Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Walker County Republican Women to Feature Program for Voters

    Mark your calendars. This Monday, at 5:30 PM at Gibbs Hall on 19th Street, Walker County Republican Women will feature a program of trending topics for voters in 2016. County Tax-Assessor Collector and Elections officer…

  • Congressman Brady Comments on J-P Wayne Mack Invocation Issue

    You may have heard about the judge in Willis, JP Wayne Mack, who allows chaplains from differing religious backgrounds open his court with a brief invocation. The Freedom From Religion Foundation reports that two people…

  • Local AFSCME Union President Against Proposed 4 Percent Cut

    Local AFSCME union President Lance Lowery has expressed his concern recently about a proposed cutback to TDCJ’s budget. He says, “State leadership, governor and lieutenant governor, have called for state agencies to cut back 4…

  • Change of Venue Denied in Howard Wayne Lewis Murder Case

    The Item reports that 12th Judicial District Judge Don Kraemer has ruled against a change-of-venue for Howard Wayne Lewis who has been accused of the murder of his infant son and the child’s grandmother over…

  • SHSU “Welcome Week” for Thursday

    The Thursday version of SHSU “Welcome Week” happens today. Director of Student Activities, Brandon Cooper, updates us on today, Thursday . . . .

  • Man Flees Walker County Authorities Down I-45 Wednesday

    According to a story in the Courier of Montgomery County, Wednesday afternoon a man driving a stolen SUV fled from Walker County authorities from Walker County to Willis. The chase went down I-45 all the…

  • SHSU Criminal Justice Welcome Week Ahead

    SHSU’s Criminal Justice Department is well-respected nationwide, and soon they will be holding a special welcome for students. CJ Publications Coordinator Beth Kuhles tells us all about it . . . .

  • Ag Commissioner Miller on the Texas State Fair

    This year’s great State Fair of Texas is in Dallas from September 30th through October 23rd. Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller says, “The Food and Fiber Pavilion will be transformed and will now be known…

  • TxDOT Restriping Lines on Highway 30

    Beginning today and tomorrow, weather depending, the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) contractor will be restriping the lanes of SH 30 from the Walker/Grimes County Line to 13 miles east.  Motorists who travel this area…

  • Earthquake Hits Central Italy

    A strong earthquake hit the central part of Italy early this morning. Homes came crashing down on local residents who were asleep. So far, dozens of people have been reported killed. Rescue crews are at…