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Weather Causes Morning Commute Challenges

High winds and heavy rains made the Tuesday morning commute a challenge for residents throughout Walker County. Road closures due to high water, downed trees, and damaged power line poles were reported across the area. The Walker County Office of Emergency Management reports that FM 2550 in western Walker Co ...

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PCC Fundraiser Brings a Crowd

It was a crowded event on Monday evening at the annual Pregnancy Care Center fundraiser held at the Walker County Fairgrounds. Event organizers say that attendance was almost double that of last year’s event.  720 tickets were sold this year compared to 400 for last year. Featured speaker Lisa Robertson, ...

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Huntsville Police Officer Honored by MADD

Huntsville Police Officer Je’rard Collins was honored recently with the “Heroes of the Highway” award by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). The East Texas Region of MADD covers a 15-county area including Walker County. Select officers from these counties were honored today at MADD’s annual Outstanding Law Enforcement Ceremony. Due ...

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DPS Seeks Leads in 1982 Murder Case

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Texas Ranger Unsolved Crimes Investigation Team are asking for the public’s help in solving the 1982 murder of Monica “Christie” Wilson in Liberty, Texas. As part of a public awareness program launched last month, DPS is featuring one unsolved case each ...

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Survey for Texas Residents to Determine Uses for New Disability Benefit

There’s a new way for certain Texans with disabilities to have special savings accounts for disability-related expenses, without losing eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid and certain other public benefits. It’s called the Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program. The federal ABLE Act was enacted in December 2014, ...

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No Foolin’ String Band to Perform at the Wynne Home Arts Center

No Foolin’ String Band will be performing at the Wynne Home, Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Artists from across East Texas get together to play traditional American music with fiddle, guitar, banjo and spoons, and pennywhistle. The public is invited – there is no admission ...

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New Agreement to Bring State Workers to US Forest Property

Texas signs Good Neighbor Authority with US Forest Service   Taking care of America’s lands and natural resources is a big job. No single organization can do it alone. Knowing that we are stronger together — the USDA Forest Service has entered into a Good Neighbor Authority agreement with Texas ...

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Shooting in Walker County

New Waverly Suspect Arrested in Walker County Shooting.   On November 3, 2015, the Walker County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting call on FM 2693 in the southeastern part of Walker County.  During the investigation it was discovered that two individuals got into a verbal altercation which escalated into ...

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More Water Line Repairs in Huntsville

Water Off for New Water Line Installation   Water will be shut off on Willowbend Drive to Eastham Drive for most of the day to tie in a new water line. Staff would like to take this opportunity to apologize for any problems this may cause and assure you that ...

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1980 Murder Case Still an Open Investigation

35th Anniversary of Jane Doe Murder case in Huntsville, TX   On Friday, October 31, 1980, a white female 15-20 years of age, arrived in Huntsville, Texas alone. She was seen by several citizens that also talked to her at two separate locations in town. The first location was a ...

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