Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Walker County Historical Commission Celebrates 50 Years

    The Walker County Historical Commission will celebrate thir 50th anniversary on Monday, November 18th. In 1963, the Texas legislature charged all judges and commissioners courts to appoint citizens to a survey committee to survey buildings,…

  • City to Canvass Votes Tonight

    The Huntsville City Council will meet at six this evening at City Hall to canvass the returns from the November 5th elections. Prior to the meeting, there will be a reception held for outgoing Councilmember…

  • CodeRED Test Today

    Walker County Public Safety Communications Center Director Les Metzler informs us that Huntsville and Walker County will be using the CodeRED Emergency Notification System to call the entire community this afternoon. He says, “It’s going…

  • County Historical Commission Archivist James Patton on New Preservation Ordinance

    This week, the Huntsville City Council passed an Historic Preservation Ordinance. We asked Walker County Historical Commission Archivist and Director of the Gibbs-Powell Home, James Patton, about how the ordinance would help out . .…

  • Tenaska Requesting More Water

    At Tuesday’s City Council session, Huntsville’s Public Works Director Carol Reed filled councilmembers in on a request from the development director for the Tenaska power organization in Grimes County near Shiro . . . .…

  • Commissioners Approve H-GAC Case Study

    At Tuesday morning’s meeting of Walker County Commissioners, Commissioners considered approving H-GAC’s Housing and Economic Development Case Study for Huntsville. Over a six-month period, local citizens and leaders met together to discuss issues. Commissioners Gaines…

  • City Preservation Ordinance Passed

    At Tuesday night’s Huntsville City Council session, an historic preservation ordinance was up for consideration which allows special designations for landmarks and districts. The ordinance has previously been under lengthy discussion by the council. After…

  • Commissioners Approve Application for Account

    Tuesday morning at their regular session, Walker County Commissioners heard a presentation from Investment Consultant Randall Chenot regarding an insured cash shelter account with First Financial Equity Corporation. Mr. Chenot works out of the Waco…

  • Council Schedule Update

    At Tuesday’s session of the Huntsville City Council, City Secretary Lee Woodward, at the suggestion of Mayor Mac Woodward, updated councilmembers on council proceedings in the coming days . . . . COUNCSKED11-13-13 The recount…

  • Jail Construction Update

    The new Walker County Jail is moving toward completion. At Commissioners’ Court Monday morning, Jail Project Director Eddie Smith updated commissioners . . . . JAILREPORT11-12-13 Mr. Smith also reported all water maintaining construction is…