Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • DPS Commercial Roadcheck Inspections Top 8,000

    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) inspected 8,182 commercial motor vehicles as part of Roadcheck 2017, a national inspection initiative held annually aimed at enhancing commercial motor vehicle safety. The three-day inspection effort took…

  • LEMIT Hosts Training on Trauma-Affected Veterans

    With 1.6 million veterans living in Texas—the second highest population in the country—the state is leading the way in offering training for criminal justice professionals to engage better with those suffering from military trauma and…

  • Road Closure Ahead in Precinct #3

    Walker County Precinct #3 Commissioner Bill Daugette’s office reminds us that Woodland Lane, west of Acorn Hill Drive, will be closed to traffic on Tuesday, July 11th from 9am to 3 pm. They will be…

  • Police News

    Police News

    In Huntsville Police news, looking back through the past several days . . . . On the day shift last Friday, in a case of theft in the 100 block of I-45 a known suspect…

  • New Waverly 4th of July Celebration a Big Success

    New Waverly volunteer fire department firefighter Jimmy Williams informs us that the New Waverly 4th of July celebration was a big success. He reports that the New Waverly Volunteer Fire Department and the New Waverly…

  • Traffic Signal Out at 11th Street and Avenue O

    TXDoT traffic signals at Avenue O and 11th Street/Highway 30 have lost power during street project construction and are not signaling. A flashing red for all three corners of the intersection will appear as soon…

  • Coach Accused of Improper Relationship with Matagorda County Student

    KBTX Channel 3 reports that, Dillon Gaffney, a Huntsville High School coach, has been charged with having an improper relationship with a student. Gaffney was arrested on an out-of-county warrant out of Matagorda County. According…

  • North Korea Tests Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

    Tuesday, an intercontinental ballistic missile was test-launched by North Korea. The range of a missile of this type may allow it  to possibly strike Alaska. On Tuesday, the U-S asked for a private meeting of…

  • Office of the Governor And Texas Workforce Commission Launch “We Hire Vets” Employer Recognition Program

    The Office of Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) have partnered with the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) to launch the “We Hire Vets” employer recognition program. This program will recognize Texas employers…

  • Larry LeFlore Arrested for Murder

    A story in the Huntsville Item reports that around 2 PM Thursday Larry LeFlore was arrested and charged with his ex-wife’s murder 26 years ago. Allegedly, his wife was reported missing from the parking lot…