Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • SHSU Names 2016 Distinguished Educators

    The Sam Houston State University College of Education will recognize six individuals who have made significant contributions to the field through their expertise and service on March 5th during the 2016 Distinguished Educators of the…

  • EMC Butch Davis Comments on Flooding Relief Issues

    It’s Southeast Texas Severe Weather Awareness Week though March 5th, and we recently talked with Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis who’s been working on flooding relief issues since the flooding disasters hit Walker County .…

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan Wants to Pass Needed Legislation

    Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan presided over the House Speaker Weekly Briefing Thursday. He passed along his view of what needs to be done to pass needed legislation he feels would solve many of the…

  • Gunman Kills Three People in Kansas

    Thursday, an armed gunman killed thee people and injured 14 others in Kansas. Police killed the gunman in a shootout. The mass shooting occurred at the Excel Industries plant in Hesston, Kansas. They make lawnmower…

  • Mac Woodward Wins “Citizen of the Year” Award

    Former Huntsville Mayor and current Director of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, Mac Woodward, was awarded the Huntsville Item’s Citizen of the Year award last night at the Walker County Proud reception at Huntsville High…

  • Early Primary Voting Results

    Walker County Elections Manager Julie Cooper reports that the total number of voters checked-in during early voting Thursday was 601–of those voters, 111 voted in the Democratic Primary and 490 in the Republican Primary. This…

  • Fiery Republican Debate in Houston Last Night

    It was a case of “let’s-go-after-the-guy-with-the-bad-haircut” at the Republican presidential debate last night in Houston. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio in their last major televised debate before Super Tuesday gets here, ganged up in an…

  • Police News

    Police News

    In Huntsville Police news on the day shift Wednesday, in the 1000 block of Trinity Cut Off 22-year-old James Jones was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, unlawful carrying of a weapon, possession of…

  • Future LEAP Events

    SHSU’s Center for Law, Engagement and Politics, or LEAP, engages in and organizes so many events, we are continuing talk about them this week following our “Around Town” program with it’s director, Professor Mike Yawn,…

  • SHSU First-Year College Program

    According to a U.S News ranking, as many as one in three first-year students won’t return for their sophomore year. The first year of college has emerged as the critical threshold for determining college success,…