Articles Tagged “Texas”

  • Texas Independence Day & General Sam Houston Birthday This Weekend

    The Walker County Historical Commission, the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, and the Sam Houston Statue and Visitor’s Center will celebrate Texas Independence Day and Gen. Sam Houston’s birthday with a weekend of activities in Huntsville.…

  • Huntsville FFA Attends Annual Texas FFA Day at Capitol

    Huntsville FFA attended the fifth annual Agricultural Education and Texas FFA Day at the Capitol hosted by the Texas FFA Association and the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas. The Day at the Capitol was…

  • Severe Weather Week Coming Up

    As the time for severe weather in Texas nears, Walker County Emergency Coordinator Butch Davis is preparing his department. First with an exercise today and then a drill next week . . . . SEVWEAT2-26-14…

  • Texas Schools Litigation Issue

    At last week’s session of the HISD Board of Trustees, Superintendent Johnson updated everyone on the status of the litigation involved between a multitude of Texas school districts suing the state. He said, “The school…

  • Early Voting Underway

    County Election Officer Diana McRae informs us that there was a steady turnout during the first week of Early Voting. Her department expects increased numbers this week which is the last week of Early Voting…

  • DPS Offers Election Identification Certificates

    As early voting for the primary election is underway, the Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding Texans that Election Identification Certificates, or EIC’s, are available at driver license offices during normal business hours. The…

  • DPS Rescued 39 Missing or Exploited Kids in 2013

    The Texas Department of Public Safety announced today that DPS officers – with the support of the DPS Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC) program – rescued 39 missing or exploited children in 2013.…

  • Texas Named Number One Exporting State

    Texas has again been ranked the number one exporting state in the nation by the U.S. Census Bureau, making it the 12th consecutive year Texas has held this position. The state’s export revenues for 2013…

  • Affordable College Degree Program Offered

    In response to Gov. Rick Perry’s challenge to Texas institutions of higher education to develop affordable college degree alternatives, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board announced the launch of the Texas Affordable Baccalaureate Degree Program.…

  • Senator Cornyn Comments on the Minimum Wage Issue

    From the floor of the U-S Senate recently our Senator from Texas, John Cornyn, took issue with raising the minimum wage . . . . CORNMINWGE2-3-14