Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • 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…

  • HISD Public Meeting on Coach & Athletic Director

    The HISD Board of Trustees is holding a community meeting tonight to get input about the characteristics and experiences the community-at-large would like to see in the new Director of Boys’ Athletics and Head Football…

  • SHSU Walker County Area Alumni Second Annual Meeting

    SHSU Walker County Area Alumni and friends will host their second annual meeting on Monday, January 13th, from 6 to 9 PM at the Elkins Lake Clubhouse. Spokesperson Toni Bruner tells us more . .…

  • City Council Meets

    The Huntsville City Council meets for a regular sesion this evening at six at City Hall. Councilmembers will hear a presentation on Huntsville Police Department Best Practices Recognition. Tonight’s “Consent Agenda” includes the second reading…

  • Commissioners Approve Filing Appeal to TCEQ

    In a special session Monday morning, Walker County Commissioners approved making an appeal to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding an out-of-compliance delivery certificate on equipment at a Precinct #2 fuel facility. Commissioner White…

  • 116-Year-Old Farmhouse Destroyed in New Waverly Fire

    New Waverly Firefighters responded just before 1 PM Monday to a house fire on Marion Lane, just South of the City. Within five minutes of the initial 9-1-1 call, the first crews were on the…