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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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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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