Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Gov. Abbott Comments on Funding for Harvey Aftermath

    Wednesday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott related to reporters the immensity of Hurricane Harvey and its damage and flooding and hinted at the size of funds needed to resolve the problems left in the aftermath of…

  • HISD Special-Called Meeting

    Huntsville ISD will have a special-called meeting of the Board of Trustees at 6:30 tonight at the Hawkins Administration Building.

  • Solid Waste Pickup Update

    The City of Huntsville reports that today and Friday Solid Waste will pick up all green or blue bins and any bagged trash placed at the curb. They will not be able to pick up…

  • D-A’s Office to Purchase Vehicle with Forfeiture Funds

    First Assistant District Attorney Stephanie Stroud addressed Walker County Commissioners at the delayed regular session Wednesday in regard to taking action on an expenditure of forfeiture funds from the Walker County District Attorney’s Office for…

  • Curfew & Evacuation Lifted

    As of 8 this morning, Walker County Judge Danny Pierce has lifted the curfew for Walker County and the Mandatory Evacuation Order for Green Rich Shores and Sterling Island. The waters are receding and people…

  • Richards Woman Drowns

    The Huntsville Item reports that law enforcement authorities believe floodwaters are responsible for the drowning death of a Richards woman. An investigation has shown that 83-year-old Ola Mae Crooks drowned when her vehicle was swept…

  • Update from County EMC Butch Davis

    Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis reported to us this morning that Walker County will resume business as usual today, except no 12th District Court will meet. Mr. Davis reports that both shelters will…

  • Red Cross Shelter Open at VFW Post #6899 in Trinity

    The Red Cross Shelter at VFW Post #6899 is open on West Caroline in Trinity.  They can take up to 200 people.  Hot meals, showers and laundry facilities are available.

  • Donations Being Accepted for Hurricane Harvey Victims

    Community Service Credit Union is accepting donations today at a staging area at 250 FM 2821.  Suggested items include baby and Clorox wipes, new socks and underwear, flip flops, pillows, blankets, bandaids, games, stuffed animals…

  • Commissioners’ Court Meets Today

    Walker County Commissioners will meet for a regular session this morning at nine at the courthouse. Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis will discuss applying for the 2017 Texas General Land Office Community Block…