Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Walker County Genealogical Society 50th Anniversary

    The Walker County Genealogical Society will be celebrating their 50th anniversary Saturday, June 20th, from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Walker County Storm Shelter on Highway 75 North. Spokesperson Johnny Willis tells us…

  • Workshop To Provide Students With Loan Repayment Advice

    Not only are students being forced to take out larger amounts of student loans due to rising tuitions, but more students than ever are relying on student loans to earn their undergraduate and graduate degrees.…

  • County Commissioners Meet This Morning

    Walker County Commissioners meet for a special session this morning at nine at the courthouse. Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis will discuss for approval an order declaring a local state of disaster. Mr. Davis will…

  • Groundbreaking Ceremonies Held For Fred Pirkle Building

    The groundbreaking ceremonies for the Fred Pirkle Engineering Technology Center took place at the corner of Sam Houston Avenue and Bowers Boulevard on the SHSU campus Friday. The late Fred Pirkle was an SHSU alumnus…

  • Explorer Scouts Visit SHSU

    As part of the Boy Scout Venture Program, 19 medical explorer scouts from Portland, Texas, were scheduled to visit SHSU today to take part in medical technology and leadership exercises. Medical explorers is a co-ed…

  • Junkapalooza Coming Up

    The 3rd Annual Junkapalooza will be kicking off soon. Huntsville’s Main Street coordinator Lindsay Lauher updates us . . . .  

  • New Waverly Resident Trapped Early Friday Morning

    Just before 3 AM, a 19 year old Army Soldier was leaving New Waverly to return to his unit when his car left the roadway on Highway 150 near the city limits. His Nissan Maxima…

  • Taylor Swift Donates To Van Riper Family “Go Fund Me” Account

    As you have likely heard, last Saturday when Thomas Lake Road volunteer firefighter Aaron Van Riper responded to an accident off FM 980 in Walker County he arrived to find that his wife Amber and…

  • New Waverly Firefighter Jimmy Williams On New Fire Truck

    New Waverly firefighter Jimmy Williams informs us that, “New Waverly firefighters traveled this week to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to the Ferrara Fire Apparatus factory” He said the fire crew’s task was “final acceptance testing on…

  • HEAP Event Features Qualified Instructors

    One last reminder that one great set of fun classes for kids to participate in this summer are the Huntsville Enrichment Activity Programs. Trac 1 starts this Monday. A whole array of interesting classes geared…