Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • 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…

  • Randy Travis in Critical Condition Tuesday Morning

    Fifty-four-year-old country singing star Randy Travis was reported to be in critical condition in a Dallas area hospital this morning. His publicist, Kirt Webster, said he was hospitalized for viral cardiomyopathy–a heart condition caused by…

  • Commissioners’ Court Meets

    Walker County Commissioners will meet at the courthouse at nine this morning for a regular session. Jail Project Manager Eddie Smith will present an update on construction on the new County Jail. Local Election Director…

  • Governor Perry to Announce Political Decisions Today

    Governor Rick Perry plans a big announcement today about his future in politics. Texas’ longest serving governor may choose to retire or run again. He plans on making the big announcement about his political plans…

  • City Manager Discusses Infrastructure Work Ahead

    As the city manager, city departments, and city council prepare for another round of budget discussions, work continues around the city on infrastructure. City Manager Matt Benoit said during the really hot summer months maintenance…

  • Cheese Recall

    A cheese recall is underway. Whole Foods Market is recalling Crave Brothers Les Freres cheese due to a bacterial infection that made people ill in several states, resulting in at least one death.

  • Sam Houston Tea Party Hosts Forum

    The Sam Houston Tea Party will host another town-wide forum tonight in the Veterans Conference Center from 7 to 8.  Earl Carter will speak on “Fair Tax . . . End the I.R.S.”  Carter served…

  • City Plans Fourth of July Event Next Week

    The City of Huntsville has a great Fourth of July event planned. City of Huntsville Recreation Assistant Natalie Reid tells us more . . . . 4THCITY6-27-13 (2) Don’t forget to bring your coolers, blankets…

  • SHSU Announces Memorandum of Understanding with Patna University

    Sam Houston State University’s first agreement with the second-most populous country in the world will allow the exchange of research and teaching staffs, joint research projects, joint conferences, and, eventually, student exchanges. A memorandum of…

  • Congressman Brady Grills Acting IRS Commissioner on Report

    Acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel came before the House Ways & Means Committee Thursday to answer questions in the continuing investigation of the IRS and their targeting of conservative groups applying for tax exempt status,…