Articles Tagged “Texas”

  • The 30th annual Gen. Sam Houston Folk Festival

    The 30th annual Gen. Sam Houston Folk Festival

    The 30th annual Gen. Sam Houston Folk Festival is set for May 12-14. This celebration of Texas frontier days will take place on the grounds of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum & Homestead. The festival…

  • Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Ahead

    The Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series continues with a session on Thursday, April 27th.  Attendees may bring a brown bag lunch. Lunch time begins at 11:30 a.m., and the lecture will begin at noon. Michael…

  • Texas ACLU Sends Letter to 13 Texas Counties Regarding 287(g) Agreement

    Monday, the ACLU of Texas said they“dispatched letters to 13 Texas counties concerning their decision or their intention to enter into a 287(g) agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Under the 287(g) program,…

  • SHMM Exhibit- State Fair

    SHMM Exhibit- State Fair

    The Sam Houston Memorial Museum is currently offering an exhibit called “State Fair.” The exhibit comes from the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin – and highlights photographer Arthur Grace’s…

  • Bill Watrous Jazz Festival Underway at SHSU

    The SHSU School of Music will host the 7th annual Sam Houston State University Bill Watrous Jazz Festival March 31 through April 1 at the Gaertner Performing Arts Center. The festival, originally known as the…

  • Sheriff McRae Invites Citizens to Become Associate Members of the Sheriff’s Association of Texas

    Responding to the increased number of citizens wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Sheriff Clint R. McRae has announced that Walker County citizens are being…

  • Monday, Texas VLB to Honor Walker County Commissioners for Support of Veteran’s Land Loan Program

    On Monday, March 27th, at 9:00 a.m. Ken Wallingford, former Vietnam POW and Senior Advisor for the Texas General Land Office’s Veterans Land Board (VLB), will present a certificate of appreciation and Texas flag to…

  • Wage Statistics From Bureau of Labor Statistics

    The Southwest Information Office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released, County Employment and Wages in Texas–Third Quarter 2016. The report shows national rankings of wage levels, wage growth, and employment changes for…

  • Sen. Schwertner Works to Bring UIL Events to the Brazos Valley

    On Friday, Senator Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) filed SB 1981, a bill that could have a big impact on the future of competitive high school events in Texas.  Under SB 1981, the University Interscholastic League (UIL)…

  • James Bigby Set for Execution Tonight

    Sixty-one-year-old James Bigby is set to be executed tonight for the shooting death of Michael Trekell and suffocation of Trekell’s 4-month-old son in in 1987. He confessed that he shot Trekell and suffocated the man’s…