The high energy, 1980’s dance show “Footloose” is kickin’ its way to Sam Houston State University’s Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre April 24-27. 

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As the end of the year rolls around and prom draws nearer, the age-old question comes back to haunt the senior class once again: How will enough money be raised for prom to be successful? 

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Gas prices continue to tick up across the state with the current statewide average of $2.58 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is four cents more than this day last week and is six cents more per gallon compared to this day last year. 

Walker County home sales increased 9.7 percent in March while home prices rose, according to the Walker County housing market report released Wednesday by the Tall Pines Association of Realtors.

The city of Huntsville is looking to expand its footprint by nearly 32 percent into Walker County via seven annexation proposals that would account for more than 7,000 acres of land.

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When 12 students and one teacher were killed at Columbine High School 20 years ago, it not only became what at the time was the worst high school shooting in U.S. history. It also marked when American society was first handed a script for a new form of violence in schools.

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BOSTON – Popular legislation to ban tackle football in Massachusetts for kids through seventh grade has stirred vigorous opposition from youth league players, coaches and parents.

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On the path to earning a degree, Sam Houston State University students spend approximately $1300 a year on textbooks, and these prices have increased more than three times the rate of inflation for decades, leaving many Bearkats without the funds to access required materials.

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The Texas Senate broke a logjam Monday that had paralyzed a piece of priority legislation for weeks — blunting a controversial provision in its property tax reform package and then advancing the bill, without having to deploy a procedural “nuclear option” to move it.

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A Kinesiology Sport Management project at Sam Houston State University will become a reality with students hosting the first annual College of Health Sciences Spirit Color Run on April 26. The event is open to the community.

Nelson Mandela once said, “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” 

The Walker County Commissioners Court approved a resolution in support of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas’ battle to keep Naskila Gaming open. 

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Public Integrity Unit of his Criminal Investigations Division arrested former San Jacinto County Judge John Lovett Jr., of Shepherd for impersonating a public servant, a third-degree felony.

Eight thefts and burglaries were reported to Huntsville police over the weekend, many of which involve suspects that are still at-large. 

Margaret Lea Houston may have been Gen. Sam Houston’s third wife, but many contend that she was his most important wife.

Sexual assault is a horrendous crime that has been committed against almost 13 percent of the population of Texas.

The City of Huntsville Main Street program has taken in the safety of citizens and rescheduled the Second Annual Bacon and Brew Fest for Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in downtown Huntsville. The festival is free to attend and will include free bacon, a beer garden, arts and craft vendors, live music and a kids “pigpen” with bounce houses and other kid-friendly activities.

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With great sadness the family of Kem K. Bishop, age 59 of Montalba, announces his passing on Friday, April 12, 2019. Kem was born April 29, 1959 in Houston, Tx. The "Amazing Kem" worked 23 years for Palestine Regional Medical Center. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Sgt. Robert "Bobby" Lloyd Maddux, USMC, went home on April 6, 2019. He was born in Bryan, Texas on September 6, 1958. He was a life member of D.A.V., VFW and American Legion. He was proud to serve his country as a United States Marine. He served from 1980 to 1989. He is survived by his wife,…