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Huntsville Receives Grant for Town Creek Project

City of Huntsville to receive over $8 Million in grant funds for much-needed improvements along Town Creek     The City of Huntsville was pleased to receive notification last week that it has received the award letter from the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM), approving a scope of work ...

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Who Says You Can’t Fight City Hall?

Overflow crowd at Tuesday’s Huntsville City Council meeting regarding proposed changes to Development Code prohibiting mobile homes   The old adage about not being able to fight City Hall didn’t hold true at Tuesday night’s Huntsville City Council meeting.  The standing-room-only crowd was there to give public comment on a ...

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New Waverly Volunteer Fire Department Requests Funding Cut From Commissioners Court

The New Waverly Volunteer Fire Department and representatives from Walker County Emergency Services District #2 met with Walker County Commissioner’s Court recently and asked to be removed from the County budget. NWVFD Chief Jacob Slott thanked the Court for their past support, but noted that with the recent passage of ...

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Huntsville City Council to Vote on Development Code Changes

Proposed Huntsville Development Code Changes Coming Under Fire by Citizens   Tuesday’s Huntsville City Council meeting is shaping up to be something of a battleground between property rights advocates and “beautification” proponents. At its next meeting on Tuesday, July 21, The Huntsville City Council will consider several new changes to ...

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2015 Huntsville City Council Candidate Packets Available

Filing for the Huntsville City Council positions will be from July 25, 2015 to August 24, 2015.   Candidate Packets for the 2015 City of Huntsville General Election are available through the office of the City Secretary at City Hall, 1212 Avenue M, or on the City web site at ...

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New Property Tax District Proposed in Walker County

Third attempt underway to create additional property tax.   Buried deep within Monday’s lengthy agenda for Commissioner’s Court is item #31 which calls for the Court to “Discuss and/or approve setting a date, time, and place for a hearing to consider the petition to create Emergency Services District #3.” If created, ...

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Strahan Announces Run for Tx House to Represent Walker, San Jacinto, and Liberty Counties

Keith Strahan Announces His Candidacy for Texas House of Representatives District 18   Keith Strahan, a Republican business attorney, has announced his candidacy for Texas State Representative for House District 18. Strahan said in a statement: “After years of working with grassroots activists in Southeast Texas, I am excited to announce that ...

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Economic Development at What Cost?

The term “economic development” is often used by elected officials at every level of government.   Cities, counties, and states across the country are competing to lure businesses into their areas to boost both employment and tax revenue.  Though these types of financial incentives may help bring new industry to ...

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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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