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UPDATE ON RECENT BURGLARIES

The Huntsville Item reports that police are looking into a couple of unusual burglaries. Unidentified people broke into the HMH Center for Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine on Medical Park Lane between Friday after 5 PM and the following morning before 8:30. However, they did not steal items which would be considered valuable like computers and…read more »

COMMISSIONERS DISCUSS THE ISSUE OF AN ESD FOR FIRE DEPARTMENTS ON A BALLOT WITH A COUNTY ASSISTANCE DISTRICT PROPOSAL

At Monday’s regular session of Walker County Commissioners’ Court, commissioners heard from Carter Lyles representing the ESD Formation Board within the Crabbs Prairie Fire Department. Crabbs Prairie and Pine Prairie Fire Departments recently merged. The ESD would be a way to pay for much needed equipment for the fire departments. The ESD would be supported…read more »

CITY BOND PROJECTS TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION

The City reports that construction on the City of Huntsville’s new 2.5 million-gallon elevated storage tank has begun. The City Council heard updates to the Bond Proposition 3 City water and wastewater facilities at their most recent regular meeting, June 19. Three propositions were passed by voters on November 8, 2016. Proposition 1 will improve…read more »

COMMISSIONERS DISCUSS ISSUES OF COUNTY AGREEMENTS WITH CITIES FOR SHORT-TERM SHELTERING

In Commissioners’ Court Monday, Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis discussed with commissioners taking possible action on a short-term sheltering agreement with the cities of Groves, Nederland, Port Arthur and Port Neches . . . . . There was an issue with how Port Arthur and the other cities were linked together in an…read more »

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