Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Abortion Bill to be Debated in Texas Senate Today

    Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has scheduled a vote on a bill featuring new abortion restrictions for this afternoon. Senators may not actually vote until Saturday morning if debate continues through the night. Senators are also…

  • Senator Ted Cruz Questions FBI Director Nominee Comey

    This week during a U-S Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, several senators, among them Ted Cruz from Texas, vetted FBI Director Nominee James B. Comey, Jr. Senator Cruz expressed his concern with the lack of follow-up…

  • City Council Candidate Info Available

    The City of Huntsville has posted notice of filing for positions on the November 5th ballot.  The State of Texas dates are Saturday, July 27th through Monday, August 26th. City Secretary Lee Woodward, who said…

  • SHSU One of Most Affordable Online Colleges

    SHSU recently received more recognition among colleges in Texas and the U-S. SHSU Manager of Communications Jennifer Gauntt tells us that the University is the most affordable online university in Texas and the fourth most…

  • Congressman Brady Questions Participants in Hearing on Employer Mandate Delay

    The House Ways & Means Health Subcommittee held a hearing on the delay of the Employer Mandate Wednesday. Congressman Kevin Brady was in attendance asking questions to various participants testifying before the subcommittee. The hearing…

  • Solid Waste & Recycling Information Meeting Scheduled

    The City of Huntsville Solid Waste and Recycling Division will hold an informational meeting Thursday, July 18th, to provide information on the curbside recycling program and general guidelines. All residents are welcome to attend, especially…

  • Bearkat Football Season Tickets on Sale Now

    There’s a great deal being offered right now on SHSU Bearkat Football tickets. SHSU’s Paul Ridings tells us all about it . . . . BRKTTKTS7-10-13

  • City Budget Workshop Planned

    The time and location is still tentative, but it’s been reported that a city budget workshop is planned for July 23rd. Depending on funds, City Manager Matt Benoit has said most of a draft budget…

  • Precinct #201 Polling Place Change

    During this week’s regular session of Walker County Commissioners’ Court, Election Director Diana McRae approached Commissioners about a new location for the Precinct #201 polling place. She said, “Due to redistricting, Precinct #201 lost its…

  • Abortion Bill Action Underway

    Tuesday, the Texas House gave initial approval to House Bill #2 that would ban abortion at 20 weeks and place stricter standards for clinics. Today, a final House vote is expected. Early next week, the…