Articles Posted in the News Category

  • 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 . . . .

  • 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…

  • Congressman Brady Comments on “Fiscal Cliff” Ahead

    We talked recently with our 8th District Congressman Kevin Brady and asked him what America’s chances are of averting driving off that fiscal cliff ahead. He said, “Right now in Washington people feel cautiously optimistic…

  • OFFSTAGE: Kid Rock on Orthodontists and Street Cred

    OFFSTAGE: Kid Rock on Orthodontists and Street Cred

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) You’d think having braces would pretty much ruin your street cred. And then…

  • HOT DISH: Jason Aldean Slows Briefly, Prepares for Bigger Things in 2013

    HOT DISH: Jason Aldean Slows Briefly, Prepares for Bigger Things in 2013

    (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…

  • Brantley Gilbert Gets Stingy with His Songs

    Brantley Gilbert Gets Stingy with His Songs

    Brantley Gilbert photo courtesy of The Valory Music Co. Brantley Gilbert has topped the charts as an artist but before “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” reached No.…

  • Jake Owen & Wife Lacey Welcome Daughter

    Jake Owen & Wife Lacey Welcome Daughter

    Jake Owen Lacey Buchanan married Monday, May 7, 2012 in a sunrise ceremony in Vero Beach, Fla. Photo by Brian Pepper, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville. Congratulations to Jake Owen and his wife, Lacey, who welcomed…