Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Commissioners’ Court Hears Round Prairie Road Issues

    Several area citizens addressed Walker County Commissioners’ Court Monday morning regarding damage to Round Prairie Road by oil and gas industry vehicles. Round Prairie Road resident Jack Park succinctly laid out the issue to commissioners…

  • Legislative Update From Representative Otto’s Office

    Our State Representative John Otto passed along in his legislative update from Austin that the Sunset Advisory Commission, a 12-member legislative commission tasked with identifying and eliminating waste, duplication, and inefficiency in state government, has…

  • County Auditor Allen Comments On First-Quarter Operating Expenses

    At Monday’s regular session of Walker County Commissioners, Walker County Auditor Patricia Allen talked about operating expenses for the 1st quarter of the fiscal year. We pass it along to you . . . .

  • Casa Conference Coming Up

    CASA of Walker, San Jacinto and Trinity Counties is having their second conference February 21st from 9 to 4. This year, mental health & education professionals will present trauma-informed advocacy. SHSU’s Dr. Jeff Sullivan and…

  • Two Famous Texans At Iowa Freedom Summit

    The Iowa Freedom Summit was held Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. A few famous Texans were among those who want to call the White House home someday. Texas Senator Ted Cruz for example . .…

  • Commissioners Meet

    Walker County Commissioners meet for a regular session this morning at nine at the courthouse. The Walker County Historical Commission’s Lois Blake will discuss for approval their annual report and list of members. Walker County…

  • Ducks Unlimited Banquet Coming Up

    Mark your calendars. Ducks Unlimited will have their get-together soon. Spokesperson Johnny Holland tells us more . . . .

  • Councilmember Olson Comments On Incentives

    The use of incentives is sometimes the way the City brings in economic development to our area. Position #4 Councilmember Keith Olson, our guest on “Around Town” this past weekend, tells us Containment Solutions “are…

  • Social Security To Expand Field Office Hours

    Social Security announces as a result of Congress’ approval of the fiscal year 2015 budget, the agency will expand its hours nationwide and offices will be open to the public for an additional hour on…

  • Ag Commissioner Miller Comments On TravelTex.Com

    Are you beginning to plan your spring or summer vacation? Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller thinks Texas would be a good choice. He says, “Whether you want to tap into arts and culture, or just…