Author Archives: Larry Crippen

WALKER COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT SIGNING REAL ESTATE CONTRACT WITH CITY

On Thursday afternoon, the Board of Managers of the Walker County Hospital District met in closed session to discuss a potential real estate transaction regarding selling land to the City. Following the closed session, Hospital District Board Chairman Anne Woodard informed us . . . . The City of Huntsville at present is planning to…read more »

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CASA’S “CHRISTMAS IN JULY” AHEAD THIS MONTH

CASA of Walker, San Jacinto and Trinity Counties has got a big fundraiser lined up for this month. Executive Director Kim Weiser stopped by the news room to tell us about “Christmas in July” . . . . For more information on the event, call CASA at 936-291-CASA.read more »

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A WILLIS WOMAN WAS KILLED IN A HEAD-ON COLLISION NEAR WILLIS

The Courier reports that a woman was killed and a teenager was hospitalized following a head-on accident near Willis Wednesday night. A 28-year-old man was driving a Silverado pickup when he fell asleep and traveled into oncoming traffic on FM 1484. Fifty-three-year-old Pamela Jean Dunlap from Willis, who was on a motorcycle, died after being…read more »

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POLICE NEWS

Looking at Huntsville Police news over the past several days: Last Monday, a residential burglary was investigated in the 7000 block of State Highway 75. In a case of criminal mischief property was reported damaged by an unknown person in the 2400 block of Montgomery Road. A vehicle was reported stolen in the 1400 block…read more »

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BIDEN EXECUTIVE ORDER AIMED AT RESOLVING SHIPPING ISSUES

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced to the Washington press yesterday that President Biden is issuing an executive order to help resolve issues in shipping costs. Ms. Psaki said, “A lot of American companies rely on railroads to ship their goods domestically and ocean carriers to ship their goods internationally.” She said, “Both of…read more »

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CITY COUNCIL APPROVES BUDGET AMENDMENTS–CITY HALL & VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL WALL

At this week’s regular session of the Huntsville City Council, councilmembers considered two budget amendments. Regarding the first amendment, Director of Finance Steve Ritter told councilmembers . . . . He added, regarding “unallocated reserve balances after this transaction . . . both funds will have sufficient unallocated reserves to exceed the 25% requirement in…read more »

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UPDATE ON ANIMAL SHELTER

At this week’s Huntsville City Council session, coucilmembers considered the new location for a new animal control facility. City Manager Aron Kulhavy addressed the council on the matter . . . . Councilmembers approved the new location. Councilmember Humphrey commented further regarding the animal shelter . . . . The City also already owns pre-fab…read more »

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FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP IS SUING BIG TECH

Speaking from his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey, President Trump said that he, along with the America First Policy Institute, is filing a class action lawsuit against the Big-Tech Giants Facebook, Google and Twitter as well as their CPO’s . . . . Former President Trump also said, “Our filing also seeks injunctive relief…read more »

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FRANK OLIVARES RUNNING FOR WALKER COUNTY JUDGE

Lifelong resident Frank Olivares is seeking to be the next Walker County Judge on the Republican ticket for November 2, 2021. According to his press release, Olivares is a graduate of Huntsville High School and proundly served in the United States Marine Corp as a Machine Gunner from 1994-98. He is a local Realtor and…read more »

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CITY APPROVES APPLYING FOR GRANT TO PURCHASE BODY CAMS FOR POLICE

At last night’s Huntsville City Council session, one of the several agenda items the council discussed included applying for a U-S Department of Justice Edward Byrne Memorial Assistance Grant. Grants Manager Kristie Hadnot addressed councilmembers in order to get permission to apply for the grant . . . . Councilmembers approved putting in the application.…read more »

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