Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • City Council Meets Tonight

    The Huntsville City Council meets tonight at six at City Hall. They will hold several public hearings to receive input on the Annual Budget, on an ordinance on electricity in the building regulations, on building…

  • Huntsville Man Dies in Sunday Morning Accident

    DPS and the Item report that Huntsville resident 24-year-old Torrey Johnson died in an accident that happened on FM 2550 around 12:30 AM on Sunday. Trooper Floyd Garner reported that Johnson’s vehicle was headed north…

  • Commissioners Discuss Moving Old Jail Air Conditioner to Surplus Sale

    At Monday’s morning meeting of Walker County Commissioners, commissioners discussed approving moving an air conditioning unit that is on the roof of the old jail to be considered surplus. Precinct #1 Commissioner B-J Gaines, Jr.…

  • Police News

    Police News

    In Huntsville Police news, on the night shift Friday an accident between a patrol car and a vehicle occurred in the 400 block of Highway 190. In the 1500 block of 7th Street, Justin Ackley…

  • Hospital District Chooses Possible Buyer to Begin Negotiations on Sale

    The Item has reported that the Walker County Hospital District has picked a possible buyer to begin negotiations with.  However, a confidentiality agreement prevents disclosure. Hospital District members held a meeting last night on the…

  • Bomb Explosions and Stabbings over Weekend

    In New York, a “number of people” have been taken into custody by police in connection with a bombing in Manhattan Saturday. Twenty-nine people were injured in the New York explosion.  Federal authorities are looking…

  • Hospital District Board of Managers Meets

    The Walker County Hospital Board of Managers will hold a special meeting open to the public tonight at 7  in their District Business Office in the First National Bank Building, 5th Floor, Suite #515. They…

  • Commissioner Court Meets in Special Session

    Walker County Commissioners’ Court meets this morning for a regular session. Dan Early will address commissioners regarding approval of a memorandum of understanding between Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Walker County pertaining to information…

  • HISD Moving Forward on Improving STAAR Results

    After reviewing recent STAAR test scores at HISD, the district will begin to take on the task of raising scores. At last Thursday’s session of school board trustees, Director of Accountability and School Improvement, Angee…

  • Cyber Issues Coming up on Real Talk with C/J at SHSU

    In the past in Iran, a computer virus introduced through a simple USB device shut down a uranium enrichment facility, crippling the country’s controversial nuclear industry. In Crimea, a hacker took down a power grid,…