Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Fire Truck Purchase Discussed at City Council Session

    During Huntsville’s regular City Council session last week, councilmembers heard a first reading regarding the purchase of a 75-foot custom cab ladder truck for the Huntsville Fire Department and equipment for $715,000. It’s basically replacing…

  • City & TxDOT Join in Publication

    City of Huntsville Deputy City Secretary Kristin Edwards informs us, “On March 7th, 2014, the City of Huntsville in partnership with TxDOT released a publication outlining the ongoing construction at the Interstate 45/State Highway 75…

  • SHSU Professor Mike Yawn Comments on LEAP Organization

    Our guest on “Around Town” this past weekend was SHSU Political Science Professor Mike Yawn. Professor Yawn tells us that the service organization of academically conscientious students, the Political Science Junior Fellows, no longer exists.…

  • Crime Stoppers’ Tip Helped in Local Case

    As we told you in a story last week, 49-year-old Terry Lee Roberts was indicted by a grand jury on two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of robbery. HPD Detective Marvin Hyvl informs…

  • Time Change Sunday Morning

    Daylight Savings Time starts on Sunday, March 9th. At 2 AM this Sunday morning set clocks ahead 1 hour.  

  • Master Gardeners’ Spring Plant Sale Tomorrow

    Walker County Master Gardeners’ Ed Davis says their Spring Plant Sale will be held tomorrow from 8 AM to 2 PM on Highway 75 North just north of the Pilot Truck Stop–just north of Sam…

  • Chamber’s 27th Annual Trade Expo Big Success

    The Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce held their 27th Annual Trade Expo and Taste of Huntsville Thursday at the Fairgrounds. As usual, the big event of vendors displaying their wares and services was a huge…

  • Jail Grand Opening Scheduled

    Local County officials have set a date for the grand opening of the new Walker County Jail. Jail Administrator Steve Fisher has the information . . . . JAILOPENING3-6-14

  • HPD Receives Impaired Driving Mobilization Campaign Award Check

    Thursday morning at City Hall, Traffic Safety Specialist Terri Miller with TxDOT’s Bryan District awarded $3,000 to the City of Huntsville and the Police Department for their participation in the 2013 Impaired Driving Mobilization Campaign…

  • National Book Awards Will Feature Authors

    Mark your calendars. From SHSU’s Department of English, Dr. Amanda Nowlin-O’Banion informs us, “The National Book Awards at Sam Houston is a free event that is bringing three recent National Book Awards finalists to Huntsville…