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Huntsville Paid Parking System to Begin on Monday


The MobileNOW! paid parking system will go live Monday, August 8, at 7:00 AM, along the sections of Bobby K. Marks Drive and Bearkat Boulevard that have been recently converted to one-way traffic. The new parking spaces will be controlled through a pay-by-space on-street parking system. Drivers will be able ...

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ERS Health Insurance Premiums to Increase September 1, 2016


Health insurance premiums in Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) health plans will increase September 1, 2016. Since the State pays 100% of monthly premiums for eligible full-time employees and retirees, the premium increases will directly affect employees who: cover dependents, don’t work full-time (at least 30 hours a week), ...

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Neighborhood Fights Land Speculators Over ‘Shady’ Tactics

Dan Phillips, internationally known builder, talks with HGTV cable TV representatives about work he's doing on a GA White Addition lot in Huntsville. Land speculators are trying to turn this and other lots in the neighborhood commercial. Phillips doesn't own land in the White Addition and the owner of the lot is in favor of the zoning change.

MRE tries again to turn GA White Addition commercial The Huntsville Planning and Zoning Commission this month sent a clear message to the residents of at least one established neighborhood in the city: The “highest and best” use of your land is not your family home but a new fast ...

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Texas Historical Commission Seeks Public’s Assistance

Texas Historical Commission

World War I Centennial Seeks Information to Honor Upcoming Anniversary On April 6, 2017, Texans will observe the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I. In observance of the upcoming centennial, the Texas Historical Commission (THC) is collaborating with the Texas World War I Centennial Commemoration to honor ...

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New TDCJ Deputy Executive Director Selected

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Mendoza Named Deputy Executive Director of Texas Department of Criminal Justice Oscar Mendoza has been selected as the new Deputy Executive Director of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Mendoza brings more than 37 years experience with the agency to the new position. He will assume the role August 1st. ...

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Huntsville Street Repairs to Begin in August

City of Huntsville

City of Huntsville Street Improvement Project Starting August 8 The City’s contractor, AAA Asphalt Paving Inc., will begin a street milling and overlay project on August 8, on the following City streets: – Avenue Q (15th to 18th Streets) – University (intersection with 7th Street to 600’ north of 7th ...

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Paid Parking System in Huntsville Starting Soon


The conversion of Bobby K. Marks Drive and Bearkat Boulevard to one-way traffic has been completed and the traffic patterns have changed. Along the two street segments over 200 paid parking spaces have been installed. Informational signs for paid parking will be installed within the next two weeks with directions ...

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Burn Ban in Effect for Walker County


The City of Huntsville and Walker County are currently under a strict burn ban due to lack of rainfall and extreme temperatures. Walker County Judge Danny Pierce and the Walker County Commissioner’s Court approved the burn ban for Walker County to be effective at noon July 18, 2016. “The burn ...

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Federal Disaster Declaration Granted For Walker County

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The federal government today granted Governor Greg Abbott’s federal disaster request for Public Assistance for Bosque, Brazos, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Erath, Falls, Fisher, Lee, Leon, Madison, Palo Pinto, Somervell, Stephens, Trinity, Tyler and Walker Counties, amending the June 11th disaster declaration following severe flooding across the State of Texas in May. Additional counties may be added to the Governor’s request ...

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Genealogy Workshop Set for August

Walker Co Geneology Society

The Frances Sprott Goforth Memorial Genealogy Weekend will be held Aug. 5-6, 2016 at the Huntsville Public Library. This year’s event, “Researching Texas”, is hosted by the Huntsville Public Library and Walker County Genealogical Society. Among the tools being used are Texas State Library & Archives; Clayton Library; Texas General ...

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