Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • John Ray Falk, Jr. Allowed to Represent Himself During Appeal

    The Huntsville Item reports that during a hearing Tuesday at the Walker County Courthouse Judge Bill McAdams ruled that John Ray Falk, Jr., who was given the death sentence earlier this month in Lufkin for…

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    Police News

    In Huntsville Police news, on the day shift last Friday a possibly known suspect assaulted a victim in the 400 block of Brunch. A person was reported missing in the 100 block of Memorial Hospital…

  • James Bigby Executed Tuesday

    Sixty-one-year-old James Bigby was executed by lethal injection at the Huntsville Unit last night.  He had been found guilty of the 1987 murder of a father and his infant child. Bigby is the fourth TDCJ…

  • James Bigby Set for Execution Tonight

    Sixty-one-year-old James Bigby is set to be executed tonight for the shooting death of Michael Trekell and suffocation of Trekell’s 4-month-old son in in 1987. He confessed that he shot Trekell and suffocated the man’s…

  • Commissioners’ Court Meets Today

    Walker County Commissioners meet for a regular session at the courthouse at 9 this morning. Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator Sherri Pegoda will talk about approval of changes to the Walker County Storm Shelter Policy and…

  • Upcoming Waterline Replacement Projects along 11th Street and Sam Houston Avenue

    The City of Huntsville is ready to begin two waterline replacement projects along 11th Street and Sam Houston Avenue: 1) The project segment along 11th Street is between IH 45 and University Avenue. This project…

  • SHSU Graduate to Lead Untested Rape Kit Study

    A Ph.D. graduate from Sam Houston State University is using skills he learned while at SHSU to lead one of the first statewide studies to examine a backlog of untested rape kits in Kentucky. Bradley…

  • Ways & Means Committee Approves American Health Care Act

    The office of Congressman and Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, Kevin Brady, reported that Thursday the House Ways and Means Committee approved the American Health Care Act (AHCA). They report this legislation will:  Repeal Obamacare’s…

  • Texas Senator Charles Schwertner Drives Effort to End Toll Road Headaches

    Texas Senator Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) has filed Senate Bill 1437, legislation to address many of the common frustrations associated with the billing practices of toll road authorities in Texas.  With more than a dozen different…

  • Brown Bag Lunch Series at Library

    The Brown Bag Lecture Series will continue at Huntsville Public Library. Bring your own lunch. Mark your calendars, lunch time begins at 11:30 a.m. and the lecture will begin at noon Thursday, March 23.  Manager…