Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Child Injured in Accident Wednesday Afternoon

    As of Wednesday afternoon, a four-year-old boy was reported to be in serious condition after an accident in Huntsville. The child suffered life-threatening injuries in the accident shortly after noon Wednesday and was life-flighted to…

  • Kimberly McCarthy Executed

    While nearby protestors expressed their disapproval through chants, songs, and clapping, the State of Texas carried forth with its 500th lethal injection execution at Huntsville’s Walls Unit Wednesday night. Fifty-two-year-old Kimberly McCarthy was executed for…

  • Commissioners Approve Agreement for Telecommunications Savings

    At Commissioners’ Court this week, commissioners looked at an agreement to help save the County money. County Purchasing Agent Mike Williford filled the court in on an agreement with Telanalysis to audit and analyze all…

  • Governor Perry Calls for Another Special Session

    Governor Rick Perry has called the Texas Legislature back for another special session following a one-woman filibuster this week by Democrat Wendy Davis against a Republican effort to restrict Texas abortions. The legislature will meet…

  • Teen Program at Library Today

    The kids’ activities continue at the Huntsville Public Library this summer. The Library’s Janelle Valera updates us . . . . JANELLE6-26-13

  • Way Opened for Falk Retrial

    Tuesday, Senior District Judge John Delaney ruled against a motion filed by John Ray Falk, Jr.’s defense attorneys barring a retrial at the courthouse in Brazos County. The action opens the way for a retrial…

  • Venomous Snake Bite Seminar at Storm Shelter Tuesday Night

    Huntsville Memorial Hospital hosted a Venomous Snake Bite Seminar at the Walker County Storm Shelter last night featuring lectures from experts and exhibits. On hand to speak were SHSU Herpetologist Dr. Bill Lutterschmidt, Ellen Trout…

  • A/C Upgrade Continues at Courthouse

    At this week’s regular session of the Walker County Commissioners’ Court, commissioners heard an update on the second phase of an AC upgrade at the courthouse from Maintenance Director Ken Nabors. Nabors said they were…

  • Abortion Restrictions Fail to Pass Texas Senate

    Around three this morning, following an all-day filibuster in the Texas Senate by Democrat Wendy Davis, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst announced that the proposed abortion restrictions in Senate Bill 5 did not pass. Governor Perry…

  • Election Identification Certificates Available Beginning Today

    Pursuant to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued Tuesday, new voting requirements passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011 will take effect immediately. Photo identification will now be required when voting in elections in Texas.…