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TDCJ Executive Director Announces Retirement

Brad Livingston, Executive Director of TDCJ, to step down in August 2016.   Brad Livingston, the Executive Director of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, announced Friday afternoon to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice his decision to retire after leading the agency for nearly 12 years. Livingston is one ...

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Sales Tax Holiday April 23-25

State of Texas encourages emergency preparedness with sales tax holiday. With the potential for severe weather approaching this spring, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans they can purchase certain supplies tax-free during the Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday, April 23-25. “The severe weather, fire and flooding we had last ...

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Restaurant Inspections for March 2016

City of Huntsville Routine Health Inspections for March 2016   1. Adamick Concession                                      Score: 3 13 Forest Dr. Ice must be obtained from an approved source 2. Boys Baseball Concessions      ...

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DPS Seeks Information in Victim’s Identity

Dept of Public Safety asking for public’s assistance in identifying victim.   The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the murder of an unidentified woman whose remains were discovered in 1992 in Refugio County. As part of a DPS public awareness program, ...

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Huntsville PD Shift Reports

Shift Reports from the Huntsville Police Department 04-04-16  SRO Shift 2800 blk Lake Road – A known suspect caused injury to a child. 04-05-16  Day Shift 100 blk I-45 – Unknown suspect entered building and stole property. 2700 blk 11th Street – 2 cars no injuries 600 blk 11th Street – Unknown suspect stole ...

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Jail Booking Reports

Jail Booking Reports from the Walker County Sheriff’s Office for April 5, 2016 – April 12, 2016. Tuesday 04-05-16 to Wednesday 04-06-16 Hendrickson, James Patrick  (HPD_  Registration-No Registration;  No Insurance Lee, Savannah Nichole  (HPD)  Driving While Intoxicated BAC>=0.15 Ciarella, Christi  (HPD)  Poss CS PG 1 >=1G<4G Oneil, Seth Joseph  (UPD) ...

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Reward Offered for Most Wanted Sex Offender

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Dustin Ray Smith, 33, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $3,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Smith is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender, ...

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Bid Fail Casts Doubt on Integrity of City Process

Council rejects out-of-state bid submitted after deadline By Walker County News Today staff The Huntsville City Council last week took action to spend $48, 500 in tax funds to update the city’s master parks plan and OK’d a bid for $188,863 in additional infrastructure to the $24 million upgrade of the Trinity River Authority’s water treatment ...

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Free Public Events will Celebrate “Huntsville Moving!” Initiative with Art, Music and Dance

As the Huntsville Moving! three-week community initiative soon comes to completion, The Wynne Home Arts Center and SHSU College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication will host two public events on Saturday, April 16 in honor of the project which was initiated by a grant from the National Endowment for ...

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Governor Appoints Local Man to State Board

Governor Abbott Appoints Tom Freeman To Texas State Board Of Plumbing Examiners   Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Tom Freeman, Ben Friedman and Robi Jalnos to the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners for terms to expire September 5, 2021. Additionally, he named Julio Cerda as presiding officer. The board ...

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