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Who’s at Your Door?

Information about door-to-door solicitation in Huntsville By Rich Heiland For Walker County News Today A YOUNG MAN selling educational books door-to-door in Huntsville has a valid solicitation permit, according to Huntsville Police Lt. Jim Barnes. Residents in Elkins Lake shared concerns on the website nextdoor.com this week about door-to-door solicitation ...

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It’s Time to Start Your Compost Pile

Conserve water, reduce waste, and save money by composting by TCEQ staff Summer is here. It’s a great time to get your compost pile started. It takes three to four months for organic ingredients to break down and form compost, so starting in the summer means you’ll have a finished ...

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EMS Driver Arrested After Crash in Montgomery County

Another Walker County ambulance out of service By Rich Heiland For Walker County News Today Walker County EMS Director John Nabors said Tuesday the county’s fleet of ambulances is back to near full-strength after having two ambulances down for maintenance and one out following a crash in Conroe on June ...

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Dan Phillips’ Newest Innovative Houses Showcased

By Rich Heiland For Walker County News Today Dan Phillips sat quietly in the corner of the porch on his recently-finished “Cowboy Hat House” and soaked it all in. It was a warm, early summer Saturday morning and he and his team were hosting a community open house. The quiet ...

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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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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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