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UPDATE: CAPTURED Reward Offered for Most Wanted Fugitive, Sex Offender

Updated 03-24-17 Jahmar Nykel Young, 37, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, is now in custody after being capturedWednesday in Dallas. Young, a Bloods gang member and convicted sex offender, was wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, parole violation, failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements, and ...

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Beware of Callers Posing as the IRS in Tax Scam

With the April 18th income tax deadline looming, Attorney General Ken Paxton is warning Texans to be aware of a recurring tax-related scam involving unsolicited calls from people masquerading as Internal Revenue Service agents. Scam artists tell consumers that they owe back taxes and threaten to have them arrested if ...

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Nominations Open for Top School Volunteers for SBOE Heroes for Children Award

The State Board of Education (SBOE) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Heroes for Children Award. This annual award recognizes public school volunteers who have been strong advocates for Texas schoolchildren. Individual volunteers may be nominated for this recognition. However, educational employees, elected government officials and organizations are ineligible ...

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SHSU to Screen Critically Acclaimed Documentary on 1966 Texas Tragedy

by Teddi Cliett On August 1, 1966, students and faculty on the University of Texas campus thought they heard leftover Fourth of July fireworks exploding into the hot southern sky. It wasn’t until bodies started dropping to the pavement that the campus realized they were under attack by a mystery shooter, ...

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Sam Houston Avenue Closure Scheduled

The City of Huntsville’s Town Creek Drainage Project Phase II is progressing and work in the affected areas is likely to produce delays and detours. The project is adding a work area on Sam Houston Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets. The closure is scheduled to begin on March 27. ...

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Atlantic Housing Foundation, Inc. Announces Fall 2017 Scholarship Deadline

Atlantic Housing Foundation, Inc. (AHF) announced earlier this month that April 30th, 2017 will be the deadline to apply for a housing or academic scholarship for the Fall 2017 semester. Each year, AHF awards collegiate scholarships to individuals from families below the HUD recommended Adjusted Median Income. In 2016, AHF ...

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Grand Jury Results – March 2017

Results from the March 3, 2017 Grand Jury.   Action Defendant Offense Off.  Date Notes T Barboa, Stephanie Poss. of Controlled Sub. PG1 >=1G<4G 12/12/2014 co-def. Joshua Isbell T Brewer, Elizabeth Poss. of Controlled Sub. PG1 >=4G<200G 6/2/2016 T Briggs, Nathaniel Sex Offender Duty to Register w/Prev Conv 8/25/2016 T ...

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Hunting Prospects Promising for Spring Turkey Season

With a significant carryover of mature gobblers and an influx of young birds to match wits against, hunter patience as much as skill may be put to the test during this year’s spring turkey season. According to biologists with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), Texas Rio Grande wild ...

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Waterline Replacement Projects Coming to 11th Street and Sam Houston Avenue

The City of Huntsville is ready to begin two waterline replacement projects along 11th Street and Sam Houston Avenue: 1) The project segment along 11th Street is between IH 45 and University Avenue. This project construction is scheduled to begin early April 2017 and expected to complete by mid-August 2017. ...

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DPS Seeks Leads in 1974 Murder of Police Officer

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking the public’s help in solving the 1974 murder of Alice Police Department Officer Matthew Murphy, who was shot and killed during a traffic stop. As part of the Office of the Governor and Texas Crime Stopper’s Fallen Hero Reward – Texas ...

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