Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Michelle Lyons’ TDCJ Lawsuit Returned To Federal Court

    In a story reported on the Houston Chronicle website, former TDCJ spokesperson Michelle Lyons has been granted a trial in her suit alleging she was a victim of gender discrimination in a demotion in 2011…

  • Former Secretary of State James Baker To Speak At SHSU

    SHSU Associate Director of Communications Julia May informs us that former United States Secretary of State–and one of the only four people who have received the Sam Houston Humanitarian Award–James Baker, will come to SHSU…

  • Gulf Coast Trade Center Golf Tournament Needs Sponsors

    Gulf Coast Trade Center’s Program Director John Cardona tells us that they are having a golf tournament on September 19th at Raven Nest called “Tour of Tomorrow” . . . .   For sponsorship information,…

  • Forage Workshop Planned

    Texas AgriLife County Extension Agent Reggie Lepley tells us that AgriLife Extension and the pasture committee will be hosting a pasture and forage workshop on September 16th at 6:30 in the evening at the extension…

  • I-45 Northbound Open At 3 PM Today

    FINAL UPDATE FROM TxDOT: All northbound lanes of IH-45 will be open by 3 PM today. The northbound outside shoulder of IH-45 will remain closed along with the Goree Overpass, until further notice.

  • Commissioners Approved Budget & Tax Rate

    Walker County Commissioners approved a budget and tax rate for the fiscal year 2014-15 at Monday morning’s court session. The Expenditures budget as presented is $32,927,000 as compared to the Fiscal Year 13-14 budget of…

  • Texas Grand Ranch Subdivision Preliminary Plat Approved

    The proposed 2,100 acre Texas Grand Ranch subdivision, planned to be offered off FM 1374 in the southwest part of the county near the National Forest, came closer to fruition Monday morning as Walker County…

  • Alcohol & Drug Workshop Planned This Week

    On Sept. 12th, in the ninth annual Alcohol and Drug Summit, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Initiative will bring together experts from across the SHSU campus for a series of workshops that will show students…

  • No Burn Ban For Walker County For Now

    Still no burn ban in effect for Walker County. Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis addressed commissioners after consulting on the Keetch Byram Drought Index, or KBDI . . . .

  • I-45 Northbound Shut Down At Goree Overpass Because of Accident

    I-45 northbound has been shutdown because of a major accident at the Goree overpass.  A truck-tractor tanker-trailer struck the bridge and caught fire.  The bridge has structural damage, and the Goree overpass has been closed…