Articles Posted in the News Category

  • Avett Brothers Come Home to MerleFest

    Avett Brothers Come Home to MerleFest

    WILKESBORO, N.C. — The Avett Brothers injected a sense of anticipation in the days leading up to their Sunday night (April 27) appearance at MerleFest. Wherever you wandered in the event, which began on Thursday,…

  • OFFSTAGE: American Idol: Avoiding the Inevitable

    OFFSTAGE: American Idol: Avoiding the Inevitable

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Everybody wins? Nobody loses? Why did I feel like I watched a kindergarten…

  • Early Voting Begins on HISD Bond Issue

    Today, early voting starts in the HISD Bond election. The Walker County Annex at 1301 Sam Houston Avenue is open for early voting today through May 7th, Monday through Tuesday–weekdays only–from 8 AM to 5…

  • Highway 19 Ribbon-Cutting

    The official ribbon-cutting for Highway 19 in Walker County Friday was a major highway safety milestone for the community. Many of those who helped get the highway built were on hand. TxDOT District Engineer Catherine…

  • Commissioners’ Court Meets

    Walker County Commissioners will hold a session this morning at nine at the courthouse. Planning and Development Director Andy Isbell will discuss the Courthouse Plaza Project.  County Judge Danny Pierce will discuss a request for…

  • Sam Houston Folk Festival

    The General Sam Houston Folk Festival is coming to Huntsville Friday, May 3rd, through the 5th. Festival Committee member Mel Strait tells us that Committee Chair Ruth Samuels has “literally secured continuous entertainment for the…

  • Commissioner Paulsel Comments on Tree Cleanup

    Our guest on “Around Town” this past weekend was Walker County Precinct #4 Commissioner Tim Paulsel. We asked him about how the clearing of dead trees in the county was going. I told him I…

  • HOT DISH: George Jones’ Death Saddens Country Community

    HOT DISH: George Jones’ Death Saddens Country Community

    (CMT Hot Dish is a weekly feature written by veteran columnist Hazel Smith. Author of the cookbook, Hazel’s Hot Dish: Cookin’ With Country Stars, she also hosts CMT’s Southern Fried Flicks With Hazel Smith and…

  • An Afternoon at George Jones’ House

    An Afternoon at George Jones’ House

    I’ve been thinking about that steak since George Jones died. Oh, it’s not that I’m that much of a steak eater. Being a freelance journalist is more of a hamburger existence. Secondly, a steak sits…

  • Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum Top Country Albums, Airplay Charts

    Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum Top Country Albums, Airplay Charts

    Blake Shelton’s Based on a True Story bounces back to No. 1 on this week’s Billboard country albums chart, while Lady Antebellum’s “Downtown” wears the country airplay crown for the second week. Lots of new…