Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • SHSU & Maalouf Properties Issue

    In the continuing contention over the Army Reserve Building property on Sam Houston Avenue between Maalouf Properties and SHSU, Maalouf Properties has been reported to have offered to lease the property to the university. The…

  • Full Recovery Expected for Stabbing Victim

    Forty-five-year-old Maria Perez, who was the victim of a stabbing in Huntsville on August 28th, is expected to recover fully. The stabbing took place at a residence in the 200 block of Highway 190. Ms.…

  • President Obama Addresses Syrian Chemical Weapons Issue

    In a speech to the nation last night, President Obama said he is looking at a Russian diplomatic plan to end the chemical weapons issue with Syria. He also says, however, that he still reserves…

  • 9-11 Commemorated

    Twelve years ago today, two hijacked jets crashed into the World Trade Center buildings in New York City killing 3,000 innocent people. Others died as a result of terrorists in Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon.…

  • Commissioners Approve Purchase of Software for Emergency Management

    At this week’s regular session of Walker County Commissioners, Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis made a slide presentation about special software from the Aristatek Company which can calculate plumes on a map on Hazardous material…

  • Crime Stoppers Workshop Scheduled

    The Walker County-Huntsville Crime Stoppers will hold a crime prevention workshop on Saturday, September 28th, and members of the Huntsville Police Department and other law enforcement agencies will present critical information on burglaries, thefts, forgeries…

  • Commissioners Approve Raising County Tax Rate Monday

    After passing a new proposed budget, Walker County Commissioners took a record vote on raising the County tax rate Monday morning. County Judge Danny Pierce read the agenda item . . . . TAXRATE9-9-13 Commissioners,…

  • Jail Construction Update

    The construction of the new Walker County Jail is coming along at a good pace. Walker County Jail Project Director Eddie Smith told Walker County Commissioners Monday morning that they’ve had no delays caused by…

  • Linda Thompson Withdraws from School Board Run

    Experienced educator Linda Thompson tried to withdraw her name in running for a position on the HISD School Board of Trustees on the 3rd of this month, but the deadline to remove her name had…

  • According to County Auditor Jail Costs May be Offset in Future Due to Tax Rate Increase

    Walker County Commissioners approved a new budget and higher tax rate Monday morning. Shortly before adoption of the new budget, and amid quite an opposition locally to raising the County tax rate to 67.78 cents…