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Huntsville Storm Debris Pick up Information

Following Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, the City will be returning to its regular heavy trash pick up procedures on September 13. All requests for storm debris pick up should be called into the Solid Waste Division by Tuesday, September 12, at 3 PM to 936-294-5712. Pick up calls received beginning Wednesday, September 13, will be charged ...

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Enrollment Open for Texas Prepaid College Tuition Program

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds families that open enrollment in the Texas Tuition Promise FundSM, the state’s prepaid college tuition program, began Sept. 1 and runs through Feb. 28, 2018. The Texas Tuition Promise Fund offers parents and loved ones the chance to prepay a child’s education at Texas public colleges ...

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Update: TDCJ Evacuations Complete

by Texas Department of Criminal Justice staff Nearly 6,000 TDCJ offenders have been evacuated from 5 units as the Brazos River continues to rise to historic levels. The Vance and Jester 3 Units near Sugar Land were evacuated Monday night. The evacuation was completed on Tuesday morning and affected approximately ...

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Governor adds Walker County to Disaster Declaration

by Walker County News Today staff Shortly before noon today Governor Greg Abbot added 20 additional counties, including Walker County, to his previously issued disaster declaration. The governor’s original Disaster Proclamation was issued on Wednesday, August 23 in anticipation of Hurricane Harvey’s landfall along the south Texas coast.  Counties included ...

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State Bar offers legal hotline to help Texans affected by Tropical Storm Harvey

Due to dangerous conditions predicted in advance of Tropical Storm Harvey’s imminent landfall, the State Bar of Texas is reminding residents of its legal hotline — (800) 504-7030. The hotline — answered in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese — connects low-income people affected by a disaster with legal aid providers in ...

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Marriage Licenses – July 2017

Marriage licenses executed in Walker County during the month of July 2017. Altmyer, Dominic Thomas Solar, Amanda Enid 7/20/2017 Anthony, Joey McAdams, Alissa 7/8/2017 Arikirevula, Aashish Barnett, Breanda 7/24/2017 Barnes, Joe Barnes, Crystal 7/1/2017 Bernal, Samuel Jr Baker, Taylor 7/16/2017 Betancourt, Antonio II Figueroa, Nahira 7/28/2017 Briggs, Anthony Gray, Natalie ...

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Funds Available for Forest Thinning

Funds available for forest thinning through Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program Texas A&M Forest Service is accepting applications for the 2017 Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program. Through this cost-share program eligible forest landowners can receive financial and technical assistance related to reducing the threat of future SPB infestations and outbreaks. ...

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Texas Governor’s Committee Calls for Nominations for the 2017 Lex Frieden Employment Awards

Do you know an employer, entrepreneur, dedicated individual or volunteer, or local committee or organization that has gone above and beyond the legal requirements to ensure full inclusion of people with disabilities in your community and in the workplace? If so, please help us acknowledge them with your awards nominations ...

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New Driver Course Required Beginning Sept 1

New driver course designed to combat distracted driving required for drivers age 18 and older begins Sept. 1 The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced a new one-hour driving course to educate drivers on the dangers of distracted driving.  The Impact Texas Young Drivers(ITYD) course will be required for ...

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TDI Seeks Applicants for Board

The Texas Department of Insurance is accepting applications through August 31 for public member positions on the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association Board of Directors. The appointment is for one year. The association is a self-supporting entity that provides medical liability insurance to health care providers who cannot get insurance on ...

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