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Runoff Election Campaign Finances – Pct 1 Commissioner Candidates

A summary of the campaign finance reports filed by candidates seeking the office Walker County Precinct 1 Commissioner in the May 24, 2016 runoff election. by Walker County News Today Staff We previously reported summaries of the candidates’ campaign finance reports for the March 2016 primary election.  Below are updated ...

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Paul Davidhizar wins seat on Huntsville City Council

Low turnout favors Alpha Omega headmaster By Walker County News Today staff Paul Davidhizar, the headmaster of Alpha Omega Academy, a private Christian school in Huntsville, defeated retired educator and small business owner John S. Little on Saturday in the race for at-large Position 1 on the Huntsville City Council. The seat was ...

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Huntsville Cites ‘Safety’ as Reason for Costly New Mobile Home Restrictions

Council votes to adopt code changes despite citizens’ appeal once again for fair housing standards By Walker County News Today Staff The Huntsville City Council on Tuesday voted to impose restrictions on mobile homes in the city limits — following a lengthy workshop and a second round of public comment — ...

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Huntsville City Council Adopts Card Fees, Effective Immediately

Due to the continued rising costs associated with the acceptance of credit, debit, and/or gift cards for payment, City Council adopted the card use fee on May 3, 2016. Payments made with any such cards will be charged a fee equal to 2.5% of the amount of the payment, effective ...

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Consultants offer plan for $23M Upgrade to City Wastewater Plant

Workshop focuses on AJ Brown treatment facility, mobile home code changes by Walker County News Today Staff A Houston-based water and wastewater engineering firm on Tuesday recommended to the Huntsville City Council a plan to spend $23.4 million on a total upgrade of an aging city wastewater treatment that serves Sam ...

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Huntsville City Council Considering Adding Credit Card Fees

Due to the continued rising costs associated with the acceptance of credit, debit, and/or gift cards for payment, it is anticipated that the City Council will adopt a fee for the use of these cards. If the City Council adopts the card use fee on May 3, 2016, payments made ...

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City of Huntsville Regroups for Fresh Attack on Mobile Homes

Dissenters charge City Council with attempting to price homeowners out of affordable housing.   By Walker County News Today Staff Citizens once again protested what one called an incremental assault on affordable housing as the Huntsville City Council on Tuesday again considered strict and cost-prohibitive restrictions on mobile homes in ...

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WCRW to Host Candidate Meet & Greet

The Walker County Republican Women are hosting a Candidate Meet & Greet on Monday, April 18th from 5:30-7:30PM at the Walker Education Center. Candidates for the City of Huntsville Special Election along with run-off candidates for State Rep (HD-18) and County offices will speak and time permitting, may field questions ...

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Bid Fail Casts Doubt on Integrity of City Process

Council rejects out-of-state bid submitted after deadline By Walker County News Today staff The Huntsville City Council last week took action to spend $48, 500 in tax funds to update the city’s master parks plan and OK’d a bid for $188,863 in additional infrastructure to the $24 million upgrade of the Trinity River Authority’s water treatment ...

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Governor Appoints Local Man to State Board

Governor Abbott Appoints Tom Freeman To Texas State Board Of Plumbing Examiners   Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Tom Freeman, Ben Friedman and Robi Jalnos to the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners for terms to expire September 5, 2021. Additionally, he named Julio Cerda as presiding officer. The board ...

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