Articles Posted in the News Category

  • I-45 Northbound Open At 3 PM Today

    FINAL UPDATE FROM TxDOT: All northbound lanes of IH-45 will be open by 3 PM today. The northbound outside shoulder of IH-45 will remain closed along with the Goree Overpass, until further notice.

  • Commissioners Approved Budget & Tax Rate

    Walker County Commissioners approved a budget and tax rate for the fiscal year 2014-15 at Monday morning’s court session. The Expenditures budget as presented is $32,927,000 as compared to the Fiscal Year 13-14 budget of…

  • Texas Grand Ranch Subdivision Preliminary Plat Approved

    The proposed 2,100 acre Texas Grand Ranch subdivision, planned to be offered off FM 1374 in the southwest part of the county near the National Forest, came closer to fruition Monday morning as Walker County…

  • Alcohol & Drug Workshop Planned This Week

    On Sept. 12th, in the ninth annual Alcohol and Drug Summit, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Initiative will bring together experts from across the SHSU campus for a series of workshops that will show students…

  • No Burn Ban For Walker County For Now

    Still no burn ban in effect for Walker County. Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis addressed commissioners after consulting on the Keetch Byram Drought Index, or KBDI . . . .

  • I-45 Northbound Shut Down At Goree Overpass Because of Accident

    I-45 northbound has been shutdown because of a major accident at the Goree overpass.  A truck-tractor tanker-trailer struck the bridge and caught fire.  The bridge has structural damage, and the Goree overpass has been closed…

  • Commissioners Meet This Morning

    The Walker County Commissioners’ Court will have their regular meeting this morning at 9 at the courthouse. On the commissioners’ statutory agenda, the court will hold a Public Hearing on the county’s proposed budget for…

  • Big Marijuana Bust On I-45

    Last week, a Walker County Deputy conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 45 North for a routine traffic violation. Captain of Operations for the Sheriff’s Department Tim Whitecotton said, as the deputy approached the vehicle,…

  • 4-H Activities

    If you or your 4-H member are interested in participating in Horse Judging, Livestock Judging, Ag Product ID, Beef Quiz Bowl, Healthy Lifestyles, Consumer Decision Making, or Food Challenge this year, practices and some contests…

  • Verd’ika Corps For Kids At Library Today

    On September 8th at 4:00 PM, the Huntsville Public Library welcomes the return of the Star Wars Costume Club: The Mandalorian Mercs, who will host a new kind of space adventure for children aged 4-18…