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Part 4 of Understanding I-45: The New Interchange for I-45 and Highway 19

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             WHILE THE I-45 WIDENING work in the Park Road and Goree Bridge areas in Huntsville is significant, it may not be the most significant. That honor might fall to the what will be the biggest and most ...

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Part 3 – Understanding I-45 Construction: Goree Bridge Area

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             IF YOU HAD to pick a part of the massive I-45 widening project underway in Huntsville that has wreaked havoc on local drivers, it probably would be the loss of what was called the Goree Bridge. That bridge ...

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Understanding I-45 – Part 2: Park Road 40 Area

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today Walker County News Today            CONFUSED ABOUT ALL that is going on with I-45 through Huntsville? Join the club. So are we. It’s a big project, the design drawings make sense only to engineers and it’s hard to ...

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Full House at Grand Opening of Visitor Center Expansion

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today   THE CITY OF Huntsville unveiled the long-awaited expansion of the Sam Houston Statue Visitor Center Friday evening to a packed house. The two-hour event featured proclamations, music by the No-Fooling String Band and a “Taste of Huntsville.” ...

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I-45 Construction: More Changes Happening in Walker County

Part 1 in a series explaining what to expect with upcoming construction of I-45 in Walker County By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today   FOR HUNTSVILLE and Walker County residents who use I-45 on a regular basis the persistent question has been “what all ...

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Update from TxDOT: I-45 Changes

West frontage road south of FM 1375 to existing permanent southbound exit ramp at New Waverly will be converted to one-way southbound. Beginning on Tuesday, July 23, 2018 the West Frontage Road south of FM 1375 will be converted from two-way traffic to southbound one-way traffic. One-way southbound traffic will begin at ...

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6th annual Frances Sprott Goforth Genealogy Weekend Set

Calling all genealogists! The 6th annual Frances Sprott Goforth Memorial Genealogy Weekend will be held August 3rd and 4that the Huntsville Public Library. This year’s focus will be “Orphan Trains, Adoption, and DNA,” and is co-hosted by the Walker County Genealogical Society (WCGS) and the Huntsville Public Library. The Genealogy Weekend is ...

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HPD Bringing Crime Prevention Programs to Area Neighborhoods

Community Services Officer reaching out to neighborhood groups By Rich Heiland For Walker County News Today   The Huntsville Police Department will be trying a new experiment for the popular “National Night Out” which this year falls on Oct. 2. HPD Community Services Officer Ryann Kaaa-Bauer told a group of ...

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Multiple Lane Shifts on I-45

In the New Waverly Area starting July 9th at 8PM by TxDOT staff Beginning at 8 PM Monday, July 9, 2018 the northbound I-45 traffic north of FM 1375 will be shifted from the existing northbound lanes into the newly constructed lanes in the median.  Traffic will travel on the middle portion of ...

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Who’s at Your Door?

Information about door-to-door solicitation in Huntsville By Rich Heiland For Walker County News Today A YOUNG MAN selling educational books door-to-door in Huntsville has a valid solicitation permit, according to Huntsville Police Lt. Jim Barnes. Residents in Elkins Lake shared concerns on the website nextdoor.com this week about door-to-door solicitation ...

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