Articles Tagged “fire”

  • Commissioners’ Court Special Session

    Walker County Commissioners will meet for a special session at the courthouse this morning at nine. County Purchasing Agent Mike Williford will discuss for approval Fuel Cards issued by the Texas Council on Competitive Government…

  • Shooting In Huntsville Early Thursday Morning

    According to the Night Shift report sent to us from HPD, there was a shooting in the 1000 block of Avenue J early Thursday morning where unknown suspects shot two victims. According to the report,…

  • Preventing Home Fires In Spring

    A recent guest on “Around Town” was New Waverly Volunteer Fire Department Public Information Officer Jimmy Williams. The spring season is just ahead, and he gave us some fire prevention tips for this time of…

  • John Waldo Comments On Downtown Fire Station Usefulness In Severe Weather Emergency

    On “Around Town” over the weekend we talked to Walker County Emergency Coordinator Butch Davis and City Coordinator John Waldo about various issues connected with this week’s observance of Severe Weather Awareness Week. We asked…

  • Robert Ladd Set For Execution Tonight

    Fifty-seven-year-old Robert Ladd is scheduled for execution tonight at the Huntsville Unit for strangling and beating to death 38-year-old Vicki Ann Garner in 1996. He also set fire to Garner in her Tyler residence. His…

  • Terrorist Attack In Paris

    In Paris, at least 12 people were killed and four were seriously wounded in an attack at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris today. French President Francois Hollande told reporters, “This is a terrorist…

  • Forest Service Says Controlled Burns Are Ahead

    U.S. Forest Service fire personnel will be burning areas in the national forests during the next few months. Sam Houston National Forest Fire Management Officer Brian Gidcumb says, “Folks may see a helicopter overhead, smoke…

  • Radios For Fire Departments

    Equipping our volunteer fire departments with the latest in communication equipment moved forward in Walker County Commissioners’ Court Monday. Planning & Development Director Andy Isbell discussed the distribution for radios to be distributed under the…

  • Firefighter Jimmy Williams Comments On Smoke Detectors

    We’ve been talking recently about the issues of home fires during the holidays. Our guest on “Around Town” this past weekend was New Waverly Firefighter and Public Information Officer Jimmy Williams. Smoke detectors in the…

  • TDCJ Inmate Bus Fire

    Local police radio reported a TDCJ inmate bus caught fire near the Wynne Unit on FM 2821 early this morning. Emergency units responded to the incident, and the inmates were transferred from the bus. Walker…