Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • President to Attend Memorial Service for West, Texas Plant Explosion Victims

    In memory of the victims who died in the West fertilizer plant explosion, President Obama has ordered flags at federal buildings and military facilities be flown at half-staff. The president will attend a memorial service…

  • HISD May Get Needed Funds

    HISD may get needed money out of a portion of Texas’ Rainy Day Fund. Just this week state senators okayed a deal that would move $5.7 billion dollars from the fund and give it to…

  • Good Shepherd Banquet

    It’s been sold out, but the Good Shepherd Mission will be celebrating several decades of service this evening. Mission Executive Director, Reverend Dave Smith, comments . . . . GOODSHEP4-14-13

  • Extension Agent Lepley on Pet Evacuation during Disasters

    Although no hurricane is imminent now, during the time of the last incident what to do with pets became an issue. At this week’s “Are You Ready?” emergency preparedness seminar, Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator…

  • Health Fair & “Are You Ready?” Seminar Held Tuesday

    Tuesday, Huntsville Memorial Hospital and other local entities brought a Walker County Health Fair and “Are Your Ready” seminars to the Walker County Storm Shelter. Sessions presented last night included presentations by Texas A&M Forest…

  • Stakeholder Committee Reviews Case Study on Huntsville’s Quality of Life

    Tuesday, the Stakeholder Committee for Huntsville looked over the results of a case study designed to come up with suggestions to improve Huntsville’s quality of life. Over the past several months, the group put together…

  • ABC News White House Correspondent Ann Compton Speaks at SHSU

    ABC News White House correspondent Ann Compton spoke at the James & Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center Tuesday in the president’s speaker series “Mingling with the Media.” Ms. Compton had a press conference with local…

  • Police News

    In Huntsville Police news, on the day shift Saturday a known suspect assaulted his brother with a rock in the 600 block of 9th Street. A vehicle was burglarized in the 800 block of Avenue…

  • Belle Chanson Concert this Week

    The local singing group Belle Chanson has a special concert coming up this week. Spokesperson Cheri Yerkes tells us more . . . . BELLECHAN4-23-13

  • West Update

    Three out of four West, Texas schools were rendered unusable in Wednesday’s fertilizer plant explosion there. Monday, however, about 800 students went back to the classroom through the help of school districts in the area.…