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City Voters Face $80M Bond Election in November

Council could raise water rates, not taxes, to pay note Walker County News Today Staff Huntsville City Council wants to get taxpayers in an additional $80 million worth of debt and is looking for creative ways to pay the note without raising taxes. After several workshops with Houston-based engineering and design firms ...

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Election Night Returns: Incumbents Unseated

by Walker County News Today staff After months of additional campaigning, candidates in Tuesday’s runoff election have seen their primary election run come to an end. Democrats in Walker County voted for Railroad Commissioner candidates Cody Barrett 96 (46.6%) vs. Grady Yarbrough 110 (53.4%). In the Republican Primary: Incumbent Pct 2 ...

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Political Campaigns in Overdrive as Election Day Arrives

by Walker County News Today staff   All across Texas, the party faithful have been inundated with mailers, phone calls, door knocks, and social media ads leading up to today’s runoff election. With three local runoff races in Walker County, turnout has been higher than normal for a runoff election. ...

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Runoff Election Campaign Finances — State Rep. (HD-18) Candidates

by Walker County News Today staff The hotly contested race for State Representative District 18 has narrowed from a six-way race in the March primary election to a two-man race going in to the May 24 runoff election. With early voting complete, both candidates have begun the final push for votes ...

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Runoff Election Campaign Finances – Pct 3 Commissioner Candidates

A summary of the campaign finance reports filed by candidates seeking the office Walker County Precinct 3 Commissioner in the May 24, 2016 runoff election. by Walker County News Today Staff We previously reported summaries of the candidates’ campaign finance reports for the March 2016 primary election. Below are updated ...

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Runoff Election Campaign Finances – Pct 2 Constable Candidates

A summary of the campaign finance reports filed by candidates seeking the office Walker County Precinct 2 Constable in the May 24, 2016 runoff election. by Walker County News Today Staff We previously reported summaries of the candidates’ campaign finance reports for the March 2016 primary election. Below are updated ...

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Runoff Election Campaign Finances – Pct 1 Commissioner Candidates

A summary of the campaign finance reports filed by candidates seeking the office Walker County Precinct 1 Commissioner in the May 24, 2016 runoff election. by Walker County News Today Staff We previously reported summaries of the candidates’ campaign finance reports for the March 2016 primary election.  Below are updated ...

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Paul Davidhizar wins seat on Huntsville City Council

Low turnout favors Alpha Omega headmaster By Walker County News Today staff Paul Davidhizar, the headmaster of Alpha Omega Academy, a private Christian school in Huntsville, defeated retired educator and small business owner John S. Little on Saturday in the race for at-large Position 1 on the Huntsville City Council. The seat was ...

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Huntsville Cites ‘Safety’ as Reason for Costly New Mobile Home Restrictions

Council votes to adopt code changes despite citizens’ appeal once again for fair housing standards By Walker County News Today Staff The Huntsville City Council on Tuesday voted to impose restrictions on mobile homes in the city limits — following a lengthy workshop and a second round of public comment — ...

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Huntsville City Council Adopts Card Fees, Effective Immediately

Due to the continued rising costs associated with the acceptance of credit, debit, and/or gift cards for payment, City Council adopted the card use fee on May 3, 2016. Payments made with any such cards will be charged a fee equal to 2.5% of the amount of the payment, effective ...

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