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TPWD Releases Freshwater Fishing Regulation Proposals for 2017-18

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Walker County Hospital District board members Anne Karr, Dr Curtis Montgomery, and Jerry Larrison preparing to take their oath of office at the November 30, 2016 meeting.

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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More One-Way Streets and Parking Meters Coming to Huntsville?

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by Walker County News Today staff At Tuesday’s Huntsville City Council Finance Committee meeting the committee discussed and voted on a variety of agenda items.  The committee’s recommendations will go to Huntsville City Council for their review at the December 6th council meeting. One-Way Streets and Parking Meters The Committee ...

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New Overtime Rules Won’t Take Effect Dec 1

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Court Grants Nationwide Injunction Against Overtime Rule Today, a federal judge granted a nationwide preliminary injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor’s unlawful new Overtime Rule. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is co-leading a twenty-one-state coalition, along with Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt. The new overtime rule more than doubled ...

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HISD Board Trustees Sworn In

Trustees sworn in today were Rissie Owens, J.T. Langley and Tracy Stoudt.

HISD Board Conducts Post-Election Business & Elects New Officers Updated 11-17-16 The HISD Board of Trustees held a special called meeting at noon Wednesday for post-election required business. Since all trustees were unopposed this year, HISD did not have to conduct an official election; however, the oath of office and ...

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