Articles Tagged “Walker County”

  • Local Man Killed in Huntsville Accident

    Tuesday morning, 21-year-old William Kelly Ferguson was killed after he was ejected from his vehicle during a rollover accident in Walker County. He was traveling west on Highway 30 near Linda Lane when his vehicle…

  • National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

    Today is the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. The teenage birth rate is higher in rural counties than in other areas of the country. Today, and throughout the month of May, teens are encouraged…

  • I-45 Southbound Outside Lane Opened

    Today, the Texas Department of Transportation’s contractor will open the outside lane and shoulder on IH 45 Southbound in Walker County north of exit 118 at Huntsville. The work is part of a $10.4 million…

  • Accident on Highway 19 Wednesday Afternoon

    Wednesday afternoon, a TDCJ van transporting Ellis Unit inmates from a maintenance crew was involved in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 19 North near Riverside in Walker County. Two inmates were life-flighted to Houston’s Memorial…

  • New Subdivision Discussed by Commissioners

    At Monday morning’s Commissioners’ Court meeting, a developer representative and subdivision design engineer addressed commissioners on their proposed Texas Grand Ranch Development Subdivision for Walker County. Planning and Development Director Andy Isbell fills us in…

  • 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…