Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Earthquake in Mexico

    Today, the death toll continued to climb following a 7.1 earthquake that was centered near the Puebla state town in Mexico called Raboso.   Raboso is located 76 miles southeast of Mexico City. A search for…

  • Hurricane Maria

    Hurricane Maria hit the U-S Virgin Island of St. Croix earlier today and is now hitting Puerto Rico. Maria weakened  to a Category 4 storm with sustained wins of close to 155 miles-per-hour. Hurricane Maria…

  • Council Approves Tax Rate

    Tuesday night, the Huntsville City Council adopted a tax rate for levying taxes for the City of Huntsville for Fiscal Year 2017-18. Councilmember Rodriguez announced the rate . . . .   So, the council…

  • TDCJ Job Fair

    TDCJ informs us that a job fair will be held by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on Thursday, September 21st at the HEARTS Museum in Huntsville from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The address…

  • Snake Bite Seminar Tonight

    Huntsville Memorial Hospital and SHSU are getting together to present a snake bite prevention seminar. It’ll be tonight at the Storm Shelter. The exhibits are available at 5:30, and the presentation is at 6 PM.…

  • President Trump Addresses United Nations

    President Trump addressed the U-N General Assembly Tuesday. During his speech, he made his views regarding issues with the North Korean regime quite clear . . . .   The president also criticized the Iran…

  • Representative Bailes Comments on New Texas Laws

    As we’ve been telling you, District 18 Representative Ernest Bailes visited Huntsville Monday and addressed the Walker County Republican Women’s Club. He talked about new legislation. There is a new law on “straight-party voting .…

  • Hurricane Maria Update

    Overnight, Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean island of Dominica with the intensity of a Category 5 storm ripping roofs from homes and causing flooding. Early this morning, Maria weakened a bit into a Category 4…

  • New Waverly Woman Dies in Accident

    The Huntsville Item reports that Sunday morning 20-year-old New Waverly resident Nicole Lauren Billnoske was killed in an accident when she was hit by two other vehicles in Grimes County. Two others died in the…

  • Commissioners Court- Info on Presidential Letter & Upcoming Applicants Briefing

    At Commissioners’ Court Special Session Monday afternoon, Walker County Judge Danny Pierce read a letter given to him by Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis . . . .   County EMC Butch Davis commented .…