Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Maintenance Department Saving County Money

    Monday, at the commissioner’s special court session, Walker County Judge Danny Pierce recognized the County’s maintenance department for their diligent work in saving the County money. The judge listed a number of repairs and improvements…

  • DPS Urges Drivers to Fill Up on Safety for Thanksgiving

    As Texans prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding motorists to make safety a priority and to enjoy the holiday weekend responsibly. DPS Troopers, and other Texas law…

  • “American Pickers” TV Show Looking for Participants

    Have you ever dreamed of being part of a reality TV show?  Here’s your opportunity.  The casting crew of “American Pickers” television show will be filming in Texas the winter of 2018. The show is…

  • Commissioners Approve Weigh Station Scale Purchase

    For some time now, Walker County Commissioners have been discussing the issue of the Weigh Station in New Waverly not having their regular weigh scales functioning properly. The County derives money from this and have…

  • City Council Meets Tonight

    The Huntsville City Council meets for a regular session this evening at six at City Hall. Tonight’s “Consent Agenda” includes authorization of the city manager to accept an Emergency Management Performance Grant for $21,759. Tonight’s…

  • Regents Approve Tuition/Fee Increase, Property Purchases and Master Plan

    An increase in tuition and fees for Sam Houston State University was among the items approved by the Texas State University System Board of Regents at their regular quarterly meeting in Huntsville on Nov. 17.…

  • President Trump Talks About Trip Overseas

    President Trump addressed reporters at the White House Monday in regard to his recent trip overseas . . . .   The president also said, “Japanese car companies will be opening up and expanding their…

  • Governor Abbott Extends State Disaster Declaration

    Governor Greg Abbott has extended the State Disaster Declaration for Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. All Texas counties declared disaster areas will continue to be eligible for assistance as they recover and rebuild after Hurricane…

  • Mel Tillis dies. Also, Charles Manson Passes.

    Well-known country artist Mel Tillis died Sunday at the age of 85. He is reported to have died of respiratory failure at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida. During his career of 60…

  • Local City Manager Matt Benoit Closer on Move to Position in Florida

    WPTV in the state of Florida reports that in a unanimous vote the Town Council of Jupiter, Florida has decided to negotiate a salary and benefit package for current Huntsville City Manager Matt Benoit in…