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SHSU Experts and State Representative Metcalf  Meet To Discuss School Safety

By SHSU Staff As the fall semester approaches, Sam Houston State University continues to prepare for more than 20,000 students to return to campus. On Monday, Aug. 6, a group of SHSU faculty and staff experts met with SHSU alumnus and Texas state representative Will Metcalf to discuss how to ...

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Locals Get First-Hand Look at Plans for Massive I-45 Widening and Improvement

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             LOCAL DRIVERS HAD best get used to some heavy construction around I-4 5 into 2027 according to timetables announced by the Texas Department of Transportation at an open house/public hearing late Thursday afternoon. TXDOT, at the Walker County ...

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Huntsville Smoke Survey Will Take Place on Friday

by City of Huntsville staff The City of Huntsville Wastewater Division will be conducting a sewer survey between 8 and 11 a.m. Friday, August 10, east of Sycamore Avenue. The affected area will include sewer right-of-way running north and south between Oak Lawn Street and Bearkat Boulevard. The survey should ...

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A&M Agrilife Extension announces full schedule of events into the Fall

THE TEXAS A&M AgriLife Extension Agency has announced a jam-packed schedule of events for the remainder of summer and into the fall. Pond Weed Control Field Day (NEW EVENT) Friday, August 3rd, 2018 9:00 AM  33 Hickory Lake, Drive, Huntsville, TX 77320  (2 Hrs. CEU Credit) We ask that you park ...

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Parks and Wildlife graduates diverse class of 30 game wardens and park police

AUSTIN— The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department graduated the 62nd Texas game warden and state park police officer cadet class July 30 at the Texas State Capitol. The class included 23 game wardens and seven state park police officers. Following their seven month preparation at the TPWD Game Warden Training ...

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New Waverly firefighters contain truck fire at I-45 and FM 1375

New Waverly firefighters this week averted what could have been a dangerous situation with an 18-wheeler truck fire on I-45 just south of FM 1375. Firefighters arrived on the scene before noon on Tuesday to find the truck, hauling several thousand gallons of used motor oil, spewing black smoke. According ...

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Understanding I-45, Part 5 of 5: Going North – The Next Phases

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             WHEN THE LAST bit of concrete is laid on the I-45 improvements from south of Park Road 40 to the new interchange of I-45 and Highway 19, it won’t be the end. Far from it. Two more ...

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Part 4 of Understanding I-45: The New Interchange for I-45 and Highway 19

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             WHILE THE I-45 WIDENING work in the Park Road and Goree Bridge areas in Huntsville is significant, it may not be the most significant. That honor might fall to the what will be the biggest and most ...

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Part 3 – Understanding I-45 Construction: Goree Bridge Area

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             IF YOU HAD to pick a part of the massive I-45 widening project underway in Huntsville that has wreaked havoc on local drivers, it probably would be the loss of what was called the Goree Bridge. That bridge ...

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Understanding I-45 – Part 2: Park Road 40 Area

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today Walker County News Today            CONFUSED ABOUT ALL that is going on with I-45 through Huntsville? Join the club. So are we. It’s a big project, the design drawings make sense only to engineers and it’s hard to ...

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