Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Emergency Coordinator Butch Davis Passes Along Hurricane Predictions

    Walker County Emergency Coordinator Butch Davis addressed Walker County Commissioners at their regular meeting Monday in regard to Hurricane Awareness Week which comes up next month. He also filled them in on the predicitions for…

  • More on Texas Granch Ranch Subdivision

    More on that proposed Texas Grand Ranch subdivision planned off FM 1374 in the southwest area of the county that we filled you in on yesterday in regard to variance requests approved by commissioners Monday–…

  • World Press Freedom Day To Be Celebrated at SHSU Today

    The Executive Director of SHSU’s Global Center for Journalism and Democracy, Kelli Arena, informs us that students enrolled in their workshop class will be participating in a demonstration and memorial to journalists who were killed…

  • Senator Cruz Calls for Secretary Kerry’s Resignation

    In reaction to Secretary of State John Kerry’s telling world leaders in a closed meeting that he is afraid Israel might become an “apartheid state,” if there is no two-state solution between the conflict between…

  • One Man Dead in Shooting in Trinity

    Around 11:15 last night in Trinity, police found 36-year-old Antonio Clay dead with multiple gunshot wounds on P. Gibson off Walker Street near Fairdale in Trinity. The Trinity Police Department has identified 29-year-old Robert Corley…

  • SM Energy Makes Donations to County Departments

    Exercising their role in the community as caring citizens, SM Energy made two donations to County departments recently. EMS Director John Nabors addressed commissioners at their regular meeting Monday about the gifts . . .…

  • Accident Sunday South of New Waverly

    New Waverly Firefighter Jimmy Williams reports to us that Sunday evening, just after 8, on-duty New Waverly Firefighters were returning from a medical emergency East of New Waverly when they were dispatched to a major…

  • Commissioners Move Forward on Subdivision

    Monday morning, Walker County Commissioners moved a step forward in bringing the Texas Grand Ranch subdivision development to FM 1374. They approved the variance request to drop going through the machinations of a detailed study…

  • Congressman Brady Seeking Ways & Means Chairmanship

    Our 8th District Representative Kevin Brady, who is the current chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, may quite possibly become the next Chairman of the Ways & Means Committee. The current chairman, Congressman Dave Camp,…

  • SHSU History Professor to Sign Copies of ‘Poverty’ Book

    In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a piece of legislation that became known as the “War on Poverty” in response to the national poverty rate reaching 19 percent. The legislation and its effects are…