Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Jury Week in Walker County

    The County courts greatly appreciate those local citizens who show up for jury duty every year. In Commissioners’ court this week, County Clerk Kari French talked about a resolution in appreciation of jurors, as well…

  • Preventing Vehicle Theft

    With the thousands of vehicles parked on the streets of Huntsville at any given moment, many vehicles fall prey to burglars. There are ways to help prevent vehicle burglaries. HPD Lt. Jim Barnes recently gave…

  • Early Voting Update

    Walker County elections manager Julie Cooper informs us that the total number of voters checked-in during early voting Monday was 90. This makes for a total of 592 voters checked-in during early voting in the…

  • City Council Meets

    The Huntsville City Council meets for a regular session this evening at six at City Hall. Previous to the meeting at two, they will receive a presentation from Freese & Nichols on the Condition Assessment…

  • Justice Center Rehabilitation Approved

    The Architect who designed our new County Jail, Ken Burns, told County Commissioners Monday morning that the bids are in for the rehabilitation of the Walker County Justice Center and announced the construction company for…

  • Indiana Presidential Primary Underway

    The results of today’s voting in Indiana’s presidential primary may be candidate Ted Cruz’s last chance to stop Donald Trump from getting the Republican nomination. Senator Cruz, however, has promised to stay in the race…

  • Hazardous Mitigation Grant Application Considered by Commissioners

    Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis addressed County Commissioners Monday in regard to having H-GAC, or the Houston-Galveston Area Council, update the County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. The County needs a Hazard Mitigation Plan to…

  • Two Head to Prison for Committing Murder on Federal Land

    U-S Attorney Kenneth Magidson announces that two men have been sentenced to federal prison for 35 years after admitting they murdered a teenager in the Sam Houston National Forest in 2013. Cristian Alexander Zamora and…

  • Early Voting Update

    Walker County elections manager Julie Cooper informs us that the total number of voters checked-in during early voting last Friday was 109.  This makes for a total of 502 voters checked-in during the first week…

  • Commissioners’ Court Meets for Special Session

    Walker County Commissioners Court will meet for a special session this morning at nine at the courthouse. Burns Architecture and J.E. Kingham Construction will discuss for approval the Guaranteed Maximum Price for the rehabilitation of…