Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Escaped Prisoners From New York Still On the Loose

    Early this morning 34-year-old David Sweat and 48-year-old Richard Matt were reported to still be on the loose following an escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility in New York. Sunday, a female prison employee underwent…

  • New Waverly Fire Department Successful In Grant Applications

    The New Waverly Volunteer Fire Department continues to aggressively pursue available state and federal grant funding in an effort to improve services for residents of Walker County Emergency Services District #2. In the past few…

  • Trinity ISD Meets

    The Trinity ISD will meet for a Budget Workshop this evening at six at the Administration Building. They will also have an Executive Session to address any personnel issues.

  • TxDOT Traffic Change Announcement

    Beginning Tuesday, TxDOT will close the eastbound FM 1791 left-turn and through movements at the southbound IH-45 frontage road intersection. Eastbound traffic from FM 1791 will detour south on the IH-45 frontage road and follow…

  • Juneteenth Celebration Being Planned

    The Progressive Women’s Association of Huntsville will host the annual “Juneteenth Parade and B-B-Q cook off, Saturday, June 20th. The group is currently taking entries for their B-B-Q cook off and for the parade. Jennifer…

  • Trinity River Continues To Rise

    The Trinity River continues to be watched by local officials. Although the rains have stopped, Emergency Management Director Butch Davis said the river would continue to rise for the next several weeks. The Trinity River…

  • SHSU Online Degrees Top Of The Class

    Many students want an affordable education but don’t have the time or resources to commute to a physical campus. For those students, Sam Houston State University offers many fully online programs that won’t break the…

  • Farmer’s Market Open Saturday

    Local producers have been in their gardens picking the latest vegetables for Saturday’s Farmer’s Market in downtown Huntsville. Producers will be set up beginning at 8 o’clock. Main Street Coordinator Lindsey Lauher said in past…

  • County Judge Danny Pierce Appoints Interim Pct. 3 Commissioner

    Walker County Judge Danny Pierce has appointed retired insurance agent Glen R. Reader to complete the remaining term of former Precinct #3 Commissioner Bobby Warren. Mr. Reader was sworn in in a ceremony Wednesday in…

  • Lester Bower Jr. Executed Wednesday

    Wednesday, 67-year-old Lester Bower Jr. was executed at the Huntsville Unit for killing four men in 1983 at an airplane hangar near Sherman, Texas Authorities say he shot the four men after stealing a plane…