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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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State Hwy 75 Surface Work in Huntsville/New Waverly

Scheduled for Sunday and Monday nights On the nights of May 20th and 21st, Sunday and Mondaynights, the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) contractor will place a surface treatment on SH 75 through Huntsville.  The contractor will have alternating lane closures from 7:00PM to 6:00AM,each night, to perform this work.  The contractor will continue work ...

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Hwy 19 Southbound Closure in Huntsville

 On Saturday morning, April 21, 2018, beginning at 2 AMsouthbound SH 19 at I-45 southbound will be closed until 10 AM. This closure is necessary to set concrete traffic barrier on southbound SH 19 adjacent to the on-going construction operations of the proposed new southbound SH 19 flyover. The construction of the 6 miles ...

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New TDI Website Sheds Light on Medical Costs

Need rotator cuff surgery and wondering what it’s going to cost you? Texas consumers now have a new tool to help them find out. The Texas Department of Insurance has a new website  ̶  TexasHealthcareCosts.org  ̶  that provides cost information on more than 200 of the most common medical procedures, including ...

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