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New Waverly Area Residents to Vote on Proposed Tax Increase

New Waverly area voters to decide whether to allow ESD #2 to impose new sales tax On May 9, 2015 Walker County residents that reside around the New Waverly area will go to the polls to decide whether the Emergency Services District #2, which services the southern portion of Walker ...

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*Updated* Commissioner Warren Pleads Guilty

Walker County Commissioner Bobby Warren sentenced to 90 days in Montgomery County jail as part of plea deal.     CONROE — Walker County Commissioner Bobby Warren found himself back in front of a Montgomery County judge Thursday, March 12, in a proceeding stemming from his arrest in January of this ...

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Texas Parks & Wildlife Proposes Changes to Hunting and Fishing Regulations

Public is invited to give comment on proposed changes to Texas Parks and Wildlife hunting & fishing regulations. AUSTIN – Each year, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department proposes changes to the state’s hunting and fishing regulations and gathers public comment. Participating in the annual process is now more convenient ...

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Clay Hunt Bill Honors Veteran with Huntsville Ties

Clay Hunt Bill advocate has ties to Huntsville.   The young veteran honored by the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Act was the grandson of a former Huntsville City Councilman whose daughter was instrumental in the passage of the bill. Clay Hunt, a Marine Corps veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq — ...

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City of Huntsville Adopts 2015 Strategic Plan

The City Council finalized the City’s 2015 Strategic Plan with adoption at the January 20 meeting, thus establishing a comprehensive, goal-oriented strategy for the year.  According to City Manager Matt Benoit, the ultimate goal of the strategic planning process is to develop a work proposal that is agreeable for the ...

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TxDOT Proposes Widening of I-45

TxDOT To Hold Open House to Propose Widening I-45 from the Montgomery County Line to SH 19 in Huntsville, Walker County.   The purpose of this project is to improve safety and mobility along this portion of I-45. The project limits are from the Walker/Montgomery County Line to the south ...

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Huntsville City Council At A Glance

Results of the January 20, 2015 meeting of the Huntsville City Council   Tanaska Water Contract – Council held an Executive Session to consider changes to the Contract. No details were provided at the public session. Hazardous Household Waste Collection Event – The City will hold its first such event ...

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DeYoung to Run for Walker County Pct 1 Commissioner

TOM DEYOUNG TO SEEK WALKER COUNTY PCT 1 COMMISSIONER REPUBLICAN NOMINATION   Huntsville, TX  – Tom DeYoung, long-time resident of Walker County and fiscal conservative, announced today that he will seek the nomination for Walker County Precinct 1 Commissioner in the Republican Primary to be held in March 2016.   ...

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How Much Do We Pay Elected Officials in Walker County?

Published Salaries of Walker County Elected Officials Have you ever wondered how much the taxpayers of Walker County pay our elected officials?  Here is the fiscal year 2014 information and on base salaries for 2014 and proposed salaries for 2015 for elected officials that we found on the county’s website: ...

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County to Review its Driving Record Policy

By Walker County News Today staff Walker County Commissioners agreed on Monday to review the county’s policy on employees and elected officials who are convicted of driving while intoxicated and other major traffic violations. Commissioners voted to conduct a workshop to review the policy after discussing insurance rates and liabilities for county employees, ...

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