Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies Held for Funded Homes

    The City of Huntsville Community Development office held three ribbon-cutting ceremonies last week for recipients of new homes constructed with Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant funds. Community Development Specialist Dr. Sherry McKibben tells us all about…

  • County Helps Fund Riverside Fire Truck

    At Tuesday’s meeting of the Walker County Commissioners, partial funding for a fire truck for the Riverside Volunteer Fire Department was considered. Precinct #1 Commissioner B-J Gaines, Jr. said the County’s share of helping fund…

  • HEAP Offering a Variety of Programs for Kids

    HEAP, or the Huntsville Enrichment Activities Program, has a variety of programs to offer kids this summer. Program spokesperson John Fortner fills us in . . . . HEAP5-28-13 Kids that are just spending the…

  • Jail Construction Update

    Tuesday morning, Project Manager Eddie Smith updated Commissioners on the construction progress of the new County Jail. He said, they “had 45 percent of the blocks laid and poured in concrete.” He said the planks…

  • Memorial Day Observed at HEARTS Museum Monday

    Several hundred showed up at the HEARTS Veterans Museum in Huntsville on Memorial Day to honor fallen soldiers. The event was hosted by Lieutenant Colonel Champe Miller. Congressman Kevin Brady and Commissioner for the General…

  • Commissioners Meet at 9 AM

    Walker County Commissioners’ Court meets for a regular session this morning at 9. Commissioners will hear an update on the new County Jail construction and various monthly reports. They will consider approval of an Interlocal…

  • Several Arrested in Madisonville Assault of Teenager

    As of Monday afternoon, two suspects–35-year-old Sondress Lotts and 33-year-old Earl James Tyler–had turned themselves in to Madisonville Police following the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old by a group of 11 suspects. Authorities say…

  • SHSU Rodeo Team Signs-Up More Students

    SHSU Rodeo Coach Bubba Miller has acquired some more talent for his rodeo team. He also updates us on what’s coming up next . . . . BUBBA5-24-13

  • Butch Davis with Hurricane Forecast Update

    It’s National Hurricane Preparedness Week through June 1st, and we talked with Walker County Emergency Coordinator Butch Davis on our “Around Town” program this past weekend about what some of the hurricane forecasters are saying…

  • DPS Increases Patrols for Memorial Day Weekend

    The Texas Department of Public Safety will significantly increase trooper patrols this Memorial Day weekend to help keep Texas roadways safe. During the increased patrols today through Monday, May 27th, troopers will be looking for…