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

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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

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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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HISD Launches “Incident Reporter” on District Website

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Message from Dr. Howell Wright, HISD Superintendent of Education About Incident Reporting and Resources Huntsville ISD is committed to ensuring that our schools are safe and we want to inform all parents, students, staff members, and stakeholders that the district website has many helpful tools and resources available to help ...

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Reward Offered for Most Wanted Fugitive

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added David Lee Gonzales, 40, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Gonzales, a confirmed Tango Blast Houstone gang member, is wanted for parole ...

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Concert Promoter’s Encore: 10 Years in Prison

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One-time entertainment promoter David Elliott Rosen of Austin was sentenced to 10 years to prison on May 4 for a nearly $2 million fraud based on the sale of investments in his concert-promotion business. Rosen pleaded guilty to securities fraud in Travis County State District Court. He was ordered to pay ...

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HISD Announces Campus Principal Hires

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Huntsville ISD is pleased to announce the following campus principal hires for next school year. Mrs. Susan Cryer, the current principal of Samuel Walker Houston Elementary School, will move to the Gibbs Pre-Kindergarten campus to serve as the principal filling the opening created by Dr. Rosa Readore’s departure with plans ...

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Nominations Open for 2017 Employers for Education Excellence Award

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The State Board of Education (SBOE) is currently accepting applications for the 2017 Employers for Education Excellence (EEE) Award. The annual award recognizes Texas employers who encourage and support employee participation in school activities. Any Texas employer is eligible, including private businesses, nonprofit organizations and governmental and educational entities that ...

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Reward Increased to $12,500 for Most Wanted Fugitive

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The reward for Agapito Salinas, 45, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $12,500 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of May. Salinas, a confirmed Texas Syndicate gang member, is wanted for parole violation. ...

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Huntsville PD Shift Reports

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Shift Reports from the Huntsville Police Department 04-20-17  Day Shift 3000 blk SH 30 TWO VEHICLES, ONE INJURY TRANSPORTED TO HMH 12TH ST / AVE N CELLULAR PHONE FOUND 100 blk ROYAL OAKS KNOWN SUSPECT CUT ON HIMSELF 200 blk WILLOWBEND DR KNOWN SUSPECT CAUSED MINOR INJURY TO VICTIM AND ...

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Grand Jury Results 04.27.17

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True bill results of the April 27, 2017 Walker County Grand Jury   Defendant Offense Off.  Date Adams, Bobby Jr. Man/Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 =>4G<200G 11/10/2016 Bibbs, Karen DWI 3rd or More 9/9/2016 Brooks, Jerome Fraudulent Use/Poss. Identifying Info. 2/19/2015 Buchanan, Terry DWI 3rd or More 2/4/2017 Burnett, Norris ...

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