Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Texas Named Number One Exporting State

    Texas has again been ranked the number one exporting state in the nation by the U.S. Census Bureau, making it the 12th consecutive year Texas has held this position. The state’s export revenues for 2013…

  • TDCJ Offers Hiring Bonus

    Just recently, TDCJ raised the incentive to attract new correctional officers for their facilities plagued with staffing issues. Executive Director Brad Livingston gave his approval to raising the recruiting bonus to $4,000 for new officers…

  • HISD Extends Dr. Johnson’s Contract

    The contract for HISD Superintendent Dr. Steve Johnson has been extended for another year. The decision was announced following a closed-door session of HISD Board of Trustee members Thursday evening. Dr. Johnson was hired in…

  • Downtown Fire Station Renovation Moving Forward

    Improvements have been moving forward at the renovation of the downtown fire station in Huntsville. Chief of Police and Huntsville Public Safety Director Kevin Lunsford filed an update at the regular City Council session this…

  • Affordable College Degree Program Offered

    In response to Gov. Rick Perry’s challenge to Texas institutions of higher education to develop affordable college degree alternatives, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board announced the launch of the Texas Affordable Baccalaureate Degree Program.…

  • Witnesses Give Testimony in Washington over IRS Targeting

    Thursday in Washington, witnesses gave testimony at an investigation into targeting of conservative groups by the IRS. No matter what President Obama said to Bill O’Reilly in a televised interview before the Super Bowl, not…

  • Winter Weather Advisory

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 THIS MORNING.  EXERCISE CAUTION ON ROADS AND BRIDGES.

  • Smith Hill Water Line Replacement

    At this week’s regular session of the Huntsville City Council, councilmembers voted approval for a Task Order for McClure and Browne Engineering and Surveying for the purpose of engineering design services for the Smith Hill…

  • Suzanne Basso Executed

    Fifty-nine-year-old Suzanne Margaret Basso was executed at the Walls Unit at 6:26 last night. She was executed for the murder of a 59-year-old developmentally disabled man, Louis Buddy Musso, in 1998. Her motive was Musso’s…

  • Excellence in Teaching Nominations Sought at SHSU

    SHSU Manager of Communications Jennifer Gauntt tells us that every student that attends SHSU probably can identify at least one professor as his or her favorite. And, if you’re a student, here’s a chance to…