Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Elroy Chester Executed

    Forty-four-year-old Elroy Chester was executed by lethal injection at the Walls Unit in Huntsville Wednesday night. Chester had confessed to murdering five people during a six month period in the Southeast Texas Port Arthur area,…

  • Sam Houston Museum Summer Events

    Sam Houston Memorial Museum Marketing Coordinator Megan Buro tells us that the museum has a lot of exciting things taking place this summer . . . . SAMHOUS6-12-13 Megan said more demonstrations are lined up…

  • Charter Review Committee Met Tuesday Afternoon

    The Huntsville Charter Review Committee got together Tuesday afternoon to discuss several issues of possible revision to the City Charter. One of the issues discussed was Section 14.09 which deals with conflict of interest. Suggested…

  • Hurricane Ike Funds Still Available

    Houston-Galveston Area Council Disaster Recovery Housing Administrator Zelia Brown informs us that “Hurricane Ike assistance is still available for Walker County.” Via e-mail she told us, “While the storm may have taken place 5 years…

  • Local AFSCME Union President Raises Issues on Pay Raises

    AFSCME local union president for TDCJ correctional officers Lance Lowery says their “pay raises were disproportionate to the amount of revenue that was being brought in by the state.” He added, “Other areas that were…

  • Bubba Miller Update on College National Finals

    We talked with SHSU Rodeo Coach Bubba Miller Tuesday morning from out at the College National Finals in Casper, Wyoming. He said they were finishing the second round and at that point the SHSU men’s…

  • Main Street “Junk-A-Palooza” Planned

    Huntsville Main Street has an event coming up. Local intern Ariel Traub tells us more . . . . MAINGARAG6-11-13 If you’d like some more information on this, contact Ariel Traub at 936-295-2150.

  • Water Main Break on 11th Street Info

    Shortly after 11 this morning, Walker County Dispatch reported to us that final patching-up was underway on the water main break on 11th Street in front of Brookshire Brothers in Huntsville. Traffic was reported to…

  • SHSU Theatre Productions for June

    SHSU Theatre Manager Katie Stefaniak informs us that the Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre will present four productions in June . . . ,. SHSUTHEA6-10-13 Ms. Stefaniak says “Zeus Story will begin at 7…

  • New Riverside Polling Place Under Consideration

    In Walker County Commissioners Court Monday, Commissioners heard from Precinct #304 election judge Paula White and the reasons she feels it is necessary to move the #304 polling place in Riverside from the fire station…