Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • City Candidates Speak at SHSU

    SHSU’s Student Government Association hosted a candidate forum at the university last night. Four of the candidates running for city offices showed up–Mayor Mac Woodward, at-large Position #1 candidate Andy Brauninger, Ward #4 candidate Joe…

  • House Committee Interviews CMS Administrator Tavenner

    The House Ways & Means Committee held a hearing Tuesday to receive the testimony of the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services–or CMS–Marilyn Tavenner. Committee member and our 8th District Congressman, Kevin…

  • New Law Requires Farmers and Ranchers to Show Proof of Eligibility for Plates

    A new state law requires farmers and ranchers to show their state comptroller-issued Texas Agricultural or Timber Exemption Registration number before obtaining farm license plates and/or temporary excess weight permits at the Vehicle Registration Office.…

  • DA David Week’s Update on Victims’ Services

    Our guest recently on “Around Town” was Walker County District Attorney David Weeks. Victim services has been a developing area in the justice arena over the past several years. We asked him to update us…

  • Exact Name Match Not Required for Voting with Photo ID

    Texas Secretary of State John Steen reminds voters that when voting in person they will need to present a photo ID, but it is not necessary for the name on the ID and the name…

  • Commissioners Okay Communication Equipment Purchase

    In Commissioners’ Court Monday morning, Commissioners considered approving a contract for a Motorola Dispatch Communications Equipment Upgrade for console and equipment at the Dispatch Center’s answering point to be paid from budgeted funds. County Purchasing…

  • City Candidate Forum Tonight

    SHSU’s Student Government Association will have a candidate forum at six this evening in Room 140 of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Building at 1901 Avenue I. Four council ward seats are on…

  • District Judge Blocks Abortion Provisions

    A U-S district judge has stopped the implementation of two provisions of Texas House Bill #2 opposed by abortion providers saying that they could put an undue burden on women and are therefore unconstitutional. He…

  • Sam Houston Tea Party Presents KrisAnne Hall Tonight

    The Sam Houston Tea Party will host special event speaker KrisAnne Hall tonight from 6:30 to 8:00 at the Walker Education Center. An attorney and former prosecutor, KrisAnne Hall travels the country and teaches the…

  • Postage Fund Use for Voter Registration Mass Mail-out Approved

    In Commissioners’ Court on Monday, Tax Assessor Collector Diana McRae requested approval to use postage funds for the Voter Registration mass mail-out . . . . MAILOUT10-28-13 Commissioners Approved. The mass mailout will take place…