Articles Tagged “Walker County”

  • Texas Ag Commissioner Staples Update on Garden Seed

    It’s spring, and people in Walker County have begun planting their gardens in hopes of a good crop of vegetables this year. Texas Ag Commissioner Todd Staples tells us “Texas seed law requires several items…

  • Temporary Closure of Outside Lane & Shoulder on I-45 Southbound

    Beginning today, the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) contractor will temporarily close a short section of the outside lane and shoulder on IH 45 southbound in Walker County, north of exit 118 at Huntsville. This…

  • Child Dies in Accident in Walker County

    A young child was reported to have died as the result of an accident in Walker County Tuesday. Walker County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Ryan Ringo said that “All I can release right now–I don’t have…

  • Prescribed Burn Notification Issued

    The U-S Forest Service at the Sam Houston National Forest has informed us that a precribed burn notification has been issued for Montgomery and Walker County. The burn was slated to begin at 10 this…

  • United Way Awards

    The President of United Way of Piney Woods, Julie Martineau, introduced coordinator for our section of the Piney Woods area, Shelia Cannon, to Walker County Commissioners at their meeting Monday. Ms. Martineau said Ms. Cannon…

  • Butch Davis Comments on Emergency Operation Center

    We’ve been talking this week with Walker County Emergency Coordinator Butch Davis about Severe Weather Awareness Week. When certain severe weather situations occur in Walker County–the EOC, or Emergency Operation Center–is activated . . .…

  • Polls Open Today for Primary Voting

    Polls will be open for Walker County voters from 7 AM to 7 PM today for the Republican and Democratic Primary elections. Voters who are unsure of their voting precinct location may call the Elections…

  • Early Voting Underway

    County Election Officer Diana McRae informs us that there was a steady turnout during the first week of Early Voting. Her department expects increased numbers this week which is the last week of Early Voting…

  • Congressman Brady in Huntsville Today

    An effort to restore the 40-hour work week is underway. Congressman Kevin Brady comments . . . . BRAD40-2-14-14 Small business leaders from Huntsville and Walker County will be updating Congressman Brady today about the…

  • TDCJ Offers Hiring Bonus

    Just recently, TDCJ raised the incentive to attract new correctional officers for their facilities plagued with staffing issues. Executive Director Brad Livingston gave his approval to raising the recruiting bonus to $4,000 for new officers…