Articles Posted in the News Category

  • Cop Killer Executed at Walls Unit

    Thirty-seven-year-old Jefferey Demond Williams, convicted of killing a Houston police officer in 1999, was executed at the Walls Unit Wednesday. Williams shot and killed 39-year-old police officer Troy Blando while he was trying to handcuff…

  • SAAFE House Crawfest Coming in June

    The SAAFE House 8th Annual Crawfest will be held Thursday, June 13th, at the Walker County Fairground from 6 to 10 PM. There will be great food, live music, and a silent auction. They welcome…

  • “Just Between Us” Author-Editors Autograph New Book

    Contributing authors and editors of the book Just Between Us: Stories and Memories from the Texas Pines held a book signing at the Bear Bend Cabin on the grounds of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum…

  • NASHVILLE SKYLINE: LeAnn Rimes Takes a Turn

    NASHVILLE SKYLINE: LeAnn Rimes Takes a Turn

    (NASHVILLE SKYLINE is a column by CMT/CMT.com Editorial Director Chet Flippo.) I first encountered LeAnn Rimes one day in the mid-1990s as one of my first visitors in my new job as Billboard‘s Nashville bureau…

  • OFFSTAGE: A 420-Pound Trace Adkins?

    OFFSTAGE: A 420-Pound Trace Adkins?

    (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 is still very much in the running to win All-Star Celebrity…

  • OFFSTAGE: Does Carrie Underwood Need a Hug?

    OFFSTAGE: Does Carrie Underwood Need a Hug?

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Quick. Somebody give Carrie Underwood a hug. Because from what she told Marie…

  • Commissioners Approve Phase #2 of Improvement to Courthouse Environmental System

    During this week’s session of Walker County Commissioners’ Court, the approval of SOLARNET to proceed with Phase #2 of the air control system upgrades for the Courthouse for $20,400 dollars was discussed. Purchasing Agent Mike…

  • Walker County Local Emergency Planning Committee Discusses Issues

    Tuesday morning, the Walker County Local Emergency Planning Committee met to start a process of developing a plan to deal with disasters. Basically, the committee will inform area citizens on what do in case a…

  • City Charter Review Committee Meets

    Having put together a list of questions in regard to the City Charter during the last three months, Huntsville’s City Charter Review Committee members met Tuesday to discuss several issues. Some of the ideas under…

  • OFFSTAGE: Sheryl Crow Kisses Smith Jerrod

    OFFSTAGE: Sheryl Crow Kisses Smith Jerrod

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) The kiss is maybe 10 seconds long. And it’s at the very end…