Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Sibelius Questioned in Hearing

    Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius endured hours of questioning during a hearing Wednesday about the Obamacare website’s failures and issues with Americans’ insurance being canceled. She apologized for the website’s difficulties and…

  • Flash Flood in Effect and HISD Delay

    A flash flood watch is in effect until one this afternoon for our area. Streets in low-lying areas experienced some flooding because of rain, so drive with care. Due to severe weather, Huntsville ISD is…

  • City Candidates Speak at SHSU

    SHSU’s Student Government Association hosted a candidate forum at the university last night. Four of the candidates running for city offices showed up–Mayor Mac Woodward, at-large Position #1 candidate Andy Brauninger, Ward #4 candidate Joe…

  • House Committee Interviews CMS Administrator Tavenner

    The House Ways & Means Committee held a hearing Tuesday to receive the testimony of the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services–or CMS–Marilyn Tavenner. Committee member and our 8th District Congressman, Kevin…

  • New Law Requires Farmers and Ranchers to Show Proof of Eligibility for Plates

    A new state law requires farmers and ranchers to show their state comptroller-issued Texas Agricultural or Timber Exemption Registration number before obtaining farm license plates and/or temporary excess weight permits at the Vehicle Registration Office.…

  • DA David Week’s Update on Victims’ Services

    Our guest recently on “Around Town” was Walker County District Attorney David Weeks. Victim services has been a developing area in the justice arena over the past several years. We asked him to update us…

  • Exact Name Match Not Required for Voting with Photo ID

    Texas Secretary of State John Steen reminds voters that when voting in person they will need to present a photo ID, but it is not necessary for the name on the ID and the name…

  • Commissioners Okay Communication Equipment Purchase

    In Commissioners’ Court Monday morning, Commissioners considered approving a contract for a Motorola Dispatch Communications Equipment Upgrade for console and equipment at the Dispatch Center’s answering point to be paid from budgeted funds. County Purchasing…

  • City Candidate Forum Tonight

    SHSU’s Student Government Association will have a candidate forum at six this evening in Room 140 of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Building at 1901 Avenue I. Four council ward seats are on…

  • District Judge Blocks Abortion Provisions

    A U-S district judge has stopped the implementation of two provisions of Texas House Bill #2 opposed by abortion providers saying that they could put an undue burden on women and are therefore unconstitutional. He…