Author Archives: Larry Crippen

CORONAVIRUS & TESTING UPDATE

The Walker County Office of Emergency Management reports that as of Thursday, January 21st, yesterday, that DSHS, hospitals and clinics report 1,739 active cases of Coronavirus in the community with 55 fatalities. Among TDCJ offenders, there were 598 active cases reported with 38 fatalities. Curative testing kiosks for Coronavirus are located at 125 Medical Park…read more »

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NEW WAVERLY FIREFIGHTERS PULL RESIDENT FROM BURNING HOME

New Waverly Fire Department Public Information Officer Jimmy Williams reports: Just before 1:30 Wednesday afternoon, a resident in the Emerald Woods subdivision called 911, reporting a fire at a house on Dove Ln off FM 1374 west of I-45. Fire and EMS crews from New Waverly were on scene within minutes. The first unit to…read more »

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SHSU WELCOMES NEW SCHOOL OF NURSING DIRECTOR

The School of Nursing in the College of Health Sciences at Sam Houston State University has named Devon Barry as the new director. Berry comes to SHSU from Oregon Health & Science University’s School of Nursing in Portland where he concurrently served as the executive associate dean, clinical associate professor, and the interim senior academic…read more »

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HUNTSVILLE ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEET TONIGHT

The Huntsville ISD Board of Trustees will meet for a regular meeting and public hearing this evening at six at the Hawkins Administration Building. Texas Open Meetings Act COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. The occupancy limit will be 45 people. Huntsville ISD will livestream the meeting on the Huntsville ISD webpage. There will be Board…read more »

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JOSEPH R. BIDEN NOW 46TH PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.

On Wednesday, Joseph R Biden was sworn in as 46th President of the United States. He addressed the crowd of well-wishers about the road ahead . . . . On President Biden’s first day in office, he signed executive actions which included a mask mandate on federal property, the revocation of a permit for the…read more »

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COUNCILMEMBERS CONSIDER PERMIT FOR RV PARK FACILITY

This week at their regular session Huntsville City Councilmembers considered approval of a Conditional Use Permit Application for a Recreational Vehicle Park Facility to be developed on property located in the 600 block of State Highway 30 East. From the Planning Department, Leigha Larkins began with a general description . . . . By way…read more »

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COMMISSIONERS CONSIDER VICTIM’S ASSISTANCE COORDINATOR GRANT

In Commissioners’ Court Tuesday morning, commissioners discussed a resolution regarding the submission of an application for a Victim’s Assistance Coordinator Grant for 2021-2022. Walker County District Attorney Will Durham addressed commissioners on the matter . . . . Commissioners approved submission of the application.read more »

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