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DPS Offers Increased Reward, Seeks Leads in 1983 Murder

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the 1983 murder of Susan Lee Eads, and an increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible if the tip is received before next ...

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New Security Measures at Texas Capitol

Certain items now prohibited on Capitol Grounds The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is implementing certain security measures at the Texas Capitol Complex and Capitol Grounds to enhance safety. These measures are aimed at preventing violent confrontations during protests and demonstrations; maintaining order; and protecting all Capitol visitors from injury ...

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DPS Marks National AMBER Alert Awareness Day

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will join the country in observing National AMBER Alert Awareness Day on Saturday, Jan. 13, in remembrance of the 1996 abduction and subsequent murder of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman in Arlington, Texas. AMBER stands for “America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response.” Additionally, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ...

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Marriage Licenses – December 2017

Marriage licenses executed in Walker County during the month of December 2017 Spivey, Kasey Snoe, Kaitlyn 12/2/2017 Daniel, Christopher Wampler, Karisha 12/2/2017 Horton, Dexter James, Twerla 12/8/2017 Delagarza, Jacob Smith, Megan 12/9/2017 Jackson, Michael Barker, Natalie 12/9/2017 Dunn, Riley Caloway, Tiffany 12/9/2017 Johnson, Dennis Madera, Lorena 12/9/2017 Willis, Kyle King, ...

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Texas Making Changes to Inpatient Mental Health Hospitals

Today the Health and Human Services Commission announced the release of $47.7 million to begin improving the state’s inpatient psychiatric care system. The initial $47.7 million is part of $300 million approved by the 85th Texas Legislature to improve the state hospital system in the 2018-2019 biennium. This funding is ...

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First Forensic Science Ph.D. In The Nation Graduates From Sam Houston State University

A College of Criminal Justice student from Sam Houston State University is the first in the nation to graduate with a Ph.D. in forensic science. Lindsay Glicksberg received the inaugural doctoral degree during the Dec. 2017 commencement ceremony. “All of us in the College of Criminal Justice are excited about ...

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Governor Abbott Proclaims January 2018 to be Human Trafficking Prevention Month

by Office of Governor Greg Abbott The concepts of freedom, justice and the pursuit of happiness are intricately woven into the fabric of American culture.  We may find it hard to fathom that we live in a world where people are deprived of these rights, a world where people are ...

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Forest Service Waives Day-Use Fees in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas is waiving day-use fees Jan. 15 at day-use areas in the Angelina, Sabine, Davy Crockett and Sam Houston National Forests, and the Caddo and Lyndon B. Johnson Grasslands. “Martin Luther King, Jr. was a pivotal figure in ...

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Take Care of Texas Announces Kids Art Contest

Contest entries must be postmarked by March 2 The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality invites Texas kindergarten through fifth-grade students to enter the Take Care of Texas Kids Art Contest. The contest is a fun way for students to learn about protecting the environment and come up with creative ways to ...

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Huntsville Mayor and H-E-B Teaming Up to Tackle Hunger

City of Huntsville Mayor Andy Brauninger and H-E-B Huntsville will be participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring. The food drive runs from January 5th through February 4th, 2018. Mayor Brauninger will be present to help raise awareness with H-E-B from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, January 6. H-E-B is located at ...

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