Articles Posted in the News Category

  • HEAP Offering a Variety of Programs for Kids

    HEAP, or the Huntsville Enrichment Activities Program, has a variety of programs to offer kids this summer. Program spokesperson John Fortner fills us in . . . . HEAP5-28-13 Kids that are just spending the…

  • Jail Construction Update

    Tuesday morning, Project Manager Eddie Smith updated Commissioners on the construction progress of the new County Jail. He said, they “had 45 percent of the blocks laid and poured in concrete.” He said the planks…

  • OFFSTAGE: Keith Urban Moves Past Sad Songs

    OFFSTAGE: Keith Urban Moves Past Sad Songs

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Sad songs make me happy. But it sounds like maybe they do not…

  • OFFSTAGE: Trace Adkins’ Summers, Now and Then

    OFFSTAGE: Trace Adkins’ Summers, Now and Then

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Trace Adkins kicked off his summer last week at an iHeartRadio event at…

  • May’s New Music: George Strait, Pistol Annies and More

    May’s New Music: George Strait, Pistol Annies and More

    From classic gentlemen like George Strait to the feisty women in Pistol Annies, country fans were presented with a wide range of new music in May. Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker and the stars of ABC’s…

  • OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift Makes Grads Feel "22"

    OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift Makes Grads Feel "22"

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) My daughter graduated from high school over the weekend. The whole thing was…

  • OFFSTAGE: Now Can Carrie Underwood Be on Rolling Stone Cover?

    OFFSTAGE: Now Can Carrie Underwood Be on Rolling Stone Cover?

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Let me get this straight: Carrie Underwood can sing with the Rolling Stones.…

  • Sheryl Crow Plans Country Album for Sept. 10

    Sheryl Crow Plans Country Album for Sept. 10

    Sheryl Crow will release her first country album, Feels Like Home, on Sept. 10. Crow partnered with other songwriters such as Brad Paisley for the project, marking her first album of all co-written material. She…

  • Memorial Day Observed at HEARTS Museum Monday

    Several hundred showed up at the HEARTS Veterans Museum in Huntsville on Memorial Day to honor fallen soldiers. The event was hosted by Lieutenant Colonel Champe Miller. Congressman Kevin Brady and Commissioner for the General…

  • Commissioners Meet at 9 AM

    Walker County Commissioners’ Court meets for a regular session this morning at 9. Commissioners will hear an update on the new County Jail construction and various monthly reports. They will consider approval of an Interlocal…