Articles Tagged “County”

  • Indigent Defense Funding Issues Addressed by Commissioner Daugette During Monday Session

    In Walker County Commissioners’ Court this past week, Precinct #3 Commissioner Bill Daugette filed a report on the funding issues for indigent defense in Texas. Commissioner Daugette said the County spent $615,000 on indigent defense…

  • Walk Across Texas–County Effort Underway

    In Commissioners’ Court this week, they talked about a program that’s all about health. Beginning Monday, participating County employees began their “Walk Across Texas.” Texas Agri-Life’s Lana Franceschini filled everyone in on the program .…

  • Meeting Held on I-14 Thursday

    Thursday afternoon County commissioners, City councilmembers, representatives from TxDOT and the Gulf Coast Strategic Highway Coalition met for a discussion on the proposed Interstate 14 project. The interstate, in early planning stages, will link several…

  • Galilee Citizens Express Concern over Store Construction

    During “Citizen Input” at Walker County Commissioners’ Court Monday morning, citizens were in attendance to express concern about new construction near churches on Highway 30 near Galilee. Galilee area resident and Mayor Tom Freeman initially…

  • Storm Shelter Issues with County Discussed by Commissioners

    In Commissioners’ Court Monday morning, various issues regarding the relationship of the HEARTS Museum and the County were discussed regarding the use of the Storm Shelter for events. Retired Marine Corps General Hal Fruchnicht addressed…

  • Hazardous Mitigation Grant Application Considered by Commissioners

    Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis addressed County Commissioners Monday in regard to having H-GAC, or the Houston-Galveston Area Council, update the County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. The County needs a Hazard Mitigation Plan to…

  • Commissioners Move to Save Money on Energy

    This week in Commissioners’ Court, commissioners moved forward in pursuit of saving on energy for the County. Assistant maintenance director Marvin Cannon explained to commissioners that some LED bulbs and devices had already been installed…

  • Commissioners Discuss Rose Hill Court Issue

    In Commissioners’ Court Monday, commissioners discussed approving accepting Rose Hill Court for County maintenance. Much discussion ensued pro and con on whether to approve acceptance because of previous issues regarding the road. Assistant District Attorney…

  • EMS Calls to TDCJ Making Less Money for County

    Just to keep Commissioners updated at Monday morning’s Commissioners’ Court meeting, EMS director John Nabors discussed the financial issues with the EMS calls to TDCJ facilities and changes in the contract . . . .…

  • Rose Hill Court Road Issue Discussed in Commissioners’ Court

    Local real estate developer Ben Bius was in Commissioners Court Monday morning because of an issue he has dealt with for a number of years regarding the Rose Hill Court road in the Timberwilde subdivision…