Articles Posted in the News Category

  • Justice Center Complex Repair Moving Forward

    The much needed renovation repair to the Justice Center Complex will soon be getting underway. This week in Commissioners’ Court County Purchasing Agent Mike Williford informed commissioners about a recent meeting with architect Kenny Burns,…

  • IRS Commissioner John Koskinen a No-Show at Hearing

    Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony regarding the possible impeachment of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.  Mr. Koskinen did not show up. Virginia Congressman Bob Goodlatte explained the allegations against him . . . .…

  • Disaster Recovery Center Closing

    FEMA spokesperson for our county, Tiana Suber, informs us that the Disaster Recovery Center in Walker County will be closing Friday, May 27th. Residents, however, who were affected by the flooding in April can still…

  • Election Update

    Walker County elections manager Julie Cooper informs us that the total number of voters checked-in during the final day of early voting last Friday was 596; of those voters, 24 voted in the Democratic Runoff,…

  • Commissioners’ Court Meets

    Walker County Commissioners meet for regular session at nine this morning at the courthouse. This morning’s “Consent Agenda” includes an approval for a pay increase for court personnel of the 278th Judicial District that exceeds…

  • Firefighter Jimmy Williams on ESD #2 Growth and Needs

    New Waverly firefighter Jimmy Williams informs us that, “Over the past few years the demand for services in the Emergency Services District has steadily increased, including a 20% increase in the number of 911 calls…

  • Sonny Sikes on Rodeo Now Compared to 20 or 30 Years Ago

    On “Around Town” this past weekend our guests were SHSU rodeo coach Bubba Miller and former SHSU rodeo coach Sonny Sikes. We asked Sonny if there was much difference in rodeo competition today as compared…

  • Trump Wins NRA Endorsement

    As you may have heard, on Friday Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was given the coveted endorsement of the NRA as he promised to protect second amendment rights. In a speech over the weekend at…

  • New Principal Approved for Huntsville High School

    HISD Trustees unanimously approved Justin Grimes as the new principal of Huntsville High School at their regular meeting last night. Mr. Grimes will be coming to HISD from his position as assistant principal at College…

  • Early Voting Update

    Walker County elections manager Julie Cooper informs us that the total number of voters checked-in during early voting Thursday was 354; of those voters, 13 voted in the Democratic Runoff and 341 in the Republican…