Articles Tagged “County Jail”

  • Justice Center Rehabilitation Approved

    The Architect who designed our new County Jail, Ken Burns, told County Commissioners Monday morning that the bids are in for the rehabilitation of the Walker County Justice Center and announced the construction company for…

  • Madisonville Jail Escape & Shooting

    KBTX 3 reports that Thursday morning a rancher in Madison County said a former employee of his had fired shots at his residence. Thirty-seven-year-old Jason Garrett had escaped from the County Jail prior to the…

  • Commissioners Discuss “Old Jail” Appraisal Issues

    Walker County Commissioners hired Erwin & Associates Real Estate Valuation & Consulting to appraise the old County Jail property. Erwin delivered a report to commissioners Monday morning in which he talked about a major issue…

  • Update On Housing Montgomery County Inmates

    This week in Commissioners’ Court, commissioners heard an update from Jail Administrator, Captain Steve Fisher, on hiring more staff to take care of additional inmates coming to the County Jail from Montgomery County. Inmates from…

  • Commissioner White Update On New Jail Food Service

    Our guest on “Around Town” this past weekend was Precinct #2 Commissioner Ronnie White. Besides a recent contract with Montgomery County to receive revenue to house some of their inmates in our new County Jail,…

  • Police Academy Scheduled

    The Huntsville Police Department will have a Citizen’s Police Academy every Monday night from 6 PM to 9 PM from April 13th through July 10th. During the 13 weeks, participants will hear from HPD officers…

  • Money Approved For Jail Project

    Several weeks ago, Commissioners approved a video arraignment system so inmates can communicate from the County Jail to the courtroom. This was done in the interest of security and more efficient use of personnel. At…

  • Update On Use Of Remaining 2012 Certificate Of Obligation Funds

    At Monday morning’s meeting of Walker County Commissioners, County Auditor Patricia Allen updated commissioners on the leftover remaining funds from the 2012 Certificate of Obligation funds from the new County Jail project. The audio-video project…

  • Video Arraignment Approved By Commissioners

    Several important local County issues were discussed in Commissioners’ Court Monday. Among them, an audio-video arraignment system between the courthouse and County Jail. Ford Audio-Video representatives Mitch Warren and Steve Cole talked about the system…

  • Commissioners’ Court Special Session

    Walker County Commissioners will meet for a special session this afternoon in the small District Courtroom on the third floor at 1:30. Today’s Statutory Agenda includes discussion and possible approval of a first amendment to…