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County Updates Development Code

Update from Walker County Commissioners’ Court 04.23.18 Walker County Commissioners’ Court met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday morning addressing finances, public hearings, proclamations, and a workshop. Financials Commissioners received financial reports from the following: District Clerk County Clerk Treasurer Investment Report Walker County Appraisal District Justice of the ...

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City of Huntsville Moving Forward on Multiple Major Projects

City Council rescinds offer to purchase Ella Smither campus property Huntsville City Council moved forward with two major projects at its regular meeting on April 17: one water and one wastewater. Water Project The water project is a plan to build a second elevated water tank that will be slightly ...

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Huntsville ISD hosting Second Planned Community Input for School Improvement Opportunity

by HISD staff Huntsville Independent School District will host the final planned Community Input for School  improvement opportunity on Monday evening, April 16. Superintendent Sheppard will facilitate this second structured input session exactly the same way, covering the same information as he did for the session held on March 20. ...

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City of Huntsville Set to Build Second Water Tower

On the agenda for the April 3 Huntsville City Council Meeting was the first reading of a proposal to award the construction contract for a second large elevated water storage tank. The new tank would store 2.5 million gallons of water and be located just behind Fire Station Number 1 ...

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Hospital District Land Sale Postponed Again

by Walker County News Today staff   The Walker County Hospital District may have to wait another month before it can go forward with the sale of the former Ella Smither Geriatric site to the City of Huntsville. Walker County District Judge Hal Ridley last week extended a temporary restraining ...

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Interested in Serving on a Board or Committee?

Texas Department of Insurance to fill multiple board and committee vacancies Current vacancies on boards and committees appointed by the Texas Insurance Commissioner include: Standard Request Form for Prior Authorization of Prescription Drug Benefits Advisory Committee; openings for health benefit plan network of providers, health care provider, and specialty drug ...

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Huntsville City Council Approves Sale of Land

by Walker County News Today staff   Readers may recall that we previously reported on the Feb 6, 2018 decision by the Huntsville City Council to sell a .6-acre parcel of land located just behind Humphrey’s Bar and Grill on Sam Houston Avenue. This parcel was sold without a .102-acre ...

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Huntsville ISD Seeking Community Input for School Improvement

by Huntsville ISD staff Save the Date! Huntsville Independent School District is planning for two opportunities for the community to provide valuable input for school improvement. Superintendent Dr. Scott Sheppard will facilitate the sessions and we welcome parents and citizens to participate. The sessions will be the exact same so ...

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Election Night Results

Following are the UNOFFICIAL Walker County election results from March 2018 primary election. REPUBLICAN PRIMARY Criminal District Attorney Stephanie Stroud:      1,905  (29.01%) Will Durham:             4,662  (70.99%)   County Judge Danny Pierce:  5,627  (100%)   Judge, County Court at Law Tracy Sorensen:  5,392  (100%) ...

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Huntsville Memorial Hospital CEO is Out

HMH bringing in Turnaround Specialist by Walker County News Today staff At Wednesday night’s Walker County Hospital District meeting, board chair Anne Woodard announced that Shannon Brown had just completed his final day as CEO of Huntsville Memorial Hospital.  Woodard would not give any additional information regarding the nature or ...

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