Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Congressman Kevin Brady Selected Chairman of Ways & Means Committee

    Wednesday, Congressman Kevin Brady was selected chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee by the GOP steering committee. With approval of the full Republican conference today, Brady will follow now-Speaker Paul Ryan as leader…

  • SHSU KATSAFE System Upgraded

    SHSU has recently upgraded their KATSAFE system. We talked with David Yebra, a retired Army Lt. Colonel and former Military Chair at SHSU, who is also now the new director of the university’s emergency preparedness…

  • Proposition 7 Approval

    The approval of Proposition 7 by Texas voters is further evidence that transportation is an essential priority for citizens of the state. The overwhelming majority, more than 80 percent of votes cast in support of…

  • Update On State Sales Tax Revenue

    Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $731.7 million in local sales tax allocations for November, 1.2 percent more than in November 2014. These allocations…

  • !980 Jane Doe

    Missing Jane Doe

    The Walker County Sheriff’s Office has given us information on a “cold case” to pass along to local citizens for their possible help. On Friday, October 31, 1980, a white female 15 to 20 years…

  • Election Return Update

    The unofficial election returns are in for the local area elections, and we have the results. In the Huntsville mayoral election, Andy Brauninger came out on top with 962 votes followed by Keith Olson with…

  • Shooting On FM 2693 Tuesday

    The Huntsville Item reports that Tuesday afternoon, shortly before three, a man from Walker County was wounded in a shooting in the 100 block of FM 2693. The victim, who remains unidentified, was life-flighted to…

  • “More God – Less Crime” Seminar This Weekend

    A special conference is scheduled for this Saturday at the Texas Prison Museum. Registration begins at 9:30. The conference begins at 10. First United Methodist Church Associate Pastor and TDCJ Chaplain, Mark Pickett, updates us…

  • Police News

    Police News

    In Huntsville Police news, on the day shift Monday a missing person report was filed in the 2700 block of 11th Street. A vehicle was reported stolen in the 4000 block of Old Colony Road.…

  • SHSU Nursing Program Awarded Funds

    The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is awarding $202,000 to Sam Houston State University’s nursing program to work toward meeting the state’s growing demand for nursing professionals. The coordinating board establishes several criteria for funding…