Articles Tagged “County”

  • Special Prosecution Unit Receives Award

    Monday, from the Special Prosecution Unit which the County helps support, attorney Jack Choate announced to commissioners that the Unit had received a special award and asked for approval to spend funds for the award…

  • Police News

    In Huntsville Police news, on the day shift Friday an unknown person stole someone’s property in the 1500 block of 11th Street. On the night shift Friday, narcotics were found in the 1000 block of…

  • Motorcycle Accident Sends Man to Houston Hospital

    The Huntsville Item reports that 24-year-old Tucker Dierksheide was flown to a hospital in Houston after he and his motorcycle were involved in a head-on accident with a vehicle owned by the County. Dierksheide suffered…

  • Commissioner White Comments on Rescue

    People helping people out, has been a well-observed result of the winds and flooding brought on recently by Hurricane Harvey. In our area, flooding has brought on problems. First responders, Emergency Management personnel, CERT Volunteers,…

  • “2 Grand Ranch” Application Discussed in Commissioners’ Court Monday

    In Walker County Commissioners’ Court Monday, Texas Grand Ranch representative Renee Howze with City of Huntsville Community & Economic Development Director Aron Kulhavy on hand, discussed possible approval of a method for a platting and…

  • Indigent Defense Funding Issues Addressed by Commissioner Daugette During Monday Session

    In Walker County Commissioners’ Court this past week, Precinct #3 Commissioner Bill Daugette filed a report on the funding issues for indigent defense in Texas. Commissioner Daugette said the County spent $615,000 on indigent defense…

  • Walk Across Texas–County Effort Underway

    In Commissioners’ Court this week, they talked about a program that’s all about health. Beginning Monday, participating County employees began their “Walk Across Texas.” Texas Agri-Life’s Lana Franceschini filled everyone in on the program .…

  • Meeting Held on I-14 Thursday

    Thursday afternoon County commissioners, City councilmembers, representatives from TxDOT and the Gulf Coast Strategic Highway Coalition met for a discussion on the proposed Interstate 14 project. The interstate, in early planning stages, will link several…

  • Galilee Citizens Express Concern over Store Construction

    During “Citizen Input” at Walker County Commissioners’ Court Monday morning, citizens were in attendance to express concern about new construction near churches on Highway 30 near Galilee. Galilee area resident and Mayor Tom Freeman initially…

  • Storm Shelter Issues with County Discussed by Commissioners

    In Commissioners’ Court Monday morning, various issues regarding the relationship of the HEARTS Museum and the County were discussed regarding the use of the Storm Shelter for events. Retired Marine Corps General Hal Fruchnicht addressed…