Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan Wants to Pass Needed Legislation

    Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan presided over the House Speaker Weekly Briefing Thursday. He passed along his view of what needs to be done to pass needed legislation he feels would solve many of the…

  • Gunman Kills Three People in Kansas

    Thursday, an armed gunman killed thee people and injured 14 others in Kansas. Police killed the gunman in a shootout. The mass shooting occurred at the Excel Industries plant in Hesston, Kansas. They make lawnmower…

  • Mac Woodward Wins “Citizen of the Year” Award

    Former Huntsville Mayor and current Director of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, Mac Woodward, was awarded the Huntsville Item’s Citizen of the Year award last night at the Walker County Proud reception at Huntsville High…

  • Early Primary Voting Results

    Walker County Elections Manager Julie Cooper reports that the total number of voters checked-in during early voting Thursday was 601–of those voters, 111 voted in the Democratic Primary and 490 in the Republican Primary. This…

  • Fiery Republican Debate in Houston Last Night

    It was a case of “let’s-go-after-the-guy-with-the-bad-haircut” at the Republican presidential debate last night in Houston. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio in their last major televised debate before Super Tuesday gets here, ganged up in an…

  • Police News

    Police News

    In Huntsville Police news on the day shift Wednesday, in the 1000 block of Trinity Cut Off 22-year-old James Jones was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, unlawful carrying of a weapon, possession of…

  • Future LEAP Events

    SHSU’s Center for Law, Engagement and Politics, or LEAP, engages in and organizes so many events, we are continuing talk about them this week following our “Around Town” program with it’s director, Professor Mike Yawn,…

  • SHSU First-Year College Program

    According to a U.S News ranking, as many as one in three first-year students won’t return for their sophomore year. The first year of college has emerged as the critical threshold for determining college success,…

  • Early Primary Voting Update

    Walker County Elections Manager Julie Cooper reports that the total number of voters checked-in during early voting Wednesday was 494–of those voters, 81 voted in the Democratic Primary and 413 in the Republican Primary. This…

  • Republican Debate Tonight

    Another Republican Presidential Debate will be held tonight. The five remaining candidate’s will get together to spar over the issues tonight at 7:30 at the University of Houston’s Moore’s Opera Center. The center seats 800…