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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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Marriage Licenses – November 2017

Marriage licenses executed in Walker County during the month of November 2017 Abarca Vasquez, Naris Privado, Kimberly 11/6/2017 Baldridge, Justin Owens, Amy 11/10/2017 Bartee, William Campbell, Elizabeth 11/12/2017 Boykin, Cody Chron, Tara 11/11/2017 Butler, Kevin Defranco, David 11/15/2017 Cloud, Timonthy McDaniel, Kayley 11/11/2017 Eghbali, Patrick Kramer, Amy 11/11/2017 Elebe, Oluwafemi ...

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DPS Welcomes 97 New Highway Patrol Troopers

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw today was joined by members of the Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) as the department commissioned 97 men and women as the state’s newest Highway Patrol Troopers. Major General John F. Nichols, the Adjutant General of Texas, was the keynote speaker ...

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DPS Recognizes Heroes, Exceptional Achievements

On Thursday, the Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw presented two Purple Hearts, one Lifesaving Award, two Director’s Awards, and a Unit Citation. Additionally, the Texas Rangers were recognized by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and a long-time Driver License employee was remembered. “The awards we presented today ...

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Texas Comptroller Announces Tax Amnesty Program

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced a temporary tax amnesty program giving certain delinquent taxpayers a chance to make their accounts compliant with state tax law without incurring penalties and interest on tax due. The Texas Tax Amnesty Program will run from May 1 to June 29, 2018. The program applies ...

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