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National School Bus Safety Week Begins Monday

DPS Highlights School Bus Safety Efforts In conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 16-20), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to comply with laws prohibiting drivers from passing school buses. During this period, DPS Highway Patrol Troopers will be looking for drivers who violate ...

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Huntsville Restaurant Inspections – August 2017

Routine health inspections from the city of Huntsville for August 2017 1. 12th Street Bar                                                                        ...

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Updated DPS Driver Handbook Now Available

Effective Sept. 1, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Driver Handbook was revised and transitioned to a printable, online-only format. Handbook revisions include information on texting while driving and several other clarifications passed by the Texas Legislature during the 85th Legislative Session.   Additionally, the handbook includes practical suggestions on ...

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UPDATED: Power Outages, Road Closures, Flood Warnings

by Walker County News Today staff UPDATE:  New Waverly ISD has announced classes are cancelled through Tuesday. Huntsville ISD has announced classes are cancelled through Wednesday. SHSU has announced that classes at the Huntsville and The Woodlands Center campuses are closed Monday and Tuesday except for essential personnel. Huntsville Head ...

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TDCJ Announces Evacuation of 3 Units

4,500 offenders being transported to units in East Texas Officials with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice announced on Saturday that the Ramsey, Terrell, and Stringfellow Units in Rosharon will be evacuated as the Brazos River continues to rise because of considerable rainfall from Hurricane Harvey. The units will be ...

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New Driver Course Required Beginning Sept 1

New driver course designed to combat distracted driving required for drivers age 18 and older begins Sept. 1 The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced a new one-hour driving course to educate drivers on the dangers of distracted driving.  The Impact Texas Young Drivers(ITYD) course will be required for ...

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Forest Service Issues Reminder in Advance of July 4th

US Forest Service Issues Reminder, Fireworks Prohibited in National Forests   As the July 4 holiday weekend approaches, officials with the U.S. Forest Service are reminding the public that fireworks are prohibited in the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas.   Despite recent rains, fireworks can create a potentially dangerous fire ...

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Huntsville Restaurant Inspections – April 2017

City of Huntsville routine health inspections for April 2017. 1. Buffalo Wild Wings                                                                            ...

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DPS Enhances Enforcement During Memorial Day Weekend

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will join law enforcement efforts across the state during the Memorial Day weekend to help keep Texas roadways safe. From Friday, May 26, through Monday, May 29, DPS Troopers will be on the lookout for intoxicated drivers, and drivers violating speed limit, seat ...

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Texans Urged to Prepare for Hurricane Season Now

In advance of the 2017 hurricane season, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to begin making plans to protect themselves and their families. Hurricane season begins June 1 and continues through Nov. 30, and Texas Governor Greg Abbott has proclaimed this week, May 7-13, to be ...

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