Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • West Update

    Three out of four West, Texas schools were rendered unusable in Wednesday’s fertilizer plant explosion there. Monday, however, about 800 students went back to the classroom through the help of school districts in the area.…

  • Boston Marathon Bomber Charged

    The 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev,  was charged Monday while in his hospital room with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill. He could possibly receive the death penalty. In…

  • “Are You Ready” Workshop Today

    Huntsville Memorial Hospital’s Manager of Emergency Management and Security, Matt McDaniel, tell us that the Walker County “Are You Ready?” Emergency Management Workshop is today with the outdoors segment segment open at 3:30 at the…

  • Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month

    In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month each April,  SAAFE House has a number of events and activities hosted to raise the awareness of the community. On Wednesday, April 24th, they ask businesses,…

  • 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