Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • HISD Press Release-Suspicious Item Found at Stewart Elementary

    Huntsville ISD reports that an item was found at Stewart Elementary School which initially appeared to be a toy gun. Upon further investigation by the campus administration and the Huntsville Police Department, the item was…

  • City Council Awards Roxie Douglas Foundation $5,000 to Help At-Risk Kids

    Tuesday night, the Huntsville City Council awarded $5,000 to the Roxie Douglas Scholarship Foundation and Learning Institute to aid in mentoring and after school programs. New councilmembers Joe Rodriguez and Andy Brauninger took issue with…

  • New Stores Coming to Huntsville

    The City’s “This Week in Huntsville” has informed local readers that three new businesses are coming to Huntsville. Director of Economic and Community Development Aron Kulhavy says the Academy, CVS drug store, and Hampton Inn…

  • Local AFSCME President Lance Lowry Comments on Pension Fund Issues

    In the future, decades from today, current talk is that the state pension system may face a multi-billion dollar shortfall. Officials forecast the pension system, which serves state workers outside higher education and election officials,…

  • Rabies Vaccine Drop for Skunks Scheduled

    The Texas Department of State Health Services informs us area that drops of baits containing rabies vaccine for skunks will begin in late January in East Central Texas. Walker County is included in this area.…

  • “Wastebook 2013″ Released

    Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn released the Government “Wastebook 2013″ Tuesday. This is his annual publication on the U-S government’s outrageously bad spending . . . . COBURNWAST12-17-13 Regarding the airplanes, Senator Coburn said that…

  • City Council Meets

    The Huntsville City Council will meet for a regular session tonight at six at City Hall. Previous to the meeting, at 5 PM, Building Official Mike Roempke will conduct a work session which will include…

  • Charge Against Prehoda Dismissed

    Monday, a misdemeanor charge of interfering with public duties against Precinct #2 Constable Reed Prehoda was dismissed. The charge, which stemmed from a verbal altercation at a SAAFE House Crawfest fundraiser in 2012, was dismissed…

  • Police News

    Police News

    In Huntsville Police news, on the evening shift last Friday a known suspect committed assault with a deadly weapon in family violence in the 100 block of Old Colony. Police were called to an assault…

  • Flooring Issue at New County Jail Discussed by Commissioners

    At Monday morning’s session of Walker County Commissioners, Commissioners discussed an issue of a high moisture content of the floor slab of the new County Jail which is above a standard norm that would result…