MLK JR. DAY CELEBRATED IN HUNTSVILLE MONDAY

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day here was celebrated virtually on Facebook Live Monday. A number of local officals addressed those viewing including City Councilmember Dee Howard, HEB Manager and councilmember Vicki McKenzie, Toby Washington, Reverend Winston Spencer, Huntsville ISD Superintendent Dr. Scott Sheppard, County Judge Danny Pierce, Huntsville Mayor Andy Brauninger, Huntsville ISD Chief Academic…read more »

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CORONAVIRUS TESTING IS AVAILABLE

Curative testing kiosks for Coronavirus are located at 125 Medical Park Lane and at the Storm Shelter 455 State Highway 75 North in the West Parking Lot by appointment only at Curative.com. They are there daily from 8 AM to 5 PMread more »

COMMISSIONERS’ COURT MEETS

Walker County Commissioners meet for a regular session this morning at nine in Room 104 at the courthouse. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, seating is limited to allow for social distancing, you are encouraged to participate via Zoom or you may view the live meeting on YouTube.  Links to both sites can be found on the…read more »

HUNTSVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETS

The Huntsville City Council will meet for a regular session tonight at six at City Hall. Six-foot social distancing will be required as well as the wearing of masks. The meeting will be broadcast live on the City website at HuntsvilleTX.gov/Meetings. Previous to the meeting at 5 o’clock, there will be a workshop with a…read more »

UPDATE ON THE TEXSHARE CARD AT THE LIBRARY

In the latest issue of the Huntsville Public Library’s Between the Pages, Reference Librarian Mary Kokot passes along information about the TexShare Card. According to the article, the “TexShare Card provides you with borrowing privileges from more than 500 participating libraries across the state.” There is a requirement to apply for the card: “If you…read more »

SECURITY INITIALIZED FOR UPCOMING INAUGURATION

The Pentagon has given the okay for up to 25,000 National Guard Troops to be on hand for President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Protests are expected in all 50 state capitols. The Texas Capitol and Capitol grounds will be closed through next Wednesday. Additional personnel has been deployed to the Texas’ capitol in Austin by DPS.read more »

CORONAVIRUS & TESTING UPDATE

The Walker County Office of Emergency Management reports that DSHS, hospitals and clinics report 1,734 active cases of Coronavirus in the community with 41 fatalities. Among TDCJ offenders, there were 211 active cases reported with 38 fatalities. There have been 86 new community cases since the January 13th report. Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator Sherri Pegoda…read more »

THE MLK DAY PARADE AND VIRTUAL PROGRAM TO BE HELD TODAY

Today, the Annual MLK Day Parade from the Samuel Walker Houston Cultural Center to Emancipation Park will begin at ten this morning, with line-up beginning at 8:30. There will be an MLK Virtual Program at noon on Facebook Live. Google “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Huntsville, TX on Facebook.”read more »