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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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Texas Awards Millions for Mental Health

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced it is awarding up to $27.5 million in grant funds through two programs that support mental health services and projects for Texas. Up to $12.5 million will be awarded through the Mental Health Grant Program for Justice-Involved Individuals, and up to ...

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Don’t Mess with Texas Scholarship Application Open

Applications will be accepted through April 20, 2018 Applications for the 2018 Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship contest are now being accepted. Eligible applicants include any Texas high school senior currently attending public, private or home school and planning to attend an accredited Texas college or university in the coming ...

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Local TMN Chapter Certifies 10 Water Specialists

The Texas Master Naturalist Heartwood Chapter congratulates ten chapter members who received the Texas Waters Specialist certification for 2017:  Scott Ball, Allison Copony, Barbara Edwards, Mari Hanley, Robert Johnston, Jonathan Lok, Teri MacArthur, Leslie Rosenblatt, Jennifer Seale, and David Vickers.   Each completed 8 hours of approved water-related Advanced Training and ...

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