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Bucking the Trend: Enrollment Continues to Grow at Sam Houston State University

by SHSU staff Higher education enrollment can be impacted by a number of factors – the economy, demographics, employment, legislation, or even a catastrophic event such as Hurricane Harvey.  Nationally, since 2011, university and college enrollment has dropped close to 9 percent according to the National Student Clearinghouse. While an ...

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New Online Features Make Visits to Texas State Parks Easier in 2019

In 2019, it will be easier than ever to plan day and overnight visits to Texas State Parks thanks to improvements in the online reservation system. The new features will allow visitors to reserve a specific campsite, buy day passes in advance and buy or renew a Texas State Parks Pass online. ...

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Protect Your Vehicle and What’s Inside While Holiday Shopping

In this season of giving and sharing, don’t give burglars and thieves a chance to take If motorists aren’t careful, some of the best deals on Black Friday won’t even be inside the store – they’ll be sitting right out front in the parking lot. “Increased holiday crowds represent an ...

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Huntsville Hornet Area Round Football Playoff Game Information for Fans

The Area Round Football playoff game between the Huntsville Hornets and Manvel Mavericks will be played on Friday, November 23, 2018 @12 PM Noon at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX.  Huntsville ISD encourages all citizens to join us at NRG to cheer on our hometown Hornets!  The following game day ...

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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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Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse features all-star music line up Saturday night

Grammy nominees headline Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse event IT’S NOT OFTEN a four-time grammy nominated duo comes to Huntsville, but it’s happening Saturday night (Nov. 17) at the Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse when “Trout Fishing in America” makes a return performance. In addition, the opening act also is a multi-award winner. Trout has ...

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Reward Offered for Most Wanted Sex Offender

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Jorge Luis Santamaria, 36, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward of up to $2,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Santamaria, a high-risk sex offender, is wanted for probation violation ...

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SHSU to host 7th Annual “The Mind of a Sport Executive Series” Event

by Carla Clark, SHSU Influencing and monitoring the financial impact of a major sporting event is something Harris County Houston Sports Authority CEO, Janis Burke, knows very well. Burke, who is responsible for overseeing venues such as the Toyota Center, Minute Maid Park, and the George R. Brown Convention Center, will ...

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