Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Huntsville High School Student Dies in Accident

    The Huntsville Item reports that a Huntsville High School student, 18-year-old senior Kevin Henrriquez, died in an accident Saturday near the intersection of FM 2628 and FM 247. The report says his vehicle went over…

  • Commissioners’ Court Looks at Weigh Station Agreement Draft

    In Commissioners Court Monday, commissioners spent a great deal of time discussing dealing with DPS on the New Waverly Weigh Station. DPS operates the weigh station and Walker County derives income from the operation. Recently,…

  • Press Secretary Sanders Comments on Recent New York Terrorist Suspect

    At Monday’s White House press briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to the recent attempted suicide bombing in New York by 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, an immigrant from Bangladesh who lived in Brooklyn . .…

  • Police News

    Police News

    In Huntsville Police news, on the day shift last Friday a theft was investigated in the 7100 block of State Highway 75 South. On Friday’s night shift, an aggravated robbery was reported in the 1500…

  • New Extension Agent for Walker County

    Walker County is welcoming another Extension Agent. She is Meredith Cryer. District Extension Administrator for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Dr. Dale Fritz, introduced her to the members of commissioners court Monday morning . . .…

  • Explosion in New York City

    There are reports of an explosion near New York City’s Port Authority during the morning’s rush hour, which is causing evacuations on multiple subway lines. NYPD and the FDNY say they are investigating reports of…

  • Commissioners Court Meets

    Walker County Commissioners meet this morning at nine at the courthouse for their regular meeting. From Juvenile Services, Jill Saumell will address commissioners regarding the 2018 Mental Health Services Contract between the Houston Galveston Area…

  • TxDOT Construction Update

    TxDOT informs us that the construction of the 6 miles widening project, Segment 1B of IH 45 from 0.5 miles north of Vick Springs Road to 0.3 miles north of SH 19 is under way. …

  • Congressman Brady Update on Tax Bill

    Work on tax reform in Washington continues. Congressman Kevin Brady, Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee, will be leading the conference committee to work out the differences between the House and the Senate…

  • Advice on Christmas Tree Safety–Chief Grisham

    Our guest on “Around Town” over the weekend, Fire Chief Tom Grisham, passed along a lot of advice regarding fire safety over the holidays. Advice on Christmas trees was part of it . . .…