Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Councilmembers Tour TRA Plant

    Thursday, several members of the Huntsville City Council went on a tour of the Trinity River Authority plant to get an update on the construction underway on their expansion from 6 million gallons a day…

  • Pop Warner Football Registration

    Pop Warner Football spokesperson Tim Herron says, their organization is “just a really good family-fun league to play in . . . .” POPWARN6-5-13

  • New Chair for SHSU Department of Theatre and Film

    Ronald E. Shields, a former chair of the Department of Theatre and Film at Bowling Green State University, has been named the dean of the College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication at Sam Houston…

  • HISD Employees to Receive Raises

    Wednesday, the HISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to lift the hold on pay increases for its employees. Following two years of salaries that were frozen since the district lost $4.2 million in annual revenue,…

  • Library Participating in Edge Initiative this Summer

    Huntsville Public Library’s Assistant City Librarian Kimberly Francisco tells us that they are participating in the Edge Initiative this summer . . . . LIBEDGE6-5-13 The program is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates…

  • Drug Convictions May Be Thrown Out

    In Texas, thousands of misdemeanor and felony drug cases may be thrown out following the ruling of the state’s highest court that any case with evidence handled by DPS forensic examiner Jonathan Salvador is suspect.…

  • TxDOT Approves Funding for Two Construction Jobs in Walker County

    In an ongoing effort to improve safety and relieve congestion, the Texas Transportation Commission last week approved two construction projects in Walker County. A $3 million project was awarded to Smith and Company to overlay…

  • Crime Stoppers Bowling Tournament Raises Funds

    The figures are in from the big Crime Stoppers bowling tournament at Huntsville Lanes last Saturday, and the net income raised for the organization was $3,125. 13 teams entered the tournament with winners in first…

  • Buxton Company’s Lisa Hill Presented Research Data to Councilmembers Tuesday

    At Tuesday night’s regular session of the Huntsville City Council, Buxton Company spokesperson Lisa Hill made a presentation on the analytics firm’s research on Huntsville. The $60,000, one-thousand page, study looks at a vast number…

  • County Sheriff Talks with Commissioners about San Jacinto County Jail Contract

    Houston County has been housing inmate overflow from the Walker County Jail while our new jail is under construction. Walker County Sheriff Clint McRae went before County Commissioners at a special session Tuesday to get…