Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Trade School Program Implementation Discussed by Officials

    In Commissioners’ Court this week, Precinct #1 Commissioner B-J Gaines, Jr talked about possible trade school program implementation in the future. Gaines said that he had recently talked with President Austin Lane of Lone Star…

  • Temporary Lane Closure on I-45

    On Thursday, January 17th, weather permitting, the Texas Department of Transportation’s contractor will temporarily close the outside main lane of northbound IH 45 from the northbound entrance ramp south of SH 30 to one-quarter mile…

  • Tickets Still Available for Wounded Warrior Banquet

    The Wounded Warrior Banquet is scheduled for tomorrow night. Spokesperson Jimmy Wood says there’s still time to get your tickets . . . . WOUNDWAR1-15-13

  • New City Manager Matt Benoit to Speak at Chamber’s “Lunch and Learn” Presentation

    Join the Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce on Friday, January 25, 2013 as they introduce Huntsville’s newest City Manager Matt Benoit at their first Chamber Lunch and Learn for 2013. Mr. Benoit moved to Huntsville…

  • Texas Rural Survey Results to be Released

    The population of rural Texas is greater than the total resident populations of roughly 24 other states, and every day these rural Texans deal with social, economic, and environmental issues that are both similar to…

  • Courthouse Plaza Project in Need of Funds

    Monday, Walker County Commissioners’ Court discussed a  project going on where they are trying to improve the Courthouse Plaza in front of the bottom floor of the courthouse.  It will help in overcrowding for those…

  • Winter Fire Safety Tips

    New Waverly Firefighter and Public Information Officer Jimmy Williams expresses his concern that, along with December, January and February are peak months for house fires . . . . FIRESAFE1-14-13 Williams said the reason they…

  • Jail Upate from Captain Steve Fisher

    At Walker County Commissioners’ Court Monday, Jail Administrator Captain Steve Fisher gave an update on work underway in regard to the new Walker County Jail . . . . JAIL#1-1-14-13 Captain Fisher passed along that…

  • Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster Meeting Today

    The first meeting to form the “Walker County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster” is scheduled for this afternoon. The meeting will be held at the Walker County Storm Shelter on Highway 75 North at 5:30.…

  • Texas Forest Service Employees Return Home From New York

    A contingent of Texas A&M Forest Service emergency responders will return home Wednesday, January 16th, after a three-week assignment assisting residents affected by Hurricane Sandy in New York. The employees are part of the 39-member…