Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • 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…

  • Congressman Brady Comments on “Fiscal Cliff” Ahead

    We talked recently with our 8th District Congressman Kevin Brady and asked him what America’s chances are of averting driving off that fiscal cliff ahead. He said, “Right now in Washington people feel cautiously optimistic…

  • SAAFE House Receiving Donations for Holidays

    Members of the Sam Houston Construction Association surprised SAAFE House with a huge donation of non-perishable food. The Association delivered a total of 5,300 cans of food Tuesday, just in time for Thanksgiving. It took…

  • Missing Trinity County Girl Found Safe

    Eleven-year-old Savannah Hurley from Trinity County, who was allegedly abducted by her mother Monday following a confrontation with Child Protective Services, was found safe by Trinity County Sheriff’s deputies around three Tuesday afternoon. She was…

  • Former U-S Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Featured at SHSU’s “President’s Speaker Series”

    Former U-S Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez was the guest speaker at SHSU’s President’s Speaker Series Tuesday. As counsel to the president in 2001, he was with Bush on September 11th. At a press conference before…

  • Library Plans Identity Theft Seminar

    Huntsville Public Library Adult Programming Services Coordinator Denise Tilson tells us that identity theft is on the rise. She says, “It’s not confined to people who go online–it’s everybody . . . .” Ms. Tilson…

  • City of Huntsville Solid Waste Schedule

    The City of Huntsville Solid Waste Transfer Station and Recycling Facility will observe Thanksgiving Day on both Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. Due to the closure for the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be…

  • 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…