Articles Posted in the News Category

  • Commissioners’ Court Meets

    Walker County Commissioners will meet for a special session at the courthouse at nine this morning. Purchasing Agent Mike Williford will discuss, for approval, the purchase of a 2013 F350 Horton Concept-3 ambulance from budgeted…

  • Jail Administrator Captain Fisher Comments on Old Jail Overcrowding

    On FM 2821, you may have noticed the grounds being prepared for the new County Jail. Our “Around Town” guest this weekend was Jail Administrator Captain Steve Fisher. Captain Fisher filled us in on the…

  • CASA Needs Volunteers

    Adult volunteers are needed to become the voice for abused children in Walker, San Jacinto, and Trinity Counties. Volunteer advocates must be 21 years or older and able to pass an extensive background check. Applications…

  • HOT DISH: Christmas Memories From Charlie Daniels

    HOT DISH: Christmas Memories From Charlie Daniels

    (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…

  • Greg Bates Calls 2012 the Best Year of His Life

    Greg Bates Calls 2012 the Best Year of His Life

    Greg Bates photo courtesy of Republic Nashville. 2012 was Greg Bates’ debut year on the country music scene and he has nothing to complain about. “2012 was an amazing year for me,” he said. “It…

  • Justin Moore Plans to Keep On Keeping On in 2013

    Justin Moore Plans to Keep On Keeping On in 2013

    Justin Moore photo courtesy of The Valory Music Co. As 2012 draws to a close, Justin Moore is calling it a year to remember. “2012 has been great,” he said. “We’re closing in on two…

  • Taylor Swift’s Red Still in the Black Big Time

    Taylor Swift’s Red Still in the Black Big Time

    The final Billboard rankings of 2012 find Taylor Swift’s Red still topping country album sales and Justin Moore’s “Til My Last Day” arriving at No. 1 on the country airplay chart. Last week, Red sold…

  • Thomas Rhett Looks Forward to the New Year

    Thomas Rhett Looks Forward to the New Year

    Thomas Rhett photo by Justin Nolan Key, courtesy of The Valory Music Co.   In 2012, Thomas Rhett released his debut single, “Something to Do with My Hands,” and followed it up with his current…

  • Notable Country Music Deaths of 2012

    Notable Country Music Deaths of 2012

    Giants took their final bow this year — Country Music Hall of Fame members Kitty Wells, Earl Scruggs and Frances Preston and superstars such as Andy Griffith, Whitney Houston, Levon Helm and that consummate aggregator…

  • OFFSTAGE: Cassadee Pope Crossed Over With "Over You"

    OFFSTAGE: Cassadee Pope Crossed Over With "Over You"

    (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 was a Miranda Lambert song that really changed things for Cassadee Pope…