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Council Approves Mayor’s Finance Committee Nominations

For the Second Week, a Majority Quibbles with Replacing Keith Olson   By Walker County News Today staff After a second week of discussion, new Mayor Andy Brauninger finally cobbled together just enough support on Huntsville City Council to get his nominations to the City’s Finance Committee approved. Huntsville’s charter section 508 ...

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January 2016 is School Board Recognition Month

January 2016 is School Board Recognition Month, and Huntsville ISD joins other districts across the state as they honor the countless contributions of these locally elected advocates for public education. “Serving on a local school board is no easy task, particularly in today’s climate of rapid change and financial uncertainties. These men ...

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Strahan Endorsed by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility for Texas House Dist 18

Texans for Fiscal Responsibility has endorsed Keith Strahan in the open-seat election for Texas House District 18. “Keith Strahan is a principled, commonsense conservative who will fight for taxpayers in the Texas House,” said TFR’s president, Michael Quinn Sullivan. “Keith Strahan is the kind of serious, reform-minded conservative that Texans ...

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City’s New Mayor Starts Term Battling Majority

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

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

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

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

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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