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City of Huntsville Needs Volunteers

City seeking volunteers to fill two positions The City of Huntsville is looking for you! There are currently two volunteer positions available for which the City needs applicants. Such appointments are made by nominations from the Mayor and a vote of the City Council. One opening is for service on ...

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Controlled Burns Planned for National Forest

Forest Service reduces wildfire risk, improves forest health with controlled burns by USFS staff U.S. Forest Service fire personnel will be burning areas in the national forests during the next few months. “The public may see a helicopter overhead, smoke columns rising and smoke settling in low-lying areas at night,” ...

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Marriage Licenses – January 2018

Marriage licenses executed during the month of January 2018 in Walker County Adamick, Florence Collier, Mary 1/5/2018 Adams, Brett Beck, Kayla 1/12/2018 Azua Jr, Martin Serrato, Kayla 1/8/2018 Beadle, Michael Warren, Katelyn 1/3/2018 Beaird, Jerry Delbosque, Laurie 1/13/2018 Clark, Robert Lindberg, Mirannda 1/5/2018 Conroy, Dusty Sommer, Kaylyn 1/28/2018 Garcia, Cornelio ...

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City of Huntsville Asks for Citizen Input

The City of Huntsville will continue holding a series of public meetings seeking input on the City’s brand. The next opportunity to share your ideas will be at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13, at City Hall (1212 Avenue M). The meeting will involve a presentation, open discussion, and a ...

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TCEQ Offering Paid Internships for College Students

The TCEQ is now accepting applications for the Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program. An internship will help undergraduate and graduate students learn about environmental issues, build marketable skills, and gain professional experience. Students will complete a full-time, paid internship over the summer with an assignment at the TCEQ, another state agency, ...

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Nominate a Student Volunteer for 2018 Student Heroes Award

Nominations accepted through March 19th The State Board of Education (SBOE) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Student Heroes Award. The Student Heroes Award program recognizes Texas public school students in prekindergarten through high school who voluntarily work to assist or benefit their fellow Texas students. SBOE Chair Donna ...

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RRC Adopts New “Call Before You Dig” Requirements

Before you pick up a shovel, remember to pick up your phone. The RRC’s damage prevention rules require anyone planning to dig deeper than 16 inches to call 811 before digging to prevent damage to underground pipelines. This call prompts pipeline operators to mark their underground natural gas or hazardous ...

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DPS Ramping Up Move Over/Slow Down Enforcement

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is beginning enforcement efforts across the state focusing specifically on violations of the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law. These periodic enforcement operations by DPS Troopers are planned throughout the year at various locations in Texas, with several operations planned in February. The law, originally passed ...

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DPS Implements House Bill 1729

Begins collecting donations for Sexual Assault Evidence Testing Grant program The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced that customers conducting driver license transactions may now make a monetary donation to the sexual assault evidence testing program. House Bill 1729, which passed into state law during the 85th Texas Legislative Session, ...

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Poe Named Huntsville Deputy City Secretary

The City of Huntsville welcomed Brenda Poe to the office of Deputy City Secretary/Assistant Public Information Officer in December. Poe, a resident of Huntsville, has been employed with the City for three years. She previously served as Catalog Librarian at the Huntsville Public Library. “There were many strong candidates for ...

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