Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Walker County Fair Queen Contest–How to Apply

    The Walker County Fair and Rodeo initially gets underway March 30th. Another Fair Queen will be chosen. Fair Queen committee member Whitney Botard fills us in on how those interested can apply . . .…

  • County Looking into Animal Shelter Contract

    At this week’s regular session of Walker County Commissioners’ Court, commissioners and County Auditor Patricia Allen began a dialogue regarding the County’s contract in regard to the Rita B Huff Animal Shelter. The local humane…

  • White House Press Secretary Spicer Announces Immigration Executive Orders

    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced Wednesday that President Trump “intends to sign two Executive Orders after observing the swearing-in of Secretary of Homeland Security Kelly,” Spicer said, “The first order is the Border…

  • Three Men Charged in School Break-ins

    The Huntsville Item reports that three men—21-year-old Ronnie Frank Morris and 21-year-old Chad Allen Eaton from Conroe, and 20-year-old New Waverly resident Paul Clark—have been indicted on first degree felonies of aggregate criminal mischief by…

  • Town Creek Related Closures on 13th Street and 11th Street

    The City of Huntsville’s Town Creek Drainage Project Phase II is progressing, and work in the affected areas is likely to produce delays and detours. The City of Huntsville’s Town Creek Drainage Project Phase II…

  • Commissioners Approve New Taser Package for Precinct #2 Constable Loosier

    During the Walker County Commissioners’ regular session this week, Precinct #2 Constable Shane Loosier addressed commissioners in regard to buying a taser package from Taser International . . . .   Constable Loosier told commissioners…

  • SHSU Students to Compete in Challenge Bowl

    Student teams from four Texas universities, including Sam Houston State University, will test their knowledge in the American History and Western Civilization Challenge Bowl Friday and Saturday (Jan. 27-28) at the Double Tree by Hilton…

  • President Moving Forward on Supreme Court Nominee Choice

    At Tuesday’s White House Press Conference, Press Secretary Sean Spicer filled reporters in on what was coming up that afternoon and in the future regarding the president’s nomination for an associate justice of the U-S…

  • County Commissioners Consider Solving ETJ Issues with City

    At their regular session this week, Walker County commissioners considered an agenda item to discuss or approve hiring of an attorney to represent the County in preparing a new interlocal agreement between the City of…

  • SHSU Spring Welcome Week Wraps-Up

    SHSU Spring Welcome Week is wrapping up today and tonight. The university’s Director of Student Activities, Brandon Cooper, updates us . . . .