Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • AgriLife Extension Pesticide Class Scheduled

    Walker County Extension Agent Reg Lepley tells us that the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Walker County and the Walker County Soil & Water Conservation District will be hosting a 5 1/2 hour continuing education…

  • Onalaska Pawn Shop Robbery Friday

    Following a law enforcement chase beginning in Polk County and ending in Walker County, four Huntsville men–Tydrus Mills, Devvin Nickerson, Brison Davidson, and Kenneth Freeman–were arrested and charged with the aggravated robbery of the Onalaska…

  • City Staff Participates in Fundraiser

    During a first-time charity bowling event on Thursday, December 19th, the staff of the City of Huntsville raised over $6,600 and collected thousands of food items to benefit local agencies. The five organizations benefitting from…

  • Commissioners’ Court Meets Today

    Walker County Commissioners get together for a special session this morning at nine at the courthouse. Planning and Development Director Andy Isbell will discuss the approval of various variance requests. County Judge Danny Pierce will…

  • HISD Supt. Steve Johnson Updates School Finance Litigation

    At last week’s session of HISD trustees, Superintendent Dr. Steve Johnson updated board members on the status of the school finance litigation HISD and several other school districts are engaged in against the state in…

  • Chief Tom Grisham Comments on Cooking Safety

    At this time of the year there’s a lot of activity in the kitchen and Huntsville Fire Chief Tom Grisham, our guest on “Around Town” this past weekend, tells us that between 43 to 57…

  • HISD Budget Audit Approved

    The HISD Board of Trustees held their regular board meeting last night. HISD received a good financial audit. They received an “unmodified opinion” which CPA Kyle Heinemann from Heinmann & Davis said “is the opinion…

  • City Council Votes to Merge Boards

    By voting on a number of related agenda items, city councilmembers on Tuesday night merged the Beautification Board into the Parks and Recreation Board. Mayor Mac Woodward said, “The only activity that the Beautification Committee…

  • Flu Update

    Texas health officials confirm six deaths from H1N1 in the Houston area. The four deaths at Conroe Regional Medical Center are included in this number. In Harris, Jefferson, and Montgomery counties at least 14 people…

  • Banquet Tickets for Warrior Family Support Center Available

    The banquet for the Warrior Family Support Center is coming up. Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Advisory Board for Huntsville, Wayne Keen, updates us . . . . BANQUET12-19-13 Keen says at the Warrior and…