Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • TDCJ Fallen Correctional Officers Remembered Today

    TDCJ is scheduling a special annual event this morning. Spokesperson Robert Hurst updates us . . . .   In Texas, all TDCJ facilities host an employee appreciation day culminating in a memorial service held…

  • Tornadoes In North Texas Thursday

    In North Texas Thursday evening, at least three tornadoes were reported to have hit the ground. Shortly after six, a tornado was reported in Boyd. Shortly before seven last night a tornado was confirmed in…

  • Early Voting Turnout & Saturday Election

    We have the early voting turnout for two elections underway.  The early voting turnout for ESD #2 Special Election in New Waverly is 174 ballots cast.  The Early voting turnout for Riverside Water Special Election…

  • Citizenship Class Presented At Last Council Session

    At this week’s City Council session there was a presentation of 2015 Citizenship Class participants and SHSU student assistants. SHSU’s Center for Law Engagement and Politics Director and Political Science Professor, Mike Yawn, addressed councilmembers…

  • Local Firemen To Get New Radios

    Walker County And City firemen are going to upgrade to a new radio. We talked with Precinct #2 Commissioner Ronnie White who explained the grant and purchase recently approved in Commissioners’ Court . . .…

  • Congressman Brady Met With Local Officials Wednesday To Discuss New Available Funding

    Our 8th District Congressman, Kevin Brady, recently helped pass a two year extension of the Secure Rural Schools funding program in Congress, assuring financial support continues for East Texas counties with federal forest lands. Wednesday…

  • Tornadoes Damage Homes in Oklahoma, Nebraska and Kansas Wednesday

    Wednesday, a tornado damaged homes at Bridge Creek and Blanchard, Oklahoma, which is southwest of Oklahoma City. Around 10 homes were destroyed in Amber, Oklahoma, and 25 were blown apart in Bridge Creek. A dozen…

  • Stroke Prevention Month

    At this week’s regular City Council session, Mayor Mac Woodward read a proclamation for Stroke Awareness and Prevention. Huntsville Memorial Hospital CEO Shannon Brown addressed councilmembers about how the hospital is involved with the issue…

  • PBR Texas Shootout Ahead

    The big Professional Bull Riders Texas Shootout is set for this weekend. Spokesperson Shane Davis tells us more . . . .

  • Applications For Serving On City Board Or Commission Available

    Applications are available for Huntsville residents interested in serving on a City board or commission, or to be considered for re-appointment to current positions ending August 31, 2015. Residents may submit applications to the City…