Articles Posted in the News Category

  • Primary Elections Today

    Primary elections are being held in Walker County today through 7 PM. County Election Officer Diana McRae reports that in early voting 2,571 votes were cast. Of those votes, 256 were in the Democratic party…

  • OFFSTAGE: Heat Fuels Martina McBride’s Indy 500 Anthem

    OFFSTAGE: Heat Fuels Martina McBride’s Indy 500 Anthem

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Good thing it was 91 degrees in Indianapolis on Sunday (May 27). Because…

  • Commissioners Meet this Morning

    Walker County Commissioners will meet this morning at nine at the Courthouse. Commissioners will review various departmental reports. Planning and Development Director Andy Isbell will hold a public hearing concerning the closing, vacating, and abandoning…

  • Memorial Day Program

    A Memorial Day program was held at the Veterans Conference Center last night. Jan Cole played a World War II field organ donated by Jack and Sue Compton in memory of Reverend John Hassler. The…

  • SHSU Opens New Woodlands Center

    SHSU will join with the South Montgomery Woodlands Chamber of Commerce for the grand opening of the University’s new academic facility in the Woodlands on Wednesday, May 30th, at 2 PM. SHSU Associate Director of…

  • Fireworks Ban

    Walker County Commissioners have asked us to post this fireworks ban: No person may sell, detonate, ignite, or in any way use fireworks such as skyrockets with sticks and missles with fins in any portion…

  • Carrie Underwood: CMT Insider Interview (Part Two)

    Carrie Underwood: CMT Insider Interview (Part Two)

    Carrie Underwood has stormed the charts with her new album, Blown Away. In the second segment of a two-part interview with CMT Insider host Katie Cook, the “Good Girl” singer discusses her approach to making…

  • HOT DISH: Billy Bob Thornton, Kinky Friedman Collaborate on New Book

    HOT DISH: Billy Bob Thornton, Kinky Friedman Collaborate on New Book

    (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…

  • George Jones Released From Hospital

    George Jones Released From Hospital

    George Jones photo courtesy of Bandit Records. Country Music Hall of Fame member George Jones, who was admitted last weekend to a Nashville area hospital for a continued battle with an upper respiratory infection, was…

  • Rodney Atkins Hosts Second Annual “Music City Gives Back” Concert June 5

    Rodney Atkins Hosts Second Annual “Music City Gives Back” Concert June 5

    Rodney Atkins performs at First Annual “Music City Gives Back” concert in Nashville in 2011. Photo Courtesy of McGhee Entertainment. On Tuesday, June 5, award-winning and platinum-selling country star Rodney Atkins will once again host the Second Annual…