Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Precinct #201 Polling Place Change

    During this week’s regular session of Walker County Commissioners’ Court, Election Director Diana McRae approached Commissioners about a new location for the Precinct #201 polling place. She said, “Due to redistricting, Precinct #201 lost its…

  • Abortion Bill Action Underway

    Tuesday, the Texas House gave initial approval to House Bill #2 that would ban abortion at 20 weeks and place stricter standards for clinics. Today, a final House vote is expected. Early next week, the…

  • “Diva Night” Planned

    “Diva Night” is coming back to Huntsville soon. Chamber of Commerce Events & Communications Manager Laura Green updates us . . . . DIVANIGHT7-9-13 Tickets are on sale now at the Chamber, Lisa’s Gift Box,…

  • Bearkat Football Dinner and Auction Coming Up

    If you’re a Bearkat Football fan, their big dinner and auction is coming up soon. SHSU Associate Athletic Director of Media Relations, Paul Ridings, has the information . . . . RIDINGS7-9-13  

  • Local Option Election Approved for Justice Precinct #2

    On Monday, County Commissioners considered the certification of the petition for the local option election for the sale of alcoholic beverages in Justice Precinct #2. Local Election Director Diana McRae filled Commissioners in on the…

  • Police News

    Police News

    In Huntsville Police news, on the night shift last Saturday two unknown suspects were reported to have sexually assulted a victim in the 600 block of I-45 South. On Sunday’s day shift, police were called…

  • Jail Construction Update

    At Monday morning’s regular session of Walker County Commissioners Court, Construction Project Manager Eddie Smith gave an update on the construction of our new County Jail which really seems to be coming along well .…

  • Political Speculation Begins Concerning Greg Abbott

    Since Governor Rick Perry announced Monday that he will not run for another term, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s spokesperson Matt Hirsch said Abbott, who is Perry’s heir-apparent, will make his intentions known in the…

  • Randy Travis in Critical Condition Tuesday Morning

    Fifty-four-year-old country singing star Randy Travis was reported to be in critical condition in a Dallas area hospital this morning. His publicist, Kirt Webster, said he was hospitalized for viral cardiomyopathy–a heart condition caused by…

  • Commissioners’ Court Meets

    Walker County Commissioners will meet at the courthouse at nine this morning for a regular session. Jail Project Manager Eddie Smith will present an update on construction on the new County Jail. Local Election Director…