Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • New Councilmembers Sworn-in

    Four at-large City Councilmembers–Don Johnson, James Fitch, Lydia Montgomery, and Keith Olson–were sworn in last night at City hall by Walker County Judge Danny Pierce . . . . At last night’s meeting, Mayor Mac…

  • Commissioners Help Pine Prairie Firefighters with Radios

    Walker County Commissioners got together for a special session at the Courthouse Monday morning. One of major topics for discussion involved radio funding for The Pine Prairie Volunteer Fire Department. Pine Prairie Chief Mark Robinson…

  • SHSU Regents Approve New Degree & Criminal Justice Departments

    A new online business degree offered by Sam Houston State University that targets students who have not been able to enroll in or complete their undergraduate degree in a traditional setting was among the items…

  • Bullet-Resistant Window Approved for Treasurer’s Collection Window

    Walker County Commissioners considered approving a bullet-resistant window for the Walker County Treasurer’s Collection Window at Monday morning’s court session. County Purchasing agent Mike Williford passed passed along various prices including a bullet-resistant window for…

  • Riverside Aggravated Robbery Suspects Arrested

    Two men, 20-year-old Anthony Callahan Jr. and 19-year-old Raison Harris, were arrested for the aggravated robbery of the Dollar General Store in Riverside Thursday evening. The men made off with $290 dollars from the cash…

  • City Council Meets Tonight

    The Huntsville City Council will meet in special session this evening at six at City Hall. Councilmembers will canvass the returns of the regular municipal election of November 6th, administer the oath of office to…

  • Keith Olson’s Council Win Confirmed

    A recount done by hand of the votes in the Huntsville City Council race between incumbent Councilmember Keith Olson and opponent Kendall Scudder confirms Olson’s win on November 6th. The recount tally shows Olson got…

  • “Harnessing Huntsville Potential” Project Planned

    “Harnessing Huntsville Potential” is a new project established by the mayor and city council to study the housing and economic development in Huntsville and Walker County. The City’s community development specialist, Dr. Sherry McKibben, explains…

  • Tickets Available for Chamber Gala

    Tickets are still available for the Chamber’s Annual Gala.  This year’s celebration will be a “Holiday Gala” and will be held in the Lowman Center Ballroom on Friday, November 30th.  The Gala will recognize this…

  • City Council Plans to Discuss Deficit-Cutting Proposals at Tuesday’s Session

    Tuesday, during the Huntsville City Council’s regular session at six, they will consider moves toward lowering a million dollar deficit in a couple of ways. The “Statutory Agenda” includes a proposal to offer an early…