Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Jail Construction Update

    New Walker County Jail project manager Eddie Smith’s report on the construction of the facility to commissioners this week was brief, with everything headed in a positive direction . . . . JAILREPORT12-10-13 At this…

  • Rotary Club Meets

    The Rotary Club of Huntsville will meet this afternoon at noon at the Katy & E. Don Walker Education Center. This week’s guest speaker is President and CEO of the Greater Houston Partnership Robert W.…

  • Many Congressman Skeptical on Iran Deal

    Tuesday, members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee questioned Secretary of State John Kerry about negotiations and lifting of sanctions on Iran in regard to their nuclear enrichment program. There was much skepticism among congressman…

  • Riverside VFD Issues Discussed in Commissioners’ Court Monday

    At Commissioners Court Monday concerned Walker County citizen Lee Ashby, during public comment, expressed that he had concern with the Riverside Volunteeer Fire Department in his allegation that there was fraudulent activity within the department…

  • HISD Bond Package Discussions Underway

    The Huntsville ISD Board of Trustees and Administration held their first Community Meeting to discuss their current facility needs and the potential for a future bond package at Mance Park Middle School Auditorium last night.…

  • Funds Approved for IT Analyst at New Jail

    Because the new County Jail will be opening several months earlier than is scheduled–perhaps, by the 1st or middle of March–the County’s IT department is requesting that an IT Analyst be hired effective January 1st…

  • Final Curbside Recycling for Area #8 to Begin

    City Council approved the expansion of curbside recycling to begin in Area #8 on Friday, January 3, 2014. This area includes customers within Sycamore Avenue, Boettcher Mill, Rigsby Road, Wanza and Bearkat Blvd. For map…

  • “Coats & Cash” Drive Continues

    Since Sunday, two members of the Melvin White VFW Post 5871–Commander David Lanoue and member Jeff Clark–have been living in a dumpster and in their cars on 11th Street in front of Shenanigan’s to collect…

  • Commissioners Court Meets Today

    Walker County Commissioners get together at nine this morning at the courthouse for a regular session. On today’s “Statutory Agenda,” Laura Hons and Lee Murrah will make a presentation concerning operational and financial improvements to…

  • HISD Community Meetings on Potential Future Bond Package Scheduled

    The Huntsville ISD Board of Trustees and Administration invite you to a Community Meeting to discuss their current facility needs and the potential for a future bond package this evening at 6:30 in the Mance…