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Governor Proclaims October Persons with Disabilities History and Awareness Month

Throughout our state’s history, Texans with disabilities have played an outsized role in making Texas the greatest state in our nation to live, work and raise a family. Demonstrating the remarkable qualities of the Texas spirit – courage, independence and ingenuity – Texans have filled some of our highest offices, ...

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ERS Accepting Applications for the Group Benefits Advisory Committee

ERS will be accepting applications through October 15 to serve on the Group Benefits Advisory Committee (GBAC). The GBAC was created to advise the ERS Board in the planning and development of employee benefits programs for employees and retirees participating in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program. Goal: To ensure that ...

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Marriage Licenses – August 2017

Marriage licenses executed in Walker County during the month of August 2017 Anderson, Bobby Arceneaux, Christy 8/12/2017 Barnes, Amanda Battye, Olivia 8/10/2017 Baum, Justin Padgett, Katherine 8/19/2017 Benitez, Lazaro Leon, Elizabeth 8/4/2017 Biven, Jonathan Shillingford, Lynette 8/12/2017 Blaylock, Joshua Pitts, Theresa 8/19/2017 Boutte Jr, Andre Payne, Brandi 8/5/2017 Cockerham, Octavian ...

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Updated DPS Driver Handbook Now Available

Effective Sept. 1, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Driver Handbook was revised and transitioned to a printable, online-only format. Handbook revisions include information on texting while driving and several other clarifications passed by the Texas Legislature during the 85th Legislative Session.   Additionally, the handbook includes practical suggestions on ...

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EPA/TCEQ: Harvey Update

Air quality improving, number of water systems operational increasing in affected areas Working together, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality continue to coordinate with local, state and federal officials to address the human health and environmental impacts of Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, especially ...

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TDCJ Hurricane Harvey Update

TDCJ released the following update regarding operations following Hurricane Harvey:   Offenders from the Ramsey, Stringfellow, and Terrell units remain housed at other facilities. All three units have been cleared for repopulation pending clean-up, except that the Terrell unit trusty camp will require repairs prior to repopulation. The city of ...

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Huntsville Storm Debris Pick up Information

Following Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, the City will be returning to its regular heavy trash pick up procedures on September 13. All requests for storm debris pick up should be called into the Solid Waste Division by Tuesday, September 12, at 3 PM to 936-294-5712. Pick up calls received beginning Wednesday, September 13, will be charged ...

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Enrollment Open for Texas Prepaid College Tuition Program

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds families that open enrollment in the Texas Tuition Promise FundSM, the state’s prepaid college tuition program, began Sept. 1 and runs through Feb. 28, 2018. The Texas Tuition Promise Fund offers parents and loved ones the chance to prepay a child’s education at Texas public colleges ...

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Update: TDCJ Evacuations Complete

by Texas Department of Criminal Justice staff Nearly 6,000 TDCJ offenders have been evacuated from 5 units as the Brazos River continues to rise to historic levels. The Vance and Jester 3 Units near Sugar Land were evacuated Monday night. The evacuation was completed on Tuesday morning and affected approximately ...

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Governor adds Walker County to Disaster Declaration

by Walker County News Today staff Shortly before noon today Governor Greg Abbot added 20 additional counties, including Walker County, to his previously issued disaster declaration. The governor’s original Disaster Proclamation was issued on Wednesday, August 23 in anticipation of Hurricane Harvey’s landfall along the south Texas coast.  Counties included ...

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