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State of Texas Employee Benefits Extended to Same-Sex Spouses

Benefits enrollment for same-sex spouses of Texas Employees Group Benefits Program members begins July 1, 2015   Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on June 26, 2015, regarding same-sex marriage, state agency and higher education employees and retired employees eligible for the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) will be ...

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TXDOT Schedules Public Hearing in New Waverly

TXDOT has scheduled a Public Hearing in New Waverly to discuss proposed widening of I-45. When: Thursday, July 23, 2015 Open House: 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Hearing: 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Where: New Waverly High School 9464 SH 75 New Waverly, TX 77358 Purpose: TxDOT is holding a ...

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Public Hearing Scheduled for Wednesday, June 10th

The Walker County Commissioners’ Court will hold a Special Session on June 10th in order to hold a Public Hearing regarding the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Community Development Block Grant Program. According to the TDA’s website, the following is the purpose of these block grants:  The primary objective of the ...

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Residents in Southern Walker County Vote to Increase Sales Tax Rate

Voters Pass Sales Tax Proposal in Walker County Emergency Services District #2   Residents in the unincorporated areas of Walker County Emergency Services District #2 voted in favor of the sales tax proposition with 302 voting in favor and 137 opposed. Passage of the proposition will establish a sales tax ...

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ERS Elects New Trustee

On May 6, Ilesa Daniels was certified as the winner of the election for the ERS Board of Trustees. The election was extremely close, proving that each vote in these critical elections is important. Daniels is a Houston-based program specialist for Texas Health and Human Services Commission, where she’s worked ...

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Walker County Voters to Help Decide Trinity ISD Bond Election

May 9th Trinity ISD  Bond Election to include voters in northern Walker County. Along the northern edge of Walker County lies an area commonly knows as Barnes Switch.  This community, situated within Walker County, is also within the boundaries of the Trinity Independant School District. On May 9th those Walker ...

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Commissioner Warren Resigns

Walker County Precinct 3 Commissioner Submits Resignation   Immediately after the adjournment of today’s abbreviated Commissioners’ Court meeting, County Judge Danny Pierce announced that Commissioner Bobby Warren had a statement to make.   Precinct 3 Commissioner Bobby Warren announced that he is resigning his office effective April 30th and will ...

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Local Resident Files Petition for Removal of County Commissioner

Pct 3 Commissioner Bobby Warren may face another legal issue   Local resident Clint Wade filed a petition today with the District Clerk’s office seeking the removal of Walker County Pct 3 Commissioner Bobby Warren from elected office. According to Texas’ Local Government Code, petitions to remove a county officer ...

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Huntsville City Hall Updates

Recent Huntsville City Council Actions   New Solid Waste Collection Fees – The Council approved the following new or increased fees for solid waste collection: New $25 trip charge for residential heavy trash pickup. Increase of $1 per month for regular solid waste pickup, a 5% increase. 3% increase on ...

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New Waverly Area Residents to Vote on Proposed Tax Increase

New Waverly area voters to decide whether to allow ESD #2 to impose new sales tax On May 9, 2015 Walker County residents that reside around the New Waverly area will go to the polls to decide whether the Emergency Services District #2, which services the southern portion of Walker ...

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