Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Commissioners’ Court Meets

    Walker County Commissioners meet this morning at nine at the courthouse. On today’s “Statutory Agenda,” Assistant District Attorney Quentin Russell will discuss approval of a resolution for capital trial reimbursement. County Purchasing Agent Mike Williford…

  • SHSU’s “Real Talk with CJ” Features Task Force Chief’s Presentation on Fraud

    SHSU is having another “Real Talk with C-J” presentation this afternoon on campus. Criminal Justice Publications Coordinator Beth Kuhles has the details . . . . KUHLESCJ2-7-14  

  • SHSU’s National Pan-Hellenic Council Taking Nominations

    In honor of Black History Month, Sam Houston State University’s National Pan-Hellenic Council is taking nominations for students, faculty and staff who have impacted the community and exemplify leadership skills to pay tribute to historic…

  • Use of Technology Continues to Grow in Libraries

    We had a couple members of the Huntsville Public Library’s staff as our guests on “Around Town” this past weekend. We asked Assistant City Librarian Tosha Gibbs, “How important is technology in today’s public libraries.…

  • Texas Named Number One Exporting State

    Texas has again been ranked the number one exporting state in the nation by the U.S. Census Bureau, making it the 12th consecutive year Texas has held this position. The state’s export revenues for 2013…

  • TDCJ Offers Hiring Bonus

    Just recently, TDCJ raised the incentive to attract new correctional officers for their facilities plagued with staffing issues. Executive Director Brad Livingston gave his approval to raising the recruiting bonus to $4,000 for new officers…

  • HISD Extends Dr. Johnson’s Contract

    The contract for HISD Superintendent Dr. Steve Johnson has been extended for another year. The decision was announced following a closed-door session of HISD Board of Trustee members Thursday evening. Dr. Johnson was hired in…

  • Downtown Fire Station Renovation Moving Forward

    Improvements have been moving forward at the renovation of the downtown fire station in Huntsville. Chief of Police and Huntsville Public Safety Director Kevin Lunsford filed an update at the regular City Council session this…

  • Affordable College Degree Program Offered

    In response to Gov. Rick Perry’s challenge to Texas institutions of higher education to develop affordable college degree alternatives, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board announced the launch of the Texas Affordable Baccalaureate Degree Program.…

  • Witnesses Give Testimony in Washington over IRS Targeting

    Thursday in Washington, witnesses gave testimony at an investigation into targeting of conservative groups by the IRS. No matter what President Obama said to Bill O’Reilly in a televised interview before the Super Bowl, not…