Articles Tagged “ban”

  • Senator Charles Schwertner’s Senate Bill 8 Signed by Governor

    Tuesday afternoon, Governor Greg Abbott officially signed Senate Bill 8, also known as the Pre-Born Protection and Dignity Act, into state law.  The sweeping legislation, authored by Senator Charles Schwertner and sponsored by Representative Cindy…

  • Federal Judge in Hawaii Issues Temporary Restraining Order on Travel Ban

    In Hawaii Wednesday a federal judge, Derrick K. Watson, issued a nationwide temporary restraining order to halt President Trump’s travel ban from going into effect last night at midnight. The president’s executive order would have…

  • Trump’s Travel Ban Decision Heads to Court Again

    Today a U-S Federal Appeals court will hear oral arguments over the president’s temporary travel ban regarding whether President Trump’s order should be reinstated following last week’s ruling of a federal judge.

  • New Waverly Firefighters Busy with Weekend Fires

    New Waverly Firefighters responded to a number of wildfires over the weekend as clear skies and warmer temperatures prompted many to venture outdoors around Walker County. Despite recent heavy rains, much of Southeast Texas is…

  • Objections Raised over Temporary Muslim Nation Immigration Ban

    Over the weekend, protests erupted over President Trump’s executive order to temporarily ban immigration from several nations that are predominately Muslim. The temporary ban this weekend resulted in dozens of visitors from out of the…

  • Omnibus Appropriations Act

    The U-S Senate approved a $1.1 trillion funding bill that will fund the operation of the federal government until September 30th of next year. It includes nearly $700 billion in tax breaks. The Senate passed…

  • Senator Cornyn Comments on Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

    This Week Senate Democrats refused to let a vote on a 20-week abortion ban go forward. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act failed 54-42. The Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, needed 60 votes to moved ahead…

  • County EMC Davis Addresses Need For “Burn Ban” To Commissioners

    You probably figured it was coming sooner or later. Walker County Commissioners discussed a burn ban in court Monday morning. Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis addressed the court about the issue . .…

  • No Burn Ban For Walker County For Now

    Still no burn ban in effect for Walker County. Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis addressed commissioners after consulting on the Keetch Byram Drought Index, or KBDI . . . .

  • Burn Ban Put on Hold Monday

    Walker County Commissioners considered implementing a “burn ban” at Monday’s special session. Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis filled commissioners in on the KBDI Index and other authorities’ views of Walker County’s moisture situation…