Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Election Identification Certificates Are Available At DPS

    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans in advance of the upcoming November election that Election Identification Certificates (EIC) are available year-round at all Texas driver license offices for individuals in need…

  • Democratic Presidential Debate Held In Las Vegas Last Night

    The first Democratic presidential debate took place in Las Vegas last night. Immigration, climate change, income inequality and women’s and minority rights issues were some of the standard Democratic issue fare argued among the five…

  • New Courthouse Security System Approved By Commissioners

    County officials have been taking a look at the dire need for courthouse security recently. Twelfth Judicial District Judge Donald Kraemer addressed commissioners’ court on the matter Tuesday morning. First-off, several cameras will be needed…

  • Huntsville Memorial Hospital Gives Cardiac Monitor To County EMS

    Director of Operations at Walker County EMS, Vince Allen, informs us that Huntsville Memorial Hospital has donated to them a very helpful and important piece of medical equipment . . . .

  • FM1375 New Waverly Exit Update

    We were informed Tuesday that beginning this past Monday the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) contractor was scheduled to reopen the FM 1375 bridge over I-45. In addition, the contractor was to begin the process…

  • Benghazi Survivor Kris “Tanto” Paronto Coming To Huntsville

    You’re invited to hear Benghazi Survivor and former Army Ranger Kris “Tanto” Paronto reveal the truth on the terrorist incident at Benghazi. Mr. Paronto will be speaking this Saturday, October 17th, at Alpha Omega Academy…

  • State Of City Address This Month

    Mark your calendars. The Annual State of the City Address is scheduled for this month. It’s coming up Tuesday, October 27th, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Walker County Storm Shelter at 445 State…

  • Democratic Debate Tonight

    CNN will be broadcasting the first Democratic presidential debate tonight beginning at 7:30 our time from Las Vegas. Five candidates are expected to take the stage–Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb and Lincoln…

  • Jeffrey Martinez Gets 10 1/2 Years

    In local court news, 24-year-old Jeffrey Martinez was sentenced to 10 1/2 years and fined $7,500 for intoxicated manslaughter. The drunk driving accident killed two people on I-45 three years ago.

  • City & County Meetings

    Walker County Commissioners have a regular session scheduled for this morning at nine at the courthouse. Tonight at seven, the City of Huntsville will be hosting a Town Hall meeting at the Huntsville Public Library…