Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Alleged Killer of TDCJ Officer at Robertson Unit Identified

    The Department of Criminal Justice’s Office of Inspector General is reported to be putting together a case to present to the district attorney in Jones County in regard to the death of 55-year-old TDCJ Robertson…

  • Body Discovered North of Bedias

    KBTX Channel 3 has reported that deputies in Grimes County are looking into a possible homicide as a result of  the discovery of a body north of Bedias last Thursday. Grimes County Sheriff’s Office Captain…

  • “Burn Ban” Implemented

    Judge Danny Pierce and Walker County Commissioners officially implemented a “Burn Ban” for Walker County which began at noon yesterday and continues until further notice. Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis addressed commissioners in…

  • City Council Meets

    The City Council meets for a regular session at the courthouse tonight at six. Previous to the regular meeting, they will hold a “Work Session” at 4 PM to discuss a potential bond election for…

  • Melania Trump Speaks at Republican Convention

    Introduced by her husband, one of the highlights of the first night of the Republican convention in Cleveland was a speech by Donald Trump’s wife Melania . . . .   Born in what is…

  • Three Officers Killed in Shooting in Baton Rouge

    Sunday morning, three policemen were killed and three others were wounded at a shooting at a gas station in Baton Rouge.  The suspect in the shooting was shot by police.  The shooter who killed three…

  • Republican Convention Underway

    The 41st Republican National Convention gets underway today at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Over 4,770 delegates, including alternates, are expected to be there. The convention will continue through Thursday July 21st when Donald…

  • Commissioners Meet

    The Walker County Commissioners Court will have a special session this morning at nine in the Commissioner’s Courtroom. Among the topics Commissioners will look at are the proposed budget for fiscal year 2016-2017. Commissioners will…

  • SHSU One-Way Street Conversions Completed

    The conversion of Bobby K. Marks Drive and Bearkat Boulevard to one-way traffic has been completed. The over 200 paid parking spaces have also been added along these street segments. Paid parking signs explaining the…

  • Genealogy Weekend at Library

    The  Annual Frances Sprott Goforth Memorial Geneaology Weekend will be held next month at the library.  It’s an opportunity to learn, study and gather information about your family’s history. Librarian Mary Kokot tells us more…