Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Community Planning Meeting Held Wednesday

    Wednesday morning at 9:30–Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis, local Community Plan Coordinator David Anderson, along with representatives from the H-GAC–met with local criminal justice officials, victim’s assistance agencies, and concerned citizens at the…

  • Commissioners Replace Sheriff Vehicles

    At their last regular session this week, Walker County Commissioners voted approval of replacing five sheriff’s vehicles with five 2013 Chevrolet Tahoes from Caldwell Country Chevrolet. One vehicle was also replaced at the Jail. Precinct…

  • 301 Million Trees Killed by Drought in Texas

    A Texas A&M Forest Service survey of hundreds of forested plots scattered across the state shows 301 million trees were killed as a result of the devastating 2011 drought. The number was determined by a…

  • Police News

    Police News

    In Huntsville Police news, on Monday’s night shift police investigated an assault by a known suspect resulting in minor injuries in the 1000 block of 8th Street. Also, police found at the same address, a…

  • Pre-Fair Beer Garden and Fair on the Square Coming Up

    The Fair on the Square is coming up in Huntsville October 6th. Coming up on Friday, October 5th, there’ll be a pre-fair celebration beer garden. Fair spokesperson Sam Moak updates us . . . .…

  • City Council Holds Public Hearing for Boys & Girls Club

    Tuesday night, the Huntsville City Council held a public hearing. The Boys and Girls Club of Walker County is asking for an additional in-kind funding match in order to apply for a grant from FEMA.…

  • Local Vet Shot in Target Shooting Accident

    Huntsville veterinarian Dr. Basil Long is expected to recover fully after receiving a gunshot wound in the back from what is believed to be a target shooting accident Friday. He was hit in the back…

  • HISD Superintendent Dr. Johnson on Start of School

    At Monday’s session of the HISD Board of Trustees, Superintendent Dr. Steve Johnson updated everyone on the start of school. He said they were up in enrollment. The enrollment figures for Monday showed 6,324 students.…

  • Commissioners’ Court Discusses Economic and Tax Abatement Policy

    At Monday’s session of Walker County Commissioners’ Court, Comissioners approved their Economic Development policy and their Tax Abatement Policy. They had help from Marsh Darcy Partners, a consulting firm from Houston, and from a local…

  • Community Planning Meeting Today

    This morning at 9:30 there will be a Criminal Justice Community Planning Meeting held in the Walker County Storm Shelter. The purpose of the meeting is to develop a plan that identifies gaps in services…