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State Bar offers legal hotline to help Texans affected by Tropical Storm Harvey

Due to dangerous conditions predicted in advance of Tropical Storm Harvey’s imminent landfall, the State Bar of Texas is reminding residents of its legal hotline — (800) 504-7030. The hotline — answered in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese — connects low-income people affected by a disaster with legal aid providers in ...

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Marriage Licenses – July 2017

Marriage licenses executed in Walker County during the month of July 2017. Altmyer, Dominic Thomas Solar, Amanda Enid 7/20/2017 Anthony, Joey McAdams, Alissa 7/8/2017 Arikirevula, Aashish Barnett, Breanda 7/24/2017 Barnes, Joe Barnes, Crystal 7/1/2017 Bernal, Samuel Jr Baker, Taylor 7/16/2017 Betancourt, Antonio II Figueroa, Nahira 7/28/2017 Briggs, Anthony Gray, Natalie ...

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Funds Available for Forest Thinning

Funds available for forest thinning through Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program Texas A&M Forest Service is accepting applications for the 2017 Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program. Through this cost-share program eligible forest landowners can receive financial and technical assistance related to reducing the threat of future SPB infestations and outbreaks. ...

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Texas Governor’s Committee Calls for Nominations for the 2017 Lex Frieden Employment Awards

Do you know an employer, entrepreneur, dedicated individual or volunteer, or local committee or organization that has gone above and beyond the legal requirements to ensure full inclusion of people with disabilities in your community and in the workplace? If so, please help us acknowledge them with your awards nominations ...

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New Driver Course Required Beginning Sept 1

New driver course designed to combat distracted driving required for drivers age 18 and older begins Sept. 1 The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced a new one-hour driving course to educate drivers on the dangers of distracted driving.  The Impact Texas Young Drivers(ITYD) course will be required for ...

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TDI Seeks Applicants for Board

The Texas Department of Insurance is accepting applications through August 31 for public member positions on the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association Board of Directors. The appointment is for one year. The association is a self-supporting entity that provides medical liability insurance to health care providers who cannot get insurance on ...

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TABC Announces Back-to-School Undercover Operations

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission will conduct a series of undercover operations throughout August and September as tens of thousands of college and university students return to class across the state. The operations will identify retailers who illegally sell alcohol to persons under 21. The undercover operations, known as minor ...

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National Forests and Grasslands in Texas Seeks Input on Wild and Scenic Rivers

The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas is holding meetings to get public input on Wild and Scenic River eligibility and Wildernesses as part of its ongoing Forest Plan Revision. Meetings will be Sept. 12 in Lufkin at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center and Sept. 14 at the San Augustine Chamber of Commerce, 611 ...

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Texas Introduces 100th Anniversary License Plate

It’s a celebration one century in the making as the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles introduces a specialty license plate commemorating the 100th anniversary of license plates in the state. The new 100-Year Plate will be available to order for only one year beginning Sept. 1, 2017. Texans who order this ...

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DPS Increases Patrols for Fourth of July

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase traffic enforcement during the Fourth of July holiday weekend from Saturday, July 1, through Tuesday, July 4. DPS Troopers will be looking for drunk drivers, and speeding, seat belt and other traffic violators.   “Alcohol consumption is always a concern this time ...

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