Home » Tag Archives: City of Riverside

Tag Archives: City of Riverside

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 ...

Read More »

Walker County Firefighters “Take the Heat” at Summer Fire School

Firefighters from all over Texas travel to College Station for 86th Annual Texas A&M Municipal Fire School   Each July, Firefighters from all over the state and across the County make their annual pilgrimage to one of the largest firefighter training schools in the world. This year’s 86th Texas A&M ...

Read More »

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Walker County

A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open in Walker County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 19. Specialists from the State of Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the ...

Read More »

Economic Development at What Cost?

The term “economic development” is often used by elected officials at every level of government.   Cities, counties, and states across the country are competing to lure businesses into their areas to boost both employment and tax revenue.  Though these types of financial incentives may help bring new industry to ...

Read More »

Sales Tax Revenues Up in Walker County

Texas Comptroller’s Report shows increased sales tax revenue in Walker County in 2015   A report released this month by Texas Comptroller Glen Hegar shows that Walker County as well as the cities of Riverside, Huntsville and New Waverly are all receiving higher sales tax revenues than last year. Mr. ...

Read More »