Articles Tagged “County Jail”

  • Commissioners Discuss Hearts Veterans Agreement on Funding and Hard Key

    In Commissioners’ Court Monday, commissioners discussed the approval of an agreement with the HEARTS Veterans Museum to be given hard-key access to the Storm Shelter and also to consider an additional $5,000 in funding which…

  • Big Screen TV Monitors in Courthouse Continue to Help

    Besides the recent security improvements on entry to the Walker County Courthouse, another one was initiated many months ago involving the installation of Big Screen TV monitors for Commissioners’ court and other courtrooms that were…

  • City & County Meet on Old Jail Issues

    Tuesday afternoon, members of the Huntsville City Council and Walker County Commissioners met to discuss how to proceed with disposing of the old County Jail which is now abandoned. Walker County District Attorney David Weeks…

  • Justice Center Rehabilitation Approved

    The Architect who designed our new County Jail, Ken Burns, told County Commissioners Monday morning that the bids are in for the rehabilitation of the Walker County Justice Center and announced the construction company for…

  • Madisonville Jail Escape & Shooting

    KBTX 3 reports that Thursday morning a rancher in Madison County said a former employee of his had fired shots at his residence. Thirty-seven-year-old Jason Garrett had escaped from the County Jail prior to the…

  • Commissioners Discuss “Old Jail” Appraisal Issues

    Walker County Commissioners hired Erwin & Associates Real Estate Valuation & Consulting to appraise the old County Jail property. Erwin delivered a report to commissioners Monday morning in which he talked about a major issue…

  • Update On Housing Montgomery County Inmates

    This week in Commissioners’ Court, commissioners heard an update from Jail Administrator, Captain Steve Fisher, on hiring more staff to take care of additional inmates coming to the County Jail from Montgomery County. Inmates from…

  • Commissioner White Update On New Jail Food Service

    Our guest on “Around Town” this past weekend was Precinct #2 Commissioner Ronnie White. Besides a recent contract with Montgomery County to receive revenue to house some of their inmates in our new County Jail,…

  • Police Academy Scheduled

    The Huntsville Police Department will have a Citizen’s Police Academy every Monday night from 6 PM to 9 PM from April 13th through July 10th. During the 13 weeks, participants will hear from HPD officers…

  • Money Approved For Jail Project

    Several weeks ago, Commissioners approved a video arraignment system so inmates can communicate from the County Jail to the courtroom. This was done in the interest of security and more efficient use of personnel. At…