Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Jail Construction Update

    At Monday’s regular session of Walker County Commissioners Court, Walker County Jail Construction Project Manager Eddie Smith filed an update on the construction underway on our new $18-million dollar jail . . . . JAILUPDATE4-22-13…

  • Special Memorial Planned for West Plant Explosion Victims

    A special memorial ceremony for firefighers and first responders who lost their lives in the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas will be held Thursday at 2 PM at the Ferrell Center on the Baylor…

  • Boston Marathon Bombing Update

    Following the capture of the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, authorities report that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remains hospitalized and not able to speak, as he suffers a gunshot wound to the throat. Following the…

  • Liquor Petition Signing Underway

    In Walker County’s Precinct #2 which includes Elkins Lake and parts of Highway 30, the Citizens for Economic Growth is promoting the legalization of all alcoholic beverage sales. The group filed the necessary paperwork with…

  • Commissioners Meet

    Walker County Commissioners will meet for a regular session this morning at nine at the courthouse. This morning’s “Consent Agenda” includes the issuance of an interest-bearing Certificate of Obligation for $106,758 dollars for the purchase…

  • “Backroom Curiosities” Scheduled at Sam Houston Memorial Museum

    Sam Houston Memorial Museum marketing coordinator Megan Buro says the museum will soon be featuring their new exhibit “Backroom Curiosities . . . .” BACKRM4-16-13

  • Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects Chased by Police: One Killed, One on the Loose

    A massive manhunt is underway for the man earlier identified as Boston Marathon Bombing “Suspect #2″ in Watertown, Massachusetts, following the death of “Suspect #1″ in a shootout with police after the killing of an…

  • West Texas Explosion Update

    In the massive explosion in a fertilizer plant in the city of West, Texas Wednesday, up to 15 people are feared dead with more than 160 injured. The death toll remains uncertain, but officials say…

  • Goods and Funds Collection for West Plant Explosion Survivors

    There is a way that you can help the victims of the West Plant explosion. We talked with Macy Willey of Dusty Diamonds Boutique, and she has an employee, Kristin Kolcek, who is working with…

  • HEARTS Museum Casino Night

    HEARTS Veterans Museum President Richie Harris tells us that on Saturday, April 20th, the Museum is having a “Casino Night. From 5:30 to 6:15 they’ll have a dinner of barbecue and drinks. Then from 6:30…