Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Stabbing Results in Fatality at Spring High School

    Seventeen-year-old Luis Alonzo Alfaro has been charged with murder as the result of a knife fight at Spring High School Wednesday. Seventeen-year-old student Joshua Broussard died in the stabbing. Three students were transported to the…

  • Siren Testing on SHSU Campus Today

    Today on the Sam Houston State University campus there will be a demonstration of a new mass speaker cluster that will play a series of siren sounds testing SHSU’s emergency notification. The 30-minute demonstration will…

  • City Budget Packages Approved

    Tuesday night, Huntsville City Councilmembers approved 27 out of 28 decision packages for the 2013-14 budget. A decision on administrative positions for the Main Street program have been postponed to their September 17th meeting. City…

  • Commissioners Discuss Budget & Taxes

    Walker County Commissioners held a public hearing on the proposed budget Tuesday morning which includes a raise in the tax rate to 67.78 cents per $100 taxable assessed valuation. No citizens showed up to express…

  • Walker County Voting Update

    The November 5th Regular and Special Election is fast approaching, and the deadline to register to vote or make any changes to name or address information is October 7th. Walker County Election Officer, Diana McRae…

  • Commissioners Emphasize No Burning

    Walker County remains under a “Burn Ban.” At their meeting Tuesday commissioners emphasized the importance of not burning during this dry time of the year, including Precinct #1 Commissioner B-J Gaines, Jr., who talked about…

  • Duck Commander’s Grant Taylor Speaks in Huntsville

    Tuesday, Grant Taylor from Duck Commander a West Monroe Louisiana company which produces duck calls and other merchandise, spoke at the Huntsville Church of Christ on Highway 30 at a luncheon presented by the Chamber…

  • City Council Meets

    The Huntsville City Council will meet for a regular sesion at six this evening at City Hall. Tonight’s “Consent Agenda” includes the acceptance of an award for $10,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts…

  • No Refusal Weekend Yields Arrests

    During the “No Refusal” initiative on Thursday, the 29th, more than 10 arrests were made by the Huntsville Police Department and DPS. Assisting them were attorneys with the D-A’s office, Walker County Sheriff’s personnel, along…

  • Local Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty

    According to a published report, Cedric Keith Oliphant has pled guilty for falsifying client tax returns after several of his customers noticed discrepencies in their returns. According to District Attorney David Weeks, Oliphant “either gave…