Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Burn Ban Remains in Effect

    Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis addressed Commissioners’ Court Monday morning in regard to the current Burn Ban . . . .   Davis passed along the numbers of the Keetch-Byram Index. He said,…

  • New Waverly ISD Early Voting Begins Tomorrow

    Early voting in the New Waverly ISD Special Election will be August 10th through the 23rd at the New Waverly First Baptist Church at 460 Fisher Street in New Waverly from 8 to 5. Election…

  • Trump Speaks in Detroit–Clinton Speaks in St. Petersburg

    Monday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivered an economic address to the Detroit Economic Club at their Cobo Center . . . .   Trump promised to create a half-a-million jobs per year during the…

  • Tax Rate & Fire Equipment Issues Discussed in Commissioners’ Court

    Monday, Commissioners approved a measure that proposes a tax rate of 61.57 cents per $100 taxable assessed valuation. Also, Commissioners looked at approving a proposal in the amount of $7,790 from Standard Automatic Fire Enterprises…

  • End of Summer Bash Begins Today

    You’re invited to join the Sam Houston Statue and Visitor Center for their End of Summer Bash. There will be three days of fun and family activities. They’ll be celebrating today, Wednesday and Thursday from…

  • Commissioners’ Court Meets

    Walker County Commissioners will meet for a regular session this morning at nine. Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis will talk about possible emergency repairs on private roads with one entrance and one exit…

  • Donald Trump to Deliver Economic Address in Detroit

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will deliver his economic message today at 11:30 to the Detroit Economic Club at the Cobo Center in Detroit. Trump will talk about bringing down taxes, cutting regulation, energy development…

  • End of Summer Bash Begins Tomorrow

    The big End of Summer Bash kicks off tomorrow at the Sam Houston Statue Visitor Center, and you’re invited. The Visitor Center’s Kimm Thomas tells us all about it . . . .   On…

  • Congressman Brady to Speak at Renaming of Coldspring Post Office

    Family and friends of slain rural letter carrier Marie Youngblood and local leaders will join U-S Congressman Kevin Brady at the Coldspring Post Office at 10:30 this morning to get an update on H.R. 5356,…

  • Sam Houston Memorial Museum Photo Contest

    The Annual Sam Houston Memorial Museum Photo Contest is back. Marketing Coordinator Megan Buro has the information . . . .