Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Republican Primary Precinct #1 Commissoner Recount Done

    Tuesday, a recount of the Republican Primary vote for Precinct #1 County Commissioner was held. Republican Chair Russell Martinez reports there was no change in the primary results in the race between Jim Willett and…

  • Commissioners Approve Repairing Environmental Control System at Courthouse

    At Monday’s session of Walker County Commissioners’ Court, Commissioners looked into the issue of the environmental control system at the courthouse. McCaffety Electric’s Rob McCaffety and Hunton Trane Systems’ Mike Bee were there to answer…

  • Walker County Transit Plan Public Comment Scheduled

    Coming up, there will be a public meeting to receive comment on the draft of the Walker County Transit Plan with members of the Houston-Galveston Area Council, local elected officials, and Walker County community leaders.…

  • Commissioners’ Court Okays “i-Pads”

    After lengthy discussion, weighing the pros and cons, Walker County Commissioners voted at their regular session this week to approve allowing county employees, at department head approval, to purchase personal i-Pads and have the County…

  • Immediate Burn Ban Implementation Approved for Judge Pierce

    Because of fluctuations toward dryness in the Keetch-Byram Index numbers, a drought index designed for fire potential assessment, Administrative Assistant to County Judge Danny Pierce, Sherri Pegoda, requested in Court Monday that Commissioners allow the…

  • TxDOT Road Closure

    On Thursday, June 14TH, weather permitting; the Texas Department of Transportation’s contractor will permanently close the west side of Old Houston Road at State Highway 19. To access State Highway 19, residents will use Boettcher…

  • Roxie Douglas Scholarship Banquet

    The Roxie Douglas Scholarship Foundation and Learning Institute have chosen Huntsville High School seniors Kriston Minor and Ceidra Coleman as their scholarship recipients for 2012. This year’s Humanitarians are First National Bank president James Coleman,…

  • Commissioners Move Forward on New Jail

    Plans for the new Walker County Jail are moving forward. Steps are underway for proposals from a “C-MAR,” a Construction Manager at Risk for the project. An agenda item authorizing Burns Architecture to proceed with…

  • HCT Children’s Production of “Wizard of Oz” this Weekend

    Huntsville Community Theatre is putting on a wonderful children’s production soon. We recently talked with assistant director David Keithley . . . .

  • County Building Burglarized

    An overnight burglary of two county buildings in New Waverly between last Thursday afternoon and Friday morning is being investigated by the Walker County Sheriff’s Office. The Precinct #4 Commissioners’ Road & Bridge barn and…