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Controversial Land Deal Back on Huntsville City Council Agenda

by Walker County News Today staff Like a ghost from Christmas past, a previously attempted but failed land sale was back on the agenda of the Huntsville City Council meeting last Tuesday night. As readers may recall we reported on a series of questionable events beginning about two years ago ...

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Huntsville Charter Review Committee Hears Recommendations

Recommendations from City Attorney, City Manager presented by Walker County News Today staff The City of Huntsville’s Charter Review Committee held its third meeting Wednesday, Dec. 6 at City Hall. All committee members were in attendance including committee chairman and mayor pro tem Keith Olson, councilmembers Clyde Loll and Tyler ...

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Huntsville City Council Update

by Walker County News Today staff   At Tuesday’s regular meet of the Huntsville City Council, in addition to discussion of a proposed RV park, several items were voted on including:   City Election Results At Tuesday’s meeting the Council officially accepted the results of the recent City election that ...

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Huntsville Charter Review Committee Holds Initial Meeting

by Walker County News Today staff The newly appointed Huntsville Charter Review Committee met for their first meeting late Wednesday afternoon.   Members of the committee, selected by Mayor Andy Brauninger and approved by Council, include: Keith Olson, current Mayor Pro Tem Clyde Loll, current councilmember Tyler McCaffety, current councilmember Jane ...

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Huntsville Residents Encouraged to Participate in Hazard Mitigation Planning Survey

The City of Huntsville is seeking your assistance in writing their new Hazard Mitigation Plan. City Emergency Management Coordinator John Waldo said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires updates on a five-year schedule. However, when the City’s plan expired this time, in October 2017, staff felt it would ...

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Fate of Ella Smither Building Still Undecided

by Walker County News Today staff At Wednesday’s meeting of the Walker County Hospital District Board of Managers, the Board appeared to be trying to move forward with deciding exactly what to do with the Ella Smither building.  The building, owned by the District, has been vacant for years and ...

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Comptroller’s Office Extends Tax Deadline in Counties Affected by Hurricane Damage

Most businesses in federally declared disaster areas affected by Hurricane Harvey will be granted a 30-day extension to file August and quarterly sales and use tax reports, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today. The extension is for taxpayers not required to file electronic tax returns. Taxpayers aren’t required to report electronically if they paid ...

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State Waiving Requirements, Extending Deadlines for Certain Licensees

As Texans respond to the ongoing disaster caused by Hurricane Harvey, TDLR is reaching out to help those in the affected areas. During this difficult time, we are streamlining procedures to help our licensees and small businesses recover as quickly as possible. Governor Greg Abbott’s disaster proclamation includes the following ...

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Texas Introduces 100th Anniversary License Plate

It’s a celebration one century in the making as the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles introduces a specialty license plate commemorating the 100th anniversary of license plates in the state. The new 100-Year Plate will be available to order for only one year beginning Sept. 1, 2017. Texans who order this ...

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Sales Tax Holiday for Emergency Preparation Supplies April 22-24

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, April 22-24. “Unfortunately, we can’t predict when the next fire, flood or tornado may strike,” Hegar said. “But ...

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