Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Commissioners Meet this Morning

    Walker County Commissioners will meet this morning at nine at the Courthouse. Commissioners will review various departmental reports. Planning and Development Director Andy Isbell will hold a public hearing concerning the closing, vacating, and abandoning…

  • Memorial Day Program

    A Memorial Day program was held at the Veterans Conference Center last night. Jan Cole played a World War II field organ donated by Jack and Sue Compton in memory of Reverend John Hassler. The…

  • SHSU Opens New Woodlands Center

    SHSU will join with the South Montgomery Woodlands Chamber of Commerce for the grand opening of the University’s new academic facility in the Woodlands on Wednesday, May 30th, at 2 PM. SHSU Associate Director of…

  • Fireworks Ban

    Walker County Commissioners have asked us to post this fireworks ban: No person may sell, detonate, ignite, or in any way use fireworks such as skyrockets with sticks and missles with fins in any portion…

  • New Waverly Teacher Charged

    Wednesday, former New Waverly teacher and powerlifting coach Mike Lawrence Carolan was arrested and charged with having an improper relationship with a female student. Carolan was taken into custody by Conroe police and transported to…

  • Memorial Day Service Set for Monday

    This Monday, May 28th, there will be a special Memorial Day Service at the HEARTS Veterans Museum Conference Center. Starting around 6:30, Jan Cole will feature prelude music. HEARTS Veterans Museum Chairman Richie Harris tells…

  • AAA Predicts Holiday Travel Increase

    The American Automobile Association predicts an increase in travel for Americans this Memorial Holiday weekend. They forecast 34.8 million of us will travel 50 miles or more from home during the holiday–that’s an increase of…

  • Commissioners’ Jail Workshop Held Thursday

    Walker County Commissioners, Sheriff Clint McRae, Jail Administrator Captain Steve Fisher, and jail project Architect Ken Burns met Thursday morning to discuss approval of the design development of the plans for the Walker County jail…

  • Wildlife Rehabilitation Available

    Now is the time of year of newly born wildlife squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, and fawns. Some may be injured or lost. If you come across native Texas wildlife in need of help, you can call…

  • Grand Jury Indictments Handed Down

    A Walker County grand jury has indicted 47-year-old George Alfred Vanschenck for the first-degree aggravated robbery of First Financial Bank in Huntsville on March 2nd. Vanschenck, a parolee from New York residing in New Waverly,…