POLICE NEWS

Last Saturday, a case of criminal mischief was reported in the 1300 block of 19 ½ Street where a known person damaged property. At the same address, a known person violated a protective order and a  person suffered minor injuries during an assault. In the 900 block of Thomason Street, Jose Ramirez was arrested for…read more »

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SHSU NAMES MICHAEL T. STEPHENSON AS PROVOST

Michael T. Stephenson has been named provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Sam Houston State University. He will assume his position on July 1, 2021. Stephenson most recently served as the vice provost for academic affairs and strategic initiatives at Texas A&M University. In this position, he had oversight for student success…read more »

CORONAVIRUS & TESTING UPDATES

The Walker County Office of Emergency Management reports that as of Thursday, May 7th, yesterday, that DSHS reports after verification, and including offenders, there were 91 active cases of Coronavirus in the county with 125 total fatalities. Free Curative testing kiosks are located at 125 Medical Park Lane. All testing is by appointment only through…read more »

SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL FOREST ROAD CLOSURES

The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas received significant rainfall from the last storm system. Several roads within the Davy Crockett and Sam Houston National Forests have sustained damage and are now temporarily closed or have restricted access until repaired. Sam Houston National Forest FSR 234 closed at the intersection of FM 1375 and also…read more »

TEXAS SENATOR CRUZ OPPOSED TO RED FLAG LAWS

A Red Flag Law is a gun control law that permits police or family members to petition a state court to order the temporary removal of firearms from a person who may present a danger to others or themselves. Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz, takes issue with Red Flag Laws and recently expressed his viewpoint…read more »

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER OBSERVED IN HUNTSVILLE

Today, the National Day of Prayer will be recognized in Huntsville. Mayor Andy Brauninger delivered a proclamation regarding the day at this week’s Huntsville City Council session . . . . Indeed, a National Day of Prayer Service will be held at the Walker County Fairgrounds today. There will be a complimentary lunch served at…read more »

LOCATING VACCINES BY TEXTING & UPCOMING VACCINATION AVAILABILITIES

In a drive to get people vaccinated, the Biden administration has introduced their “Easy” campaign—making the location of vaccines easier to locate. Coordinator of the White House COVID-19 Response Team, Jeffrey Zients, passed along how during a press opportunity Wednesday . . . . Or, go to Round 2 of the COVID-19 MODERNA Vaccine on…read more »

CORONAVIRUS & TESTING UPDATE

The Walker County Office of Emergency Management reports that as of May 5th, yesterday, that DSHS reports after verification, including offenders, 98 total active cases of Coronavirus in the county with 125 fatalities. Free Curative testing kiosks are located at 125 Medical Park Lane. All testing is by appointment only through Curative.com daily from 8…read more »