Articles Posted in the News Category

  • Liquor By The Drink Petition In New Waverly

    A group of local residents and business owners in the New Waverly area are collecting petition signatures aimed at putting an initiative allowing “liquor by the drink” on the ballot this fall for Walker County…

  • Utility Knife Blade Found In Shopping Cart Handle

    The City of Huntsville Police Department has reported the discovery of a utility knife blade attached to a local store shopping cart. Local retailers are being asked to check carts regularly. HPD is making efforts…

  • Fraudulent Automated Calls

    The Office of Inspector General is alerting area residents to fraudulent automated calls being made to citizens in Texas and elsewhere by individuals posing as being with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Inspector General’s…

  • State Sales Tax Allocations

    Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is sending cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $679.9 million in local sales tax allocations for July, 9 percent more than in July 2016. These allocations are based…

  • Local pilot killed in plane crash

    Bobby Walls, a retired Southwest Airlines pilot and resident of Huntsville, was killed in an East Texas plane crash Thursday morning around 8 a.m.. Walls and an East Texas man from Brownsboro died in the…

  • Huntsville Memorial Stresses Commitment to residents

    Speculation over the future of Huntsville Memorial Hospital has many wondering whether the closure of the local hospital could become a reality. According to hospital officials, the answer is a definite “NO.” Mac Woodward, HMH…

  • Men Indicted for Abandoning and Endangering Children

    A story in the Huntsville Item reports that 56-year-old Joseph Osili of Huntsville has been indicted by a Walker County Grand Jury on three counts of abandoning and endangering a child for allegedly abandoning and…

  • DPS Commercial Roadcheck Inspections Top 8,000

    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) inspected 8,182 commercial motor vehicles as part of Roadcheck 2017, a national inspection initiative held annually aimed at enhancing commercial motor vehicle safety. The three-day inspection effort took…

  • LEMIT Hosts Training on Trauma-Affected Veterans

    With 1.6 million veterans living in Texas—the second highest population in the country—the state is leading the way in offering training for criminal justice professionals to engage better with those suffering from military trauma and…

  • Road Closure Ahead in Precinct #3

    Walker County Precinct #3 Commissioner Bill Daugette’s office reminds us that Woodland Lane, west of Acorn Hill Drive, will be closed to traffic on Tuesday, July 11th from 9am to 3 pm. They will be…