Articles Posted in the News Category

  • TDCJ Correctional Officer Commits Suicide at Conroe Wal-Mart

    During the weekend, a 35-year-old man from Conroe died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound while in the Conroe Wal-Mart. Police have identified the man as Joseph Watson who worked as a correctional officer in Huntsville.…

  • Jail Construction Update

    New Walker County Jail construction project director Eddie Smith filed another update at Monday morning’s Commissioners’ Court on the progress on the jail. Monday morning, he said the contractor on site was the dirt contractor.…

  • Table-Top Exercise for Active Shooter Held

    As you may recall, various law enforcement agencies were involved in active shooter training exercises at SHSU’s Woodland campus on Monday the 4th of January. Yesterday in Commissioners’ Court, Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch…

  • SHSU Army ROTC Hosting Blood Drive for Troops

    Sam Houston State University’s Army ROTC Bearkat Battalion is once again supporting their brothers and sisters in service by collecting blood for troops around the world today and Wednesday. The ROTC Blood Drive, open to…

  • Natalie Maines Compares Country Music to "Abusive Husband"

    Natalie Maines Compares Country Music to "Abusive Husband"

    Dixie Chicks‘ singer Natalie Maines jokes that going back to a career in country music would be “like going back to your abusive husband.” Maines spoke with CMT host Katie Cook on the red carpet…

  • OFFSTAGE: Kelly Clarkson: Stuck on Country?

    OFFSTAGE: Kelly Clarkson: Stuck on Country?

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) I’m probably reading way too much into this, but on Sunday night (Feb.…

  • Carrie Underwood on Grammys, American Idol and Crossing Over

    Carrie Underwood on Grammys, American Idol and Crossing Over

    Carrie Underwood collected her sixth career Grammy on Sunday night (Feb. 10) in Los Angeles, and she dropped by the backstage pressroom to chat with reporters shortly after her win. “It’s always fun coming to…

  • Around the Web: Little Big Town Freak Out at the Grammys

    Around the Web: Little Big Town Freak Out at the Grammys

    Little Big Town react after winning their first Grammy. Carrie Underwood’s glowing Grammy dress steals the show. Zac Brown admits he’s an emotional guy after almost crying at the Grammys. Rolling Stone photos capture the…

  • OFFSTAGE: McGraws and Urbans Walk the Grammy Red Carpet

    OFFSTAGE: McGraws and Urbans Walk the Grammy Red Carpet

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) It must’ve been date night at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 10).…

  • 4th Empty Bowls Luncheon Tomorrow

    Craft Artist and Spokesperson Tamara Chasteen tells us that the Friends of the Wynne are going to be hosting the 4th Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon from 11 to 2 o’clock tomorrow at the Wynne Home…