TYLER — The game of 7 on 7 football may not be for everyone, but for at least two Jacksonville High School Class of 2019 graduates (and former Fightin' Indian football players) it is something that they deeply miss.

The Learning Academies at Sam Houston State University completed a first-ever training program for SHSU staff and faculty who volunteered to change another employee’s life by becoming a “Master Mentor.”

Reading coaches/tutors are needed to work with second graders in each of the four elementary schools in HISD.

The city of Huntsville will be holding a 4th of July Celebration on Thursday, July 4, in the celebration of Independence Day with family entertainment and a large-scale firework show at Kate Barr Ross Park.

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Combining love for animals with a desire to serve the community, students from the Walker County Junior Master Gardener Summer Boat Camp found a creative way to help animals awaiting adoption. 

When state accountability grades were released last year, many residents in the Huntsville area were left with one demand.

Many problems within a real estate transaction can be solved if one or both parties are willing to be flexible. A common problem that occurs is when a buyer receives a real estate inspection report and there are quite a few minor issues on the report. Some buyers and their agents overreact and ask for every small item to be repaired. This can be overwhelming to a seller and cause a transaction to fall through. The best approach for a buyer is to ask for the 3 most important repairs and be willing to have the minor items fixed or replaced after closing. As a homeowner, maintenance is a regular requirement. 

RUSK – By the plate or by the pound, the offerings from All Star Bar-B-Q are a hands-down favorite among Rusk residents.

Summer officially begins on June 21, and temperatures will be hitting triple digits before you know it. A warmer than normal summer is expected for much of the country. BBB reminds consumers that now it is time to prepare your home for hot temperatures. Utility bills can skyrocket during the summer months, but there are some things you can do to stay cool without breaking the bank. One of the most important, is getting that pre-summer tune-up from a trustworthy HVAC company.

“Toy Story 4” was not supposed to happen. At least, that’s what I remember most about the responses to the news that Pixar would be returning to the world of its very first feature film once again. I remember feeling like it was excessive. I remember friends calling it a cash grab. Mostly, I remember everyone thinking there couldn’t possibly be a good reason to return to the story after the wonderful, seemingly definitive conclusion of the saga in “Toy Story 3,” a near-perfect film that still ranks among the best Pixar offerings. 

Sam Houston State University Provost Richard Eglsaer is well known for his friendly demeanor and service to others around the university and now that recognition has gone to a national level. Recently, Eglsaer was honored with the William M. Plater Award by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. The Plater Award is the first national award established specifically to honor and recognize chief academic officers for their leadership in higher education.

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“From now on, I know where my family is going to be comfortable dining in Huntsville.” 

A new study has ranked Texas #29 in a study finding the most dangerous states for seniors. 

Hundreds of people Thursday celebrated and cheered anyone and everyone who has played a role to bring to fruition the start of construction to restore, renovate and in three years reopen the Baker Hotel.

Sam Houston State University has announced Justin Ball as director of the Office of International Programs, effective July 1. Ball joined the office in 2013 and has served in the interim director position since January 2018. He came to Sam Houston State from Navarro College where he was the international student coordinator and academic advisor. 

Many household items contain hazardous substances that pose health and environmental risks. These substances can leach into the groundwater if poured down the drain, thrown in the trash or dumped directly onto the ground.

Methamphetamine and heroin were discovered in a vehicle during a traffic stop in Huntsville Wednesday morning. 

An unlicensed weapon and 10.5 grams of methamphetamine were recovered by Walker County deputies during a routine traffic stop Wednesday evening in Huntsville. 

Alumni of Samuel Walker Houston Elementary School are searching for fellow classmates who helped integrate Huntsville High School in 1968. 

The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.37 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is four cents less than on this day last week and is 32 cents less per gallon compared to this day last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in Texas, drivers in Midland are paying the most on average at $2.60 while drivers in McAllen are paying the least at $2.17 per gallon. Drivers in Walker County are paying an average of $2.37 per gallon of gas. 

In Proverbs 24, God asks you and me a very significant and difficult to answer question with eternal consequences. We should consider our answer very carefully. We also ought to understand that our answers are not given so much by our words but with our future actions.

Members of the Walker County Amateur Radio Group will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day Exercise, June 22 on the grounds of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum. 

Fresh out of his first Texas legislative session as a state senator, Patrick Fallon on Tuesday made Mineral Wells his latest stop on a tour of all 14 of his District 30 counties.

They are called Crazy Tacos, which could refer to the story behind the name, the crazy idea that began the business or the fact the tacos are crazy delicious and crazy popular.

BRISTOL, Conn. — Even though he just announced his retirement from the National Football League on Monday, Josh McCown plans on being active and extremely viable on the professional football scene.

Three guns, marijuana, ecstasy and adderall were found in a vehicle following a traffic stop in Huntsville Thursday afternoon. 

Crowds of people rolling into Sam Houston National Forest is a sure sign that summer is almost here. However, fees for day-use at local recreation areas could soon increase by as much as 33 percent. 

It's all about the birds and the bees – hummingbirds, bumblebees, honeybees – as well as moths, wasps, small flies and beetles, creatures who play an important role in ensuring food is available for human consumption.