Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • HEARTS Museum Breaks Ground for Vietnam Memorial Bridges

    Wednesday, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for two new Vietnam Memorial bridges at the HEARTS Veterans Museum. Museum director Richie Harris said construction of the bridges should be completed in around 3 months. For donation…

  • HVAC Replacement Approved for D-A’s Building

    With summer here, not only is the Courthouse air conditioning system to be improved–they’ll be working on the District Attorney’s office building, as well. This week, Walker County Commissioner’s Court considered a bid for HVAC…

  • City Still Seeking Survey Participants

    Time is running out for Huntsville residents to participate in the City of Huntsville’s 2012 Citizen Survey, and all residents who have not yet done so are encouraged to take a few moments to provide…

  • Power Being Restored Following Last Night’s Storm

    In the aftermath of last night’s storm, the local law enforcement dispatch center for Huntsville and Walker County around five this morning reported several power lines down around the city overnight. The dispatcher reported that,…

  • Republican Primary Precinct #1 Commissoner Recount Done

    Tuesday, a recount of the Republican Primary vote for Precinct #1 County Commissioner was held. Republican Chair Russell Martinez reports there was no change in the primary results in the race between Jim Willett and…

  • Commissioners Approve Repairing Environmental Control System at Courthouse

    At Monday’s session of Walker County Commissioners’ Court, Commissioners looked into the issue of the environmental control system at the courthouse. McCaffety Electric’s Rob McCaffety and Hunton Trane Systems’ Mike Bee were there to answer…

  • Walker County Transit Plan Public Comment Scheduled

    Coming up, there will be a public meeting to receive comment on the draft of the Walker County Transit Plan with members of the Houston-Galveston Area Council, local elected officials, and Walker County community leaders.…

  • Commissioners’ Court Okays “i-Pads”

    After lengthy discussion, weighing the pros and cons, Walker County Commissioners voted at their regular session this week to approve allowing county employees, at department head approval, to purchase personal i-Pads and have the County…

  • Immediate Burn Ban Implementation Approved for Judge Pierce

    Because of fluctuations toward dryness in the Keetch-Byram Index numbers, a drought index designed for fire potential assessment, Administrative Assistant to County Judge Danny Pierce, Sherri Pegoda, requested in Court Monday that Commissioners allow the…

  • TxDOT Road Closure

    On Thursday, June 14TH, weather permitting; the Texas Department of Transportation’s contractor will permanently close the west side of Old Houston Road at State Highway 19. To access State Highway 19, residents will use Boettcher…