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New Officers Sworn in at Walker County GOP

The County Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Walker County met on Thursday, July 14, 2016 for it’s Organizational Meeting and Swearing In of the County Chair and Precinct Chairpersons by County Court at Law Judge Tracy Sorensen. The Party also elected officers and Chair Linda McKenzie appointed Richard ...

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Genealogy Workshop Set for August

The Frances Sprott Goforth Memorial Genealogy Weekend will be held Aug. 5-6, 2016 at the Huntsville Public Library. This year’s event, “Researching Texas”, is hosted by the Huntsville Public Library and Walker County Genealogical Society. Among the tools being used are Texas State Library & Archives; Clayton Library; Texas General ...

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Conversion of Bobby K. Marks Drive and Bearkat Boulevard to One-Way Traffic Completed

Motorists encouraged to use caution as drivers adjust to new traffic patterns. The conversion of Bobby K. Marks Drive and Bearkat Boulevard to one-way traffic has been completed. Please stay alert to the new traffic patterns and directional signs. The over 200 paid parking spaces have also been added along ...

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E-mails Claiming to be From Texas OAG May Contain Harmful Malware

AG Paxton: Beware of E-mail Scams Containing Malicious Software Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today warned Texans of suspicious e-mails containing malicious software seemingly coming from the Office of the Attorney General (OAG). The e-mail claims to come from the Consumer Protection Division to inform business owners that a complaint ...

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Visitor Center Coordinator Recently Recognized as a Certified Tourism Executive

Jamie Matthews, the City of Huntsville’s Visitor Center Coordinator, was recently recognized as a Certified Tourism Executive. Successful completion of the program to earn the honor was a highlight of the annual Travel and Tourism College offered by the Texas Travel Industry Association (TTIA). The certification is a three-year endeavor ...

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New Texas Drawn Hunt Opportunities Available

First Application Deadline Aug. 3 Hunters can start making plans for the upcoming seasons now by applying for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Drawn Hunts. The online system is currently accepting applications and the first hunt category deadline is less than a month away. This year there are more ...

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Fire Danger Extremely High in National Forests

With little chance of rain in the forecast and drought conditions continuing to worsen, fire danger is extremely high across the East Texas forests.   “This is the peak season when people want to spend time in the woods,” Mark Van Every, Forest Supervisor for the National Forests and Grasslands ...

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City of Huntsville Performing Annual Water Line Cleaning

Low water pressure may occur The City of Huntsville Water Division has been conducting annual water line cleaning to improve water quality and reduce the buildup of minerals. This process can lead to reduced water pressure in the area being cleaned. Maintenance is being conducted on water lines along the ...

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Traffic Restricted on Bearkat Boulevard Beginning Thursday

Beginning Thursday, July 14, traffic on Bearkat Boulevard between Sycamore Avenue and Bobby K. Marks Drive/Avenue H will be limited to one lane to allow for construction on the Town Creek drainage project. The traffic will still move in both directions during this time. This traffic restriction is scheduled to ...

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DPS Seeks Leads in 1990 Murders of Brothers

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the 1990 murders of two brothers – Derrick Jackson, 12, and James Edwards, 14 – in Vernon. As part of a DPS public awareness program, one unsolved case is featured by the Texas Rangers Unsolved ...

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