Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • U-S Strikes ISIL in Libya

    The United States has gone after ISIL forces in Libya. Monday, from the Pentagon, Defense Department Press Secretary Peter Cook filled reporters on the latest strike . . . .

  • Congressman Brady Comments on Terrorism Issues

    Congressman Kevin Brady says, “While some politicians say our country and world is safer than ever, June and July have been tragic months around the world with over 300 brutal terrorist attacks taking place .…

  • Shooting in Austin Sunday Takes the Life of One Woman

    Early Sunday a shooting in an entertainment district of downtown Austin resulted in the death of one woman and the wounding of four others. Police in Austin have now issued a murder warrant for 24-year-old…

  • Deadly Balloon Crash in Lockhart over Weekend

    Saturday morning, 16 people were killed in a hot-air balloon crash near Lockhart, Texas. First reports say the balloon caught fire in midair as it hit a high-voltage power line and then crashed to the…

  • Commissioners Comment on Budget & Two Percent Across-the-Board Raise

    During last Thursday’s special session of Walker County Commissioners Court, County Auditor Patricia Allen passed along the effective tax rate calculation from the Appraisal District and commented on the budget. We reported this Friday. There…

  • HISD Superintendent Report

    At the recent session of the HISD Board of Trustees, Superintendent Dr. Howell Wright filed his “Superintendent Report . . . .”   Dr. Wright also confirmed with HISD Executive Director of Technology Tracie Simental…

  • SHSU Property Registration Program

    Our guest on “Around Town” over the weekend was SHSU Police Chief Kevin Morris. As a deterrent, as well as an aid to stolen item recovery, the university has a property registration program. We asked…

  • End of Summer Bash at Sam Houston Statue Visitor Center

    Mark your calendars. Join the Sam Houston Statue and Visitor Center for their End of Summer Bash. There will be three days of fun and family activities for you to soak up the last bit…

  • San Diego Police Officer Killed

    Last night in San Diego, a police officer was killed and another officer was wounded during a traffic stop. Police arrested the suspected shooter. The officer who died was shot several times. This year police…

  • Tax Rate Calculation from the Appraisal District Received at Commissioners Court

    At Thursday afternoon’s special session of Walker County Commissioners Court, County Auditor Patricia Allen announced that they “have received the effective tax rate calculation from the Appraisal District . . . .”   Ms. Allen…