Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Commissioners Proclaim March 22nd “Larry McDugle Day”

    In Commissioners’ Court Monday–Commissioners, members of the Sheriff’s Office, and others–honored the late Walker County Sheriff’s Captain Larry McDugle with a special proclamation making March 22nd, 2013, “Larry McDugle Day” in Walker County. Reading from…

  • San Jacinto Teenager is “American Idol” Finalist

    An 18-year-old San Jacinto County woman is now one of the top ten finalists on “American Idol.” Shepherd High School graduate Amber Holcomb is in the final running. She will continue performing tonight on the…

  • Commissioners Meet: Update on Jail Construction & Redistricting

    The construction of the new County Jail is really moving along. Walker County Jail Project Manager Eddie Smith updated everyone at Monday morning’s Commissioners’ session. He said they “have six subcontractors on the site right…

  • Trash Bash Successful

    The big “Trash Bash” held at the first of the month came off well. We recently got a report from Precinct #4 Commissioner Tim Paulsel . . . . TRASHBASH3-11-13  

  • Police News

    Police News

    In Huntsville Police news, on the day shift last Friday a burglary was investigated in the 1300 block of Mesquite. On Friday’s night shift, in a case of criminal mischief in the 1100 block of…

  • SHSU’s LEMIT Trains Peer Counselors

    Sam Houston State University continues to move forward in working to improve the many aspects of law enforcement. Criminal Justice Public Relations Officer Beth Kuhles fills us in . . . . PEERCOUN3-11-13  

  • HMH Emergency and Imaging Center Open in Madisonville

    Huntsville Memorial Hospital is excited to announce that the doors for their new Emergency and Imaging Center in Madisonville are officially open. The Madisonville Emergency Center will be open 365 days a year, 24 hours…

  • Red Flag Warning in Effect at Noon

    The National Weather Service says there will be low humidities and breezy northwest winds this afternoon leading to elevated critical fire weather conditions.  Winds will relax this evening ending the fire danger. A Red Flag…

  • Commissioners’ Court Meets

    Walker County Commissioners will get together for a regular session this morning at nine at the Courthouse. This morning’s “Consent Agenda” includes the approval of donating used bulletproof vests to the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s…

  • Sam Houston Statue Visitor Center Millionth Visitor Campaign Continues

    The “Millionth Visitor Campaign” is still moving forward out at the Sam Houston Statue Visitor Center. During Spring Break, they’re adding some fun activities to draw the crowds in and help reach that millionth person.…