Articles Tagged “County”

  • Commissioners Approve Raising County Tax Rate Monday

    After passing a new proposed budget, Walker County Commissioners took a record vote on raising the County tax rate Monday morning. County Judge Danny Pierce read the agenda item . . . . TAXRATE9-9-13 Commissioners,…

  • According to County Auditor Jail Costs May be Offset in Future Due to Tax Rate Increase

    Walker County Commissioners approved a new budget and higher tax rate Monday morning. Shortly before adoption of the new budget, and amid quite an opposition locally to raising the County tax rate to 67.78 cents…

  • Walker County Commissioners Vote to Raise Tax Rate

    This morning Walker County Commissioners approved their new budget along with an increase in County taxes to 67.78 cents per $100 valuation. It was approved in a 4 to 1 vote. Precinct #2 Commissioner Ronnie…

  • County Approves Phone Discount Service

    Purchasing Agent Assistant Matt Scasta introduced a cost-saving measure for the County in Commissioners Court Monday morning for phone service through the State of Texas Department of Information Resources TEX-AN . . . . PHONEDISC8-13-13…

  • Commissioners Approve Agreement for Telecommunications Savings

    At Commissioners’ Court this week, commissioners looked at an agreement to help save the County money. County Purchasing Agent Mike Williford filled the court in on an agreement with Telanalysis to audit and analyze all…

  • A/C Upgrade Continues at Courthouse

    At this week’s regular session of the Walker County Commissioners’ Court, commissioners heard an update on the second phase of an AC upgrade at the courthouse from Maintenance Director Ken Nabors. Nabors said they were…

  • Commissioner White on Budget

    Walker County Precinct #2 Commissioner Ronnie White was our guest on “Around Town” this past weekend. Decisions about the County budget will be made in the coming weeks. We told Commissioner White we knew he…

  • Walker County Health Initiative Underway

    There’s a special Walker County Health Initiative underway. Huntsville Family YMCA Community Executive Director Sandra Clifton said it “was inspired by a grant that the County received.” She passed along that “Walker County is the…

  • County Helps Fund Riverside Fire Truck

    At Tuesday’s meeting of the Walker County Commissioners, partial funding for a fire truck for the Riverside Volunteer Fire Department was considered. Precinct #1 Commissioner B-J Gaines, Jr. said the County’s share of helping fund…

  • “Knox Box” Interlocal Agreement Discussed by Commissioners

    At this week’s session of Walker County Commissioners’ Court, Planning and Development Director Andy Isbell presented for discussion a “Knox Box” agreement with the City of Huntsville . . . . KNOXBOX5-15-13 Isbell said, “Huntsville’s…