Articles Posted in the News Category

  • SHSU Online Programs Rank High

    Sam Houston State University’s online education programs once again have earned national recognition in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings, making the magazine’s list of exceptional programs for the fourth straight year. Among this…

  • Two Steps – One Sticker Program Coming March 1st

    Beginning March 1, 2015, your vehicle will no longer be issued an inspection sticker, and your registration sticker will serve as combined proof of inspection and registration. How It Works– Step 1: From March 1,…

  • HPD Investigating Armed Robbery

    HPD is investigating an armed robbery. Lieutenant Jim Barnes tells us the robbery took place Thursday morning . . . .   If you have information, call HPD at 291-5480.

  • TxDOT Urges Superbowl Fans To Plan Ahead For Driving

    With Super Bowl party plans nearing the goal line, the Texas Department of Transportation reminds football fans to drive sober or not at all. TxDOT Executive Director Lt. General Joe Weber reminds everyone that, “The…

  • Robert Ladd Executed

    Fifty-seven-year-old Robert Ladd was executed by lethal injection last night at the Huntsville Unit for the 1996 strangling and beating death of 38-year-old Vicki Ann Garner of Tyler. The U-S Supreme Court rejected his attorney’s…

  • Todd Leatherland Pleads Guilty To Murder

    The Item reports that 37-year-old Todd Leatherland pled guilty Thursday morning in District Judge Hal Ridley’s 278th District Court to one count of first-degree murder. Leatherland is pleading guilty to the July 2014 murder of…

  • Rodeo & Trail Ride Coming Up In February

    A big calf-roping fundraiser and youth rodeo at the Walker County Fairgrounds, and an educational trail ride, are coming up in February. Spokesperson Toriano Bryant tells us all about it . . . .  …

  • White House Press Secretary Says Taliban Are Not “Terrorists”

    The saga of the White House game of semantics when it comes to defining terrorism continues. During the White House press briefing Thursday, a White House reporter found out from White House Press Secretary Josh…

  • Prospect Show-Fundraiser Scheduled This Weekend

    The Huntsville 4-H–FFA Ag Booster and Alumni Club is having a Prospect Show–Fundraiser at the Walker County Fairgrounds this Saturday. It’s open to all counties. The show will feature steers, heifers, goats, lambs and pigs.…

  • Robert Ladd Set For Execution Tonight

    Fifty-seven-year-old Robert Ladd is scheduled for execution tonight at the Huntsville Unit for strangling and beating to death 38-year-old Vicki Ann Garner in 1996. He also set fire to Garner in her Tyler residence. His…