Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Mayor Mac Woodward Looks Forward to New Year

    The City of Huntsville is heading into a new year, and our mayor, Mac Woodward, is optimistic . . . . MACNEWYR12-28-12

  • Commissioners’ Court Meets

    Walker County Commissioners will meet for a special session at the courthouse at nine this morning. Purchasing Agent Mike Williford will discuss, for approval, the purchase of a 2013 F350 Horton Concept-3 ambulance from budgeted…

  • Jail Administrator Captain Fisher Comments on Old Jail Overcrowding

    On FM 2821, you may have noticed the grounds being prepared for the new County Jail. Our “Around Town” guest this weekend was Jail Administrator Captain Steve Fisher. Captain Fisher filled us in on the…

  • CASA Needs Volunteers

    Adult volunteers are needed to become the voice for abused children in Walker, San Jacinto, and Trinity Counties. Volunteer advocates must be 21 years or older and able to pass an extensive background check. Applications…

  • 27 Reported Killed, Including 18 Children, in Elementary School Shooting in Connecticut

    Initial press reports say 27 people are dead, including 18 children, in a shooting at Sandy Foot Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. The shooter, who is also reported dead, was a 20-year-old male. A press…

  • Man Rescued from Car on Highway 190 East Thursday

    Thursday, Walker County Emergency personnel were able to help an unidentified man escape serious injury in a one-vehicle accident where he was trapped in his vehicle which caught fire on Highway 190 East near Dodge.…

  • Bearkats Travel to Washington Today

    The SHSU Bearkats football team will be traveling to Cheney, Washington today to play in the the FCS NCAA Division 1 semifinals Saturday afternoon against the Eastern Washington Eagles. There will be a big Bearkat…

  • City of Huntsville Employees Recognized for Years of Service

    The City of Huntsville recognized 78 employees Wednesday for reaching a range of milestones in their municipal careers. The recognitions, which took place during the City’s annual Employee Service Luncheon, were for those employees who…

  • Bubba Miller Comments on Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

    We talked with SHSU Rodeo Coach Bubba Miller Thursday morning, and he said things were going great for the Bearkat Rodeo Athletes at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas . . . .…

  • Christmas Tree Fire Safety Advice

    Many Christmas trees are already up in homes across Walker County. However, if you’re about to go shopping for a real tree or about to put one up, Fire Chief Tom Grisham has some fire…