Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Donations Soon Accepted For Flood Victims

    The Walker County Office of Emergency Management along with the first United Methodist Church are accepting donated items to help those affected by the Trinity River flooding. There are approximately 200 homes that are still…

  • City Receives Merit Award

    At this week’s regular session of the Huntsville City Council, Director of Community and Economic Development Aron Kulhavy informed councilmembers that, “In April of this year, the City of Huntsville was recognized by the American…

  • Career And Technology Education Programs Discussed At HISD Session

    Certification for students in the Career and Technology Education programs at HISD was the focus of much discussion at this week’s regular session of HISD trustees. Position #3 Trustee J-T Langley brought up a very…

  • Game Warden Stephen Ingram Comments On Personal Watercraft Regulations

    As you head to the water this summer after all this heavy rain subsides, Walker County Game Warden Stephen Ingram reminds everyone that regarding the operation of personal watercraft, or jet skis, there are regulations…

  • New Website For City

    The City has been working on a new website. IT Director Chris Vasquez updated city councilmembers on the upcoming site at this week’s regular session . . . .   Mr. Vasquez said, they “plan…

  • South Carolina Church Shooting Leaves Nine Dead

    Wednesday evening, during a prayer meeting at the black Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, a caucasian male in his early 20’s opened fire with his weapon killing nine people. This included the pastor.…

  • HISD Superintendent Report

    At this week’s HISD Board of Trustee’s session, HISD Superintendent Dr. Howell Wright filed his regular report . . . .

  • Genealogical Anniversary Celebration Moved

    The Walker County Genealogical Society’s 50th anniversary celebration scheduled for Saturday June 20th at the storm shelter has been moved due to flood and storm evacuees using the shelter. The celebration will now be held…

  • SHSU 2015 Faculty Excellence Awards

    Four Sam Houston State University professors whose teaching, scholarly accomplishments, service and academic engagement stand out among their peers have been honored with SHSU’s 2015 Faculty Excellence Awards. The winners include associate professor of history…

  • Breaking News: Walker County Now Designated For Individual Assistance

    The federal disaster declaration for Texas has been expanded to include Individual Assistance for seven additional counties as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that began May 4, according to…