Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • TxDOT Urges Superbowl Fans To Plan Ahead For Driving

    With Super Bowl party plans nearing the goal line, the Texas Department of Transportation reminds football fans to drive sober or not at all. TxDOT Executive Director Lt. General Joe Weber reminds everyone that, “The…

  • Robert Ladd Executed

    Fifty-seven-year-old Robert Ladd was executed by lethal injection last night at the Huntsville Unit for the 1996 strangling and beating death of 38-year-old Vicki Ann Garner of Tyler. The U-S Supreme Court rejected his attorney’s…

  • Todd Leatherland Pleads Guilty To Murder

    The Item reports that 37-year-old Todd Leatherland pled guilty Thursday morning in District Judge Hal Ridley’s 278th District Court to one count of first-degree murder. Leatherland is pleading guilty to the July 2014 murder of…

  • Rodeo & Trail Ride Coming Up In February

    A big calf-roping fundraiser and youth rodeo at the Walker County Fairgrounds, and an educational trail ride, are coming up in February. Spokesperson Toriano Bryant tells us all about it . . . .  …

  • White House Press Secretary Says Taliban Are Not “Terrorists”

    The saga of the White House game of semantics when it comes to defining terrorism continues. During the White House press briefing Thursday, a White House reporter found out from White House Press Secretary Josh…

  • Prospect Show-Fundraiser Scheduled This Weekend

    The Huntsville 4-H–FFA Ag Booster and Alumni Club is having a Prospect Show–Fundraiser at the Walker County Fairgrounds this Saturday. It’s open to all counties. The show will feature steers, heifers, goats, lambs and pigs.…

  • Robert Ladd Set For Execution Tonight

    Fifty-seven-year-old Robert Ladd is scheduled for execution tonight at the Huntsville Unit for strangling and beating to death 38-year-old Vicki Ann Garner in 1996. He also set fire to Garner in her Tyler residence. His…

  • Officer In TDCJ Bus Crash Released From Lubbock Hospital

    According to the website Everything Lubbock.com, TDCJ has reported that correctional officer Jason Self, who was injured in a bus crash near Penwell on January 14th, has now been released from Lubbock’s University Medical Center.…

  • Councilmember Olson On Supplying Water To Montgomery County

    Besides the Tenaska supplying link the City is involved with, Huntsville may someday supply water to folks south of us. We recently talked with Mayor Pro Tem and Precinct #4 Counclmember Keith Olson . .…

  • Congressman Brady Comments on President’s “Islamic” Issue

    It appears that the president is allergic to the word Islamic when used as an adjective for terrorist. When it comes to Islamic militants or jihadists, we asked Congressman Kevin Brady, Wednesday, what he thought…