Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Walker County Warrior Banquet Coming

    The Walker County Warrior Banquet will be back again this year on January 25th at 5:30 PM at the Walker County Fairgrounds. Spokesperson Rusty Davis tells us more . . . .   You may…

  • “Empty Bowls” Fundraiser Needs Volunteers

    Local crafts artist Tamara Chasteen informs us that plans are getting underway for the annual fundraiser for Meals on Wheels called “Empty Bowls” at the Wynne Home Art Center on Mardi Gras, February 13th .…

  • Reg Leppley Plans Pesticide Recertification Program

    Our guests on “Around Town” over the weekend were Walker County Agri-Life Extension Agent Reg Leppley and Family and Community Health Agent Meredith Cryer. Several events are coming up for them. Reg Leppley reminded us…

  • 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…