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Passenger Rail Study Moves to Next Phase

Focus on Corridor Between Oklahoma and South Texas Three-segment, 850-mile corridor could provide passenger rail service A federally funded study to determine the feasibility of passenger rail service between Oklahoma City and South Texas recently advanced to the next phase allowing for continued exploration of the proposed route. The $7 ...

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Huntsville Main Street Launches Shop Small-Shop Local Campaign

Downtown Huntsville businesses are participating in Main Street’s new Shop Small-Shop Local campaign for the month of November, by reminding our community to shop locally from Wednesday, November 1 through Friday, December 1, 2017. For every $20.00 spent in a participating downtown small business, customers will receive one ticket to be entered ...

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Select DPS Driver License Offices Open This Saturday To Issue Election Identification Certificates

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans in advance of the upcoming Nov. 7 election that Election Identification Certificates (EIC), which can be used for voting purposes, are available year-round at all Texas driver license offices. In an ongoing effort to ensure Texans have access to EICs, DPS is ...

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Forest Service Waives Day-Use Fees for Veterans Day

Many recreation areas and other venues in the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas will be free to the public on Nov. 11-12 in honor of Veterans Day.   “We honor our veterans each Veterans Day and every other day of the year,” said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tony Tooke. “We hope ...

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Marriage Licenses – September 2017

Marriage licenses executed in Walker County during the month of September 2017 Akridge, Robert Wilson, Vicki 9/11/2017 Alvarado Nunez, Rafael Reyes, Heather 9/5/2017 Ashford, Lonnie Corley, Dandi 9/2/2017 Balusek, Austin Colbert, Kelsi 9/8/2017 Bell, Ray Bell, Mia Shaunice 9/23/2017 Boone, Daniel Smith, Laura 9/28/2017 Bright, Camdon Gross, Jessica 9/22/2017 Cange, ...

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TxDMV Informs Owners of Flood-Damaged Vehicles of Duty to Brand Their Title

Texans urged “Don’t let the future owner of your vehicle be the next victim of Hurricane Harvey.” With an estimated 500,000 to one million cars and trucks ruined in recent floods from Hurricane Harvey, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) is reminding Texans whose vehicles were flood damaged of ...

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Governor Proclaims October Persons with Disabilities History and Awareness Month

Throughout our state’s history, Texans with disabilities have played an outsized role in making Texas the greatest state in our nation to live, work and raise a family. Demonstrating the remarkable qualities of the Texas spirit – courage, independence and ingenuity – Texans have filled some of our highest offices, ...

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ERS Accepting Applications for the Group Benefits Advisory Committee

ERS will be accepting applications through October 15 to serve on the Group Benefits Advisory Committee (GBAC). The GBAC was created to advise the ERS Board in the planning and development of employee benefits programs for employees and retirees participating in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program. Goal: To ensure that ...

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Marriage Licenses – August 2017

Marriage licenses executed in Walker County during the month of August 2017 Anderson, Bobby Arceneaux, Christy 8/12/2017 Barnes, Amanda Battye, Olivia 8/10/2017 Baum, Justin Padgett, Katherine 8/19/2017 Benitez, Lazaro Leon, Elizabeth 8/4/2017 Biven, Jonathan Shillingford, Lynette 8/12/2017 Blaylock, Joshua Pitts, Theresa 8/19/2017 Boutte Jr, Andre Payne, Brandi 8/5/2017 Cockerham, Octavian ...

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Updated DPS Driver Handbook Now Available

Effective Sept. 1, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Driver Handbook was revised and transitioned to a printable, online-only format. Handbook revisions include information on texting while driving and several other clarifications passed by the Texas Legislature during the 85th Legislative Session.   Additionally, the handbook includes practical suggestions on ...

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