Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Local Option Election Approved for Justice Precinct #2

    On Monday, County Commissioners considered the certification of the petition for the local option election for the sale of alcoholic beverages in Justice Precinct #2. Local Election Director Diana McRae filled Commissioners in on the…

  • Police News

    Police News

    In Huntsville Police news, on the night shift last Saturday two unknown suspects were reported to have sexually assulted a victim in the 600 block of I-45 South. On Sunday’s day shift, police were called…

  • Jail Construction Update

    At Monday morning’s regular session of Walker County Commissioners Court, Construction Project Manager Eddie Smith gave an update on the construction of our new County Jail which really seems to be coming along well .…

  • Political Speculation Begins Concerning Greg Abbott

    Since Governor Rick Perry announced Monday that he will not run for another term, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s spokesperson Matt Hirsch said Abbott, who is Perry’s heir-apparent, will make his intentions known in the…

  • Randy Travis in Critical Condition Tuesday Morning

    Fifty-four-year-old country singing star Randy Travis was reported to be in critical condition in a Dallas area hospital this morning. His publicist, Kirt Webster, said he was hospitalized for viral cardiomyopathy–a heart condition caused by…

  • Commissioners’ Court Meets

    Walker County Commissioners will meet at the courthouse at nine this morning for a regular session. Jail Project Manager Eddie Smith will present an update on construction on the new County Jail. Local Election Director…

  • Governor Perry to Announce Political Decisions Today

    Governor Rick Perry plans a big announcement today about his future in politics. Texas’ longest serving governor may choose to retire or run again. He plans on making the big announcement about his political plans…

  • City Manager Discusses Infrastructure Work Ahead

    As the city manager, city departments, and city council prepare for another round of budget discussions, work continues around the city on infrastructure. City Manager Matt Benoit said during the really hot summer months maintenance…

  • Cheese Recall

    A cheese recall is underway. Whole Foods Market is recalling Crave Brothers Les Freres cheese due to a bacterial infection that made people ill in several states, resulting in at least one death.

  • Sam Houston Tea Party Hosts Forum

    The Sam Houston Tea Party will host another town-wide forum tonight in the Veterans Conference Center from 7 to 8.  Earl Carter will speak on “Fair Tax . . . End the I.R.S.”  Carter served…