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Fate of Ella Smither Building Still Undecided

by Walker County News Today staff At Wednesday’s meeting of the Walker County Hospital District Board of Managers, the Board appeared to be trying to move forward with deciding exactly what to do with the Ella Smither building.  The building, owned by the District, has been vacant for years and ...

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TPW Commission Set to Hold Regional Public Hearing

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission will conduct a regional public hearing in Lufkin on Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. to entertain comments and input on topics related to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department business. The open meeting is being held in conjunction with the Commission’s business meetings here Nov. 1-2. A Commission ...

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Cook Files to Run for Texas State House

Challenges Incumbent Ernest Bailes in District 18 Today, Emily Kebodeaux Cook announced her campaign challenging incumbent Ernest Bailes in the Republican primary for State Representative in District 18. “After witnessing my opponent’s performance in the state legislature, constituents and lawmakers have encouraged me to provide a conservative choice on our ...

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Walker County Needs Deputy Voter Registrars

Volunteer Deputy Registrars are entrusted with the responsibility of officially registering voters in the State of Texas. They are appointed by county voter registrars and charged with helping increase voter registration in the state. Deputy Voter Registrars will be acting as an agent on behalf of Diana McRae, Walker County ...

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November Election Filings for Huntsville City Ballot

The City Council seats for a Mayor At-large and Councilmembers for Wards 1-4 will be on the November 7, 2017 general election ballot. Filing for the positions ran from July 22, 2017 to August 21, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the office of the City Secretary. Nine ...

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Star Of Texas Nominations Open

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that nominations are currently being accepted for the 2017 Star of Texas Award. The Star of Texas awards honor peace officers, firefighters, and emergency medical first responders who were seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. Nominations for this year’s awards must be ...

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Tx Dept of Insurance Seeking Applicants for Board Vacancies

The Texas Department of Insurance is accepting applications for the following boards: Fair Access to Insurance Requirements Plan Governing Committee. The deadline to apply is May 31. Texas Windstorm Insurance Association Board of Directors. The deadline to apply is April 30. (Note: An earlier notice listed the wrong deadline.) Visit the ...

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Texas Comptroller: State Government Faces Significant, Long-Term Financial Challenges

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today released a special edition of Fiscal Notes highlighting long-term financial obligations facing Texas state government. Prior to the 2017 legislative session, Hegar sent a letter to lawmakers outlining some of these obligations which, if left unaddressed, could negatively impact the state’s credit rating and limit ...

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Governor Proclaims March 2017 to be Women’s History Month

Proclamation by Governor Abbott Throughout our history, Americans have demonstrated incredible ingenuity and fortitude in building this great nation we call home.  Among those, women past and present have made lasting contributions. Texas women claim many firsts, like Mary Austin Holley, who wrote the first English book about Texas in ...

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TPWD Taking Comment on Proposed Hunting and Fishing Regulation Changes

Online Resources Available for Public Input, Webinar Set for Feb. 21 The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the state’s hunting and fishing regulations for 2017-18. Access to online resources, including details on these proposals and options to provide public comment can be ...

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