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Jail Bookings 04.04.17 – 04.13.17

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Jail Booking Reports from the Walker County Sheriff’s Office for Tuesday, April 4, 2017 to Thursday, April 13, 2017 Tuesday 04.04.17 to Wednesday 04.05.17 Name Arresting Agency Charges Jenkins, Edmond Ebony HPD Fail to Control Speed Fail to Present Proof Insurance Mojica, Jason Lee HPD Driving While License Invalid Schwarzeberg, ...

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Hollywood’s First Superhero to Return to the Big Screen


By Teddi Cliett The Sam Houston State University Department of Mass Communication invites students, faculty, and the Huntsville community to revisit Hollywood’s original superhero at the free screening of the 1978 film, “Superman,” at Old Town Theatre on Monday, April 24 at 6:00 p.m. The screening will be introduced by ...

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Elkins Lake Burglars Shot by Homeowner

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Huntsville Police Department Investigation Continues On April 12, 2017 at approximately 10:50 p.m., officers from the Huntsville Police Department responded to a report of a burglary in progress in the 1900 block of Greenbriar Drive, within the Elkins Lake subdivision. Upon arrival at the private residence in the 1900 block ...

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Reward Offered for Most Wanted Fugitive


The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Billy Wayne Gilliland, 58, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Gilliland, a confirmed member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang, is ...

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Additional Lane Closures Along Sam Houston Avenue

Road Closed

A portion of the northbound lanes of Sam Houston Avenue are scheduled to be closed on Saturday, April 15. The lanes will be shut down from Avenue J to 21st Street. The closure is intended to occur from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., for construction crews of a new apartment ...

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Sales Tax Holiday for Emergency Preparation Supplies April 22-24

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With the potential for severe weather approaching this spring, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans they can purchase certain items tax free during the state’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies, April 22-24. “Unfortunately, we can’t predict when the next fire, flood or tornado may strike,” Hegar said. “But ...

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HISD Issues Press Release Regarding “Inappropriate” Digital Content


The following is a press release issued by Huntsville ISD on April 10, 2017 Important Message from Dr. Howell Wright, HISD Superintendent of Education Regarding Police Investigation of Inappropriate Digital Content The Huntsville Police Department is actively investigating a criminal offense involving the possession and distribution of inappropriate images of ...

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U.S. Forest Service Offering Student Internships

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The USDA Forest Service is offering paid student internships throughout the country. Students currently enrolled in high school through post-graduate level programs are eligible to apply. Applicants must be at least 16 years old. Internships are for the summer of 2017 and may last up to one year. Government housing ...

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Tx Dept of Insurance Seeking Applicants for Board Vacancies


The Texas Department of Insurance is accepting applications for the following boards: Fair Access to Insurance Requirements Plan Governing Committee. The deadline to apply is May 31. Texas Windstorm Insurance Association Board of Directors. The deadline to apply is April 30. (Note: An earlier notice listed the wrong deadline.) Visit the ...

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NWFD Responds to Fire in Phelps Community

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Workshop next to home catches fire Wednesday afternoon, threatens to spread to nearby home, but is doused by first arriving crews A resident on Main Street in the Phelps Community was sitting on his front porch Wednesday evening when a neighbor stopped in the street and alerted him to a ...

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