IMPEACHMENT TRIAL GETS UNDERWAY IN SENATE TODAY

The Senate impeachment trial of President Trump gets underway in the Senate at 12 noon our time. Today will probably be consumed by debates and voting on rules before the Democrats present their arguments, which will probably take place on Wednesday and Thursday. The president’s legal defense may get underway on Friday and Saturday. The…read more »

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HOSPITAL PURCHASE DELAYED

According to an article in the Huntsville Item this morning, the acquisition process by the Walker County Hospital District for the Huntsville Memorial Hospital has not met its proposed closing date. A bankruptcy court for the Southern District of Texas had approved the sale on December 30th of 2019. The Item quotes District Chairman Anne…read more »

HUNTSVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Huntsville City Council meets for a regular session tonight at six at City Hall. Councilmembers will hear proclamations for Crime Stoppers Month and Boys II Men recognition. Tonight’s “Consent Agenda” includes adoption of an ordinance to amend the budget for Fiscal Year 2019 through 2020 and/or Capital Improvement Plan Project budgets. During the “Statutory…read more »

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HONORED IN HUNTSVILLE CEREMONY MONDAY

The legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. was honored Monday at the MLK Recreation Center in Huntsville with a big turnout . . . . Several local dignitaries addressed those attending in regard to the great Civil Rights leader. The keynote speaker was Huntsville ISD Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, Dr. Marcus Forney. This…read more »

COMMISSIONERS MEET THIS AFTERNOON

Walker County Commissioners meet for a Special Session at the courthouse this afternoon at 1:30, having moved the meeting date up one day because of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday County Purchasing Director Mike Williford will discuss the purchase of a new Chevrolet Equinox LS for the County Mail Car to replace a wrecked…read more »

MLK PARADE AND CELEBRATION OF HIS LIFE TODAY IN HUNTSVILLE

There will be a community celebration of the life and work of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today at noon at the MLK Recreation Center at MLK Drive and Third Street. A parade is scheduled to begin at 10 AM at the Sam Houston Cultural Center on 10th Street. The keynote speaker…read more »

TDCJ INMATE’S PAPERWORK WRONG–CORRECTED, AND INMATE SENT TO DEATH ROW

According to the Huntsville Item, Gustavo Tijernia-Sandoval who had been sentenced to death was discovered to be imprisoned at the O-B Ellis Unit in Huntsville last week. TDCJ Commuications Director Jeremy Desel told the Item that they received the inmate back on October of 2019. The paperwork, however, only included three counts of aggravated robbery.…read more »

CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST DEBRA VAN HORN

KBTX Channel 3 reports that the District Attorney’s office in here in Walker County has dropped all charges against former USA Gymnastics trainer Debra Van Horn, an associate of convicted pedophile Larry Nassar. The charges of sexual assault against a minor on Thursday were dismissed because of lack of evidence.read more »