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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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Huntsville Restaurant Inspections – October 2017

Routine health inspection results from the City of Huntsville for October 2017 1. Addi’s Ice, LLC                                                                      ...

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Free Water Well Testing Available in Walker County

by Walker County News Today staff Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is offering free testing of private water wells affected by flooding from Hurricane Harvey.  Residents of Walker County are among those eligible for this free testing. Walker County Extension Agent Reggie Lepley says that he expects to receive test ...

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DPS Urges Safety During Halloween Activities

Free mobile app for Texas Public Sex Offender Registry The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding parents, drivers and children to incorporate safety into their Halloween plans. Adults and kids can avoid a variety of potential dangers by adhering to basic safety practices and using extra caution in areas ...

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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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