Articles Tagged “fire”

  • County Helps Fund Riverside Fire Truck

    At Tuesday’s meeting of the Walker County Commissioners, partial funding for a fire truck for the Riverside Volunteer Fire Department was considered. Precinct #1 Commissioner B-J Gaines, Jr. said the County’s share of helping fund…

  • DPS Increases Patrols for Memorial Day Weekend

    The Texas Department of Public Safety will significantly increase trooper patrols this Memorial Day weekend to help keep Texas roadways safe. During the increased patrols today through Monday, May 27th, troopers will be looking for…

  • City Finance Committee Met Thursday

    At Thursday’s City of Huntsville Finance Committee meeting, the committee discussed issues regarding damages to Huntsville Fire Station #2 caused by rain in April. The damages could call for a budget amendment requiring $75,000 dollars…

  • “Knox Box” Interlocal Agreement Discussed by Commissioners

    At this week’s session of Walker County Commissioners’ Court, Planning and Development Director Andy Isbell presented for discussion a “Knox Box” agreement with the City of Huntsville . . . . KNOXBOX5-15-13 Isbell said, “Huntsville’s…

  • George Jones: The King of Broken Hearts

    George Jones: The King of Broken Hearts

    His was a voice of kerosene teardrops about to burst into a raging fire. When George Jones sang a song, there was never any doubt that he committed completely to whatever emotion — usually one…

  • Special Memorial Planned for West Plant Explosion Victims

    A special memorial ceremony for firefighers and first responders who lost their lives in the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas will be held Thursday at 2 PM at the Ferrell Center on the Baylor…

  • Commissioners Meet

    Walker County Commissioners will meet for a regular session this morning at nine at the courthouse. This morning’s “Consent Agenda” includes the issuance of an interest-bearing Certificate of Obligation for $106,758 dollars for the purchase…

  • BREAKING NEWS–Explosions at Boston Marathon

    Two huge explosions impacted the Boston Marathon finish line just before 3 today. Several serious injuries were reported. At least two people are reported dead. Up to a hundred people were reported injured–at least, nine…

  • Red Flag Warning in Effect at Noon

    The National Weather Service says there will be low humidities and breezy northwest winds this afternoon leading to elevated critical fire weather conditions.  Winds will relax this evening ending the fire danger. A Red Flag…

  • Old Crabbs Prairie Schoolhouse Burns

    Wednesday afternoon a fire destroyed the old Crabbs Prairie Schoolhouse near the intersection of Highway 75 North and FM 1696. The building had been converted into a residence by owners Max and Jessie Powell. They…