Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Court Strikes Down Texas Voter I-D Law

    Wednesday, the 5th U-S Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans struck down the Texas Voter I-D Law saying that it violates the Voting Rights Act.  The court said the I-D law violated Section 2…

  • Proposed City Tax Rate Info

    A maximum tax rate of $ 0.4106 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of the City of Huntsville. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax…

  • Greyhound & Bus Station Issues Discussed At Last Council Session

    At this week’s city council session, the issue with Greyhound’s possible plan to end their lease with the local bus station was discussed. The station is an important hub for TDCJ prisoner release as they…

  • Council Discusses 4-Way Stop Sign Issues

    At this week’s regular session of the Huntsville City Council, two agenda items that spawned much discussion regarded two intersections that were under study to change from two stop signs to four–10th Street and Avenue…

  • HPD Investigating “Bank Jugging”

    The Huntsville Police Department is investigating two recent reports of “Bank Jugging”. The act of jugging involves criminals who lurk in bank parking lots and watch as customers leave the bank. The criminals then follow…

  • Council Discusses & Votes On Tax Rate Agenda Item

    At last night’s regular session of the Huntsville City Council several issues were focused on, among them, the tax rate. Ward #3 councilmember Ronald Allen expressed his perception of the City Council’s listed agenda item…

  • Commissioners Approve Interlocal Agreement With Montgomery County

    County Sheriff’s Operations Bureau Captain Tim Whitecotton addressed Walker County Commissioners this week in regard to an Interlocal Agreement with the Montgomery County Auto Theft Task Force. It involves Walker County becoming part of a…

  • Firefighters From All Across Texas Attended Fire School At A&M

    New Waverly Firefighter Jimmy Williams tell us that each July firefighters from all over the state and across the county make their annual pilgrimage to one of the larget firefighter training schools in the world.…

  • Police News

    Police News

    In Huntsville Police news, on the day shift Monday police were called to a store in the 100 block of I-45 South where a person consumed a product while in the store and left without…

  • Program To Offer Peer Mentor Training For Veterans

    Sam Houston State University’s Veterans Resource Center is teaming up with Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare to provide Military Veteran Peer Network basic training for those who want to become a peer mentor on Friday (Aug. 7)…