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DPS Offers Increased Reward, Seeks Leads in 1988 Murder

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the 1988 murder of Michael Flores, and an increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible if the tip is received before next month’s featured case ...

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National Forests and Grasslands in Texas Seeks Input on Wild and Scenic Rivers

The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas is holding meetings to get public input on Wild and Scenic River eligibility and Wildernesses as part of its ongoing Forest Plan Revision. Meetings will be Sept. 12 in Lufkin at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center and Sept. 14 at the San Augustine Chamber of Commerce, 611 ...

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Texas Introduces 100th Anniversary License Plate

It’s a celebration one century in the making as the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles introduces a specialty license plate commemorating the 100th anniversary of license plates in the state. The new 100-Year Plate will be available to order for only one year beginning Sept. 1, 2017. Texans who order this ...

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DPS Increases Patrols for Fourth of July

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase traffic enforcement during the Fourth of July holiday weekend from Saturday, July 1, through Tuesday, July 4. DPS Troopers will be looking for drunk drivers, and speeding, seat belt and other traffic violators.   “Alcohol consumption is always a concern this time ...

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Cocaine, Heroin, Cash Found During Traffic Stop

On June 28, 2017 Walker County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Beeman conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 45 North at mile post 115 for a Traffic Violation. Deputy Beeman reported that the driver and occupants all appeared nervous and all gave conflicting stories.  The deputy says that the group did  grant him ...

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Forest Service Issues Reminder in Advance of July 4th

US Forest Service Issues Reminder, Fireworks Prohibited in National Forests   As the July 4 holiday weekend approaches, officials with the U.S. Forest Service are reminding the public that fireworks are prohibited in the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas.   Despite recent rains, fireworks can create a potentially dangerous fire ...

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Huntsville Aquatic Center Re-Opens Splash Pad

The City Splash Pad is reopened. The Splash Pad had been closed for unanticipated repairs following damage earlier this month. Aquatic Center Manager Jay Miller confirmed this afternoon that plumbing repairs were required after the electrical issues had been resolved, and was pleased to report all appears to be working ...

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Huntsville ISD Removes Employee from Duties

On Thursday, June 29, 2017, the Huntsville Independent School District was made aware of the arrest of an employee. The charges against the employee do not involve any Huntsville ISD student. While personnel matters are confidential, the Huntsville ISD community and stakeholders can be assured that swift action will be ...

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New Waverly Gearing Up for Annual July 4th Celebration & Fireworks Show

New Waverly Volunteer Fire Department and New Waverly Community Club Hosting Celebration BBQ lunch begins at 11 AM with a live Auction at 1 PM, day’s activities capped off by popular local Fireworks Show The New Waverly Volunteer Fire Department and New Waverly 4-H Community Club will be hosting a ...

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Marijuana Grow Found in Walker County

Almost $8M in Marijuana Plants Found On the afternoon of Friday, June 9, 2017  the Walker County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a possible narcotics call off of FM 2989. Upon arrival Walker County Deputies along with Narcotics Investigators met with the complainant, an employee of the property owner, who ...

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