Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • New Law Requires Farmers and Ranchers to Show Proof of Eligibility for Plates

    A new state law requires farmers and ranchers to show their state comptroller-issued Texas Agricultural or Timber Exemption Registration number before obtaining farm license plates and/or temporary excess weight permits at the Vehicle Registration Office.…

  • DA David Week’s Update on Victims’ Services

    Our guest recently on “Around Town” was Walker County District Attorney David Weeks. Victim services has been a developing area in the justice arena over the past several years. We asked him to update us…

  • Exact Name Match Not Required for Voting with Photo ID

    Texas Secretary of State John Steen reminds voters that when voting in person they will need to present a photo ID, but it is not necessary for the name on the ID and the name…

  • Commissioners Okay Communication Equipment Purchase

    In Commissioners’ Court Monday morning, Commissioners considered approving a contract for a Motorola Dispatch Communications Equipment Upgrade for console and equipment at the Dispatch Center’s answering point to be paid from budgeted funds. County Purchasing…

  • City Candidate Forum Tonight

    SHSU’s Student Government Association will have a candidate forum at six this evening in Room 140 of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Building at 1901 Avenue I. Four council ward seats are on…

  • District Judge Blocks Abortion Provisions

    A U-S district judge has stopped the implementation of two provisions of Texas House Bill #2 opposed by abortion providers saying that they could put an undue burden on women and are therefore unconstitutional. He…

  • Sam Houston Tea Party Presents KrisAnne Hall Tonight

    The Sam Houston Tea Party will host special event speaker KrisAnne Hall tonight from 6:30 to 8:00 at the Walker Education Center. An attorney and former prosecutor, KrisAnne Hall travels the country and teaches the…

  • Postage Fund Use for Voter Registration Mass Mail-out Approved

    In Commissioners’ Court on Monday, Tax Assessor Collector Diana McRae requested approval to use postage funds for the Voter Registration mass mail-out . . . . MAILOUT10-28-13 Commissioners Approved. The mass mailout will take place…

  • Early Voting Update

    Tax Assessor Collector Diana McRae reports that everything has gone very smoothly so far as it relates to the new photo ID law. As of Friday, they have had 772 voters cast ballots during the…

  • Commissioners’ Court Meets Today

    Walker County Commissioners will meet this morning at nine at the courthouse for a regular session. This morning’s “Statutory Agenda” includes discussion by Cheryl Morris of the approval of an additional six months of salary…