Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Cop Killer Executed at Walls Unit

    Thirty-seven-year-old Jefferey Demond Williams, convicted of killing a Houston police officer in 1999, was executed at the Walls Unit Wednesday. Williams shot and killed 39-year-old police officer Troy Blando while he was trying to handcuff…

  • SAAFE House Crawfest Coming in June

    The SAAFE House 8th Annual Crawfest will be held Thursday, June 13th, at the Walker County Fairground from 6 to 10 PM. There will be great food, live music, and a silent auction. They welcome…

  • “Just Between Us” Author-Editors Autograph New Book

    Contributing authors and editors of the book Just Between Us: Stories and Memories from the Texas Pines held a book signing at the Bear Bend Cabin on the grounds of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum…

  • Commissioners Approve Phase #2 of Improvement to Courthouse Environmental System

    During this week’s session of Walker County Commissioners’ Court, the approval of SOLARNET to proceed with Phase #2 of the air control system upgrades for the Courthouse for $20,400 dollars was discussed. Purchasing Agent Mike…

  • Walker County Local Emergency Planning Committee Discusses Issues

    Tuesday morning, the Walker County Local Emergency Planning Committee met to start a process of developing a plan to deal with disasters. Basically, the committee will inform area citizens on what do in case a…

  • City Charter Review Committee Meets

    Having put together a list of questions in regard to the City Charter during the last three months, Huntsville’s City Charter Review Committee members met Tuesday to discuss several issues. Some of the ideas under…

  • Millionth Visitor Campaign Still Underway

    The Sam Houston Statue Visitor Center’s Millionth Person campaign is still moving forward. We talked with City of Huntsville Tourism Director Kimm Thomas Tuesday afternoon . . . . MILLION5-14-13  

  • Farmers Market Opens at West Hill Mall Parking Lot

    Local Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent Reg Lepley tells us the Farmer’s Market opens this morning at 8 . . . . FARMERS5-14-13

  • Courthouse Plaza Project

    Monday, Walker County Commissioners awarded a contract to Legacy Builders to build the courthouse plaza project. The $43,500 dollar project will add seating and improve the general overall appearance at the Sam Houston Avenue entrance.…

  • New Jail Construction Update

    At Monday’s session of Walker County Commissioners’ Court, Jail Project Manager Eddie Smith reported that the rain last week slowed them down a couple of days on pouring concrete for the new County Jail. However,…