Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • HISD Meet & Greets

    Huntsville ISD will host Meet & Greets this week according to the following schedule: Tues., 8/20 Mance Park Middle School 8th grade from 5 pm to 7 pm; Wed., 8/21 Gibbs PreK Center from 4…

  • Police News

    Police News

    In Huntsville Police news, on the day shift Friday the burglary of a commercial building was investigated in the 600 block of 16th Street. On the night shift Friday, drug paraphernalia was found in the…

  • Voters for Lower Taxes PAC Formed

    A political action committee, has been formed in reaction to Walker County Commissioners’ Court proposal to raise taxes. Voters for Lower Taxes, or VOLT, was put together a few weeks ago to influence commissioners to…

  • County Commissioners Hold Public Hearing on Taxes Today

    Walker County Commissioners will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll today and August 26th. The average taxable value of a Walker County homestead…

  • Military Reserve Building Issue Update

    Last Friday in Alpine, Texas State University System officials agreed to have SHSU attempt to obtain the Military Reserve Building property on Sam Houston by way of negotiation and purchase. TSU officials have decided not…

  • Community Planning Group Meeting Coming Up

    The Walker County Office of Emergency Management continues to work to make our county a better and safer place to live. A special meeting is planned in the future. Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator David Anderson…

  • School Starts August 26th

    HISD welcomed about 90 new teachers last week. Superintendent Dr. Steve Johnson looked ahead to the school year and the start of school on the 26th at last Thursday’s Board of Trustees meeting . .…

  • HISD Board Approves Tax Rate and Budget

    The HISD Board of Trustees met last night for a regular board meeting. The board approved a new budget as well as approving the tax rate. Superintendent Dr. Steve Johnson confirmed the tax rate to…

  • Planning & Zoning Commission Meets

    The City of Huntsville Planning and Zoning Commission met last night at City Hall, and they voted to split Huntsville Fire Department #2 and the Military Reserve Building into separate lots. Concerns were raised about…

  • Roxie Douglas Foundation Scholarship Banquet Saturday

    The Roxie Douglas Foundation has their big annual event this weekend. The Institute’s director, Carmen Irving, tells us more. . . . SCHOLBANQ8-15-13 There will be four scholarship recipients–Sharolyn Lee, Jeffrey Johnson, Kamyne Wynne, and…