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

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

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

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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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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