Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • New Jail Construction Update

    At Monday’s session of Walker County Commissioners’ Court, Jail Project Manager Eddie Smith reported that the rain last week slowed them down a couple of days on pouring concrete for the new County Jail. However,…

  • Police News

    Police News

    In Huntsville Police news, on last Friday’s night shift police investigated the unauthorized use of a vehicle in the 3200 block of Elks Drive. At the corner of Avenue G and 8th Street a 22-year-old…

  • Hurricane Season Ahead

    In Commissioners Court Monday, Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis informed everyone about the upcoming hurricane season June 1st through November 30th . . . . HURRPREP5-13-13 Davis said he understands there’s “a 47%…

  • SHSU Excellence Awards Presented

    Four SHSU employees have been recognized by their peers as excellent in regard to their job abilities, performance, attitude, and contributions. SHSU Staff Excellence Awards this year go to University Police Department detective Chanda Brown,…

  • HISD Bond Election Fails to Pass

    HISD’s $65 million dollar bond issue failed to pass when all the votes were tallied Saturday night. The final vote total showed 2,726 voters “against” and 1,630 “for.” At HISD’s Hawkins Administration building Saturday night,…

  • John Ray Falk, Jr. to Be Tried in Brazos County Again

    June 25th, 46-year-old TDCJ prison inmate John Ray Falk, Jr., accused of being a party to capital murder in the 2007 death of TDCJ correctional officer Susan Canfield, will return to the Brazos County Courthouse…

  • TDCJ Fallen Officer Memorial Service

    The Texas Department of Criminal Justice held a Memorial Service for Fallen Officers at the HEARTS Veterans Center Complex Friday. They performed the annual exercises of remembrance like the Lighting of the Memorial Candle, the…

  • County Commissioners Meet Today

    Walker County Commissioners will meet in a regular session at nine this morning at the courthouse. This morning’s “Consent Agenda” includes the awarding of a bid to Legacy Builders for the Courthouse Beautification Project for…

  • Firefighter Jimmy Williams Comments on Coverage of Wildfires

    We talked with Walker County Firefighter Association President Jimmy Williams recently. We asked him about how coverage of wildfires had improved over the past couple of years . . . . WILDFIRE5-9-13

  • Storm Causes Damage in Walker County

    A big storm and a lot of rain came through Walker County last night. Walker County Dispatch reported to us early this morning that Davis Road off of State Highway 30 was closed last night.…