Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Amtrak Derailment Just Outside Philadelphia Results In Fatalities

    Last night, at least six passengers were killed when an Amtrak train derailed just northeast of Philadelphia. Six other people were reported critically injured and over 140 were taken to area hospitals for evaluation or…

  • Derrick Dewayne Charles Executed Tuesday

    Thirty-two-year-old Derrick Dewayne Charles was executed at the Huntsville Unit last night Charles was executed for the 2002 Houston murder of his 15-year-old girlfriend, Myiesha Bennet; her mother, 44-year-old Brenda Bennett; and her grandfather, 77-year-old…

  • Commissioners Approve Personnel Policy Manual Changes

    The County continues to tweak its personnel policy. At this week’s Commissioners’ Court session, Human Resource Specialist Carol Johnson discussed a number of changes to the Personnel Policy Manual for the approval of commissioners. At…

  • Police News

    Police News

    On the day shift Sunday, Huntsville police investigated an unattended death in the 1800 block of Pleasant Street. CID responded to the scene. A vehicle was reported stolen in the 2700 block of Montgomery Road.…

  • Commissioner White Update On New Jail Food Service

    Our guest on “Around Town” this past weekend was Precinct #2 Commissioner Ronnie White. Besides a recent contract with Montgomery County to receive revenue to house some of their inmates in our new County Jail,…

  • USDA’s Value-Added Producer Grant Program Available

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is making $30 million available to farmers, ranchers and food entrepreneurs to develop new product lines. Funding will be made available through USDA’s Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program.…

  • Storms Leave Behind Damage In Walker County

    Flooding and high winds left damage in their wake as they swept through Walker County Monday morning. The huge overhead metal canopy over the pumps at the Bearkat Junction gas station on Sam Houston Avenue…

  • Earthquake Hits Nepal Again

    This morning 8 AM, at least 42 were reported killed and over 1,000 injured in another earthquake that struck Nepal. The quake, which was located near the Chinese border between Katmandu and Mt. Everest, registered…

  • NFL Takes Action On “Deflategate”

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been suspended by the National Football League for the first four games of the upcoming season as part of the decision to punish the team’s organization for its…

  • Commissioners’ Court Approves Request For Qualifications For Civil Engineering Services

    In Commissioners’ Court Monday morning, commissioners heard from Purchasing Director Mike Williford and Planning and Development Director Andy Isbell regarding a plan to keep a civil engineer on standby for various projects, especially the subdivision…