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Order Filed to Stop Cryptocurrency, Marijuana Investments

Texas residents targeted Texas Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles on April 5 entered an Emergency Cease and Desist Order against a convicted felon who is offering investments in two things that usually don’t go together: a cryptocurrency trading program and a marijuana growing operation. According to the order, the Enforcement Division of ...

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Grand Jury Results 03.29.18

True billed cases from the March 29, 2018 Walker County Grand Jury Defendant Offense Offense Date Notes Amaya-Zavala, Diego Possession of Controlled Substance PG 1 >=1G<4G 10/18/2017 co-def:  Franklin Sorto Ashworth, Quinn Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or More 8/20/2017 Aye, Christopher Injury to Child/Elderly/Disable w/Intentional Bodily Injury 12/1/2017 Aye, Christopher ...

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Approves Hunting Regulation Changes for 2018-19

South Zone Dove Hunters to See Earliest Opener in Seven Decades by TWPD staff This fall, several changes to hunting regulations will take effect following amendments approved recently by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. Among a suite of modifications include an early opener for dove season in the South ...

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TxDOT Launches ‘Heads Up, Texas’ Campaign to Curb Distracted-Driving Crashes

TxDOT partners with AT&T It Can Wait to educate Texans on statewide law, dangers of distracted driving by TxDOT staff April is National Distracted Driving Month and with nearly 1 in 5 crashes in Texas involving distracted driving – a ratio that has not changed in the past three years – ...

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Huntsville PD Arrests Three

Charges of manufacturing/delivery of a controlled substance by Huntsville PD staff The Huntsville Police Department received information on Tuesday, April 3rd, that led to the arrest of three suspects on charges of manufacturing/delivery of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lt. Curt Landrum advised that an alert Huntsville ...

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City of Huntsville Hears About Downtown Parking Issues

At the Huntsville City Council Meeting on February 6, 2018 Mayor Brauninger reported to the Council that he had received complaints from some Downtown businesses about parking issues, particularly around the downtown square. He proposed, and Council approved, asking the Main Street Advisory Committee to investigate and make recommendations to ...

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Fungus Causing White-Nose Syndrome in Bats Spreads into Central Texas

First Ever Detection in Popular Mexican Free-Tailed Bat The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome (WNS) in bats, detected for the first time in Texas in early 2017 in the Panhandle, has now spread into Central Texas. Though no bat deaths have been attributed to WNS in Texas, the syndrome has ...

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Reward Increased to $8,000 for Most Wanted Sex Offender

The reward for Monroe Hernandez, 51, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $8,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of April. In addition, Waco Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for Hernandez’s ...

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Former FBI Agent To Speak On Ethics Of Enron

By Hannah Haney   Enron, America’s once seventh-largest company, went bankrupt and collapsed in December of 2001. The rise and sudden fall of the Texas-based energy-trading giant, captured the nation’s attention and raised questions of ethical decision making in the corporate world. Michael Anderson, former FBI Assistant Special Agent in charge ...

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Local Businesses, Individuals May Qualify for Grant for Replacement Vehicles

The Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program is offering grant funding to repower or replace heavy-duty diesel or gasoline powered vehicles with natural gas engines, or new natural gas vehicles. Grants will be awarded only to applicants who will operate their repowered or new vehicle in one or more of ...

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