Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • City Council Meets Tonight

    The Huntsville City Council meets for a regular session tonight at six at City Hall. Previous to the regular session, a workshop on business retention and recruitment by the Buxton company and director of Works…

  • Storms Cause Power Outages in Area Today

    There were scattered power outages throughout the county this morning because of lightning and the high winds causing trees to fall on power lines in various locations. Entergy’s Stan Foley reports there were about 2,000…

  • Boil Water Notice Trinity Plantation Only

    Due to conditions which have occurred recently on the South System, Trinity Rural Water Supply, through the offices of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, has required the systems to notify all customers to boil…

  • SHSU Tree of Light Ceremony Tonight

    SHSU’s 92nd annual Tree of Light Ceremony will be tonight at six at Bearkat Plaza. Associate Director of Student Activities Brandon Cooper says, “All SHSU faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the Huntsville community are invited…

  • Lee Drain Building at SHSU Closed Earlier Due to Elevator Motor Burnout

    Sam Houston State University Assistant Police Chief James Fitch informed us earlier today that the fire truck and police car activity on the university campus was in regard to a fire alarm at the Lee…

  • Burn Ban in Effect at Noon Today

    A burn ban for Walker County was implemented by Walker County Judge Danny Pierce to go into effect at noon today.  No burning of trash on the ground OR in barrels will be allowed.  The…

  • Local AFSCME Union President Lowery on Need for TDCJ Raises

    Local AFSCME correctional employee union president Lance Lowery contacted us recently about some concerns the organization has for TDCJ understaffing and safety. Lowery told us, “On October 1st, we had asked for the governor to…

  • Commissioners Meet

    Walker County Commissioners will meet for a regular session at the courthouse at nine this morning. Commissioners will look at departmental reports. Agrilife Extension Agent Reg Leppley will discuss approval of a Memorandum of Understanding…

  • Commissioner Gaines’ Update on New Jail

    Our guest on “Around Town” this past weekend was recently re-elected Precinct #1 Commissioner B-J Gaines, Jr. We asked him how the new County Jail was coming along . . . .

  • Holiday Shopping Sets Records

    According to a survey released by the National Retail Federation, shoppers made history at stores and websites during the Thanksgiving weekend. The survey says 247 million shoppers visited websites and stores starting the day of…