Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Old Crabbs Prairie Schoolhouse Burns

    Wednesday afternoon a fire destroyed the old Crabbs Prairie Schoolhouse near the intersection of Highway 75 North and FM 1696. The building had been converted into a residence by owners Max and Jessie Powell. They…

  • Trade Expo & Taste of Huntsville Today

    The big 26th Annual Trade Expo and Taste of Huntsville happens today from 4 o’clock to 7:30 in the Main Exhibit Hall at the Walker County Fairgrounds on Highway 30 West. Admission is $2 dollars…

  • Police News

    Police News

    There was a rash of burglaries in Huntsville Tuesday morning. Three residential burglaries were investigated in the 5000 block of Sam Houston Avenue, also that morning there was forced entry into a business in the…

  • City Receives Awards

    At this week’s regular City Council session, City Manager Matt Benoit passed along information about a couple of awards the City had recently earned . . . . BENOITAWAR3-6-13 Benoit gave special recognition to Becky…

  • Mock Tornado Drill Held

    Wednesday morning, in conjunction with Severe Weather Awareness Week in Texas, a mock tornado drill was performed in Walker County in cooperation with area schools. The Community Emergency Response Team along with the Walker County…

  • City Council Discusses Rules Issues

    The Huntsville City Council met in regular session last night at City Hall. A concern was raised by City Councilmember Ron Allen regarding the Rules of Procedure for councilmembers which is being worked on .…

  • Trade Expo & Taste of Huntsville Tomorrow

    The big Trade Expo is almost here. Spokesperson Shannon Higbie updates us . . . . TRADEXP#1-3-5-13 They’re also planning a great Taste of Huntsville this year. Spokesperson John Cole fills us in . .…

  • SAAFE House “Strike Out Abuse” Bowling Tournament Coming Up

    All bowlers or SAAFE House supporters are encouraged to sign up to have a team and/or a sponsorship for the 10th Annual Strike Out Abuse tournament March 23rd at Huntsville Lanes. Come show off, or…

  • AFSCME President Lance Lowery Comments on Mineral Wells Facility Closing

    A panel of the Texas Senate Finance Committee has agreed to the closure of the $54 million dollar, 2,200 bed, private prison operated in Mineral Wells by Corrections Corporation of America. The committee agreed to…

  • DPS Increases Spring Break DWI Enforcement

    The Texas Department of Public Safety will increase DWI patrols from March 8th through March 17th–one of the most active Spring Break periods in Texas. DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at…