Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Teacher Job Fair at SHSU

    Mark your calendars. More than 90 schools and school districts will be talking to potential educators on Wednesday, March 20th, during the Spring Teacher Job Fair. The fair will be held from 9 a.m. to…

  • Vatican Presents New Pope

    Catholics have a new pope. He is Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina . . . . NEWPOPE3-13-13 The 76-year-old is the first Jesuit pope. The new leader of 1.2 billion Catholics is the church’s 266th…

  • City Charter Review Committee Meets

    The 2013 City Charter Review Committee got together last night to discuss various issues covered in the document. Issues discussed included length of councilmember terms, accepting citizen input, municipal boundaries, and councilmembers’ roles in personnel…

  • Liberty & Walker County Interlocal Shelter Agreement Approved

    At this week’s session of Walker County Commissioners, Walker County Emergency Coordinator Butch Davis filled commissioners in on an interlocal agreement on the local shelter regarding Liberty and Walker Counties. Davis said, by 2008 “we…

  • Police News

    Police News

    In Huntsville Police news, on Monday’s day shift a vehicle burglary was investigated in the 7600 block of Highway 75 South–entry was forced. In the 100 block of I-45 South, an unknown suspect was reported…

  • 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…