NEW I-45 TxDOT UPDATE

July 23, 2019 WALKER COUNTY – Southbound IH-45 will be closed from 10:00 PM Friday, July 26, 2019, until 10:00 PM Saturday, July 27, 2019, and one lane will be closed from 10:00 PM Saturday, July 27, 2019, until 10:00 AM Sunday, July 28, 2019. All southbound traffic must exit IH-45 at Exit 113, toward…read more »

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COMMISSIONERS CONSIDER SURVEY OF COURTHOUSE PERIMETER

On Monday at their regular session, Walker County Commissioners looked at possibly taking action on additional work and funding for the courthouse square survey. Kirk Raymond from Goodwin-Lassiter addressed commissioners on the results of the initial $1,500 survey . . . . It turns out a preliminary estimate for further research was around $16 to…read more »

PRESIDENTIAL ADVISER KELLYANNE CONWAY COMMENTS ON UPCOMING MUELLER HEARINGS

Coming up Wednesday, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller will be testifying before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees for five hours on the findings of the previously released Mueller report. Reporters caught up with Presidential Adviser Kellyanne Conway outside the White House Monday, and she commented on the upcoming committee hearings . . . .read more »

COMMISSIONERS DISCUSS IMPROVING SECURITY ON SECOND FLOOR OF ANNEX BUILDING

On Monday, commissioners looked at approving the purchase of security equipment for the second level of the Annex building to be paid by budgeted funds. They’ve had some issues with members of the public entering some offices without prior permission. County Purchasing Agent Mike Williford explained . . . . The cost would be $28,463–that’s…read more »

FILING FOR NOVEMBER ELECTION OPENED MONDAY

The Huntsville City Council will have five seats up for election in the November 5, 2019, general election. Filing for the Mayor and Ward 1-4 positions began yesterday, Monday, July 22, and will run until August 19, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the office of the City Secretary. Mayor Andy Brauninger completed…read more »

ALTAR’D STATES CO-FOUNDER AARON WALTERS WILL BE THE FEATURED SPEAKER FOR SHSU’S SUMMER COMMENCEMENTS

Aaron Walters, the co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer for Altar’d State will be the featured speaker for both 2019 summer commencement ceremonies at Sam Houston State University taking place Aug. 3 in the Johnson Coliseum. Approximately 914 students have applied for degrees to be awarded in the two ceremonies. Walters will address graduates from…read more »

COMMISSIONERS’ COURT MEETS

Walker County Commissioners meet for a regular session this morning at nine at the courthouse. District Court Clerk Robyn Flowers will address a public hearing on the District Court’s Technology Fund for the preservation and restoration of the Clerk’s records. She will also discuss taking action on the Records Preservation Plan and the Archive Fee…read more »

TxDOT I-45 RAMP UPDATE

The West Frontage Road will be closed between Augusta Drive and the Southbound IH-45 Entrance Ramp at Veteran’s Memorial Parkway each night beginning at 7:00 PM until 5:00 AM beginning Monday, July 22, 2019 through Wednesday, July 24, 2019.  This work is to replace the existing drainage culverts under the West Frontage Road of IH-45…read more »

LOCAL SCHOOLS UPDATE

School bells will soon be ringing. Registration periods are now underway at local schools. New Student registration for students new to Willis ISD will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week as well as all of next week. Parents may visit the campus of their children any time during regular school hours to register. Student…read more »