Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • USA Gymnastics and Karolyi Ranch Terminated

    USA Gymnastics has announced that their relationship with Karolyi Ranch near New Waverly has ended. The ranch had served as a nationwide training center for female athletes. According to published reports, several Olympic athletes–which include…

  • HISD Trustees Discuss Turnaround Plans

    At last night’s meeting of Huntsville ISD Trustees, one area of focus was on a resolution for Campus Turnaround Plans for Samuel W. Houston Elementary and Scott Johnson Elementary Schools. Because the schools were termed…

  • Discussion on Earmarks Continues in Washington

    In Washington Thursday, a discussion on bringing back the use of earmarks in the legislative process continued with the House Rules Committee. Bipartisan Policy Center Jason Grumet spoke in favor of it’s use . .…

  • Combating Terrorist Propaganda Online

    This week, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee looked into extremist propaganda and social media. Social Media organizations appear to take the issue seriously. Facebook’s Monica Bickert addressed committee members on the issue .…

  • Speaker Ryan Looking for Better Military Funding

    Recently, Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan made it obvious he’s taking a hard look at improved funding for the military . . . .   Defense supporters are working to raise dollar caps…

  • Gov. Abbott Extends Disaster Declaration for Texas Counties Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

    Governor Greg Abbott this week extended the State Disaster Declaration for Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. All Texas counties declared disaster areas will continue to be eligible for assistance as they recover and rebuild…

  • Trinity Man Dies in Accident on Highway 19

    The Huntsville Item reports that 44-year-old Trinity resident Jorge Velazquez died after being struck in an accident on Highway 19 Wednesday morning. He was hit while standing on the northbound side of Highway 19 as…

  • HISD Trustees Meet

    The HISD Board of Trustees will meet at the Hawkins Administration Building at six this evening. The Board will recognize students and staff. Tonight’s “Consent Agenda” includes approval of the Financial Audit Report, approval of…

  • Possible Government Shutdown

    It’s a possibility that the federal government could shut down by the end of the week because of a looming deadline and lack of success with the congress and the president in passing a new…

  • Crime Stoppers Honored by Council

    Walker County/Huntsville Crime Stoppers was honored at this week’s regular City Council session with a proclamation for their great work in our area in combating crime. Mayor Brauninger presented their recognition . . . .