Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Heath Schielack Cookoff Coming Up

    SHSU Ag Business Club spokesperson Braxton McKnight informs us the Heath Schielack Memorial Cook-Off is scheduled this month . . . .

  • House Speaker Ryan Gives His First Weekly Briefing

    In his first House Speaker Weekly Briefing, Congressman Paul Ryan reiterated that the way things in the House have been done are going to be different . . . .

  • New Waverly Man Charged With Shooting

    KBTX News reports that, following a shooting in Walker County Tuesday, one man has been hospitalized while another is in jail. The shooting occurred in the 100 block of FM 2693 outside of New Waverly.…

  • Congressman Kevin Brady Selected Chairman of Ways & Means Committee

    Wednesday, Congressman Kevin Brady was selected chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee by the GOP steering committee. With approval of the full Republican conference today, Brady will follow now-Speaker Paul Ryan as leader…

  • SHSU KATSAFE System Upgraded

    SHSU has recently upgraded their KATSAFE system. We talked with David Yebra, a retired Army Lt. Colonel and former Military Chair at SHSU, who is also now the new director of the university’s emergency preparedness…

  • Proposition 7 Approval

    The approval of Proposition 7 by Texas voters is further evidence that transportation is an essential priority for citizens of the state. The overwhelming majority, more than 80 percent of votes cast in support of…

  • Update On State Sales Tax Revenue

    Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $731.7 million in local sales tax allocations for November, 1.2 percent more than in November 2014. These allocations…

  • !980 Jane Doe

    Missing Jane Doe

    The Walker County Sheriff’s Office has given us information on a “cold case” to pass along to local citizens for their possible help. On Friday, October 31, 1980, a white female 15 to 20 years…

  • Election Return Update

    The unofficial election returns are in for the local area elections, and we have the results. In the Huntsville mayoral election, Andy Brauninger came out on top with 962 votes followed by Keith Olson with…

  • Shooting On FM 2693 Tuesday

    The Huntsville Item reports that Tuesday afternoon, shortly before three, a man from Walker County was wounded in a shooting in the 100 block of FM 2693. The victim, who remains unidentified, was life-flighted to…