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I-45 North, South to Close Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday nights; Detours Posted

Texas Department of Transportation Release Traffic on I-45 north and soutbound will be diverted in Huntsville beginning Monday from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday, with closures Tuesday and Wednesday nights as well. The Texas Department of TRansportation will close nearly five miles of the interstate with northbound traffic forced ...

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Local Republicans bringing “Mattress Mack” to Reagan Dinner

Local Republicans will bringing a Houston-area business icon to Walker County for the Feb. 21 Reagan Dinner as a part of a remembrance for President Ronald Reagan. Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, owner of Gallery Furniture and one of the most iconic businessmen in Texas, is set to be the guest ...

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Huntsville IH-45 North and Southbound Closures

Beginning Tuesday through Thursday from 7pm until 5am Northbound and Southbound IH 45 will be closed at 7:00 PM until 5:00 AM each night beginning Tuesday, February 12, 2019 through Thursday, February 14, 2019. All northbound traffic must exit using Exit 109, Park Road 40. All southbound traffic must exit ...

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Pizza Boxes and Other Recycling Mysteries

Author:  Take Care of Texas Have you ever wondered whether your pizza boxes were recyclable? Or, maybe you’ve put items in the recycling bin without being certain that your waste hauler could accept them. You’re not alone. This is a problem called recycling contamination. If you’re unsure about what you can ...

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Nationally acclaimed Dallas Morning News Mexico Bureau Chief to receive Molly Ivins First Amendment Award in Huntsville

Alfredo Corchado, journalist and author, will receive prestigious award Feb. 23 and also speak at Thoreau Woods Unitarian Universalist Church free to the public Feb. 24. The Walker County Democrat Club will honor Mexican-American journalist Alfredo Corchado with its Molly Ivins First Amendment Award Feb. 23 at 6 p.m.  in ...

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Huntsville Police Dept Needs Help Identifying Suspect

The Huntsville Police Department is looking for a suspect in the investigation of an aggravated sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery following a call Sunday evening in the 1300 block of Smither Drive. The suspect is described as a black male, 5’9” to 5’11” tall, thin/athletic build, with a ...

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Sam Houston National Forest to Begin Controlled Burns

by USFS staff U.S. Forest Service fire personnel will be burning areas in the national forests during the next few months. Last year, National Forests and Grasslands in Texas accomplished more than 135,000 acres of controlled burning. “The public may see a helicopter overhead, smoke columns rising and smoke settling ...

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HPD Reports New Phone Scam

The Huntsville Police Department was notified of a scam involving persons calling citizens, stating they are with Microsoft and asking for information about the potential victims’ computer IP address and Microsoft Key Code. Huntsville Police Lieutenant Curt Landrum advised that Microsoft will not contact customers unsolicited. “If contacted by someone ...

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Southbound IH-45 Closed From 8am Monday to 5am Tuesday

Southbound IH-45 will be closed beginning at 8:00 AM, Monday, January 28, 2019 until 5:00 AM January 29, 2019 at the SH 19 overpass. All southbound traffic must exit using Exit 114, Veteran’s Memorial Parkway. This closure is necessary to mill and overlay the existing asphalt pavement in the southbound ...

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Firefighters Brave Freezing Temperatures Preparing for Water Rescues

Walker County crews continue to train after numerous rescues by Jimmy Williams Persistent rainfall this winter, and for that matter, for the past several months, led to a spike in the number of water rescues throughout Walker County.  This weekend, Firefighters from Huntsville, New Waverly, and Riverside traveled to New ...

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