Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Forest Service Waives Day-Use Fees in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas are waiving day-use fees Jan. 15 at day-use areas in the Angelina, Sabine, Davy Crockett and Sam Houston National Forests,…

  • State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $2.7 Billion in December

    Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reports that state sales tax revenue totaled $2.75 billion in December, 12.3 percent more than in December 2016.  Hegar said, “Double-digit growth in sales tax revenue was fueled by collections from…

  • Two Robberies in New Waverly Sunday Night

    On Sunday, January 7th, at 6:30pm, Walker County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to two robberies that appeared to have occurred simultaneously. One was a convenience store located in the 9000 block of Highway 75 South,…

  • New HISD Superintendent Confirmed by Trustees

    The Huntsville Item reports that last night Scott Sheppard was hired with a unanimous vote from HISD Trustees as the district’s new superintendent. Sheppard was formerly assistant superintendent for secondary school administration with the Cypress-Fairbanks…

  • “Jury Package” Computer Program Access Approved for District Clerk

    In commissioners’ court Monday, commissioners were asked to take action on an amendment to a Tyler Technology contract adding an additional license for the District Clerk’s package at a cost of $125 monthly. District Clerk…

  • Board of Managers Meeting Today

    The Board of Managers of the Walker County Hospital District will hold a special meeting open to the public today at 12:30 PM at the Walker County Hospital District Business Office at 1300 11th Street,…

  • TDCJ Receives Award

    The Texas Department of Criminal Justice received the prestigious Lucy Webb Hayes Award Monday from the American Correctional Association (ACA). This award represents the agency’s strong commitment to public safety by ensuring all areas of…

  • Commissioners to Compile List to Improve Road Safety

    Monday, at Walker County Commissioners regular session, Commissioner Henry brought up to commissioners a TxDOT request for a list of specific roads . . . .   A motion was made and passed that each…

  • Road Closing Precinct #3

    Walker County Precinct #3 Administrative Assistant Luciann Smith reminds us that on Jan 9th Pct 3 will be closing Kickapoo Dr.  The road closure will be Tejas to McMillian, and McMillian will be blocked off…

  • Commissioners Meet

    Walker County Commissioiners meet for a regular session at nine this morning at the courthouse. District Clerk Robyn Flowers will discuss possible action on an amendment to the Tyler Technology contract adding an additional license…