Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Houston Food Truck Returns September 30th

    The Mobile Food Truck from the Houston food Bank is returning to town on September 30th.  The Huntsville Junior Service League is happy to partner with Huntsville Church of Christ to bring fresh produce to…

  • Texting While Driving Illegal in Texas

    This month, texting while driving became illegal across the state of Texas as the result of a new texting-while-driving ban passed during the 85th Texas Legislative Session. The law prohibits motorists from reading, writing or…

  • House Foreign Affairs Committee Holds North Korean Nuclear Program Hearing

    Tuesday, the House Foreign Affairs Committee met to investigate the North Korean Nuclear Program. Trade and financial sanctions of the DPRK were, of course, discussed at length. A revealing window on China’s true dealings in…

  • Commissioners Approve Budget & Tax Rate

    In their regular session Monday, Walker County Commissioners took a record vote approving a new budget and tax rate. The budget total in dollars is $35,119,502 – that’s a 3.42% increase over last year. The…

  • Irma Update

    The aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln and two additional ships were sent to the Florida Keys by the U-S Navy to aid with search-and-rescue operations after the area was hit by Hurricane Irma. There was much…

  • FEMA Updates

    FEMA reports that after you apply for disaster assistance from them, you may be contacted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). If you are asked to submit an application for a low-interest SBA disaster…

  • Governor Abbott Met with Local Officials in Beaumont Saturday About Relief Efforts

    Mayor Andy Brauninger met Saturday in Beaumont with Governor Greg Abbott and area elected officials. They met with Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp, who has been appointed as the Commissioner of the new Commission to Rebuild…

  • Technology Demonstration for Kids at Library Today

    A special technology presentation your kid may want to attend is coming up at the Huntsville Public Library today. Children’s coordinator Rachel McPhail has the info . . . .   Rachel informs us that,…

  • Hurricane Irma Update

    Early this morning, Hurricane Irma had weakened power to a Category 1 hurricane as it arrived in the Tampa Bay area following widespread power outages, floodwaters, and roofs blown-off houses and businesses across much of…

  • Town Hall Meeting–Q&A–Walker County Office of Emergency Management

    The Walker County Office of Emergency Management is hosting a Town Hall Meeting for Q&A on Hurricane Harvey Disaster Recovery.  The public is invited to attend and get questions answered concerning the process of filing…