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ERS Sets 2019 Insurance Rates

by ERS staff During its May 23 meeting, the ERS Board of Trustees approved rates for Plan Year 2019 (September 1, 2018 —August 31, 2019). The following plans will have premium changes for PY19: HealthSelectSM of Texas and Consumer Directed HealthSelectSM will increase less than 0.5%. Health maintenance organizations (HMOs) will increase an average ...

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State Bar Seeks Juror Feedback

Online survey for anyone summoned to jury duty The State Bar of Texas’ Jury Service Committee is seeking feedback from people summoned to jury duty about their experiences. The committee has created an online survey designed to elicit a more thorough understanding of the juror experience regardless of court or ...

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Huntsville Fireworks Show Set for July 4th

by City of Huntsville staff Make plans to come out and celebrate the 4th of July with the City of Huntsville’s Parks and Leisure Department at Kate Barr Ross Park. The festivities will feature entertainment for all ages and a large-scale fireworks show. The celebration, which is sure to be ...

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Hurricane Season Officially Underway, Texans Urged to Prepare Now

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) wants to remind all Texans that Hurricane Season officially starts today and runs through Nov. 30. Right now is the time to put emergency plans in place, so that residents are prepared in the event of a disaster. “With Hurricane season officially upon us ...

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HMH Closing Madisonville, Willis Clinics

 Financials appear unsteady At Wednesday night’s regular meeting of the Walker County Hospital District, the District’s Board of Managers heard a financial presentation from Huntsville Memorial Hospital (HMH) leadership.  Addressing the District Board was Michael Morgan of Healthcare Management Partners, who arrived at HMH  approximately 2 months ago as a ...

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Huntsville State Park Gets New Superintendent

by Rich Heiland WHEN HE GRADUATED from Louisiana Tech in 2004, Kody Waters didn’t have his eyes set on one day being the leader of the busiest state park in Texas. But he is. “I graduated with a degree in ag business and assumed I would do something in ag lending, ...

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Stubblefield Bridge Repair to Begin

Stubblefield Bridge, damaged by Hurricane Harvey in September 2017, to be repaired and reopened by December. by USFS staff Repair of Stubblefield Bridge, which was heavily damaged by Hurricane Harvey in September 2017, is expected to be completed by December, according to officials with the U.S. Forest Service. National Forests ...

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Northbound Outside Lane of I-45 Closed for Emergency Repair

 Beginning today, May 25th, 2018, the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) contractor will close the northbound outside lane on I-45 in order to repair a water barrier that was damaged today.  This closure will start at 6:00pm and last approximately six hours so crews can repair and replace the damaged water barrier. ...

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Officers Recognized for Lifesaving Effort

Over twenty breathing and chest pumping cycles are completed in five minutes when performing CPR. It can feel like a lifetime, hoping to revive someone and waiting for medical backup. Three Huntsville police officers know this scenario only too well, and were honored at the May 15th City Council meeting ...

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TDI: Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season?

Make flood insurance part of your hurricane season preparation by TDI staff Hurricane season begins June 1, with the experience of Hurricane Harvey still fresh on Texans’ minds. The Texas Department of Insurance is urging homeowners to review your insurance policies and consider flood insurance if you don’t already have ...

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