Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Fair on the Square a Success

    It looks like attendance was up for the 39th Annual Fair on the Square this weekend in Huntsville. One estimate was put at 10 to 15-thousand. Organizers, fairgoers, and vendors felt this fair was more…

  • Alarm Permits Update

    The City of Huntsville recently amended its alarm ordinance, requiring those utilizing commercial and residential alarms within the city to have permits. The ordinance also outlines penalties for excessive false alarm calls at a given…

  • Texas Prison Museum Update

    Our guest on “Around Town” over the weekend was Texas Prison Museum Director Jim Willett. Jim projects the number of visitors will be up this year . . . . TEXPRIS#1-10-4-13 Jim tells us they’re…

  • Flags Fly at Half-Staff Today for Sgt. Virgil LaRue

    The City of Huntsville was granted permission by Governor Perry’s office to fly flags at half-staff today in honor of Sgt. Virgil LaRue, a WWII veteran and survivor of the Bataan Death March. Sgt. LaRue…

  • Fair on the Square Kicks Off

    The big Fair on the Square hits town this weekend in Huntsville. Tonight, the Rosenwall Band and Aubrey Lynn will be featured in the Pre-Fair on the Square concert. Tickets are $5 at the gate.…

  • Rachel Willeford Withdraws from Council Race

    Huntsville City Council candidate Rachel Willeford has officially dropped out of the race to fill the unexpired term of former at-large position #1 Councilmember James Fitch because of recent moving plans. Andy Brauninger will run…

  • 33-Year-Old is SHSU Homecoming Queen Candidate

    Among this year’s homecoming queen candidates at SHSU is a determined 33-year-old woman. We asked education major Teri Clark why she decided to run at the age of 33? . . . . QUEENHOME10-3-13 Teri…

  • Texas Prison Museum Update

    Texas Prison Museum Director Jim Willett fills us in on a couple of things coming up at the museum . . . . PRISONMUS10-3-13 Jim Willett will be our guest on “Around Town” this weekend.

  • Pentobarbital Source for TDCJ Revealed

    In response to a Freedom of Information request from the Associated Press, TDCJ has made documents available which show they bought eight vials of the execution drug pentobarbital in September through a Houston suburban compounding…

  • City Announces New Finance Director

    The City of Huntsville has a new Finance Director.  He is Steve Ritter. City Manager Matt Benoit made the announcement at this week’s regular session of the council . . . . NEWCITFIN10-2-13