Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • State Sales Tax Allocations

    Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is sending cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $679.9 million in local sales tax allocations for July, 9 percent more than in July 2016. These allocations are based…

  • Local pilot killed in plane crash

    Bobby Walls, a retired Southwest Airlines pilot and resident of Huntsville, was killed in an East Texas plane crash Thursday morning around 8 a.m.. Walls and an East Texas man from Brownsboro died in the…

  • Huntsville Memorial Stresses Commitment to residents

    Speculation over the future of Huntsville Memorial Hospital has many wondering whether the closure of the local hospital could become a reality. According to hospital officials, the answer is a definite “NO.” Mac Woodward, HMH…

  • Men Indicted for Abandoning and Endangering Children

    A story in the Huntsville Item reports that 56-year-old Joseph Osili of Huntsville has been indicted by a Walker County Grand Jury on three counts of abandoning and endangering a child for allegedly abandoning and…

  • DPS Commercial Roadcheck Inspections Top 8,000

    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) inspected 8,182 commercial motor vehicles as part of Roadcheck 2017, a national inspection initiative held annually aimed at enhancing commercial motor vehicle safety. The three-day inspection effort took…

  • LEMIT Hosts Training on Trauma-Affected Veterans

    With 1.6 million veterans living in Texas—the second highest population in the country—the state is leading the way in offering training for criminal justice professionals to engage better with those suffering from military trauma and…

  • Road Closure Ahead in Precinct #3

    Walker County Precinct #3 Commissioner Bill Daugette’s office reminds us that Woodland Lane, west of Acorn Hill Drive, will be closed to traffic on Tuesday, July 11th from 9am to 3 pm. They will be…

  • Police News

    Police News

    In Huntsville Police news, looking back through the past several days . . . . On the day shift last Friday, in a case of theft in the 100 block of I-45 a known suspect…

  • New Waverly 4th of July Celebration a Big Success

    New Waverly volunteer fire department firefighter Jimmy Williams informs us that the New Waverly 4th of July celebration was a big success. He reports that the New Waverly Volunteer Fire Department and the New Waverly…

  • Traffic Signal Out at 11th Street and Avenue O

    TXDoT traffic signals at Avenue O and 11th Street/Highway 30 have lost power during street project construction and are not signaling. A flashing red for all three corners of the intersection will appear as soon…