Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • City Council Workshop & Regular Session Tonight

    The Huntsville City Council will meet for a regular session this evening at six at City Hall. Previous to the meeting, at four, there will be a workshop concerning consideration and discussion of Section 4a…

  • Local Man Wounded In Recent Shooting Released From Hospital

    Regarding a story we reported on last week, in which a Walker County man, 77-year-old Miller Gene Ellington who was reportedly shot by his estranged wife, 47-year-old LeeAnne Ellington, who then committed suicide, Walker County…

  • Housing Hays County Inmates In Walker County Jail Discussed By Commissioners

    At Monday’s Commissioners’ Court special session, contracting with Hays County to house Hays County inmates in the Walker County Jail was discussed. Jail administrator, Captain Steve Fisher, addressed the court regarding the agreement under process…

  • Police News

    Police News

    On the day shift Friday, a vehicle burglary was investigated in the 1000 block of 11th Street. Twenty-six-year old Elvis Eugene Kelley Jr. was arrested for injury to a child and Assault in Family violence…

  • Texas Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

    Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers the annual sales tax holiday is scheduled for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7th through 9th. The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under…

  • Commissioners’ Court Has Special Session Today

    Walker County Commissioners will meet for a special session this morning at 9:30 at the courthouse. Jail Administrator Captain Steve Fisher will talk about approving a contract with Hays County to house Hays County inmates…

  • Texas Attorney General Indicted

    According to Kent Schaffer, an attorney appointed by a judge to the case, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been indicted on felony charges that purports he mislead investors prior to taking office. Paxton allegedly…

  • SHSU Nursing Graduates Have Top Level Exam Success

    Sam Houston State University’s May 2015 nursing graduates had a 97 percent first-time National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses pass rate, significantly higher than the 2014 Texas pass rate of 81 percent and the…

  • TIRZ Chair Don Johnson Comments on Ravenwood Development Success

    Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Chair Don Johnson was our guest on “Around Town” over the weekend. The Ravenwood Development is in the TIRZ area, and Don talked to us about some of its success .…

  • Congressman Brady Comments On Social Security & Medicare

    Our 8th District congressman Kevin Brady says there are issues ahead for Social Security and Medicare that need to be taken care of . . . .