Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Former Acting CIA Director Mike Morrell Emphasizes Threat from ISIS

    The House Armed Services Committee held a hearing this week on Combating ISIS. Former Deputy and Acting CIA Director from 2010-2013, Michael Morell, explained that the threat of ISIS to our homeland is real .…

  • Commissioners Decide on State Grant for Matching Funds on Upcoming FEMA grant

    At Monday morning’s meeting of Walker County Commissioners, one of several different natural disasters the County has had to deal with was discussed. The flooding damage in our area in October had been assessed at…

  • Police News

    Police News

    In Huntsville Police news, on the day shift last Friday a vehicle burglary was investigated in the 200 block of I-45 South. On Friday’s night shift, an unattended death was investigated in the 200 block…

  • Commissary Service Approved for Jail

    Commissioners were in regular court session Monday morning taking care of business. Commissary service for the Walker County Jail was one of the items they looked at . . . .   Lone Star was…

  • Reporter Questions Press Secretary Earnest on President’s Optimism

    In Monday’s White House Briefing, Press Secretary Josh Earnest was questioned by a reporter who said 70 percent of Americans think the country is going on the wrong track and wondered about the president’s optimism…

  • Master Gardeners Spring Planting Workshop Ahead

    The Huntsville Public Library is pleased to host the Walker County Master Gardeners annual spring planting workshop, “Starting Your Spring Vegetable Garden,” on Monday, February 8th, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the library’s…

  • Chamber Small Business Breakfast Thursday

    The next Small Business Breakfast of the Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce, sponsored by Gunnels & Son will take place on Thursday, January 14th at 7:30 a.m. The breakfast will be held at Golden Corral…

  • Hail Damages Local Areas

    Heavy rain and damaging hail hit the Walker and Montgomery County areas Friday evening. Locally, Elkins Lake was hit hard by hail. The Montgomery County Police Reporter reports that, “The Huntsville State Park area was…

  • Extradition Planned for “El Chapo” Guzman

    Sunday, Mexican authorities were reported to be beginning the process to extradite kingpin drug thug Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the U-S. A number of legal appeals could follow. Guzman is being held in the…

  • Commissioners’ Court Meets

    Walker County Commissioners will meet at the courthouse at nine this morning for a regular session. Commissioners will hear or examine various department reports. Walker County Purchasing Agent Mike Williford will discuss and/or approve the…