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Sales Tax Holiday for Emergency Supplies, April 28-30

With the potential for severe weather approaching this spring, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans they can purchase certain items tax-free during the state’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies, from April 28 to April 30. “The severe weather we had last year — particularly Hurricane Harvey — was a ...

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TxDOT: Work Zone Fatalities On The Rise

As part of National Work Zone Awareness Week, TxDOT urges drivers to stay alert, move over or slow down In recognition of National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 9-13, the Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers that every day requires caution when driving through work zones. In 2017, work zone ...

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Picnic set for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in partnership with State Farm Insurance, awarded the City of Huntsville $500 in support of the Wildfire Community Preparedness Day to be held nationally on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Huntsville was one of only 150 cities nationwide to receive the award. The Huntsville Fire ...

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TxDOT Launches ‘Heads Up, Texas’ Campaign to Curb Distracted-Driving Crashes

TxDOT partners with AT&T It Can Wait to educate Texans on statewide law, dangers of distracted driving by TxDOT staff April is National Distracted Driving Month and with nearly 1 in 5 crashes in Texas involving distracted driving – a ratio that has not changed in the past three years – ...

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Lake Conroe Open to Normal Lake Traffic

Lake Conroe water levels are slowly receding, and the lake will soon reach a point where navigational conditions will become much safer. by SJRA staff At noon Saturday, SJRA opened the reservoir to normal boat traffic. Boaters are still urged to use extreme caution due to floating debris and submerged objects that ...

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Huntsville Wastewater Treatment Facility Spill at Elkins Lake

by City of Huntsville staff On March 28, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., 6.21 inches of rainfall from severe thunderstorms in less than 24 hours caused heavy flooding in the lake area of the Elkins Lake Subdivision. A number of manholes were completely submerged, which led to vast quantities of runoff ...

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Texans Reminded to Stay Vigilant, Report Suspicious Activity to Authorities

In the wake of the recent bomb explosions in Texas that have killed two and injured several other victims, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging all Texans to remain vigilant and to immediately report any suspicious activity to authorities. If a situation requires an emergency response, call 911. Do NOT approach ...

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Restaurant Inspections – February 2018

Routine health inspection results from the City of Huntsville for the month of February 2018 American Legion Score:  100 1919 American Legion Drive No Critical Violations Observed Bar T Travel Center Score:  82 601 State Hwy 75 North #B Improper Cold Hold Sanitizer tested too strong inside spray bottle and ...

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Huntsville Hazard Mitigation Plan up for Public Review

A draft 2018 Hazard Mitigation Plan providing an overview of natural hazards, summarizing past hazard events, and presenting potential future actions to minimize impacts on life and property is available for public review from March 12 through April 11, 2018. The Plan can be accessed through the City of Huntsville’s Neighborhood Resources page, or at www.HuntsvilleTX.gov/2018HazardMitigationPlan, ...

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DPS Warns Texas Drivers of Private Non-Governmental Websites

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans that there are only two official websites for conducting Texas driver license/identification card/driver record transactions: www.texas.gov and www.dps.texas.gov. To prevent fraudulent use of your personal information and to avoid paying unnecessary fees, only conduct transactions on these two websites. While many unofficial websites actually include ...

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