Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Rachel Willeford Running for City Council

    In a press release Wednesday, local Huntsville resident Rachel Willeford announced her candidacy for the Huntsville City Council. She will be running in the Position #1 seat vacated by James Fitch. Married to Ty Willeford,…

  • Council Discusses Open Hours Cutback at Library

    Huntsville Public Library Head Librarian Linda Dodson addressed the Huntsville City Council this week about a proposal she took to City Manager Matt Benoit asking to reduce the hours that the library is open to…

  • Man Burned in Local Gas Well Explosion

    Around 4:15 in the afternoon Tuesday, a 35-year-old contract worker from Pioneer in San Antonio was injured in a gas explosion at a well near FM 247 and Lost Indian Camp Road about 8 miles…

  • City Charter Amendments Approved for Ballot

    At the regular Huntsville City Council meeting Tuesday night, six of eight Charter Review Committee recommendations were agreed upon to be put before voters in November. Charter amendments to be offered for voter consideration include…

  • City Insurance Premium Increase

    The City of Huntsville continues to move forward in efforts to balance their budget without another tax increase. In a workshop Tuesday night, it was discussed that the City’s recommendation is to increase employee insurance…

  • Photo I-D Now Required for Voting in Texas

    Walker County Election Officer, Diana McRae, reminds voters that photo identification will now be required for voting in person. A voter will be required to show one of the following forms of photo identification at…

  • “Diva Night” Coming Up

    “Diva Night” will be here soon. Events & Communications Manager Laura Green tells us all about it . . . . DIVANIGHT8-6-13 Tickets are available at Cole Insurance, LearningRx, Lisa’s Gift Box, Curves, and the…

  • Commissioners Approve Proposed Tax Rate

    At Monday morning’s Walker County Commissioners’ Court, Commissioners took a record vote on a proposed tax rate for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2013 and ending September 30, 2014 and set Public Hearing Dates.…

  • City Manager Benoit Will Talk About Effective Tax Rate at Tonight’s Council Session

    City Manager Matt Benoit will present information to the City Council this evening with respect to the effective tax rate and rollback rate figures based on valuations from the Walker County Appraisal District. The Council…

  • City Council Meets Tonight

    The Huntsville City Council will meet in a regular session at six this evening at City Hall. Councilmembers will meet for a workshop at 4:30 to hear a presentation and discuss the City’s current employee…