Articles Tagged “Texas”

  • AFSCME & Civil Rights Project Press Conference in Austin Today

    Local AFSCME correctional employees union President Lance Lowry has informed us that this morning at 10 AFSCME Correctional Employees and the Texas Civil Rights Project will hold a joint press conference in Austin. The press…

  • TEA Using New Accountability System

    Thursday, the Texas Education Agency released ratings using a new accountability system. Over 92 percent of school districts and almost 85 percent of the Lone Star State’s schools have met Texas’ minimum education standards. The…

  • Go-Texan Scholarships Awarded

    The Area Go Texan Scholarship committee, by way of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, has awarded three students in Walker County with scholarships. New Waverly High School graduate Mitch McMillian received a $2,000 scholarship,…

  • Photo I-D Now Required for Voting in Texas

    Walker County Election Officer, Diana McRae, reminds voters that photo identification will now be required for voting in person. A voter will be required to show one of the following forms of photo identification at…

  • TDCJ Running Out of Pentobarbital

    TDCJ says it will run out of pentobarbital, the drug used in lethal injections to carry out Texas’ death penalty, next month. TDCJ Public Information Officer Jason Clark says alternative drugs and sources are being…

  • Douglas Feldman Executed Wednesday Night

    Fifty-five-year-old Douglas Feldman was executed by lethal injection in Huntsville last night for the shooting deaths in the Dallas area 15 years ago of two truck drivers–Robert Everett and Nicolas Velasquez. The two men’s deaths…

  • Senator Ted Cruz Questions FBI Director Nominee Comey

    This week during a U-S Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, several senators, among them Ted Cruz from Texas, vetted FBI Director Nominee James B. Comey, Jr. Senator Cruz expressed his concern with the lack of follow-up…

  • City Council Candidate Info Available

    The City of Huntsville has posted notice of filing for positions on the November 5th ballot.  The State of Texas dates are Saturday, July 27th through Monday, August 26th. City Secretary Lee Woodward, who said…

  • SHSU One of Most Affordable Online Colleges

    SHSU recently received more recognition among colleges in Texas and the U-S. SHSU Manager of Communications Jennifer Gauntt tells us that the University is the most affordable online university in Texas and the fourth most…

  • Political Speculation Begins Concerning Greg Abbott

    Since Governor Rick Perry announced Monday that he will not run for another term, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s spokesperson Matt Hirsch said Abbott, who is Perry’s heir-apparent, will make his intentions known in the…