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Sam Houston National Forest to Begin Controlled Burns

by USFS staff U.S. Forest Service fire personnel will be burning areas in the national forests during the next few months. Last year, National Forests and Grasslands in Texas accomplished more than 135,000 acres of controlled burning. “The public may see a helicopter overhead, smoke columns rising and smoke settling ...

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HPD Reports New Phone Scam

The Huntsville Police Department was notified of a scam involving persons calling citizens, stating they are with Microsoft and asking for information about the potential victims’ computer IP address and Microsoft Key Code. Huntsville Police Lieutenant Curt Landrum advised that Microsoft will not contact customers unsolicited. “If contacted by someone ...

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Southbound IH-45 Closed From 8am Monday to 5am Tuesday

Southbound IH-45 will be closed beginning at 8:00 AM, Monday, January 28, 2019 until 5:00 AM January 29, 2019 at the SH 19 overpass. All southbound traffic must exit using Exit 114, Veteran’s Memorial Parkway. This closure is necessary to mill and overlay the existing asphalt pavement in the southbound ...

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Firefighters Brave Freezing Temperatures Preparing for Water Rescues

Walker County crews continue to train after numerous rescues by Jimmy Williams Persistent rainfall this winter, and for that matter, for the past several months, led to a spike in the number of water rescues throughout Walker County.  This weekend, Firefighters from Huntsville, New Waverly, and Riverside traveled to New ...

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IH-45 Night Time Closures

7pm until 5am, January 28th-31st IH-45 will be closed each night from 7:00 PM until 5:00 AM beginning January 28, 2019 through January 31, 2019.  All northbound traffic must exit IH-45 at Exit 109, State Park Road 40 and all southbound traffic must exit using Exit 114, Veteran’s Memorial Parkway. ...

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New Waverly Firefighters Place Newest Rescue Unit Into Service

Combination rig replaces a 1997 model that has served the community for well over 20 years by Jimmy Williams As the number of 911 calls for service continues to increase in Walker County Emergency Services District #2, New Waverly Firefighters and District officials have been working to meet those demands, ...

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Date Change for Park Road 40 Night Time Closures Between I-45 Ramps

Tuesday and Wednesday nights; Detour routes will be signed  Park Road 40 will be closed between the I-45 ramps on the nights of Tuesday, January 15, 2019 and Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 AM. This closure is necessary to construct drilled shafts for portions of the ...

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Park Road 40 Night Time Closures Between I-45 Ramps

Monday and Tuesday nights; Detour routes will be signed Park Road 40 will be closed between the I-45 ramps on the nights of Monday, January 14, 2019 and Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 AM. This closure is necessary to construct drilled shafts for portions of the ...

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Both North and Southbound Lanes Closed on IH-45

From Montgomery/Walker County line to FM 1375 near New Waverly Beginning at 7 PM Saturday, January  12, 2019, and ending at 12 PM Sunday, January 13, 2019, the inside lanes of IH 45 northbound and southbound will be closed near  Montgomery and Walker county line to south side of FM ...

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AG Issues Consumer Alert on Social Security Scam

Attorney General Ken Paxton warned Texans to beware of calls from scam artists pretending to be with the Social Security Administration (SSA) and attempting to fool unsuspecting people into giving them their Social Security number and money.   Recently, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received a large number of complaints ...

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