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Hospital District Hit With PIRs Over Secret Meeting

District Defends Outsiders’ Attendance at Closed Session   By Walker County News Today Staff CountyNewsToday.com and at least one private citizen have filed Public Information Requests after the Walker County Hospital District Board of Managers dodged questions while defending the presence of a Dallas securities firm at an apparently illegal ...

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Hospital District Hires Dallas Firm to Assist With Undisclosed Real Estate Transaction

Vote follows questionable Executive Session Following an apparently illegal Executive Session on Wednesday night, the 5-member Walker County Hospital District Board of Managers unanimously approved hiring a Dallas-based securities company and a Houston law firm to assist it in a transaction of undisclosed real estate in Walker County.  While the ...

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Volunteer Fire Depts to Receive Donations

At Thursday night’s annual meeting of the Hochheim Prairie Branch 131, members voted to donate funds to several local non-profit groups. Members, who are also policyholders, of the district gather annually to decide how the $5 per policy holder received from Hochheim will be used in their community.  Attendees also ...

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Election Identification Certificates Available at Driver License Offices

DPS Reminds Texans: Election Identification Certificates Available at Driver License Offices.  Certificates also available at mobile stations in select county locations.   AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans in advance of the upcoming Primary Election that Election Identification Certificates (EIC) are available year-round at ...

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Impressionist Painting Workshop Set for February

Renowned Artist Lois Griffel will visit Huntsville to lead a four-day workshop of impressionist painting sponsored by ‘Friends of the Wynne’ and SHSU College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication. The workshop will focus on landscapes with indoor morning sessions and outdoor afternoon sessions. Registration is open and admission to ...

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Huntsville High School Responds

January 20, 2016 This morning just after school started, Huntsville High School Administration received notice from a student that they had received a concerning message from a fellow classmate. The content of the message appeared to be of a threatening nature. As student and staff safety is always top priority, the school administrators ...

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March 2nd Celebrations Announced

35th Annual March 2 Celebrations for Texas Independence Day and General Sam Houston’s Birthday   The Walker County Historical Commission, the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, and the City of Huntsville’s Sam Houston Statue and Visitors Center announces the 35th Annual Texas Independence Day and General Sam Houston’s Birthday Celebration in Huntsville ...

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Library Hosting 6th Annual Art Contest

Huntsville Public Library is hosting its 6th Annual Art Contest this spring. Open to all students 5-18 years of age, the contest will focus on the theme of artwork “Inspired By the Imagination of Daydreams.” Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail says, “We are all certainly excited to see what the students ...

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Walker County Marriage Licenses – December 2015

Walker County Marriage Licenses executed in December 2016   12-2-15  Torger Voldbakken and Janis Peters 12-3-15  Vance Bridges and Casey Collins 12-4-15  Austin Mueller and Caitlin Strohbehn 12-4-15  James McGowen and Dawn Stephenson 12-7-15  Gary Gaddie and Lou Adler 12-8-15  Richard Womack and Frances Womack 12-9-15  Robert Ford and Carolyn ...

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Walker County Master Gardeners Spring Workshop Planned

The Huntsville Public Library is pleased to host the Walker County Master Gardeners annual spring planting workshop, “Starting Your Spring Vegetable Garden,” on Monday, February 8, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the library’s Community Room. The Master Gardeners will discuss different gardening styles, soil preparation, planting time, fertilizers, ...

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