Articles Tagged “Texas”

  • DPS Boosts Patrols for July 4th Holiday

    The Texas Department of Public Safety will increase DWI patrols for a 10-day period that includes the July 4th holiday. From June 28 – July 7, DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations…

  • Kimberly McCarthy Executed

    While nearby protestors expressed their disapproval through chants, songs, and clapping, the State of Texas carried forth with its 500th lethal injection execution at Huntsville’s Walls Unit Wednesday night. Fifty-two-year-old Kimberly McCarthy was executed for…

  • Governor Perry Calls for Another Special Session

    Governor Rick Perry has called the Texas Legislature back for another special session following a one-woman filibuster this week by Democrat Wendy Davis against a Republican effort to restrict Texas abortions. The legislature will meet…

  • Election Identification Certificates Available Beginning Today

    Pursuant to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued Tuesday, new voting requirements passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011 will take effect immediately. Photo identification will now be required when voting in elections in Texas.…

  • Walker County Health Initiative Underway

    There’s a special Walker County Health Initiative underway. Huntsville Family YMCA Community Executive Director Sandra Clifton said it “was inspired by a grant that the County received.” She passed along that “Walker County is the…

  • Ag Commissioner Staples Recommends a Visit to Cowgirl Hall of Fame

    You hear many stories about cowboys–but cowgirls also, of course–helped tame Texas and the West. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples recommends a visit to the Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Fort Worth . . .…

  • DPS Forensic Examiner Drug Test Mishandling Also Affecting Walker County Drug Defendants

    As we informed you Thursday, in Texas thousands of misdmeanor and felony drug cases may be thrown out following the ruling of the state’s highest court that any case with evidence handled by DPS forensic…

  • HISD Employees to Receive Raises

    Wednesday, the HISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to lift the hold on pay increases for its employees. Following two years of salaries that were frozen since the district lost $4.2 million in annual revenue,…

  • HISD’s Dr. Johnson Comments on Texas Senate Bill #1

    Our guest on “Around Town” this weekend was HISD Superintendent Dr. Steve Johnson.  He filled us in on legislation affecting Texas schools and HISD like the appropriations bill, Senate Bill #1, which was approved by…

  • Ag Commissioner Todd Staples Urges Texans to Visit Farmers Markets

    Farmers’ Markets are flourishing all over Texas, and Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples recommends visiting one at this time of the year . . . . FARMSTAPLE5-31-13 There are two farmer’s markets for you to…