Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Commissioners Approve Weigh Station Scale Purchase

    For some time now, Walker County Commissioners have been discussing the issue of the Weigh Station in New Waverly not having their regular weigh scales functioning properly. The County derives money from this and have…

  • City Council Meets Tonight

    The Huntsville City Council meets for a regular session this evening at six at City Hall. Tonight’s “Consent Agenda” includes authorization of the city manager to accept an Emergency Management Performance Grant for $21,759. Tonight’s…

  • Regents Approve Tuition/Fee Increase, Property Purchases and Master Plan

    An increase in tuition and fees for Sam Houston State University was among the items approved by the Texas State University System Board of Regents at their regular quarterly meeting in Huntsville on Nov. 17.…

  • President Trump Talks About Trip Overseas

    President Trump addressed reporters at the White House Monday in regard to his recent trip overseas . . . .   The president also said, “Japanese car companies will be opening up and expanding their…

  • Governor Abbott Extends State Disaster Declaration

    Governor Greg Abbott has 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 after Hurricane…

  • Mel Tillis dies. Also, Charles Manson Passes.

    Well-known country artist Mel Tillis died Sunday at the age of 85. He is reported to have died of respiratory failure at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida. During his career of 60…

  • Local City Manager Matt Benoit Closer on Move to Position in Florida

    WPTV in the state of Florida reports that in a unanimous vote the Town Council of Jupiter, Florida has decided to negotiate a salary and benefit package for current Huntsville City Manager Matt Benoit in…

  • Commissioners Meet

    Walker County Commissioners will meet for a Special Session this afternoon at 1:30 at the courthouse. County Purchasing Agent Mike Williford will discuss approval of the mitigation costs for Hurricane Harvey storm damage to be…

  • Huntsville Volunteer Fire Department Christmas Toy Drive Ahead

    The 4th Annual Huntsville Volunteer Fire Department Christmas Toy Drive gets underway the weekend after Thanksgiving. For two days volunteer firefighters will be accepting toys and monetary donations in the Kroger parking lot off I-45…

  • SHSU Beakats in Playoffs as Number 6 Seed

    The SHSU Bearkats are headed into the FCS Playoffs as the number six seed, after defeating Houston Baptist Saturday, 53-33. The Bearkats earned a first round bye next week. The week off will give the…