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DPS Launches Public Safety Unmanned Aerial System Program

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced the launch of a public safety unmanned aerial systems (UAS) program. The department’s multi-purpose, small UASs will be used for a variety of public safety missions across Texas, including flight missions related to: officer safety, search and rescue, disaster support, aerial ...

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RRC Adopts New “Call Before You Dig” Requirements

Before you pick up a shovel, remember to pick up your phone. The RRC’s damage prevention rules require anyone planning to dig deeper than 16 inches to call 811 before digging to prevent damage to underground pipelines. This call prompts pipeline operators to mark their underground natural gas or hazardous ...

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DPS Ramping Up Move Over/Slow Down Enforcement

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is beginning enforcement efforts across the state focusing specifically on violations of the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law. These periodic enforcement operations by DPS Troopers are planned throughout the year at various locations in Texas, with several operations planned in February. The law, originally passed ...

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Restaurant Inspections – December 2017

Routine health inspection results from the City of Huntsville for December 2017 1. AM Express                                                                        ...

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New Security Measures at Texas Capitol

Certain items now prohibited on Capitol Grounds The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is implementing certain security measures at the Texas Capitol Complex and Capitol Grounds to enhance safety. These measures are aimed at preventing violent confrontations during protests and demonstrations; maintaining order; and protecting all Capitol visitors from injury ...

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WCSO 12.27.17

Shift report from the Walker County Sheriff’s Office for December 27, 2017 Location Call 100 blk Acorn Hill Dr Close Patrol 3100 blk IH 45 S Welfare Concern 100 blk Wood Farm Rd Traffic Stop Carolyn St Close Patrol 600 blk FM 2821 W Transport Prisoner 3700 blk SH 19 ...

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Huntsville Restaurant Inspections – November 2017

Routine health inspection results from the City of Huntsville for November 2017 1. Bahama Bucks                                                                        ...

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DPS Reminds Texans of Winter Weather Safety Tips

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) encourages Texans in all regions of the state to make preparations for winter weather as we enter the cold weather season. “While we’ve all heard the joke about Texas only having two seasons – hot and hotter – all Texans need to prepare now for ...

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TxDOT: One in Four Holiday Crash Fatalities Involve Drunk Drivers

TxDOT’s ‘Plan While You Can’ campaign aims to reduce crashes, save lives during holiday season During last year’s holiday season,* approximately one in four deaths on Texas roadways were alcohol-related. In an effort to reduce these fatalities, the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Plan While You Can” campaign reminds drivers to ...

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Huntsville City Council Revisits Animal Control Issue

by Walker County News Today staff The continuing issue of animal control within the city of Huntsville was on the agenda again at Tuesday’s City Council  meeting.  As Walker County News Today readers know, the City had contracted with the Rita B. Huff Humane Society for animal control services for ...

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