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TRA Increases Water Release at Lake Livingston Dam

by Walker County News Today staff The Trinity River Authority has been steadily increasing the discharge rate at the dam over the past 24 hours.  At 10:00 PM on Saturday, TRA reported a discharge rate of 60,800 cfs (cubic feet per second).  By 1:00 PM on Sunday the rate had increased ...

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Walker County Under Curfew

County Judge Danny Pierce today issued a curfew order for all of Walker County beginning at 10:00 PM on Monday, August 28th. The curfew is in effect from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM until rescinded by the county judge.  Those found violating the order could face a fine of up ...

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Shelter Open at Huntsville High School

Huntsville High School has been opened as a shelter for the general public as of 8:00 a.m. this morning (Monday, August 28, 2017). City of Huntsville Emergency Management Coordinator John Waldo confirmed that the shelter is available for anyone, Walker County resident or evacuee. The High School is located at ...

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New Record Release and Water Level for Lake Conroe

by San Jacinto River Authority staff The Lake Conroe water level has now risen to 205.88 feet above mean sea level (MSL). The previous record water level for the lake was 205.60 in 1994. The current release rate from Lake Conroe is 73,201 cubic feet per second (cfs).  The previous ...

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Updated 8/28: Walker County Road Closures

Just before 5:00 AM on  Aug 28th the Walker County Office of Emergency Management released an updated list of road closures in Walker County: Precinct 1 Wire Rd Bishop Rd- Water Over Road Round Prairie- Water Over Road Pinedale Rd Precinct 2 Loma Rd Birdwell Rd Davis Rd Bowden Rd ...

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UPDATED: Power Outages, Road Closures, Flood Warnings

by Walker County News Today staff UPDATE:  New Waverly ISD has announced classes are cancelled through Tuesday. Huntsville ISD has announced classes are cancelled through Wednesday. SHSU has announced that classes at the Huntsville and The Woodlands Center campuses are closed Monday and Tuesday except for essential personnel. Huntsville Head ...

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Lake Conroe Exceeds Full Level

San Jacinto River Authority Beginning Controlled Releases by San Jacinto River Authority staff With approximately six inches of rainfall across the watershed over the past 24 hours, the Lake Conroe water level has risen over seven inches and exceeded normal pool elevation. SJRA operations personnel at the Lake Conroe dam ...

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Governor adds Walker County to Disaster Declaration

by Walker County News Today staff Shortly before noon today Governor Greg Abbot added 20 additional counties, including Walker County, to his previously issued disaster declaration. The governor’s original Disaster Proclamation was issued on Wednesday, August 23 in anticipation of Hurricane Harvey’s landfall along the south Texas coast.  Counties included ...

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Inspector General warns Texans about Fraudulent Calls

Photo by K Connors

The Office of Inspector General would like to alert everyone to fraudulent automated calls being made to citizens in Texas and elsewhere by individuals posing as being with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Inspector General’s Office. The caller states “your Social Security number has been flagged for fraud” and ...

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TDCJ Cancels Volunteer Activities as Hurricane Approaches

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice today notified volunteers at that, effective immediately, volunteer activities a number of facilities across southern and southeastern Texas are temporarily cancelled. Volunteers are encouraged to contact specific unit administration prior to their next visit. Clemens Connally Darrington Garza East Garza West Gist Glossbrenner Henley ...

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