Articles Tagged “com”

  • 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…

  • 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 . . . . [audio:http://ksam1017.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/JAILGAINES11-21-12.mp3|titles=JAILGAINES11-21-12]

  • 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…

  • Former U-S Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Featured at SHSU’s “President’s Speaker Series”

    Former U-S Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez was the guest speaker at SHSU’s President’s Speaker Series Tuesday. As counsel to the president in 2001, he was with Bush on September 11th. At a press conference before…

  • Library Plans Identity Theft Seminar

    Huntsville Public Library Adult Programming Services Coordinator Denise Tilson tells us that identity theft is on the rise. She says, “It’s not confined to people who go online–it’s everybody . . . .” [audio:http://ksam1017.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/DENISE11-20-12.mp3|titles=DENISE11-20-12] Ms.…

  • New Councilmembers Sworn-in

    Four at-large City Councilmembers–Don Johnson, James Fitch, Lydia Montgomery, and Keith Olson–were sworn in last night at City hall by Walker County Judge Danny Pierce . . . . [audio:http://ksam1017.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/CITYCOUNC1-11-20-12.mp3|titles=CITYCOUNC#1-11-20-12] At last night’s meeting, Mayor…

  • Commissioners Help Pine Prairie Firefighters with Radios

    Walker County Commissioners got together for a special session at the Courthouse Monday morning. One of major topics for discussion involved radio funding for The Pine Prairie Volunteer Fire Department. Pine Prairie Chief Mark Robinson…

  • Bullet-Resistant Window Approved for Treasurer’s Collection Window

    Walker County Commissioners considered approving a bullet-resistant window for the Walker County Treasurer’s Collection Window at Monday morning’s court session. County Purchasing agent Mike Williford passed passed along various prices including a bullet-resistant window for…

  • “Harnessing Huntsville Potential” Project Planned

    “Harnessing Huntsville Potential” is a new project established by the mayor and city council to study the housing and economic development in Huntsville and Walker County. The City’s community development specialist, Dr. Sherry McKibben, explains…

  • Tickets Available for Chamber Gala

    Tickets are still available for the Chamber’s Annual Gala.  This year’s celebration will be a “Holiday Gala” and will be held in the Lowman Center Ballroom on Friday, November 30th.  The Gala will recognize this…