Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • HPD Receives Recognition

    Recently, the Huntsville Police Department achieved Best Practices Recognition through the Texas Police Chief’s Association. Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices Review Program Coordinator and retired La Porte Police Chief, Richard Reff, who reviewed HPD, presented…

  • HIV Study Reports Higher Rates in County

    According to a study in the May 2013 issue of “The Professional Geographer,” areas surrounding TDCJ prison facilities report higher HIV rates than those that don’t have the facilities. The study found that in ZIP…

  • I-45 Bridge Cage Discussed in Past

    According to a recent article published in the Huntsville Item, there are no plans to build a cage over the I-45 Highway 30 Overpass. On December 22nd, a 28-year-old man jumped to his death from…

  • SHSU Spring Break Alternative

    The spring semester hasn’t even officially started yet at SHSU, but a refreshingly constructive alternative to Spring Break revelry is already planned. Manager of Communications Jennifer Gauntt  fills us in . . . . SPRINGBREAK1-8-14…

  • Fundraiser for Brittany Buhler

    Huntsville Memorial Hospital registered nurse and mother of three boys, Brittany Buhler, suffered a hemorrhagic stroke near the end of last month. Brittany, the wife of local firefighter Tim Buhler, was flown to Houston’s Memorial…

  • Easement Issues Discussed at Tuesday Night’s Council Session

    A controversy over payment for easements from the City was one of the main focuses of Tuesday’s Huntsville City Council session. Owner of Jerry’s Appliance, Jerry Dewitt, who represented himself and five other citizens felt…

  • Hornet Football Community Meeting

    There was a community meeting with the HISD Board of Trustees Tuesday evening regarding the hiring of a new Hornet’s football coach and athletic director. Over 60 local citizens showed up. The crowd suggested needed…

  • Commissioners Court Approves Jail Phone Equipment Set-Up Costs

    Walker County Commissioners moved forward in getting the new County Jail ready. The new phone equipment has already been ordered, and now the configuration and set-up costs statement of work was approved . . .…

  • Kelly Rich Updates SHSU Alumni & Friends Club Fundraiser

    SHSU Walker County Alumni and Friends Club President Kelly Rich informs us that they will have their annual scholarship fundraiser Monday, January 13th, at the Elkins Lake Clubhouse from 6 to 9 . . .…

  • City Elections Web Page Updated

    The City of Huntsville has just updated its Elections web page with scans of the City’s historic Election Register. City Secretary Lee Woodward says, “Since the 1980s, the Texas Election Code has required that each…