Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • House Foreign Affairs Committee Holds North Korean Nuclear Program Hearing

    Tuesday, the House Foreign Affairs Committee met to investigate the North Korean Nuclear Program. Trade and financial sanctions of the DPRK were, of course, discussed at length. A revealing window on China’s true dealings in…

  • Commissioners Approve Budget & Tax Rate

    In their regular session Monday, Walker County Commissioners took a record vote approving a new budget and tax rate. The budget total in dollars is $35,119,502 – that’s a 3.42% increase over last year. The…

  • Irma Update

    The aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln and two additional ships were sent to the Florida Keys by the U-S Navy to aid with search-and-rescue operations after the area was hit by Hurricane Irma. There was much…

  • FEMA Updates

    FEMA reports that after you apply for disaster assistance from them, you may be contacted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). If you are asked to submit an application for a low-interest SBA disaster…

  • Governor Abbott Met with Local Officials in Beaumont Saturday About Relief Efforts

    Mayor Andy Brauninger met Saturday in Beaumont with Governor Greg Abbott and area elected officials. They met with Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp, who has been appointed as the Commissioner of the new Commission to Rebuild…

  • Technology Demonstration for Kids at Library Today

    A special technology presentation your kid may want to attend is coming up at the Huntsville Public Library today. Children’s coordinator Rachel McPhail has the info . . . .   Rachel informs us that,…

  • Hurricane Irma Update

    Early this morning, Hurricane Irma had weakened power to a Category 1 hurricane as it arrived in the Tampa Bay area following widespread power outages, floodwaters, and roofs blown-off houses and businesses across much of…

  • Town Hall Meeting–Q&A–Walker County Office of Emergency Management

    The Walker County Office of Emergency Management is hosting a Town Hall Meeting for Q&A on Hurricane Harvey Disaster Recovery.  The public is invited to attend and get questions answered concerning the process of filing…

  • Commissioners Meet

    Walker County Commissioners meet for a regular session at nine this morning at the courthouse. Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the Walker County budget for the Fiscal Year October 1, 2017 to September…

  • Storm Debris Pick-Up Information

    Following Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, the City will be returning to its regular heavy trash pick up procedures on September 13. All requests for storm debris pick up should be called into the Solid Waste…