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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (KVEO) - Tejano singer Joe Lopez has been released from a Huntsville, Texas prison. Lopez was initially given a 32-year prison sentence but served only 10. In 2006, Lopez, of Brownsville, was convicted for sex crimes against a minor. The victim was his teenage niece. The victim's ...
Grand Texas' Big Rivers Waterpark received a $10 million loan, and its Gator Bayou Adventure Park and Trio Parking each received a $5 million loan, per NAC's .... The general contractor for the water and adventure parks is Huntsville, Texas-based Solid Bridge Construction LLC, and the architect is Sugar ...

LOXLEY, Ala. (AP) — Lulled asleep by the humming of their Texas-bound charter bus following a trip to Disney World, members of a high school band were jarred awake before dawn Tuesday when the rig ran off a highway and plunged into a deep ravine. One person died, driver Harry Caligone, and about ...
They'd seen a cowboy church in another corner of the state and wanted to create a similar place in East Texas. The Millers began with six leased steers and big dreams to share their love of bull-riding and Jesus with a new generation. It worked. The congregation now includes about 150 people—a roughly ...
So he and some FFA members got together and quickly rose to a second-place finish at the Texas State FFA talent contest. He went to college in Lufkin and then dropped out. He rodeoed and broke too many bones to count, and he worked at the state prison in Huntsville. All the while, he sweated it out in ...
HUNTSVILLE, Tx. (KBTX) - The Huntsville police department says as the community continues to grow so are recent crime trends. On Thursday, the department had a ... In January and February of this year, the Huntsville police department has made 369 arrests. They're currently working on an annual ...

As part of its drinking and driving awareness campaign, the Texas Department of Transportation is coming to Huntsville on Wednesday. The event, which will be in front of Johnson Coliseum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature an interactive dodgeball game aimed at showing the effects of alcohol.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A Huntsville family said they felt unwanted at a local movie theater Saturday night, all because of their son's ventilator. Fabian Alexander (Alex) Barahona, 20, uses a wheelchair and ventilator to breathe after he was injured in a car accident. The Sam Houston State University student ...
18, 2018 photo, Payton Pryor hides his face behind his cowboy hat as he prays with his family, Joshua Cobbs, left, Shamara Johnson, top center, and Kayden Pryor, bottom center, during service at the Branded for Christ Cowboy Church in Huntsville, Texas. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP).
Huntsville police are investigating two separate incidents in which students made threats to harm others at school, but there was no evidence to indicate that a weapon was brought to campus. Authorities say a juvenile was detained last Friday for claiming he was going to bring a firearm to Mance Park ...
Last December, former Huntsville police officer Kimberly Webb, filed a federal lawsuit against her former employer and Chief Kevin Lunsford. She claims she was forced to endure repeated sexual and physical abuse from her supervisor — Sgt. Eric Scott — from 2013 to 2017. Webb says she started ...
An attorney for Kimberly Webb, who worked for the Huntsville Police Department from 2013-2017, filed a federal lawsuit at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in December against the Huntsville Police Department and Chief Kevin Lunsford for job discrimination. That same month, a state ...
A former Texas police officer has filed a federal lawsuit claiming she was fired in retaliation for filing sexual harassment complaints against her supervisor. During her tenure with the Huntsville Police Department from March 4, 2013, through May 3, 2017, officer Kimberly Webb claims she was subjected to ...
Meanwhile, the keynote speaker of the Huntsville event at the Sam Houston gravesite, Charlie Rhodarmer, director of the Sequoyah Museum in Tennessee, also played a vital role at San Antonio. A recent convert to the Texas Army, Charlie shouldered a rifle with that group to join them in firing a salutatory ...
Texans have a lot of pride, but there is one particular day when folks in the Lone Star State walk a little taller. The Walker County Historical Commission, the Sam Houston Memorial Museum and the City of Huntsville's Sam Houston Statue and Visitors Center invite everyone to Huntsville's 37th annual ...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation commuting the death sentence of convicted killer Bart Whitaker following a recommendation from the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. The execution was set for 6 p.m. Thursday. The announcement from the governor came in ...
The seven-member Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, whose members are appointed by the governor, recommended unanimously Tuesday that Abbott commute the sentence. Abbott, a Republican had the option of accepting the recommendation, rejecting it or doing nothing. It was only the fourth time ...

Extra police were on hand at Mance Park Middle School in Huntsville Thursday after the threats there. "It's very concerning. I don't know what else to say you know you just you're very concerned. I think the whole countries concerned about different things concerning our children being at school and them ...
The recommendation of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, and my action on it, ensures Mr. Whitaker will never be released from prison,” Abbott said. The announcement of the decision came just hours after Whitaker was transferred from the prison unit that houses men's death row to Huntsville, ...
The gravesite ceremony will also include the SHSU ROTC Color Guard and Rifle Team, special music, the laying of wreaths and a “Baptized Texan ... The celebration continues at the Sam Houston Statue and Visitors Center with a “Toast to Texas” at 2 p.m. This particular event will include birthday cake as ...
Now U.S. Navy Lt. Elizabeth J. Plowman, a Huntsville native, heads Naval Health Clinic Charleston's physical and occupational therapy department. ... For her doctorate degree in physical therapy, she attended Texas Woman's University in Houston, completing the eight-semester program in three years.
AUSTIN — Women are underrepresented in U.S. politics based on their population numbers, but the current upsurge in candidates who are women could move the needle in Texas. Nowhere is the uptick in participation clearer than the race for U.S. Congress, where 53 Texas women have filed for seats ...
Campus Edge Huntsville is situated half a mile from Sam Houston State University and offers 48 four-bedroom units across two buildings. ... Asset Campus Housing has added the Campus Edge Huntsville student housing community in Huntsville, Texas, to its management portfolio. Last year, a joint ...
The birthday events wrap up with a Toast to Texas and birthday cake at 2 p.m. at the Sam Houston Statue and Visitor Center, 7600 Highway 75 South. The tradition of celebrating March 2 in Huntsville goes back to 1889, when students from the Sam Houston Normal Institute would march to Gen. Houston's ...
Last December, former Huntsville police officer Kimberly Webb, filed a federal lawsuit against her former employer and Chief Kevin Lunsford. She claims she was forced to endure repeated sexual and physical abuse from her supervisor — Sgt. Eric Scott — from 2013 to 2017. Webb says she started ...
An attorney for Kimberly Webb, who worked for the Huntsville Police Department from 2013-2017, filed a federal lawsuit at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in December against the Huntsville Police Department and Chief Kevin Lunsford for job discrimination. That same month, a state ...
Presently, there is one thing that can help hospitals like Huntsville Memorial: accepting the federal funds available to Texas. The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand Medicaid eligibility, with the federal government paying virtually all of the costs of this added coverage. The result: more people in this ...
As our new superintendent, Dr. Scott Sheppard, comes to town, it is a time of hope for Huntsville ISD. To make these hopes realistic, let's take a moment to fully appreciate the task before us. For this purpose, I pulled some information from the “Texas Academic Performance Reports” that the state puts out ...
HUNTSVILLE, TX — A former Dallas accountant was executed around 9:40 p.m. in Huntsville Thursday night, according to a report from KDFW. ... Only hours before the execution was to be carried out, Battaglia's lawyers filed an appeal citing claims that Texas' last two executions were botched using ...
The Associated Press. This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows John David Battaglia who is scheduled for execution Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Huntsville, Texas, for the May 2001 slayings of his two daughters. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)more +.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- A Dallas man was executed Tuesday for the 1999 slaying of his ex-girlfriend while he already was on parole for killing his estranged wife. William Rayford, 64, became the nation's second inmate put to death this year, both in Texas, when he received lethal injection for beating, ...
The Huntsville Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating a black male suspect who robbed the BBVA Compass bank across from West ... Anyone with information concerning the suspect is asked to call 911 or the Huntsville Police Department at (936) 291-5480 or the Walker County ...
Huntsville, Sealy and Navasota school districts also cancelled Tuesday classes ahead of potential winter weather. Spokespeople for other local school districts said they are monitoring the weather and would alert parents to any delays or school closings through phone calls or local media reports.
Huntsville ISD is the first school district to announce that school will be closed tomorrow, ahead of the wintry weather headed to southeast Texas. ... Several school districts around the Houston area and throughout southeast Texas are holding meetings this afternoon and monitoring conditions around the ...
“We get a lot of calls this time of year about scams,” Lt. Jim Barnes with the Huntsville Police Department said. ... To report a scam, call the Huntsville Police Department at (936) 291-5480. ... For example, Texans should always avoid tax preparation services that “guarantee” the largest possible tax return.
Thanks to the many Huntsville businesses and individuals who donated: James Coleman and First National Bank; Dr. Harley Rex and in memory of my dear friend, Marjorie Rex; attorney Bennie Rush; former Mayor Mac Woodward and his wife, LeAnne; Carolyn ... God bless the City of Huntsville, Texas!!
HUNTSVILLE, Texas-- For someone who has worked at an animal shelter for years, Cheryl Bond has seen many cases of abuse and neglect. But, what ... Bond and a few other employees at the Rita B. Huff Adoption Center, an animal shelter in Huntsville, took all eight dogs—and the trash can. They also ...
HUNTSVILLE, TX — Eight adorable puppies were left shivering in a large trash can this week, and a good samaritan reported it to a local animal shelter in Huntsville to kickstart a new hope for the cute canines. News started with a man contacting the Rita B. Huff shelter, which in turned called an adoption ...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The death of a woman last summer after she went missing in the Sam Houston National Forest in southeast Texas has been ruled ... Sheriff Clint McRae tells The Huntsville Item that Kirkpatrick's body showed no signs of physical trauma but detectives had been treating her July ...
AUSTIN — Holding a campus job to cover rent while attending the University of Texas isn't making Sam Cervantes rich, but the sales taxes and tuition he pays are helping enrich the state's economy. Yet while Cervantes aspires to someday become a lawyer, as one of about 124,000 Texans approved for ...
HOUSTON - A ground search was deployed Sunday morning to locate a missing Huntsville-area woman, Texas EquuSearch announced. Cheryl Hall, 51, was last seen leaving work on Jan. 3 in Huntsville. There is no clothing description available for Hall, Texas EquuSearch announced. The staging area ...
Clements High School Key Club members collect soap from their classmates for the Downtown Rescue Mission in Huntsville. ... have taken on poverty, fed the hungry, collected toys for needy children and sent $7,000 worth of shoes and socks to Hurricane Harvey victims in the Houston, Texas, area.
Relatives of inmates have reported that more than 30 Texas prisons lacked adequate heating during the state's recent cold snap. ... endure in a prison system where buildings date back to the 1800s, according to Cheri Siegelin, president of the Huntsville chapter of the Texas Correctional Employees Union.
Huntsville has seen many new businesses and restaurants open their doors this year, but some of the city's favorites have closed their doors for good in 2017. Earlier this year, Bob Luby's Seafood Grill announced that it was closing, and last week, Golden Corral followed suit after 25 years of business.
Local authorities took two suspects accused of stealing a woman's purse outside a Huntsville business into custody Tuesday following a lengthy car ... “The two suspects jumped out of the truck in New Waverly and the (Walker County) Sheriff's Office and (Texas Department of Public Safety) took it from there ...
A Texas prison teacher tearfully called on Gov. Greg Abbott to charge the inmate she says raped her at an understaffed lock-up north of Huntsville. Nicole Truelove plans to file a lawsuit against the state over the Nov. 13 sex assault inside a Ferguson Unit classroom with no working cameras and no guards ...
Tom Waddill/The Huntsville ItemOn Friday evening, the Texas Department of Transportation will shut down the north and southbound lanes of Interstate 45 near the Sam Houston Statue to demolish the bridge at the Goree overpass, which connects State Highway 75 with the westside frontage road.
A Huntsville High School student was killed after he was ejected from his vehicle during a traffic accident over the weekend. ... According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Henrriquez was traveling west on FM 2628 in a 2003 Nissan 350z at approximately 9:50 a.m. when he approached a curve.
Tom Waddill/The Huntsville ItemThe State Highway 75 bridge that crosses Interstate 45 near the Elkins Lake subdivision will be torn down next ... Also on Friday evening, beginning at 8 p.m., the contractor hired by the Texas Department of Transportation will close I-45 and detour all interstate traffic.
Nearly a decade after 25-year-old Kirsten Brydum of San Francisco was fatally shot in the head during a trip to New Orleans, her death has been tied to the activity of a possible serial killer, Louisiana prosecutors said Thursday. The man, 48-year-old Joseph Brant, faces a mandatory life sentence in the ...


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