Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • National School Bus Safety Week

    As part of National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 21-25), the Texas Department of Public Safety is urging drivers to obey state law by not passing any school bus that is stopped and operating a…

  • Commissioners’ Court Meets

    Walker County Commissioners will meet for a special session this morning at nine at the Courthouse. Planning and Development Director Andy Isbell will discuss approval of H-GAC solid waste grant applications and a planting plan…

  • Sam Houston Statue Visitor Center to Celebrate Tomorrow

    The City’s Tourism Department invites residents to stop by the Sam Houston Visitor Center and Gift Shop tomorrow for a celebration. Director of Tourism Kimm Thomas has the details . . . . SAMHOUSSTAT10-18-13

  • City Manager Benoit Comments on Economic Development

    The new Hobby Lobby on Highway 30 in the old Wal Mart building will celebrate their grand opening at nine this morning. At Thursday night’s “State of the City” presentation by City Manager Matt Benoit,…

  • “State of the City Address” Reflects City’s Success

    A big crowd turned out for Thursday night’s “State of the City” address hosted by the Chamber of Commerce at the Walker County Storm Shelter. City department representatives were on hand at booths to talk…

  • County Receives $3,350 in Healthy County Program Employee Rewards

    This week in Commissioners Court, commissioners approved acceptance of Texas Association of Counties Healthy County Program Employee Rewards of $3,350. County Treasurer Sharon Duke said 81 people completed the health assessment. Account Specialist Erica Wood…

  • Police News

    Police News

    In Huntsville Police news, on the day shift Tuesday a residential burglary was investigated in the 1400 block of Sycamore Avenue. In the 100 block of I-45 South, a 31-year-old woman was arrested on two…

  • Butterfly Festival and Plant Sale Saturday

    The Walker County Master Gardeners is having their 4th Annual Butterfly Festival and Plant Sale tomorrow, Saturday, from 8 AM to 2 PM at 102 Tam Road in Huntsville. They will have fruit trees, roses,…

  • October is Fire Prevention Month

    October is fire prevention month. And, as we head toward a time of the year where extra time will be spent cooking, New Waverly firefighter Jimmy Williams is on the news again this morning to…

  • State of the City Seminar Tonight

    Chamber of Commerce President Carol Smith tells us that tonight the Chamber is putting on a seminar. City Manager Matt Benoit will deliver a “State of the City” address . . . . STATECHAMB10-16-13