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New Waverly firefighters arrive in California, join in battle against deadly wild fires

Local Firefighters play key role in mop-up, containment At least 71 have died in wind stoked wildfires, with over 1,000 unaccounted for, as crews from Texas work the fire lines in Malibu. Monday, Nov. 12, four New Waverly firefighters, along with firefighters from other Texas departments, deployed to fire areas. Most ...

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Huntsville’s “Shop Small – Shop Local” event began early this year thanks to 2017 success

Campaign keeps money at home and boosts downtown Huntsville’s “Shop Small – Shop Local” event has been so popular Main Street Coordinator Debbie Charbonneau started early this year, selling the first tickets back on Oct. 1. Charbonneau said the 2017 campaign, which ran Nov. 1 through Dec. 1, was such ...

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Text-to-9-1-1 services available in Walker County

New service expands emergency options Walker County residents now will be able to use a “Text-to-911” service according to The Gulf Coast Regional 9-1-1 Emergency Communications District (GCRECD). The service will be available to residents in Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Liberty, Matagorda, Waller, and Wharton counties as well. Text-to-9-1-1 is a ...

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Winter’s Coming: What to Do Now for Your Irrigation System

by Take Care of Texas Now that the warm months are over, the chilly air of fall and winter is descending upon Texas. As you prepare for colder weather with chores like cleaning the fireplace or servicing your heating and cooling system, consider winterizing your irrigation system. This short video ...

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New Waverly Firefighters Deploying to California

At least 25 have died in wind-stoked wildfires, prompting California Officials to request the activation of the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System. by Jimmy Williams, NWFD Early Monday morning, a crew of specially trained New Waverly Firefighters will depart with their fire engine headed for a rendezvous with 49 ...

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List of suitors to take over Huntsville Memorial Hospital down to one – “Plan B” could be in works

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today   FOR THE TIME being only one suitor remains to take over operations of the beleaguered Huntsville Memorial Hospital. Michael Morgan, interim CEO of the hospital, told the Walker County Hospital District Board of Managers at a regular ...

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Good Shepherd Mission to hold annual banquet Oct. 29 at Elkins Lake

   Evening features meal and an operatic spoof, all to aid the Mission The Good Shepherd Mission will hold its 2018 Banquet, celebrating 34 years of service to those in need, Monday, Oct. 29 at the Elkins Lake Country Club, 632 Cherry Hills Drive. The evening will feature an update ...

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Walker County News Today to Publish Voter Guide to Huntsville City Charter Amendments

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             IF YOU LIVE inside the Huntsville City limits, you might want to consider taking advantage of early voting when it begins Oct. 22 at the Walker County Annex between Sam Houston Avenue and University Drive. In addition ...

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Free Landscape Publications Available

Order before they’re gone! Take Care of Texas offers FREE landscape guides to help you maintain a healthy yard, save money, and protect the environment! These publications include: Guide to Yard Care Mulching and Composting Landscape Irrigation Managing Lawn Problems in Texas Rainwater Harvesting with Rain Barrels Managing 10 Common Texas Yard ...

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SHSU Professor Heading To Hollywood

By: Wes Hamilton Sam Houston State University is headed to Hollywood. Elisa Herrmann, assistant professor of mass communication at SHSU, has been selected to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s 2018 Faculty Seminar Program. Members of the Television Academy selected just 25 professors from colleges and universities nationwide to participate ...

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