Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Commissioners Look at New FCC Legislation on Inmate Phone Charges

    At their meeting Monday, Walker County commissioners heard from County Purchasing Agent Mike Williford who informed commissioners that, “The Federal Communications Commission has gotten through some new laws that are effective in March for State…

  • Deadline to Register in Time for Primary Election Coming Up

    Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos reminds Texans that February 1 is the deadline to register in time for the March 1st Primary Election. Secretary Cascos said, “This primary election will help decide which candidates…

  • Commissioners Move Forward on Elevator Repair Proposal

    During Monday morning’s session of Walker County Commissioners’ Court, ThyssenKrupp representative Larnell Rogers presented a proposal for the renovation of elevators for three of the County’s buildings. The proposal is for $165,000 as the basic…

  • SHSU “Excellence in Teaching” Nominations

    Sam Houston State University students, faculty, staff, and alumni will have the opportunity to recognize a professor who has made a difference in his or her academic career, or life, by nominating that professor for…

  • Justice Complex Construction-Manager-at-Risk Contract Considered in Commissioners’ Court

    Monday morning, Walker County Commisioners considered approving a Construction-Manager-at-Risk contract with J-E Kingham for the much needed renovation and repair of the Justice complex. County Purchasing Agent Mike Williford addressed Judge Danny Pierce and the…

  • SHSU’s “Real Talk with C-J” Wednesday

    Human trafficking is one of the most lucrative criminal enterprises nationwide, second only to drugs, and Houston is a hub of activity in sexual exploitation, with domestic and international victims that include children and adults,…

  • Chamber’s “Business After Hours” Thursday

    Make plans to attend Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on Thursday, January 28th sponsored by Preferred Partners. The event will begin at 5:15 pm and will be held in the Chamber Board…

  • Grape Industry Growing in Texas

    As we’ve explored in the past how the Texas economy grows with our diverse and plentiful agricultural products, Texas Department of Agriculture administrator Rick Rhodes now fills us in on the growing grape industry in…

  • Commissioners Meet

    Walker County Commissioners will meet for a regular session at nine this morning at the courthouse. County Purchasing Agent Mike Williford will discuss possible approval of options for elevator modernization, the Construction-Manager-at-Risk contract with J…

  • Second Suspect in Trinity Shooting Turns Himself In

    Over the weekend, the Huntsville Item reports that 23-year-old Huntsville man Bobby Ray Adams, Jr. turned himself in to law enforcement authorities in connection to a New Year’s Day shooting in Trinity. A 19-year-old and…