Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Abortion Restrictions Fail to Pass Texas Senate

    Around three this morning, following an all-day filibuster in the Texas Senate by Democrat Wendy Davis, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst announced that the proposed abortion restrictions in Senate Bill 5 did not pass. Governor Perry…

  • Election Identification Certificates Available Beginning Today

    Pursuant to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued Tuesday, new voting requirements passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011 will take effect immediately. Photo identification will now be required when voting in elections in Texas.…

  • Commissioners Discuss Request for Proposal for Joint Clinic

    Walker County Commissioners met for a regular meeting Monday morning at the courthouse. One of the major topics for discussion was approving a payment of $2,500 dollars for a Request for Proposal to share in…

  • Cattle Trailer Overturns East of New Waverly

    Firefighter Jimmy Williams reports that New Waverly Firefighters responded to a call Sunday afternoon involving an 18 Wheeler hauling 67 head of cattle overturned on State Hwy 150, east of New Waverly. Firefighters were dispatched…

  • Area #7 Recycling Meeting Scheduled

    The City of Huntsville Solid Waste and Recycling Division will hold an informational meeting Thursday, June 27th, to provide information on the curbside recycling program and general guidelines. All residents are welcome to attend, especially…

  • Precinct #304 Polling Places Discussed

    At this week’s Commissioners’ Court regular session, Commissioners looked at the issue of moving the Precinct #304 polling place from the Riverside Fire Department to the First United Methodist Church in Riverside. Precinct #304 Election…

  • Texas House Passes Abortion Bill

    Monday, Republicans in the Texas House passed a proposed bill that would ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy. The bill also stipulates that doctors have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, and it restricts…

  • Commissioners Meet Today

    Walker County Commissioners will meet for a regular session at nine this morning at the courthouse. Commissioners will hear an update on the construction of the Walker County Jail. The court will also receive departmental…

  • HISD Superintendent Dr. Steve Johnson on House Bill #5

    At the last session of the HISD Board of Trustees, Superintendent Dr. Steve Johnson began initial comments on the passing of House Bill #5 in the legislature . . . . JOHNSON#1-6-21-13 Dr. Johnson said…

  • Commissioner White on Budget

    Walker County Precinct #2 Commissioner Ronnie White was our guest on “Around Town” this past weekend. Decisions about the County budget will be made in the coming weeks. We told Commissioner White we knew he…