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Pavement Work on SH 75 in New Waverly

From FM 1375 to SH 150 Beginning Wednesday, April 25, 2018, (weather permitting) the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) contractor will begin mill and inlay work on SH 75 in New Waverly, from FM 1375 to SH 150. Motorists who travel this area should expect delays, obey all traffic control ...

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Recycling Program Under Consideration for Lake Livingston Area

by Polk County staff Trash around the lake, along roadways and in fields has become a major issue across the Piney Woods region.  Because all of the counties in lake area (Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity and Walker) are rural and have limited resources, taking a regional approach to recycling make sense. ...

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Huntsville Pool to Open June 2nd

Time to get out those swim suits and trunks, and stock up on sunscreen, because the Frank D. “Poncho” Roberts Aquatic Center will open for summer hours on June 2. Aquatic Center Manager Jay Miller invites the public to come dip their toes in the cool water of the pool, ...

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SHSU: Daughter Of Fallen Officer Honored Before Graduation

by Hannah Haney Members of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office acted above and beyond the call of duty when they rallied together to honor the family of a fallen police officer. Sam Houston State University senior Chelsea Dennis lost her father in the line of duty in 2001, but through ...

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TxDOT: St Hwy 19 Southbound Lane Closure this Weekend

by TxDOT staff On Saturday morning, April 21, 2018, beginning at 2 AM southbound SH 19 at I-45 southbound will be closed until 10 AM. This closure is necessary to set concrete traffic barrier on southbound SH 19 adjacent to the on-going construction operations of the proposed new southbound SH 19 flyover. The construction of the ...

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SHSU Department of Biological Sciences Celebrates Earth Day With BioBlitz Event

By Brooke Carson   The Department of Biological Sciences at Sam Houston State University will host its first Bioblitz community event on Sat., April 21 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Center for Biological Field Studies. Taking place the same weekend as Earth Day, the free event is open to ...

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IH-45 Northbound Closure This Weekend

From Exit 102 at New Waverly to Exit 109 at State Park Road 40 by TxDOT staff Beginning at 8 PM Saturday, April 14, 2018, and ending at 12 PM Sunday, April 15, 2018, the northbound lanes of IH-45 will be closed to traffic from Exit 102 at FM 1375 in New ...

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TxDOT: Work Zone Fatalities On The Rise

As part of National Work Zone Awareness Week, TxDOT urges drivers to stay alert, move over or slow down In recognition of National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 9-13, the Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers that every day requires caution when driving through work zones. In 2017, work zone ...

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Picnic set for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in partnership with State Farm Insurance, awarded the City of Huntsville $500 in support of the Wildfire Community Preparedness Day to be held nationally on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Huntsville was one of only 150 cities nationwide to receive the award. The Huntsville Fire ...

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TxDOT Launches ‘Heads Up, Texas’ Campaign to Curb Distracted-Driving Crashes

TxDOT partners with AT&T It Can Wait to educate Texans on statewide law, dangers of distracted driving by TxDOT staff April is National Distracted Driving Month and with nearly 1 in 5 crashes in Texas involving distracted driving – a ratio that has not changed in the past three years – ...

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