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Beware of Callers Posing as the IRS in Tax Scam

With the April 18th income tax deadline looming, Attorney General Ken Paxton is warning Texans to be aware of a recurring tax-related scam involving unsolicited calls from people masquerading as Internal Revenue Service agents. Scam artists tell consumers that they owe back taxes and threaten to have them arrested if ...

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Nominations Open for Top School Volunteers for SBOE Heroes for Children Award

The State Board of Education (SBOE) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Heroes for Children Award. This annual award recognizes public school volunteers who have been strong advocates for Texas schoolchildren. Individual volunteers may be nominated for this recognition. However, educational employees, elected government officials and organizations are ineligible ...

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Sam Houston Avenue Closure Scheduled

The City of Huntsville’s Town Creek Drainage Project Phase II is progressing and work in the affected areas is likely to produce delays and detours. The project is adding a work area on Sam Houston Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets. The closure is scheduled to begin on March 27. ...

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Waterline Replacement Projects Coming to 11th Street and Sam Houston Avenue

The City of Huntsville is ready to begin two waterline replacement projects along 11th Street and Sam Houston Avenue: 1) The project segment along 11th Street is between IH 45 and University Avenue. This project construction is scheduled to begin early April 2017 and expected to complete by mid-August 2017. ...

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Huntsville Audubon Sponsoring a “Live Owls” Program for Students of All Ages

by Sharyn Pezant Did you know Owls can twist their necks to turn their heads about 270 degrees—about ¾ of a full circle—without moving their shoulders? Owls don’t have eyeballs; the eyes are long and shaped more like a tube. Owl eyes can’t turn in their sockets because of this ...

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Town Creek Drainage Project Construction Moving to Sam Houston Ave

The City of Huntsville’s Town Creek Drainage Project Phase II is progressing and work in the affected areas is likely to produce delays and detours. The project is adding a work area on Sam Houston Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets. The closure is scheduled to begin late March/early April. ...

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Forest Service Offering Temporary Jobs to Qualified Veterans

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking qualified veterans for paid training in prescribed burns and wildland fire suppression for temporary positions. Veterans selected for the eight-week program must be 18 years or older with an honorable military discharge and would complete a two-week basic firefighter training course on the Ocala ...

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New Life Saving Equipment Hits the Streets in New Waverly

Firefighter Paramedics to be equipped and trained to provide advanced life support treatment throughout Walker County Emergency Service District # 2 This week saw another step forward in a joint effort between Walker County ESD # 2 and the New Waverly Fire Department to improve the delivery of emergency medical ...

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The Fields of Spring

By Reggie Lepley   It has been a mild winter for the most part here in Walker County.  Breaking ice in the livestock trough only happened one time during the past season. That was over a two-day span and the ice was thin the first day. Since it is warming ...

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Road Closure Scheduled for Friday

Portion of Avenue J Closed A portion of Avenue J from Sam Houston Avenue heading towards SHSU will be closed Friday, February 17, as part of the ongoing construction of new student apartments next to Jack in the Box. Please use alternate routes when traveling in the area.

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