Katelyn Klawinsky Selected 2019 Walker County Fair Queen

Katelyn Klawinsky was crowned Saturday morning as the 2019 Walker County Fair Queen.  Klawinsky is a junior at New Waverly High School where she is a member of the National Honor Society, New Waverly FFA and the Walker County 4-H Club.  The judges also selected her as Miss Congeniality.  She began her official duties representing…read more »

Prison Rodeo Being Reinstated??

Rep. Ernest Bailes has filed legislation hoping to reopen the Texas Prison Rodeo, a tradition that has deep roots in Huntsville and Texas history.  The Texas Prison Rodeo was launched in 1931 during the depression years, being first held at the baseball park outside the “Walls” Unit. The baseball park, located on the east side…read more »

Rodeo Winners

A large over flow crowd gathered in the Walker County Fair Grounds rodeo arena to watch the 2019 rodeo.  When the dust settled cowboys took home portions of the $77,282 payoff. Clayton Eggers was named All-around cowboy with his entries in the tie-down roping and team roping events. Bareback riding: 1. Hunter Carter, 83 points,…read more »

Entrepreneur Headed to SHSU

SHSU The Center for Entrepreneurship will present a special program featuring  Aaron Walters, Chairman/CEO of Altar’d State, Thursday at 9:30 in the  Smith-Hutson Business Building, Haney Auditorium.  Altar’d State started with a mission to fill a gap in the retail industry and change the world for the better. The retailer began as one little shop…read more »

Margaret Lee Houston – 200th Birthday Celebration

Sam Houston Memorial Museum will host The 200th birthday of Margaret Lee Houston, First Lady of Texas during a celebration April 11th from noon thru 6 p.m.  Real life demonstrations by SHSU students in the College of Health Sciences will be presented.  The Sam Houston Museum will offer historical demonstrations and tours with costumed interpreters,…read more »


It’s Rodeo and Fair time in Huntsville. Rodeo announcer Mike Mathis stopped by the newsroom to update us . . . . All kinds of things will be going on at the Walker County Fair, including the Carnival, the Prince and Princess contest and the Rodeo Kick-off Dance    read more »


At the White House Thursday, President Trump signed an executive order promoting free speech on college campuses. An administration official has passed along the that the order requires a dozen grant-funding agencies to coordinate with the White House Office of Management and Budget to make sure that institutions that receive research or education grants from…read more »