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Voter Fraud Conviction in Texas

Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday released the following statement after a jury in Tarrant County convicted Rosa Maria Ortega, a Mexican national, of illegal voting by a non-citizen and sentenced her to eight years in prison along with a $5,000 fine: “This case shows how serious Texas is about ...

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George P Bush to Speak at Local GOP Event

The 2017 Reagan Dinner sponsored by The Republican Party of Walker County will be held Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lowman Student Center.  Keynote Speaker will be George P. Bush, Land Commissioner. Tickets are $50/ea. and sponsorship’s are available.  Payment must be received by February 17, 2017.  For ...

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Huntsville H.O.T. Fund Partnership Grant Available

The City of Huntsville is proud to offer and enter into partnerships with prospective applicants to provide our community with rich and exciting cultural events. The 2017-18 Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Partnership Grant application is available online at www.huntsvilletexas.com. All applications are due by 5 p.m. on February 10, 2017. This ...

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TPWD Releases Freshwater Fishing Regulation Proposals for 2017-18

Changes to harvest regulations for bass in the Devil’s River highlight this year’s list of proposed freshwater fishing regulation changes. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) staff have also proposed regulation changes for lakes in Abilene and Dallas/Fort Worth and an update to reflect a recent species name change. TPWD ...

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Certificates of Obligation: A Controversial Funding Tool for Local Projects

By Liz Vela Texas state law generally requires our local governments to seek voters’ approval before issuing debt that will be repaid from tax revenues. And every year, in May and November, voters across the state are asked to approve new bond debt for the construction of city and county ...

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U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Review Texas’ Hazlewood Act

Texas AG claims victory for Texas taxpayers and veterans. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to deny review of a ruling that upholds the constitutionality of the state’s Hazlewood Act. A decision by the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in June upheld the ...

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HISD Calls for Repeal of School Rating System

Huntsville ISD’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution at its meeting on January 4, 2017, concerning the A-F accountability rating system for Texas public schools. The resolution calls on the Texas Legislature to repeal the A-F letter-grade school/district rating system that will be implemented in the 2017-18 school year ...

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Nominations Open for ERS Board of Trustees Election

ERS encourages employees, retires to participate in election We know you value your benefits and want to have a voice in member benefit changes. By getting involved and voting in the 2017 ERS Board of Trustees election, you will have the opportunity to support an advocate for your interests to ...

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City of Huntsville Reduces Paid Parking Hourly Rate

The City Council approved a reduction of the hourly rate on theMobileNOW! paid parking system, along Bobby K. Marks Drive and Bearkat Boulevard. The new hourly fee was reduced from $1.25  to $1.00 per hour plus a .25 cent convenience fee paid to MobileNOW!. There is a $5.00 maximum per day. The Council ...

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Hospital District Board Gets New Leadership

Hospital District Board elects new Chair and Vice-Chair. by Walker County News Today Staff Only minutes after being sworn in to office as one of two newly elected members of the Walker County Hospitial District’s Board of Managers, Anne Karr was elected to serve as Chair of that board.   ...

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