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DPS Offers Increased Reward, Seeks Leads in 1980 Cold Case

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the 1980 disappearance of Kristy Lynn Booth, 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 ...

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Firehouse Subs Awards Grant to City

by City of Huntsville staff The City of Huntsville’s Fire Department was recently awarded a generous grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to purchase much-needed equipment. The Foundation contributed $13,765.46 to purchase 10 automated external defibrillators (AEDs); one set of rescue struts; four swift water rescuer vests; a 15′ ...

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Local Retailer on TABC Delinquent List Again

A local retailer has once again landed on the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission’s (TABC) most recent Credit Law Delinquent List. According to the TABC website liquor wholesalers are required to report any retailers with delinquent accounts; that information is used to compile the Credit Law Delinquent List. After the effective ...

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AG’s Office Launches New Crime Victims’ Compensation Portal

Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office launched a new portal within the agency’s official website that enables victims and claimants to apply online for Crime Victims’ Compensation and Emergency Medical Care Compensation for sexual assault exams. The Crime Victims’ Compensation portal makes it easier for crime victims, claimants and their advocates to submit ...

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Jail Bookings 09.07.18 – 09.18.18

Jail booking reports from the Walker County Sheriff’s Office for September 7, 2018 to September 18, 2018 September 7, 2018 Name Arresting Agency Charges Taylor, Joseph Earl SO Defective or No Stop Lamps Expired Inspection Certificate Becker, Ryan Andrew SO Poss CS PG 1 >=1G<4G Poss CS PG 3 <28G ...

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Deer and Hog Hunt for Persons with Disabilities set for Dec. 7-8

by USFS staff   The 10th Annual Angelina Wheelin’ Sportsmen Event for people with disabilities will be Dec. 7-8 at Stephen F. Austin Experimental Forest, Winston Tree Farm and Alazon Wildlife Management Area. The two-day deer and hog hunt is sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Wheelin’ Sportsmen program, ...

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Southwood Subdivision to Remain Residential

by Walker County News Today staff After several recent meetings highlighted by citizen’s protesting against the City for attempting to rezone residential neighborhoods to allow for commercial development, the Huntsville City Council has decided to leave one such neighborhood alone, at least for now. Readers may recall our previous reporting ...

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WCSO: Beware of Telephone Scam Threatening Arrest

Photo by K Connors

by Walker County Sheriff’s Office   Over the last couple of weeks the Walker County Sheriff Office has seen an increase in reports regarding a telephone scam within the County. Citizens are receiving calls from someone claiming to be with law enforcement stating the person has a warrant for his/her ...

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Forest Service Waives Fees for National Public Lands Day

by USFS staff Many recreation areas and other venues in the National Forest will be free to the public on Saturday, Sept. 22 in celebration of National Public Lands Day. “National Public Lands Day is a great opportunity for families to visit our national forests, experience the beginnings of fall, ...

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Journalism Icon To Speak at SHSU Common Reader Event

Legendary Texas-born journalist, author and distinguished Sam Houston State University alumnus Dan Rather will serve as the keynote guest speaker for the university’s SHSU Common Reader Program finale event on Oct. 11.  The program will be held at 2 p.m. in the James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center Concert ...

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