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New Waverly Library Preparing for Fundraiser

Activities include auctions, raffle tickets, dining by Walker County News Today staff Staff and volunteers at the New Waverly Public Library are busy with preparations for their largest fundraising event of the year.  The dinner and auction, being held on Saturday November 4th, are expected to help fund library activities ...

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Free Water Well Testing Available in Walker County

by Walker County News Today staff Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is offering free testing of private water wells affected by flooding from Hurricane Harvey.  Residents of Walker County are among those eligible for this free testing. Walker County Extension Agent Reggie Lepley says that he expects to receive test ...

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DPS Urges Safety During Halloween Activities

Free mobile app for Texas Public Sex Offender Registry The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding parents, drivers and children to incorporate safety into their Halloween plans. Adults and kids can avoid a variety of potential dangers by adhering to basic safety practices and using extra caution in areas ...

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Getting Paid – Claiming Unpaid Life Insurance Benefits in Texas

By Barbara Gyure The phone rings. It’s someone from the Texas Comptroller’s office who wants to give you money – lots of money. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash. Are you dreaming? Maybe not. With tears in his eyes, Jeffrey Malloy, a claims examiner in the Comptroller’s office, hangs up the phone. ...

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WCSO: Multiple Reports of Suspicious Person Approaching Children

Reports in New Waverly, northern Walker County by Walker County Sheriff’s Office staff Friday morning, October 20, 2017 at 7:32am, Walker County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a suspicious person call in the North/East part of New Waverly, TX. Complainant advised that a brown/tan in color passenger vehicle approached her ...

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Walker County Woman Faces Multiple Felony Charges

by Walker County Sheriff’s Ooffice staff   On October 16, 2017 Walker County Sheriff Clint McRae, advised that Corporal T. Pursell and Deputy M. McKay conducted a routine traffic stop on a white female identified as Stacy Thompson for a traffic violation on Wood Farm Road. Thompson is from the ...

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TEA: Donations still needed for Texas schools affected by Hurricane Harvey

TEA provides online avenue for technology and instructional materials donations to Hurricane Harvey school districts by TEA staff Commissioner of Education Mike Morath has advised that school systems needing instructional materials—either because of enrollment of students displaced by Hurricane Harvey or from property damage caused by the hurricane—can create an ...

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National School Bus Safety Week Begins Monday

DPS Highlights School Bus Safety Efforts In conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 16-20), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to comply with laws prohibiting drivers from passing school buses. During this period, DPS Highway Patrol Troopers will be looking for drivers who violate ...

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Plant Now to get Bluebonnets this Spring

by:  Take Care of Texas Each spring, beautiful displays of wildflowers can be seen across the state. The most iconic Texas wildflower is, of course, the bluebonnet. While bluebonnets are often seen along roadways, you can also create a bluebonnet patch in your very own yard! Fall is the best ...

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Man Sentenced to 35 Years for Meth Trafficking

by Walker County Sheriff’s Office staff Walker County, Sheriff Clint McRae advised that a long term narcotics investigation recently came to a conclusion Tuesday with the sentencing of John Jacob Lavergne. Lavergne 39, a native of Louisiana was ordered to a federal prison following his conviction of possessing with the ...

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