Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Two Head to Prison for Committing Murder on Federal Land

    U-S Attorney Kenneth Magidson announces that two men have been sentenced to federal prison for 35 years after admitting they murdered a teenager in the Sam Houston National Forest in 2013. Cristian Alexander Zamora and…

  • Early Voting Update

    Walker County elections manager Julie Cooper informs us that the total number of voters checked-in during early voting last Friday was 109.  This makes for a total of 502 voters checked-in during the first week…

  • Commissioners’ Court Meets for Special Session

    Walker County Commissioners Court will meet for a special session this morning at nine at the courthouse. Burns Architecture and J.E. Kingham Construction will discuss for approval the Guaranteed Maximum Price for the rehabilitation of…

  • HPD Lt. Jim Barnes Comments on the Dangers of Texting and Driving

    Texting and driving is dangerous and can result in a fatal accident. Looking away from the road for any amount of time can be very hazardous. Remember, at 60 miles-per-hour a vehicle travels 440 feet…

  • Palestine Grandmother and Three Grandchildren Killed in Flood

    KBTX 3 reports that around 3:45 Saturday morning in Palestine 64-year-old Lenda Asberry and her three grandchildren were found drowned following flooding there. According to the report, around 7 1/2 inches of rain fell in…

  • Graduating SHSU Art Students Exhibit Works

    More than two dozen Sam Houston State University art students will end the semester by highlighting the work they’ve spent 16 weeks completing during two exhibits at the Gaddis Geeslin Gallery and the Satellite Gallery.…

  • Cinco de Mayo Saturday

    LULAC of Huntsville representative John Escobedo tells us that the organization and the Walker County Unidos would like to invite the community to come out and celebrate their fifth annual Cinco de Mayo Festival this…

  • Madisonville Jail Escape & Shooting

    KBTX 3 reports that Thursday morning a rancher in Madison County said a former employee of his had fired shots at his residence. Thirty-seven-year-old Jason Garrett had escaped from the County Jail prior to the…

  • Baltimore TV Station Incident

    Thursday, a 25-year-old man walked into a Baltimore TV station threatening to blow it up. The man did not cooperate with police officers who arrived on the scene, and as he walked out of the…

  • Protests at Trump Rally

    Late Thursday night, at least 20 protesters were arrested outside a Donald Trump rally at the Orange County Fair and Event Center in California.  There were no major injuries reported. One protester jumped up on…