Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Election Results

    The polls are closed, and we have the results!

    29,583 voters, with a total of 6,402 ballots cast. Head into the post to find out the results.

  • Primary Elections Today

    Primary elections are being held in Walker County today through 7 PM. County Election Officer Diana McRae reports that in early voting 2,571 votes were cast. Of those votes, 256 were in the Democratic party…

  • 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…