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State Bar has Legal Resources to Help During Harvey

By G. Thomas Vick Jr. When disasters like Hurricane Harvey strike Texas, the State Bar of Texas serves as a hub of legal and recovery-related resources for Texans and Texas lawyers (visit texasbar.com/disasters). First, the State Bar operates a legal hotline—(800) 504-7030—that helps people find answers to basic legal questions and ...

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Forest Service Issues Reminder in Advance of July 4th

US Forest Service Issues Reminder, Fireworks Prohibited in National Forests   As the July 4 holiday weekend approaches, officials with the U.S. Forest Service are reminding the public that fireworks are prohibited in the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas.   Despite recent rains, fireworks can create a potentially dangerous fire ...

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Huntsville Aquatic Center Re-Opens Splash Pad

The City Splash Pad is reopened. The Splash Pad had been closed for unanticipated repairs following damage earlier this month. Aquatic Center Manager Jay Miller confirmed this afternoon that plumbing repairs were required after the electrical issues had been resolved, and was pleased to report all appears to be working ...

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New Waverly Gearing Up for Annual July 4th Celebration & Fireworks Show

New Waverly Volunteer Fire Department and New Waverly Community Club Hosting Celebration BBQ lunch begins at 11 AM with a live Auction at 1 PM, day’s activities capped off by popular local Fireworks Show The New Waverly Volunteer Fire Department and New Waverly 4-H Community Club will be hosting a ...

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More TXDOT Street Construction in Huntsville

Beginning Tuesday, May 30, 2017, the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) contractor will start a mill and inlay project on FM 247 (University Drive/Avenue M) in Huntsville.  The contractor will remove the driving surface of the roadway and replace it with new asphalt, striping, and reflective pavement markers.  This project ...

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Huntsville Library Hosting Summer Reading Program

Have fun this summer while preventing the “summer slide” by signing up for the Huntsville Public Library’s Texas Summer Reading Program for all ages.  Start your summer with a bang at our Summer Reading Kickoff Party from 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3rd. Sign up at the library for the Summer ...

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DPS Enhances Enforcement During Memorial Day Weekend

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will join law enforcement efforts across the state during the Memorial Day weekend to help keep Texas roadways safe. From Friday, May 26, through Monday, May 29, DPS Troopers will be on the lookout for intoxicated drivers, and drivers violating speed limit, seat ...

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Texans Urged to Prepare for Hurricane Season Now

In advance of the 2017 hurricane season, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to begin making plans to protect themselves and their families. Hurricane season begins June 1 and continues through Nov. 30, and Texas Governor Greg Abbott has proclaimed this week, May 7-13, to be ...

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Austin ‘Beardos’ Heading to Huntsville to Host Folk Festival Beard Competition

by Emily Binetti As Huntsville, TX celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the General Sam Houston Folk Festival, kicking off thisFriday, May 12,  guests will have a chance to witness many of the unique facial hairstyles often inspired from the past as members of the Austin Facial Hair Club join the festival ...

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Sheriff’s Office: 2 Arrested, Charged with Capital Murder

On Friday, May 5, 2017 at 10:51 PM Walker County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a burglary in progress call in the 2300 block of FM 247.  When deputies arrived they found a deceased white female inside the residence and discovered that the victim was the homeowner.  The victim ...

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