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Library to host panel discussion on local impacts of opioid epidemic

Huntsville is not immune to the opioid crisis that is sweeping the nation. The Huntsville Public Library has decided to do something to help the public learn what is driving the epidemic and what people can do to avoid becoming victims. Or, to help loved ones who might be in ...

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HPD Special Needs Registry Updates Being Sought

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) is updating its Special Needs Registry to better protect and serve the community. The Registryassists officers who are called out to find or help relocate a lost senior citizen or dependent person. Residents, whether a family member or caregiver, are asked to sign up any individual that is ...

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‘Help Helped Me’ – Spreading Mental Health Awareness

September is  National Suicide Awareness Month By Wes Hamilton   Mental health is a topic not often talked openly about, and students who suffer from mental health issues tend to isolate themselves, often not seeking help. Several groups on campus are teaming up to help put an end to those ...

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TxDOT: Park Road 40 Closure Delayed

Due to weather, the closure of Park Road this weekend has been canceled. Park Road 40 will be closed between the I-45 ramps from 7 p.m. Friday, September 14, until 5 a.m. Monday, September 17.  This closure is necessary to remove portions of the existing northbound and southbound I-45 bridges ...

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Texas Education Association Measures Don’t Add Up To HISD’s New Leader

Part 3 – Supt. Scott Sheppard responds to TEA measures By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today               HISD SUPERINTENDENT Dr. Scott Sheppard is not a big fan of the logic or methodology the state of Texas uses to assess and grade the local district. ...

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Poverty rating key factor in state’s grade of “F” to Huntsville school district

Part 2 – Looking at poverty, and the data behind HISD’s “F” Grade By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today    “ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED.”             When you dive into the data behind the Texas Education Association’s  accountability report cards for school districts, that category jumps out ...

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How to Avoid Costly Septic System Repairs

Author:  Take Care of Texas SepticSmart Week, Sept. 17 through 21, is an annual event focused on helping people learn about the proper care and maintenance of their septic systems. Taking care of your septic system is not only good for the environment, it could also save you a lot of ...

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Huntsville Man Receives Governor’s Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award

Arnold Ortiz of Huntsville, Texas was presented the TDCJ Employee Volunteer Award during the Governor’s 2018 Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award program today. The award was presented by Texas Board of Criminal Justice Chairman Dale Wainwright and TDCJ Executive Director Bryan Collier during a ceremony held in Austin. “Each of ...

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How Did Huntsville Schools Get an “F?” Looking at the Process

How Were Grades Arrived At? By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today First in a Series  WHEN THE TEXAS Education Association released its grades of Texas school districts, from district-wide down to pre-K, the new accountability system was not well-received by educators around the state.Huntsville Independent ...

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Hurricane Harvey Flooded Streets and Golf Courses in Elkins Lake, but Overall the Development Stood The Test

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today Last in a Series             WHEN RUSTY DENNER, Elkins Lake general manager, looks back at the impact Hurricane Harvey had on the residential golf course development in the southwest corner of Huntsville, he feels pretty good about the ...

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