Author Archives: Larry Crippen

COUNCILMEMBERS VOTE TO CHANGE ORDINANCE ON JURY PARKING

A major topic for discussion at the regular session of the Huntsville City Council Tuesday night was an item on their “Statutory Agenda” which would adopt an ordinance amending the Huntsville Code of Ordinances that would strike the exemption for such vehicles owned by, driven by or in possession of jurors of any case in…read more »

UPDATE ON PETROCHEMICAL FIRE IN DEER PARK

According to a story from Click 2 Houston early this morning, the petrochemical blaze at the Intercontinental Terminals Company in Deer Park is out. It was reportedly extinguished around three this morning. Smoke and steam may still be visible from the area, however. Re-ignition does remain a possibility. Crews were expected to continue to spray…read more »

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN TOWN FOR FLOODING AND STORM LOANS

Burl Kelton, a public information officer for the U-S Small Business Administration, stopped by our newsroom this week to inform us that the Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance is in Walker County to help people that were affected by the flooding and storms in September-October of 2018 . . . . You’re invited to come…read more »

COMMISSIONERS TAKE ACTION ON ACCEPTANCE OF ROADS AND INFRASTRUCTURE IN SECTION #1 OF STERLING RIDGE SUBDIVISION

At this week’s special session of Walker County Commissioners’ court, commissioners discussed taking action on the acceptance of roads and associate infrastructure in Section 1 of the Sterling Ridge Subdivision into County maintenance. Planning & Development Director Andy Isbell addressed the court on the matter . . . . Commissioners approved. The County is responsible…read more »

HUB/VENDOR SHOW TODAY

The City of Huntsville Purchasing Division, in association with TDCJ, Walker County, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville ISD, and the SHSU Small Business Development Center, would like to announce the 23rd Annual HUB/Vendor Show. The show will be held Wednesday, March 20, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Region 6 Education Service Center,…read more »

TxDOT CLOSURES AHEAD

Beginning 8 PM Friday March 22 and ending 5 AM Monday March 25, the outside lane of IH-45 northbound will be closed near the Montgomery and Walker county line to south side of FM 1375 over pass, weather permitting. Also the FM 1375 northbound exit ramp will be closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights…read more »

GOVERNOR ABBOTT DIRECTS UNIVERSITY BOARDS TO INVESTIGATE ADMISSION POLICIES

Governor Greg Abbott this week sent a letter to all Texas public University Boards of Regents following the U.S. Department of Justice’s investigation into the widespread college admissions bribery scheme. In his letter, the Governor directs the Boards to examine and investigate its admissions policies and procedures to ensure that no university employee engages in…read more »

VOTER REGISTRATION TRAINING

Good morning.  We must begin registering voters NOW for the 2020 Election!  The next training will be tomorrow, Wednesday, March 20th at 2:00 p.m. You must contact the Voter Registration office today no later than 5:00 p.m. today to register or email them at walkervr@co.walker.tx.us.  Have a blessed day.   Linda McKenzie County Chair Republican…read more »

PETROCHEMICAL FIRE CONTINUES IN DEER PARK

The Houston Chronicle reports that the big petrochemical fire in the Deer Park and La Porte area at the Intercontinental Terminals Company is still burning and may not be out until Wednesday. The schools in Deer Park ISD and La Porte ISD were scheduled to reopen today. On Monday they were canceled.read more »

CITY COUNCIL MEETS

The Huntsville City Council will meet for a regular session at six this evening at City Hall. Previous to the regular meeting, councilmembers will hold a workshop where they will discuss shared housing and annexation recycling. Tonight’s “Consent Agenda” includes: –approval of the Continuing Disclosure Agreement with The Trinity River Authority and the related Resolution.…read more »

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