Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Free Flu Shots For County Employees Approved

    Monday morning during their special session, commissioners heard from Administrative Assistant Sherri Pegoda on an agenda item involving the providing of free flu shots to County employees. In addressing Commissioners she said, “Last year, you…

  • Charges Under Consideration In Madisonville Police Dog Death

    According to a story on KBTX -TV, the investigation into the death of Madisonville Police Department’s canine, Baron, has been completed. The dog was reported to have died in the back of his handler’s patrol…

  • Parole Commissioner Pamela Freeman Indicted

    According to the indictment list sent to us from the Walker County District Attorney’s Office, Pamela Freeman has been indicted for tampering with government records. The Houston Chronicle reports that State Parole Commissioner Freeman allegedly…

  • Commissioners Meet This Morning

    Walker County Commissioners meet for a special session at the courthouse this morning at nine. Mark Edwards from the Special Prosecution Unit will discuss approval of the Huntsville Office Lease Agreement. Butch Davis will discuss…

  • It’s Fire Prevention Week

    It’s Fire Prevention Week, and fire departments throughout the state are driving home the theme that Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives. Huntsville Fire Chief Tom Grisham passes along some tips on smoke detectors and alarms…

  • B-J Gaines, Jr. On Budget

    Our guest on “Around Town” this weekend was Precinct #1 Commissioner B-J Gaines, Jr. We asked B-J if he was able to get what he wanted in this year’s new County budget . . .…

  • SHSU Theatre Features Special Presentation Starting Tomorrow Night

    SHSU’s Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre will have a fall premier presentation beginning tomorrow night at 8 at the University Theatre Center’s Erica Starr Theatre. Marketing Coordinator Emily Binetti fills us in . .…

  • Beef Recall Press Release

    CLASS II RECALL                                    HEALTH RISK: LOW Congressional and Public Affairs Lauren Kotwicki (202) 720-9113 FSIS-RC-066-2014   TEXAS FIRM RECALLS GROUND BEEF PRODUCT DUE TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN MATTER CONTAMINATION   WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2014 – Sam…

  • “Fair On The Square” Getting Underway

    The Walker County Pre-Fair Celebration gets underway tonight at 9 o’clock in the “Fair on the Square” Beer Garden with a concert featuring Jerry Diaz and Hanna’s Reef. Tickets are $5 at the gate. Doors…

  • AFSCME Union Makes Legal Move On TDCJ Prison Climate Issues

    A debate is underway to pressure Texas officials to solve what some feel are inadequate climate standards in the Lone Star state’s prison facilities. Local AFSCME Union president Lance Lowry comments on what’s underway .…