Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • New Waverly VFD’s Jimmy Williams’ Update On Vehicle Rescues

    New Waverly Volunteer Fire Department Public Information Officer Jimmy Williams tells us that although TxDOT officials had closed FM 3478 due to high water over the roadway, on Wednesday morning a driver of a small…

  • Trinity ISD Special Board Meeting Today

    The Trinity Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet in Executive Session at five today in the Administration Building to discuss the interim superintendent process.

  • Heath Schielack Cookoff Coming Up

    SHSU Ag Business Club spokesperson Braxton McKnight informs us the Heath Schielack Memorial Cook-Off is scheduled this month . . . .

  • House Speaker Ryan Gives His First Weekly Briefing

    In his first House Speaker Weekly Briefing, Congressman Paul Ryan reiterated that the way things in the House have been done are going to be different . . . .

  • New Waverly Man Charged With Shooting

    KBTX News reports that, following a shooting in Walker County Tuesday, one man has been hospitalized while another is in jail. The shooting occurred in the 100 block of FM 2693 outside of New Waverly.…

  • Congressman Kevin Brady Selected Chairman of Ways & Means Committee

    Wednesday, Congressman Kevin Brady was selected chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee by the GOP steering committee. With approval of the full Republican conference today, Brady will follow now-Speaker Paul Ryan as leader…

  • SHSU KATSAFE System Upgraded

    SHSU has recently upgraded their KATSAFE system. We talked with David Yebra, a retired Army Lt. Colonel and former Military Chair at SHSU, who is also now the new director of the university’s emergency preparedness…

  • Proposition 7 Approval

    The approval of Proposition 7 by Texas voters is further evidence that transportation is an essential priority for citizens of the state. The overwhelming majority, more than 80 percent of votes cast in support of…

  • Update On State Sales Tax Revenue

    Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $731.7 million in local sales tax allocations for November, 1.2 percent more than in November 2014. These allocations…

  • !980 Jane Doe

    Missing Jane Doe

    The Walker County Sheriff’s Office has given us information on a “cold case” to pass along to local citizens for their possible help. On Friday, October 31, 1980, a white female 15 to 20 years…