Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • City Services Center Tour Today

    A bond election is coming up in November in regard to the upgrade of several City of Huntsville facilities. Tours have been scheduled so voters have an opportunity to see various facilities first hand. The…

  • Bomber Charged

    Late Monday, accused New York and New Jersey terrorist bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami was charged with five counts of attempted murder of a police officer. Late yesterday, Rahami remained in a hospital and is being…

  • City Council Meets Tonight

    The Huntsville City Council meets tonight at six at City Hall. They will hold several public hearings to receive input on the Annual Budget, on an ordinance on electricity in the building regulations, on building…

  • Huntsville Man Dies in Sunday Morning Accident

    DPS and the Item report that Huntsville resident 24-year-old Torrey Johnson died in an accident that happened on FM 2550 around 12:30 AM on Sunday. Trooper Floyd Garner reported that Johnson’s vehicle was headed north…

  • Commissioners Discuss Moving Old Jail Air Conditioner to Surplus Sale

    At Monday’s morning meeting of Walker County Commissioners, commissioners discussed approving moving an air conditioning unit that is on the roof of the old jail to be considered surplus. Precinct #1 Commissioner B-J Gaines, Jr.…

  • Police News

    Police News

    In Huntsville Police news, on the night shift Friday an accident between a patrol car and a vehicle occurred in the 400 block of Highway 190. In the 1500 block of 7th Street, Justin Ackley…

  • Hospital District Chooses Possible Buyer to Begin Negotiations on Sale

    The Item has reported that the Walker County Hospital District has picked a possible buyer to begin negotiations with.  However, a confidentiality agreement prevents disclosure. Hospital District members held a meeting last night on the…

  • Bomb Explosions and Stabbings over Weekend

    In New York, a “number of people” have been taken into custody by police in connection with a bombing in Manhattan Saturday. Twenty-nine people were injured in the New York explosion.  Federal authorities are looking…

  • Hospital District Board of Managers Meets

    The Walker County Hospital Board of Managers will hold a special meeting open to the public tonight at 7  in their District Business Office in the First National Bank Building, 5th Floor, Suite #515. They…

  • Commissioner Court Meets in Special Session

    Walker County Commissioners’ Court meets this morning for a regular session. Dan Early will address commissioners regarding approval of a memorandum of understanding between Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Walker County pertaining to information…