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Part 4 – Looking at Issues Inside and Outside Huntsville Schools

Not all issues impacting HISD can be controlled from inside By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today Fourth in a Series             ASK MOST ANYONE who’s been in town long what’s wrong with the Huntsville Independent School Districtand they’ll tell you. Odds are they will ...

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Huntsville National Night Out Kicking off September 25

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) is kicking off 2018 National Night Out-related events in a unique fashion this year, by joining forces with the SHSU Police Department (UPD) at the fifth annual Kats Safety Bash. By expanding the scope of the events, HPD Senior Officer Ryann Kaaa-Bauer said law enforcement will have ...

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TxDOT: Park Road 40 Closure Delayed

Due to weather, the closure of Park Road this weekend has been canceled. Park Road 40 will be closed between the I-45 ramps from 7 p.m. Friday, September 14, until 5 a.m. Monday, September 17.  This closure is necessary to remove portions of the existing northbound and southbound I-45 bridges ...

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Jail Bookings 09.04.18

Jail booking report from the Walker County Sheriff’s Office for September 4, 2018 Name Arresting Agency Charges Jones, Bethanie Jade HPD Failure to Control Speed Failure to Appear Musselman, Dustin Koy DPS Speeding>10% Posted Limit 90 MPH in a 60 No Insurance-Fail to Present Proof Failure to Appear Possession Drug ...

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Texas Education Association Measures Don’t Add Up To HISD’s New Leader

Part 3 – Supt. Scott Sheppard responds to TEA measures By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today               HISD SUPERINTENDENT Dr. Scott Sheppard is not a big fan of the logic or methodology the state of Texas uses to assess and grade the local district. ...

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Celebrating Its 10th Year, Texas Tuition Promise Fund® Opened for Enrollment Sept. 1

The Texas Tuition Promise Fund®, the state’s prepaid college tuition program, turns 10 years old this month. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reminds families that open enrollment for the program began Sept. 1 and runs through Feb. 28, 2019. The Texas Tuition Promise Fund offers parents and loved ones the ...

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Huntsville P.D. 08.31.18 – 09.03.18

Shift reports from the Huntsville Police Department for August 31, 2018 to September 3, 2018 August 31, 2018 Day Shift 3000 blk SH 30 TWO VEHICLES NO INJURIES 3000 blk SH 30 KNOWN SUSPECT DAMAGED VICTIMS VEHICLE 100 blk VARSITY DR UNKNOWN SUSPECT TOOK PROPERTY SAM HOUSTON AVE/ 11TH ST ...

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Jail Bookings 08.30.18 – 09.02.18

Jail booking reports from the Walker County Sheriff’s Office for August 30, 2018 to September 2, 2018 August 30, 2018 Name Arresting Agency Charges Gallaway, Richard Ray SO Burglary of Habitation Hall, Crisyana HPD Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Viol Williamson, Michael DPS Failure to Appear Failure to Appear Insurance-Fail ...

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Poverty rating key factor in state’s grade of “F” to Huntsville school district

Part 2 – Looking at poverty, and the data behind HISD’s “F” Grade By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today    “ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED.”             When you dive into the data behind the Texas Education Association’s  accountability report cards for school districts, that category jumps out ...

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How to Avoid Costly Septic System Repairs

Author:  Take Care of Texas SepticSmart Week, Sept. 17 through 21, is an annual event focused on helping people learn about the proper care and maintenance of their septic systems. Taking care of your septic system is not only good for the environment, it could also save you a lot of ...

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