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Hospital District Officials to Visit Montgomery County

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by Walker County News Today staff During Wednesday’s Walker County Hospital District meeting Board Chairman Bob Hardy announced that some board members would be visiting the Montgomery County Hospital District to view their operations to see how they process indigent care.  He included information about the audit process that the MCHD ...

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Analysis: City Could Have Lowered Taxes

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You won’t pay more city taxes, but you might have paid less By Walker County News Staff The Huntsville City Council voted not to raise city property taxes last week. Good news, right? Yes. But the best news would have been a reduction in the tax rate — something the Huntsville ...

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Council Approved Announcement of their Intent to Adopt the Effective Tax Rate

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At the August 2 City Council meeting, the Council approved a motion to announce their intention to adopt a maximum property tax rate of $0.3809 per $100 valuation for the City’s 2016-2017 Fiscal Year. With the approval, the Council has declared their intent to announce the adoption of a rate ...

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Huntsville City Council to Discuss Tax Rate Today


Council to further hone multi-million dollar bond ballot language By Walker County News Today Staff Tax dollars top the agenda of The Huntsville City Council tonight as council considers a tax rate for the coming 2016-17 fiscal year and ballot language for an $84 million to $128 million bond election ...

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Neighborhood Fights Land Speculators Over ‘Shady’ Tactics

Dan Phillips, internationally known builder, talks with HGTV cable TV representatives about work he's doing on a GA White Addition lot in Huntsville. Land speculators are trying to turn this and other lots in the neighborhood commercial. Phillips doesn't own land in the White Addition and the owner of the lot is in favor of the zoning change.

MRE tries again to turn GA White Addition commercial The Huntsville Planning and Zoning Commission this month sent a clear message to the residents of at least one established neighborhood in the city: The “highest and best” use of your land is not your family home but a new fast ...

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City of Huntsville November Election Candidate Filing Now Open

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The City Council seats for At-large Positions 1-4 will be on the November 8, 2016 general election ballot. Filing for the positions will be from July 23, 2016 to August 22, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the office of the City Secretary (City Hall, 1212 Avenue M). ...

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New Officers Sworn in at Walker County GOP

Front row: Linda McKenzie, County Chair; Linda Reese, Pct. 203 Chair; Pat Graham, Pct 401; Ila Martinez, Pct. 301; Cindy Guiterrez, Pct. 101. Second row: Eric Fugate, Pct. #204; Donna Pinon, Pct. 103; Judy Emmett, Pct. 102; Terry Stivers, Pct. 201; Gerald Skidmore, Pct. 205; Jimmy Hardy, Pct. 404 and County Court at Law Judge Tracy Sorensen.  Not pictured Tom Oleinik, Pct. 104; Rebecca Akin, Pct. 303; Marla Slaughter, Pct. 302; Dee Brimer, Pct. 304 and David Standlee, Pct. 403.

The County Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Walker County met on Thursday, July 14, 2016 for it’s Organizational Meeting and Swearing In of the County Chair and Precinct Chairpersons by County Court at Law Judge Tracy Sorensen. The Party also elected officers and Chair Linda McKenzie appointed Richard ...

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New Apartments Mean New Tax Revenue, Utility Line Upgrades for City

Developer plans to build two new apartment complexes on Lake Road and Sam Houston Avenue to open in fall 2017. If they're like The Forum, they would each contribute $40,000 in annual property tax revenues and about $160,000 in utility use fees.

Council OKs projects to serve $20M new units near SHSU Updated 7/10/2016 By Walker County News Today Staff The housing crunch for an increasing population of Sam Houston State University students might further be relieved this time next year with the addition of apartments that the city will support through paying only ...

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Huntsville City Council November Election Candidate Packets Now Available

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Candidate packets for the 2016 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 http://www.huntsvilletx.gov/Elections. The City Council seats for At-large Positions 1-4 will be on the November 8, 2016 general election ...

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State Agencies Directed To Reduce State Spending In Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget Requests

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State pension systems and employee group benefits exempted. Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Speaker Joe Straus sent a letter to all state agencies directing them to reduce their budget requests by four percent for the 2018-2019 biennial budget. In developing the budget, the leaders urged agency heads ...

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