Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Trinity County Constable Injured During Escape Attempt

    Tuesday, the Nixle.com website reported that a Trinity County Constable was injured after a man had been taken into custody. The incident occurred around 12:38 PM Tuesday after Precinct #2 Constable Mark Cole and Sheriff’s…

  • County Clerk Kari French Comments On Courthouse Maintenance Issues To Commissioners

    At the regular Walker County Commissioners session this week, County Clerk Kari French addressed having an agreement with a Huntsville TDCJ Unit to have them clean and maintain the courthouse grounds. She expressed her view…

  • Gibbs-Powell House Improvements

    At this week’s regular session of Walker County Commissioners, commissioners approved payment of up to $2,000 to the Walker County Historical Commission for a budgeted match of projects to improve the Gibbs Powell House Museum. …

  • FM 1375 Bridge Over I-45 To Be Closed Thursday

    On Thursday, August 14, at 8 AM, weather permitting, the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) contractor will close the FM 1375 bridge over IH 45 near New Waverly. The IH 45 frontage roads will remain…

  • Registration Deadline Approaches For Bearkat Family Weekend

    Families who want get into the Sam Houston State University spirit, while learning about campus traditions, must register by Aug. 25 for this year’s Bearkat Family Weekend, scheduled Sept. 12-14. The weekend will allow families…

  • Grade Separaton of State Highway 30 and FM 1791 Open

    On Wednesday, August 13th, at 8 AM, weather permitting, the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) contractor will open the Grade Separation on SH 30 which passes under FM 1791 in Walker County to two-way traffic. …

  • Police News

    Police News

    In Huntsville Police news, on Friday’s night shift police were dispatched to an assault in the 2300 block of Sam Houston Avenue–an unknown suspect had assaulted a victim. On the day shift Saturday, police investigated…

  • Elections Director Diana McRae Talks With Commissioners About New Elections Coordinator Position

    In an expansion of one person to the County Elections department to help handle a growing, multifaceted job involving handling elections, Elections Director Diana McRae asked Walker County Commissioners at their meeting Monday that she…

  • Tax Rate Proposed By Commissioners

    Walker County Commissioners voted on a proposed tax rate Monday in court. Walker County Judge Danny Pierce read the agenda item to commissioners . . . . TAXRATE8-11-14 Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the proposed…

  • Robin Williams Found Dead At His Home

    Sixty-three-year old actor-comedian Robin Williams is dead of an apparent suicide. According to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office, Williams was found dead in his residence in Tiburon, California shortly before noon Monday. He was last…