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City’s New Mayor Starts Term Battling Majority

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By Walker County News Today staff Newly elected Huntsville Mayor Andy Brauninger started his first term at the first City Council meeting of the year Tuesday by taking the oath of office with his hand on his father’s Bible and then attempted to exercise his charter-given duties like all mayors ...

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Sam Houston Tea Party Asks for Citizen Questions for Candidate Debates

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Sam Houston Tea Party will host three dates for Candidate Forum/Debates before the Primary Elections on March 1, 2016. Questions from the community for each of the debates can be submitted through the Tea Party website. Use the “Contact Us” form to submit questions. Walker County citizens can gain candidate ...

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Local GOP Draws Names for Ballot Placement


On Tuesday evening the Republican Party of Walker County held a meeting to draw names for ballot placement for the March 2016 Republican Primary election. Below is the order in which names of local candidates will appear on the ballot: Constable Pct 2: Shane Loosier Reed Prehoda John French Commissioner ...

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Huntsville’s New Mayor Takes Office

Judge Tracy Sorensen administering the Oath of Office.

At a special session of Huntsville City council Sunday afternoon, newly elected Mayor Andy Brauniger took his oath of office.  Judge Tracy Sorensen administered the oath.

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Hospital District to Consider Demolishing Ella Smither Building

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By Walker County News Today staff At Wednesday night’s meeting of the Walker County Hospital District Board, board members agreed unanimously to look at options for the possible demolition of the Ella Smither building on 11th Street.   The building has been vacant for some time with, according to board members, ...

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Huntsville City Council Reverses Policy in Favor of Retirees


By Walker County News Today staff The Huntsville City Council voted unanimously to allow city retirees over age 65 to re-enroll in their city-funded healthcare plan while canceling their enrollment in a 2016 plan that would have provided them with reduced benefits. Ward 3 council member Ronnie Allen had put an item ...

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City Council to Consider Retiree Benefits Again Tonight

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By Walker County News Today staff The Huntsville City Council on Tuesday agreed to postpone until tonight action that would change the benefits of city retirees to address the looming threat of an unfunded liability, something City Manager Matt Benoit told council had troubled the two previous city managers. But ...

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Huntsville Elects a New Mayor

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Andy Brauniger is Elected as Huntsville’s next Mayor.   Saturday’s runoff election for Huntsville Mayor ended with a win for current City Councilman Andy Brauniger against another current City Councilman, Keith Olson. Brauniger showed a strong lead after the early voting numbers were released.  With 1,400 early votes cast, Brauniger’s ...

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Political Filings Continue


As the filing deadline for the March 2016 Primary Election draws near, here is an updated list of those that have officially filed to run for local office according to the Texas Secretary of State’s website: State Representative – District 18 Ernest Bailes J. Turner Keith Strahan Van Brookshire Constable ...

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Ag Commissioner Seeking Applications for Tx Organic Agricultrual Advisory Board

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Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today announced an open call for applications to fill seats on the Texas Organic Agricultural Industry Advisory Board. The board was created in 2007 by the Texas Legislature to assist the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) in assessing the state of the organic agricultural industry and ...

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