs May be Offset in Future Due to Tax Rate Increase

    Walker County Commissioners approved a new budget and higher tax rate Monday morning. Shortly before adoption of the new budget, and amid quite an opposition locally to raising the County tax rate to 67.78 cents…

  • Chamber Launches New “Total Resource Campaign”

    Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce President Carol Smith tells us about a new campaign they have underway . . . . TOTALRES9-9-13

  • Walker County Commissioners Vote to Raise Tax Rate

    This morning Walker County Commissioners approved their new budget along with an increase in County taxes to 67.78 cents per $100 valuation. It was approved in a 4 to 1 vote. Precinct #2 Commissioner Ronnie…

  • SPORTS SHORTS

    SPORTS SHORTS MONDAY 09/09

    THE SHSU BEARKATS RETURNED TO HUNTSVILLE LATE THIS PAST SATURDAY AFTER HAVING BEEN OUTGUNNED 65-28 IN THEIR ROAD GAME AGAINST TEXAS A&M. HOWEVER, THE KATS WILL PLAY THE 1ST OF 4 STRAIGHT HOME GAMES WHEN…

  • Huntsville Man Indicted for Allegedly Threatening Two Witnesses

    Thirty-six-year-year-old Armando Martinez was indicted by a Walker County grand jury on two counts of obstruction or retaliation for allegedly threatening two witnesses who were going to testify against him in regard to a sexual…

  • Commissioners’ Court Meets

    Walker County Commissioners will meet for a regular session at nine this morning at the courthouse. This morning, commissioners will hear an update on the construction of the new County Jail. Commissioners will also discuss…

  • Gunshots Fired Outside Student Memorial in Spring

    Law enforcement authorities in Spring are looking into a disturbance Sunday night outside a memorial for 17-year-old Spring High School student Joshua Broussard who died as the result of a stabbing at the high school…

  • Upcoming “Fair on Square” Still Has Booths Left

    The 39th Annual Fair on the Square is less than a month away. We talked with Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce Events & Communications Manager Laura Green . . . . FAIRSQ9-6-13