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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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Texas Comptroller’s Office Unveils New Unclaimed Property Website

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans to search for their unclaimed money this holiday season with the Unclaimed Property Division’s new and improved website, ClaimitTexas.org. “I am proud of our unclaimed property program, which has returned about $800 million to its rightful owners since I’ve been Comptroller,” Hegar said. “The newly ...

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US Forest Service: Map Prices to Increase Jan. 1

For the first time in nearly a decade, increasing costs of production, printing, and distribution are driving the need for the U.S. Forest Service to increase the price of its maps. Prices of National Forests and Grasslands in Texas maps will increase to $14 on Jan. 1. Wilderness map prices will ...

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Huntsville’s Woodward Named Clerk of the Year

Huntsville City Secretary recognized by regional organization Huntsville City Secretary Lee Woodward was honored Wednesday by the regional Salt Grass Chapter of the Texas Municipal Clerks Association, Inc. (TMCA), as its 2017 Clerk of the Year. The designation is is selected from nominees from the Chapter and was a recognition ...

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HISD Names Lone Finalist for Superintendent

Huntsville ISD Trustees named Dr. Larry Scott Sheppard as the lone finalist for the district’s superintendent vacancy at its December 14 Special Called meeting. Dr. Scott Sheppard has served as the Assistant Superintendent for Secondary School Administration in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD since 2011, directly overseeing 35 secondary campuses in the 3rd ...

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Call for Nominations: 2018 Barbara Jordan Media Awards

Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities announces the Annual Barbara Jordan Media Awards call for nominations for media content created or published in 2017. Awards are presented in several different categories including Broadcast, Internet, Photojournalism, Print, Book, and College or High School Student. There is NO FEE for entries. Winners are ...

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Huntsville Fire Dept Captain Completes Executive Management Training

HFD Capt. Greg Mathis completes Executive Training The City of Huntsville Fire Department’s Captain Greg Mathis recently graduated from the Fire Executive Management Training Program at the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), located on the campus of Sam Houston State University, the first class of its kind in ...

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Sheriff Sends Thanks to all Texas Sheriff Association Members

by Office of Sheriff Clint McRae Sheriff, Clint McRae, would like to thank all Texas Sheriff Association members within our community. The Association Membership Program allows to better serve local law enforcement in Texas. Through the support of our Associate Members, the Sheriff’s Association of Texas is able to award ...

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Texas Rain Catcher Awards Nomination Period Now Open

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is seeking nominations for the Texas Rain Catcher Awards. The awards are a rainwater harvesting competition and recognition program to promote the technology, educate the public, and recognize excellence in the application of rainwater harvesting systems in Texas. The competition is open to all ...

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