Articles Posted in the News Category

  • Shimon Peres Dead

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres is dead. He was 93. Approximately two weeks ago, Peres suffered a stroke. Doctors had kept him on a breathing tube and unconscious in hopes of his brain healing.…

  • Last Night’s Presidential Debate

    The deadly verbal zingers flew and often hit their mark on both sides at last night’s presidential debate at Hofstra University. It was a lively night of sparring over emails, tax returns, temperament and trade.…

  • New Waverly ISD Burglary & Vandalism

    The Item reports that law enforcement is looking into a burglary in September at the New Waverly High School. Three suspects were reported to have stolen property and vandalized the premises back on September 3rd.…

  • Old Jail and Old Come Building Demolition & Abatement Approved

    Among items considered at Walker County Commissioners Court Monday morning, commissioners focused on demolition and abatement of the old Walker County Jail and three buildings at the old Come Center. Regarding the old jail, Aaron…

  • Fair on the Square Ahead

    We’ll be telling you more about the upcoming 42nd Annual Fair on the Square staring October 1st, but here are a few reminders: You can start early on Friday, September 30th as they officially kick…

  • Credit Card versus Flat Fee at County Clerk’s Office

    In Walker County Commissioners Court, the court heard from Walker County County Clerk Kari French in regard to credit card rate versus a flat fee at the County Clerk’s Office. Ms. French, whose department, in…

  • Congressman Brady Comments on Citizenship Fraud

    Right now in the U-S, fraud and citizenship have been linked in many cases Congressman Kevin Brady reports . . . .

  • Training at SHSU to Assist with Campus Suicide Prevention

    The recent #22Pushups campaign has raised awareness about suicide prevention among the veteran population, with almost 20 million pushups estimated to date, according to 22kill.com. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among those…

  • Washington Mall Shooting

    Friday night, 20-year-old Arcan Cetin shot and killed 5 people, four women and a man, at a department store’s cosmetic counter at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington. One of his neighbors is reported to…

  • Commissioners Meet

    Walker County Commissioners meet for a regular session at the courthouse at nine this morning. County Clerk Kari French will discuss approval of the Sheriff and Constable fees for 2017 and the Credit Card Rate…