Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Highway 19 Ribbon-Cutting

    The official ribbon-cutting for Highway 19 in Walker County Friday was a major highway safety milestone for the community. Many of those who helped get the highway built were on hand. TxDOT District Engineer Catherine…

  • Commissioners’ Court Meets

    Walker County Commissioners will hold a session this morning at nine at the courthouse. Planning and Development Director Andy Isbell will discuss the Courthouse Plaza Project.  County Judge Danny Pierce will discuss a request for…

  • Sam Houston Folk Festival

    The General Sam Houston Folk Festival is coming to Huntsville Friday, May 3rd, through the 5th. Festival Committee member Mel Strait tells us that Committee Chair Ruth Samuels has “literally secured continuous entertainment for the…

  • Commissioner Paulsel Comments on Tree Cleanup

    Our guest on “Around Town” this past weekend was Walker County Precinct #4 Commissioner Tim Paulsel. We asked him about how the clearing of dead trees in the county was going. I told him I…

  • First Responders and Others Remembered at Ceremony in Waco

    Thursday, upwards of 10,000 people gathered at Baylor University in Waco to remember first-responders and others killed in the recent West Fertilizer Plant explosion. In speeches–President Barak Obama, Governor Rick Perry, Senator John Cornyn and…

  • Bush Library Dedicated

    The George W. Bush Presidential Library was dedicated Thursday on the Southern Methodist University campus in Dallas. The ceremonies were attended by President Barak Obama and Presidents George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton.…

  • Economic Development Coming to Precinct #4

    Precinct #4 Walker County Commissioner Tim Paulsel will be our guest on “Around Town” this weekend. Tim tells us that some economic development is headed for his precinct. He said, “Recently a 13-acre tract of…

  • Richard Cobb Executed in Huntsville Thursday

    Thursday evening, 29-year-old Richard Cobb was executed for the shooting death of one of three people he and a friend abducted in the robbing of a convenience store over a decade ago. Later convicted of…

  • Crime Stoppers Awards Scholarships

    Walker County-Huntsville Crime Stoppers awarded $500 dollar scholarships to two Huntsville High School students Thursday night. The students had to write an essay as well as be interviewed by Crime Stoppers board members. The winners…

  • Bush Library Dedication Today

    The presidential library of former President George W. Bush will be dedicated this morning at ten on the SMU campus. Attending the ceremonies along with President Barak Obama will be former presidents George H.W. Bush,…