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Brauninger Lays Out Plan for Economic Development

Olson’s absence looms at candidate forum   By Walker County News Today Andy Brauninger, one of two candidates in a Dec. 12 runoff for mayor of Huntsville, plans to involve the other taxing entities, such as the county and school district, in an economic development strategy while leveraging Sam Houston ...

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Huntsville City Council OKs Town Creek Construction Contract

By Walker County News Today staff The Huntsville City Council agreed in a split vote Tuesday to allow the city to hire a Houston construction firm to complete the design and construction phases of the Town Creek drainage project. Opponents of the resolution, Ward 3 council member Ronnie Allen and ...

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SHTP to Host Mayoral Candidate Forum

The Sam Houston Tea Party will host Mayoral candidate Andy Brauninger on Monday evening, November 30th at the Katy and E. Don Walker Education Center, 1402  19th Street from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.  Andy Brauninger is one of the two run-off ...

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Hospital District Gets New Board Member

The Walker County Hospital District Board met on Monday for a Special Session at noon at the District’s office on University Avenue. The only official business on the Agenda was to canvas the vote and to swear in the newly elected Board Members. Political newcomer Judy Emmett and returning member ...

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Huntsville Mayoral Runoff Election Set for Dec. 12

The Huntsville City Council, at its Nov. 10, special session, voted unanimously to hold the runoff election for the mayor’s race on Saturday, Dec. 12. Early voting will begin Wednesday, Nov. 25,  at the Walker County Annex. The City Council voted to approve an Election Services Contract with Walker County ...

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New Waverly Election Results

In New Waverly, Dan Underwood beat Jurrell Vance in the mayor’s racewith 55.71 percent of the vote. Voters elected Joe Mayrant and Linda Koonce to New Waverly’s City Council. In the New Waverly Independent School District races, Cornelia R. Goffney won Position 5 with 53.11 percent of the vote and ...

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County Voters Turn Down ESD No. 3; Hospital District Gets New Board Member

By County News Today staff Voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly turned down a third attempt to establish an Emergency Services District No. 3 in Crabb’s Prairie. The Emergency Services District would have set up an additional tax for residents of the district and established an appointed oversight board to provide equipment ...

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Voters Nix 4B Sales Tax Proposition

By County News Today staff Huntsville voters said no to the City Council’s bid to set up a Type 4B sales tax economic development corporation that would use tax dollars to attract new business and industry and fund ‘quality of life’ infrastructure projects. With all city precincts reporting, 53.58 percent or 1, 429 voted against ...

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Brauninger, Olson in Run-Off for Huntsville’s Mayor

By County News Today staff Andy Brauninger and Keith Olson were the top vote-getters in Tuesday’s election for Huntsville’s mayor and now must face each other in a December run-off. With all of the city’s precinct boxes counted, Brauninger, a retired industry executive and current Huntsville City Council member, won 34.92  percent of the vote ...

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City: Huntsville positioning itself for growth

  The city of Huntsville is getting ready for orderly economic development by cleaning up the city’s development code and progressing with $18 million in projects, including the design of the federal grant-funded Town Creek Drainage Project, said City Manager Matt Benoit at a State of the City presentation Tuesday. ...

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