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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Walker County Office of Emergency Management reports that as of Thursday, October 22, there were among regular residents of the county 772 active cases of coronavirus, with 1,752 recovered and 14 deaths. Among TDCJ offenders in the county, there were 5 active cases reported, with 2006 recovered and 37 deaths. Among TDCJ employees in…read more »

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GOOD SHEPHERD MISSION DISTRIBUTING HELPING GRANT

Executive Director of the Good Shepherd Mission in Huntsville, Reverend Dave Smith, dropped by the newsroom recently to inform us about an anonymous grant the Mission is in charge of distributing to people greatly affected by the pandemic. Reverend Smith says, “You have to be a resident or have a business here, and so we’re…read more »

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HUNTSVILLE ISD LOOKS AT ELIMINATING ONE VIRTUAL LEARNING OPTION

At Huntsville ISD’s Regular Board Meeting last night, one of the several important topics discussed regarded an issue with the learning modes being used during the coronavirus pandemic. Superintendent, Dr. Sheppard, said one of the online models, Model B, is making it difficult for teachers to do their job because it forces teachers to try…read more »

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WALKER COUNTY VETERANS OUTREACH FESTIVAL SATURDAY

The Lone Survivor Foundation Charity Ride will conclude at the Walker County Veterans Outreach Festival outside the HEARTS Veterans Museum in Huntsville Saturday. The Festival features various veterans organization in attendance, live music, food trucks and fun for everyone in the family. That’s tomorrow, Saturday, 11 AM to 2 PM at the HEARTS Veterans Museum…read more »

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HUNTSVILLE CITY COUNCILMEMBERS AND PLANNING COMMISSION PARTICIPATE IN COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DISCUSSION

Last Tuesday, Huntsville city councilmembers held a workshop with the planning commission at the Library to hear from Kendig Keast Collaborative representatives for an update on the “Huntsville Horizon Comprehensive Plan.” Kendig Keast representatives Gary Mitchell and Meredith Dang were there to present a comprehensive demographic, economic, institutional and future assessment of the City of…read more »

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EARLY VOTING UPDATE

Walker County Elections Manager Julie Cooper reported to us: There were a total of 917 voters checked-in during early voting Wednesday for the November 3rd General Election here in Walker County. This makes for a total of 10,540 voters checked-in during early voting so far. Ms. Cooper would like to encourage voters to take advantage…read more »

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WILDFIRE TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY IN EASTERN WALKER COUNTY

KBTX Channel 3 reported that the Walker County Office of Emergency management reported that a wildfire in the eastern section of the county that began Tuesday was finally contained Wednesday. They report the fire had been contained at 50% Tuesday night but started again overnight. The wildfire was on FM 40 near Riverside and Dodge.…read more »

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HUNTSVILLE ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETS TONIGHT

The Huntsville ISD Board of Trustees will have a regular meeting this evening at six at the HISD Support & Learning Center at 1010 8th Street. Texas Meetings Act guidelines will be observed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting will be opened up to 50 percent capacity or 45 occupants. HISD will “Live Stream”…read more »

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STIMULUS PACKAGE NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUED WEDNESDAY

Outside the White House Tuesday morning, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows answered reporters questions on the news of the day related to presidential concerns. The negotiations between Secretary Mnuchin and Nancy Pelosi on a Stimulus Package were still continuing. Mark Meadows informed the media . . . .read more »

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CHAMBER WEEK IN TEXAS

October 19th through the 23rd is Chamber Week in Texas. The Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce staff and workers were on hand at this week’s city council session to be recognized. Chamber President and CEO Ray Hernandez addressed councilmembers and those in attendance . . . . If you’re interested in joining the local Chamber,…read more »

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