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Gov. Greg Abbot Proclaims Sept. 22 National Hunting and Fishing Day

Special Day Highlights Texas Cultural Phenomenon With National Hunting and Fishing Day coming this Saturday, dove season in full swing, and the cool days of deer season around the corner, it’s worth noting the economic and cultural powerhouse these pursuits still represent in modern Texas.   In fact, Governor Greg Abbot took ...

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2018 Teal Season Forecast: Wet and Wild

Conditions are shaping up for what could be an excellent early teal hunting season. Waterfowl biologists with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department say early migrations of birds into the state mixed with forecasts for more rain have set the table. The 16-day statewide early teal and Eastern Zone Canada ...

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Hospital District meets on fate of HMH in two-hour closed session, no details released

Board chair, administrator, acknowledge Walker County Hospital Corporation bankruptcy  possible and sale of facility may be on table By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             FOUR OF FIVE board members of the Walker County Hospital District met for two hours Thursday afternoon in closed ...

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SHSU Receives Top Ranking For Online Master’s Degree Programs

By Hannah Haney, SHSU Media Sam Houston State University was ranked No. 1 out of the top 65 online schools for master’s degrees according to a report by Best College Reviews. The study was conducted because of recent trends with colleges and universities offering their master’s degree programs via distance ...

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HPD: New Scam Involving Facebook Messenger

The Huntsville Police Department has been made aware of yet another scam. This scam involves Facebook Messenger and a message that appears to be from a friend. The person that seems to be a known friend is advising the recipient of a great opportunity to receive a large amount of ...

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DPS Offers Increased Reward, Seeks Leads in 1980 Cold Case

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the 1980 disappearance of Kristy Lynn Booth, and an increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible if the tip is received before next month’s ...

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Firehouse Subs Awards Grant to City

by City of Huntsville staff The City of Huntsville’s Fire Department was recently awarded a generous grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to purchase much-needed equipment. The Foundation contributed $13,765.46 to purchase 10 automated external defibrillators (AEDs); one set of rescue struts; four swift water rescuer vests; a 15′ ...

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Local Retailer on TABC Delinquent List Again

A local retailer has once again landed on the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission’s (TABC) most recent Credit Law Delinquent List. According to the TABC website liquor wholesalers are required to report any retailers with delinquent accounts; that information is used to compile the Credit Law Delinquent List. After the effective ...

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AG’s Office Launches New Crime Victims’ Compensation Portal

Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office launched a new portal within the agency’s official website that enables victims and claimants to apply online for Crime Victims’ Compensation and Emergency Medical Care Compensation for sexual assault exams. The Crime Victims’ Compensation portal makes it easier for crime victims, claimants and their advocates to submit ...

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Jail Bookings 09.07.18 – 09.18.18

Jail booking reports from the Walker County Sheriff’s Office for September 7, 2018 to September 18, 2018 September 7, 2018 Name Arresting Agency Charges Taylor, Joseph Earl SO Defective or No Stop Lamps Expired Inspection Certificate Becker, Ryan Andrew SO Poss CS PG 1 >=1G<4G Poss CS PG 3 <28G ...

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