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Huntsville City Council Revisits Animal Control Issue

by Walker County News Today staff The continuing issue of animal control within the city of Huntsville was on the agenda again at Tuesday’s City Council  meeting.  As Walker County News Today readers know, the City had contracted with the Rita B. Huff Humane Society for animal control services for ...

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Mayor Addresses Huntsville’s Charter Review Committee

by Walker County News Today staff   Late Wednesday afternoon was the second meeting of Huntsville’s Charter Review Committee.   In attendance were Committee Chairman Keith Olson and Committee Members Clyde Loll, Jane Monday and Dalene Zender. City Secretary Lee Woodward provided staff support and Mayor Andy Brauninger was a guest ...

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Huntsville City Council Update

by Walker County News Today staff   At Tuesday’s regular meet of the Huntsville City Council, in addition to discussion of a proposed RV park, several items were voted on including:   City Election Results At Tuesday’s meeting the Council officially accepted the results of the recent City election that ...

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A High-End RV Park for Huntsville?

City Council considers allowing RV park catering to “snow bird” residents by Walker County News Today staff   At Tuesday’s meeting of the Huntsville City Council the question of the City allowing a Houston-area developer of high-end RV Parks catering to “Snow-birds” was on the agenda for the first time. ...

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GOP Candidates Begin Filing

by Walker County News Today staff   Local Republican candidates planning to run for office in the upcoming March 2018 primary election have begun their campaign filings.   Saturday, November 11th was the first day for most candidates to file; those running for precinct chair could file as early as September. ...

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Hospital District to Get New Board Member

by Walker County News Today staff   The Walker County Hospital District‘s Board of Managers convened for a special session at noon on Wednesday to canvass the November 7th election results.  While the meeting itself is routine after any election, this meeting signaled change for this elected body which will ...

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Huntsville Charter Review Committee Holds Initial Meeting

by Walker County News Today staff The newly appointed Huntsville Charter Review Committee met for their first meeting late Wednesday afternoon.   Members of the committee, selected by Mayor Andy Brauninger and approved by Council, include: Keith Olson, current Mayor Pro Tem Clyde Loll, current councilmember Tyler McCaffety, current councilmember Jane ...

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Election Night Returns

by Walker County News Today staff Local races and ballot initiatives across Walker County were decided in Tuesday night’s election.  Only 4,305 of the 31,676 registered voters cast a ballot in this low turn-out election. Some mail-in and provisional ballots may still be counted after Tuesday’s unofficial final returns were ...

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Huntsville Residents Encouraged to Participate in Hazard Mitigation Planning Survey

The City of Huntsville is seeking your assistance in writing their new Hazard Mitigation Plan. City Emergency Management Coordinator John Waldo said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires updates on a five-year schedule. However, when the City’s plan expired this time, in October 2017, staff felt it would ...

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Select DPS Driver License Offices Open This Saturday To Issue Election Identification Certificates

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans in advance of the upcoming Nov. 7 election that Election Identification Certificates (EIC), which can be used for voting purposes, are available year-round at all Texas driver license offices. In an ongoing effort to ensure Texans have access to EICs, DPS is ...

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