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Huntsville Resident Appointed by Governor to Serve on State Council

Governor Abbott Names Chair And Appoints Nine To Family And Protective Services Council Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Dorothy Jean Calhoun, Aureka Simpson, and Janice Washington to the Family and Protective Services Council for terms set to expire February 1, 2019. Additionally, the Governor appointed Omedi “Dee Dee” Arismendez, Greg ...

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SJRA Announces New Leadership Role in Regional Flood Management

by SJRA staff On Thursday, March 15th, Governor Greg Abbott challenged the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) to identify how it could be part of a regional, flood management solution and how a funding mechanism could be developed to support that effort. In response to the Governor’s charge, the Board ...

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Marriage Licenses – February 2018

The following marriage licenses were executed in Walker County, Texas during the month of February 2018 Alvarez, Jontahan Barron, Vanessa 2/1/2018 Archie, Kelton Colbert, Katrina 2/7/2018 Bell, Torrance Hawkins, Jacob 2/6/2018 Borens, Lafarris Roberts, Alivia 2/7/2018 Bryan, Kody Michael Davis, Alexandria 2/24/2018 Cobb, Travis Smith, Robbie 2/14/2018 Demny, Mitchell Simpson, ...

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Heroes for Children Award Nominations Open

The State Board of Education (SBOE) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Heroes for Children Award. This annual award recognizes public school volunteers who have been strong advocates for Texas schoolchildren. Past recipients have provided volunteer service – often decades of services – for activities such as mentoring children, ...

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Huntsville Hazard Mitigation Plan up for Public Review

A draft 2018 Hazard Mitigation Plan providing an overview of natural hazards, summarizing past hazard events, and presenting potential future actions to minimize impacts on life and property is available for public review from March 12 through April 11, 2018. The Plan can be accessed through the City of Huntsville’s Neighborhood Resources page, or at www.HuntsvilleTX.gov/2018HazardMitigationPlan, ...

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DPS Warns Texas Drivers of Private Non-Governmental Websites

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans that there are only two official websites for conducting Texas driver license/identification card/driver record transactions: www.texas.gov and www.dps.texas.gov. To prevent fraudulent use of your personal information and to avoid paying unnecessary fees, only conduct transactions on these two websites. While many unofficial websites actually include ...

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Sam Houston State University Selected To Host Texas Academic Leadership Academy

The Texas Council of Chief Academic Officers and Sam Houston State University have partnered to offer the Texas Academic Leadership Academy. Beginning this summer, the intensive, year-long leadership development experience will enhance aspiring leaders’ capacities to address the complexities of higher education leadership. Lead by Stacey Edmonson, SHSU dean of ...

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Library, SHSU to Host Upcoming Citizenship Class

How often do U.S. citizens elect a President? Why does the flag have 13 stripes? These are just a few of the questions being answered by participants in the U.S. Citizenship Preparation Course, as they get ready to take the naturalization exam. Huntsville Public Library has teamed up with the ...

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Governor Proclaims March 2018 to be Women’s History Month

by Office of the Governor Throughout our history, Americans have demonstrated incredible ingenuity and fortitude in building this great nation we call home.  Among those, women past and present have made lasting contributions. Texas women claim many firsts, like Mary Austin Holley, who wrote the first English book about Texas ...

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TxDOT Urges Drivers to Plan for a Sober Ride During Spring Break

‘Plan While You Can’ campaign aims to reduce crashes, save lives Each year in Texas, more than half of drivers involved in deadly drunk driving crashes are between the ages of 17 and 34. With many college students and young adults heading to Spring Break destinations in the coming weeks, ...

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