Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • House Foreign Affairs Hearing on Implementation of Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Wednesday, members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement met in a hearing. One important issue commented on by California Congressman Dana Rohrbacher regarded the change in the original…

  • Senator Cornyn Addresses Fiduciary Rule

    This week on the Senate floor U.S. Senator John Cornyn discussed a legislative measure to block the Obama Administration’s ‘Fiduciary Rule’ that he says restricts access to investment advice and which he feels is part…

  • Voting Results

    Here are the final unofficial local voting results for Walker County’s Primary Runoff elections: Locally, Ernest Bailes had 2,488 votes. Keith Strahan had 1,248 District-wide Ernest Bailes had 7,554 votes to Keith Strahan’s 3,650 In…

  • Trumps Picks Up Delegates in Washington–Opposed by Protesters in New Mexico

    With no candidate in opposition, Donald Trump won the Republican presidential primary in Washington state Tuesday, putting him closer to the 1,237 delegates necessary to garner the GOP nomination. In Albuquerque last night, police in…

  • Justice Center Complex Repair Moving Forward

    The much needed renovation repair to the Justice Center Complex will soon be getting underway. This week in Commissioners’ Court County Purchasing Agent Mike Williford informed commissioners about a recent meeting with architect Kenny Burns,…

  • IRS Commissioner John Koskinen a No-Show at Hearing

    Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony regarding the possible impeachment of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.  Mr. Koskinen did not show up. Virginia Congressman Bob Goodlatte explained the allegations against him . . . .…

  • Disaster Recovery Center Closing

    FEMA spokesperson for our county, Tiana Suber, informs us that the Disaster Recovery Center in Walker County will be closing Friday, May 27th. Residents, however, who were affected by the flooding in April can still…

  • Election Update

    Walker County elections manager Julie Cooper informs us that the total number of voters checked-in during the final day of early voting last Friday was 596; of those voters, 24 voted in the Democratic Runoff,…

  • Commissioners’ Court Meets

    Walker County Commissioners meet for regular session at nine this morning at the courthouse. This morning’s “Consent Agenda” includes an approval for a pay increase for court personnel of the 278th Judicial District that exceeds…

  • Firefighter Jimmy Williams on ESD #2 Growth and Needs

    New Waverly firefighter Jimmy Williams informs us that, “Over the past few years the demand for services in the Emergency Services District has steadily increased, including a 20% increase in the number of 911 calls…