Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Commissioners Emphasize No Burning

    Walker County remains under a “Burn Ban.” At their meeting Tuesday commissioners emphasized the importance of not burning during this dry time of the year, including Precinct #1 Commissioner B-J Gaines, Jr., who talked about…

  • Duck Commander’s Grant Taylor Speaks in Huntsville

    Tuesday, Grant Taylor from Duck Commander a West Monroe Louisiana company which produces duck calls and other merchandise, spoke at the Huntsville Church of Christ on Highway 30 at a luncheon presented by the Chamber…

  • City Council Meets

    The Huntsville City Council will meet for a regular sesion at six this evening at City Hall. Tonight’s “Consent Agenda” includes the acceptance of an award for $10,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts…

  • No Refusal Weekend Yields Arrests

    During the “No Refusal” initiative on Thursday, the 29th, more than 10 arrests were made by the Huntsville Police Department and DPS. Assisting them were attorneys with the D-A’s office, Walker County Sheriff’s personnel, along…

  • Local Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty

    According to a published report, Cedric Keith Oliphant has pled guilty for falsifying client tax returns after several of his customers noticed discrepencies in their returns. According to District Attorney David Weeks, Oliphant “either gave…

  • SHSU March on Washington Commemoration

    Fifty years ago Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington. Ten speakers also participated on that day. SHSU Manager of Communications Jennifer Gauntt has…

  • Professor Mike Yawn Comments on SHSU Interns Successful Placement

    Our guest on “Around Town” this past weekend was SHSU Political Science Professor Mike Yawn. SHSU political science students have been successful in being placed in internships like in Willis and the City of Huntsville.…

  • Follow-up on AFSCME President Lance Lowry’s Austin Press Conference

    Thursday morning, local AFSCME correctional employees union President Lance Lowry held a press conference in Austin along with the Texas Civil Rights Project Group in regard to lack of climate control or air conditioning in…

  • Wednesday Morning Stabbing Victim Now in Stable Condition

    Wednesday morning Huntsville Police and emergency medical services responded to a stabbing at a residence on Highway 190 near the Sycamore Avenue intersection. The victim has been described as a middle-aged Hispanic woman who was…

  • SHSU “Welcome Week” Wrapping Up

    “Welcome Week” is wrapping up at Sam Houston State University. Student Activities Assistant Director Brandon Cooper has the information . . . . FRIWELCWK8-29-13