Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Blood Drive Saturday

    Area residents are invited to help build back up the blood bank’s supply by donating blood Saturday. Blood donations will be taken from 9 AM to 4 PM at the Gibbs Pre-K Center at 1800…

  • Christopher Wilkins Executed Wednesday

    Forty-eight-year-old Christopher Wilkins, who was found guilty of killing two men after they made fun of him for being the victim of a fake drug deal, was executed by lethal injection at the Huntsville Unit…

  • Rex Tillerson Undergoes Confirmation Hearing Wednesday

    Former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson underwent confirmation questioning for the Secretary of State post from members of the Senate Foreign Relations committee in Washington Wednesday. In outlining his present worldview, Tillerson seemed to project…

  • Senator Booker Criticizes Session Nomination

    Confirmation for Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General continued in Washington Wednesday. Stepping away from a precedent of Senate colleagues not testifying against other colleagues, Democratic Senator Cory Booker went after what he says was…

  • Walk Across Texas–County Effort Underway

    In Commissioners’ Court this week, they talked about a program that’s all about health. Beginning Monday, participating County employees began their “Walk Across Texas.” Texas Agri-Life’s Lana Franceschini filled everyone in on the program .…

  • More on Recent Strategic Planning Session

    Future financial aspects of city government projects were discussed during the City’s recent Strategic Planning Session. In regard to finance, City Manager Matt Benoit told councilmembers, “Not necessarily for strategic planning, but the Council Finance…

  • President-elect Trump Holds Press Conference

    President-elect Donald Trump held his first press conference since July 27th Wednesday. He announced his choice for Veterans Affairs Department secretary David Shulkin. Trump says he is handing control of the Trump Organization to sons…

  • Residential Childrens Operation Discussed by Council

    Last night, the Huntsville City Council Chamber was packed with people concerned about the possibility of a general residential operation for childcare services coming to their neighborhood. The proposed home for the services was that…

  • Oil Dump Discussed by Commissioners

    In Commissioners’ Court this week, commissioners discussed approving payment to Masters ARS for an oil dump on Morgan Spur back on December 23rd. The cost for clean up and analysis was $15,214. Funds to pay…

  • Senator Jeff Sessions Undergoes Questioning at Confirmation Hearings

    Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama was the focus of attention at Tuesday’s Attorney General Confirmation hearing in Washington. He was asked a number of questions regarding civil rights, immigration and pardoning issues which insinuated his…