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Text-to-9-1-1 Services Available in Walker County

The Gulf Coast Regional 9-1-1 Emergency Communications District (GCRECD) announced the availability of Text-to-9-1-1 service in Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Liberty, Matagorda, Walker, Waller, and Wharton counties. Text-to-9-1-1 is a service that allows cell phone users to send a text message directly to 9-1-1 for assistance when they can’t make a ...

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DPS Launches Texas Highway Patrol Social Media Accounts

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced the launch of new social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) for the Texas Highway Patrol (THP). This expanded social media network will complement the existing DPS social media channels (Facebook and Twitter) and further connect the department with local communities on topics related to THP ...

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SHSU Inter-Professional Education Working Together to Learn Critical Care

Departments of Kinesiology and Nursing Team Up for Inter-professional Education Students and faculty from the School of Nursing and Department of Kinesiology – Athletic Training participated in an Inter-Professional Education (IPE) simulation on the grounds of University Camp recently.  IPE refers to occasions when students from two or more professions ...

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Protect Your Vehicle and What’s Inside While Holiday Shopping

In this season of giving and sharing, don’t give burglars and thieves a chance to take If motorists aren’t careful, some of the best deals on Black Friday won’t even be inside the store – they’ll be sitting right out front in the parking lot. “Increased holiday crowds represent an ...

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DPS Launches New Regional Facebook, Twitter Accounts

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced the launch of seven regional social media accounts, covering every corner of the state and all seven DPS regions, including North Texas, Southeast Texas, South Texas, West Texas, Northwest Texas, Central Texas and the Capitol Region. This expanded social media network ...

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Water Well Hurricane Prep – Before the Storm

Florida-based NGWA Board of Directors Vice President Merritt Partridge, CVCLD, with Partridge Well Drilling Co. Inc., shares steps to protect your well and water source before and after the storm. There is not a great deal to do before a storm, but these simple steps can save a great deal ...

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HPD Special Needs Registry Updates Being Sought

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) is updating its Special Needs Registry to better protect and serve the community. The Registryassists officers who are called out to find or help relocate a lost senior citizen or dependent person. Residents, whether a family member or caregiver, are asked to sign up any individual that is ...

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DPS Increases Traffic Enforcement for Labor Day Holiday

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will be joining law enforcement efforts from across the state to increase traffic enforcement during the Labor Day holiday weekend. From Friday, Aug. 31, through Monday, Sept. 3, DPS Troopers will be looking for drivers who violate traffic laws, including impaired drivers, speeders and safety ...

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SHSU Experts and State Representative Metcalf  Meet To Discuss School Safety

By SHSU Staff As the fall semester approaches, Sam Houston State University continues to prepare for more than 20,000 students to return to campus. On Monday, Aug. 6, a group of SHSU faculty and staff experts met with SHSU alumnus and Texas state representative Will Metcalf to discuss how to ...

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HPD Bringing Crime Prevention Programs to Area Neighborhoods

Community Services Officer reaching out to neighborhood groups By Rich Heiland For Walker County News Today   The Huntsville Police Department will be trying a new experiment for the popular “National Night Out” which this year falls on Oct. 2. HPD Community Services Officer Ryann Kaaa-Bauer told a group of ...

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