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  • Songwriter Frank Dycus Dies at Age 72

    Songwriter Frank Dycus Dies at Age 72

    Songwriter Frank Dycus, whose chart successes included George Strait’s “Marina del Ray” and “Unwound,” George Jones’ “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair” and Mark Chesnutt’s “Gonna Get a Life,” died Friday (Nov. 23) in Lyons,…

  • Watch Carrie Underwood’s Chilling “Two Black Cadillacs” Video Trailer

    Watch Carrie Underwood’s Chilling “Two Black Cadillacs” Video Trailer

    Carrie Underwood photo courtesy of Schmidt Relations. Carrie Underwood put the ‘black’ in Black Friday by releasing the trailer to her upcoming video, “Two Black Cadillacs.” In the short clip, Carrie plays the dramatic role…

  • Songs from Buck Owens, Flatt & Scruggs Among GRAMMY Hall of Fame Inductees

    Songs from Buck Owens, Flatt & Scruggs Among GRAMMY Hall of Fame Inductees

    LAS VEGAS – MAY 17: Musician Buck Owens poses at the Buck Owens Press Announcement at Mandalay Bay Resort Casino on May 17, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Buck Owens announced the unveiling ceremony for…

  • Burn Ban in Effect at Noon Today

    A burn ban for Walker County was implemented by Walker County Judge Danny Pierce to go into effect at noon today.  No burning of trash on the ground OR in barrels will be allowed.  The…

  • OFFSTAGE: Keith Urban Says Idol Judges “Hear Very Different Things”

    OFFSTAGE: Keith Urban Says Idol Judges “Hear Very Different Things”

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Keith Urban has started talking about American Idol and how he and his…

  • CMT Blog: 2012 CMT Artists of the Year Special Is a Must-See

    CMT Blog: 2012 CMT Artists of the Year Special Is a Must-See

    The suspense continues to build for this year’s CMT Artists of the Year special premiering Dec. 8 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. Which celebrities will be in attendance? What songs will be performed? And most importantly,…

  • Local AFSCME Union President Lowery on Need for TDCJ Raises

    Local AFSCME correctional employee union president Lance Lowery contacted us recently about some concerns the organization has for TDCJ understaffing and safety. Lowery told us, “On October 1st, we had asked for the governor to…

  • Commissioners Meet

    Walker County Commissioners will meet for a regular session at the courthouse at nine this morning. Commissioners will look at departmental reports. Agrilife Extension Agent Reg Leppley will discuss approval of a Memorandum of Understanding…

  • Commissioner Gaines’ Update on New Jail

    Our guest on “Around Town” this past weekend was recently re-elected Precinct #1 Commissioner B-J Gaines, Jr. We asked him how the new County Jail was coming along . . . . [audio:http://ksam1017.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/JAILGAINES11-21-12.mp3|titles=JAILGAINES11-21-12]

  • Holiday Shopping Sets Records

    According to a survey released by the National Retail Federation, shoppers made history at stores and websites during the Thanksgiving weekend. The survey says 247 million shoppers visited websites and stores starting the day of…