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Sale of Hospital on Closed Session Agenda for District Managers

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today           THE WALKER COUNTY Hospital District Board will hold an executive session prior to its monthly meeting Wednesday, 6 p.m. 2ndFloor Meeting Room A, Huntsville Memorial Hospital. That executive session will be to discuss ...

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Huntsville Council to Consider Zoning Change, This Time at 75/Southwood Drive

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             THE HUNTSVILLE CITYCouncil will consider changing the development classification of a piece of land on Southwood Drive at Highway 75 from Neighborhood Conservation to Management when it meets Tuesday, 6 p.m., in Council Chamber, City hall. The ...

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Florence Marie Hayden

Florence Marie Hayden was born on December 10, 1931 and passed away on August 17, 2018, at the age of 86.  She is survived by her daughter Linda Marie Hayden and her son Keith Austin Hayden and wife Kay Hayden and their two children Robert Hayden and Joshua Hayden. She ...

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HISD Trustees unanimously approve balanced 2018-2019 budget, and lower tax rate

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             THE HUNTSVILLE Independent School District will have a balanced budget for the 2018-2019 school year and taxpayers will see the tax rate drop from $1.18 per $100 valuation to $1.175. Total revenues will be $70.6 million offset ...

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Texas Education Association gives Huntsville schools an “F” on new accountability ratings

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             THE TEXAS EDUCATION Agency released its new, and controversial, report grading Texas school districts and the report cards were mixed for Walker County school districts. The Huntsville Independent School District got an “F.” The New Waverly Independent ...

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Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse presents “odd couple” lineup

The Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse will host an odd couple this Saturday evening – a guitarist who describes himself as “a ham” and a rabbi from Tyler. The long-running acoustical music coffeehouse at the Thoreau Woods Unitarian Universalist Church, 1400 East Mosley Lane, will kick off its ninth fall-winter season with ...

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SHSU Experts and State Representative Metcalf  Meet To Discuss School Safety

By SHSU Staff As the fall semester approaches, Sam Houston State University continues to prepare for more than 20,000 students to return to campus. On Monday, Aug. 6, a group of SHSU faculty and staff experts met with SHSU alumnus and Texas state representative Will Metcalf to discuss how to ...

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Locals Get First-Hand Look at Plans for Massive I-45 Widening and Improvement

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             LOCAL DRIVERS HAD best get used to some heavy construction around I-4 5 into 2027 according to timetables announced by the Texas Department of Transportation at an open house/public hearing late Thursday afternoon. TXDOT, at the Walker County ...

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Long-time Huntsville businesses could be big losers in next phase of I-45 widening

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             AT LEAST THREE Huntsville businesses could lose significant portions of their property to the next phase of the I-45 widening project through Huntsville. B&B Properties, Charlie’s Used Cars and Kim’s Home and Garden Center, all on the east ...

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A&M Agrilife Extension announces full schedule of events into the Fall

THE TEXAS A&M AgriLife Extension Agency has announced a jam-packed schedule of events for the remainder of summer and into the fall. Pond Weed Control Field Day (NEW EVENT) Friday, August 3rd, 2018 9:00 AM  33 Hickory Lake, Drive, Huntsville, TX 77320  (2 Hrs. CEU Credit) We ask that you park ...

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