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$471,650 in Grant Funds Available for Prescribed Burning

Some Texas landowners may be eligible for funding to help with prescribed burning costs on private lands.    Now through Sept. 28, 2018, Texas A&M Forest Service is accepting grant applications to cover prescribed fire costs for private landowners that use professional prescribed fire services.   “Since 2006, Texas A&M Forest ...

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Hospital District Takes no Action After Closed Session on Sale of Property

Property tax rate lowered By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today This article updated to correct an error, noted below in boldface.             THE WALKER COUNTY Hospital District’s Board of Managers met with its lawyer in closed session for more than an hour Wednesday night at ...

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Riverside Holds Ballot Draw for Upcoming Election

by Walker County News Today staff At 10:00 am on Tuesday morning at Riverside City Hall, political hopefuls gathered for the official “ballot draw” to determine each candidate’s placement on the ballot for the upcoming November election. In what is believed to be the first contested Riverside City Council election ...

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Business Filings – July 2018

Assumed Name (doing business as) filings in Walker County, Texas for the month of July 2018 Assumed Name Owner 1 Owner 2 Angelica’s Concrete Jimenez, Arturo Bailey Stike Fugate Fugate, Bailey Stike Balzamar Roofing & Construction Balzamar, Pablo Bass Autos Bass, Brian Bass Ventures Bass, Brian Cameron H Montgomery, Candy ...

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Reward Offered for Most Wanted Sex Offender

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Raul Alejandro Martinez, 46, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward of up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. In addition, Laredo Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward ...

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Marriage Licenses – July 2018

Marriage licenses executed in Walker County, Texas during the month of July 2018 Arles, Dakota Lively, Caitlin 7/14/2018 Ballestrros, Angel Schwinkendorf, Claudia 7/14/2018 Benites, Olvin Gomez, Guadalupe 7/8/2018 Bennett, Jeremy Smith, Courtney 7/27/2018 Cope, Brandon Gatling, Natasha 7/21/2018 Crawford, Jason Starling, Justice 7/13/2018 Davis, Tmothy Avila Cervantes, Nataly 7/19/2018 Dean, ...

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Local Retailer on TABC Delinquent List

A local retailer has 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 date of ...

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Deadline Approaching to Report Harvey Claims

As the anniversary of Hurricane Harvey approaches, the Texas Department of Insurance is reminding Texans that some insurance policies have a one-year deadline to file claims. Harvey made landfall August 25. Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) claims must be reported by the one-year anniversary of the date the damage occurred ...

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Jail Bookings 08.07.18 – 08.13.18

Jail booking reports from the Walker County Sheriff’s Office for August 7, 2018 to August 13, 2018 August 7, 2018 Name Arresting Agency Charges Jackson, Archie Lee HPD Poss CS PG 1 <1G Brockett, Donald Ray Jr DPS Poss Marij <2 oz Harris, Anthony Duane HPD Public Intoxication/CPF Griffin, Terrance ...

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DPS Bolsters Efforts to Address Overcrowding at Driver License Offices

Huntsville DL office included in list The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is bolstering efforts to address overcrowding at driver license (DL) offices. To help decrease the number of people waiting in line, beginning this month, additional DPS personnel (including Texas Troopers) will be assigned to the *highest-volume DL offices ...

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