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Hospital District to Get New Board Member

by Walker County News Today staff   The Walker County Hospital District‘s Board of Managers convened for a special session at noon on Wednesday to canvass the November 7th election results.  While the meeting itself is routine after any election, this meeting signaled change for this elected body which will ...

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Huntsville Charter Review Committee Holds Initial Meeting

by Walker County News Today staff The newly appointed Huntsville Charter Review Committee met for their first meeting late Wednesday afternoon.   Members of the committee, selected by Mayor Andy Brauninger and approved by Council, include: Keith Olson, current Mayor Pro Tem Clyde Loll, current councilmember Tyler McCaffety, current councilmember Jane ...

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Election Night Returns

by Walker County News Today staff Local races and ballot initiatives across Walker County were decided in Tuesday night’s election.  Only 4,305 of the 31,676 registered voters cast a ballot in this low turn-out election. Some mail-in and provisional ballots may still be counted after Tuesday’s unofficial final returns were ...

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Huntsville Residents Encouraged to Participate in Hazard Mitigation Planning Survey

The City of Huntsville is seeking your assistance in writing their new Hazard Mitigation Plan. City Emergency Management Coordinator John Waldo said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires updates on a five-year schedule. However, when the City’s plan expired this time, in October 2017, staff felt it would ...

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Select DPS Driver License Offices Open This Saturday To Issue Election Identification Certificates

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans in advance of the upcoming Nov. 7 election that Election Identification Certificates (EIC), which can be used for voting purposes, are available year-round at all Texas driver license offices. In an ongoing effort to ensure Texans have access to EICs, DPS is ...

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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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