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Final: Unofficial Local Election Results

Unofficial results for local contested races in Walker County. Unofficial results below include early voting, mail-in ballots, and all precincts.   Office Votes % State Rep, Dist 18 Ernest Bailes 11,898 68.01 Fred Lemond 5,596 31.99 County Judge Danny Pierce 12,114 69.33 Brian Elvin 5,360 30.67 Walker County Hospital Dist ...

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Open records issues with Walker County Hospital District Remain

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today DID THE CHAIRWOMAN of the Walker County Hospital District violate state law when she asked another board member why his son, an attorney, wanted public information from the District? Maybe. Maybe not. The issue came up at last ...

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At last – our final installment on Huntsville City Charter amendments! Now, time to vote!

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             AT LAST, ITends. This is the last installment in our look at 32 Huntsville City Charter Amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot. First, some observations. First, why publish all this information? A City Charter is important. It ...

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Part 5 of our look at Huntsville City Charter Amendments – a couple may deserve some scrutiny

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today                         THIS IS THE next to last installment in our look at the 32 City Charter Amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot in Huntsville. Remember – early voting begins at the Walker ...

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Part 4 of looking at Huntsville City Charter Amendments – Franchises and Utilities

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             VOTERS WILL SEE several Huntsville City Charter Amendments dealing with utilities and franchises when they go to the polls Nov. 6, or when early voting starts Monday, Oct. 22 at the Walker County Annex. Cities control businesses that ...

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Part 3 of our look at Huntsville City Charter Amendments

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             IN OUR FIRST look at some of the 32 Huntsville City Charter amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot we looked mostly at housecleaning types of amendments. In this installment we will look at some amendments that mainly ...

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Part 2 – Huntsville City Charter Amendments: An Election Cheat Sheet

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             FOR THOSE VOTERS who may feel a little intimidated by the Huntsville city ballot this fall, rest easy. The 32 City Charter amendments may represent a lot of paper, but there are few difficult choices among them. Most ...

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Rafael Cruz at Republican Roundup

Rafael Cruz, father of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, addressed local Republican Party members at their annual Republican Roundup meeting. Party chair Linda McKenzie introduced all current elected officials in attendance as well Republican and non-partisan candidates for the upcoming election. The catered event, held at the Walker Education Center on ...

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Walker County News Today to Publish Voter Guide to Huntsville City Charter Amendments

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             IF YOU LIVE inside the Huntsville City limits, you might want to consider taking advantage of early voting when it begins Oct. 22 at the Walker County Annex between Sam Houston Avenue and University Drive. In addition ...

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Voter Registration Deadline Tuesday for November Election

The Walker County Voter Registration/Elections Department is reaching out to voters countywide to inform them that the voter registration deadline to vote in the upcoming general election is Tuesday, October 9th. If you are not registered to vote and plan on voting in the Gubernatorial Election in November, please come ...

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