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HISD TRUSTEES MEET

The HISD Board of Trustees will meet for a public hearing and a regular board meeting this evening at six at the Hawkins Administration Building. At tonight’s Public Hearing on the 2018-19 School Year Budget and Tax Rate, an opportunity will be provided for the district taxpayers to address the Board of Trustees regarding the…read more »

COUNCIL ADOPTS NOTICE OF MAXIMUM TAX RATE

At their last regular session, the Huntsville City Council approved a motion to announce their intention to adopt a maximum property tax rate of $0.366 per $100 valuation for the City’s 2018-2019 Fiscal Year, which is the same as the current tax rate. The Council may ultimately adopt a rate below the amount declared, but…read more »

COREY LEWANDOWSKI TALKS ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP AT CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR BREAKFAST

Wednesday at the Christian Science Monitor Breakfast, former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was on hand to talk about the Republican party, the upcoming 2018 midterms and his relationship with the president. He brought forth an number of insights on Trump, including commenting on the president’s over-the-top style and how he fits into the…read more »

SCHOOL IN SESSION–DRIVE SAFELY

School is in session today. The Huntsville Police Department asks all drivers to be especially mindful of the beginning of the school year and the associated traffic concerns. According to HPD Lieutenant Jim Barnes, the renewed enforcement of school zones and the laws pertaining to school buses should be on the minds of all motorists,…read more »

TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD APPROVES DOCTORATE IN OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE PROGRAM

Sam Houston State University has reached a key milestone in the mission to support the state’s rural healthcare needs. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) approved SHSU’s doctorate in osteopathic medicine, bringing the university one step closer to helping millions living in rural and underserved areas of East Texas. SHSU…read more »

LOCAL WOMAN ARRESTED FOR SECOND DEGREE ROBBERY

The Huntsville Item reports that a 42-year-old Huntsville woman, Tamara Nickens-Wortham, was arrested Monday and charged with a second-degree felony robbery. The report says she went into A-1 Liquor on Sam Houston Avenue on July 30th and grabbed three bottles of Crown Royal Liquor and tried to leave without paying. She eventually got into a…read more »

COMMISSIONERS APPROVE RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE

Monday, Walker County Commissioners considered approving an agreement with Kofile Technologies. County Clerk Kari French addressed commissioners on the agreement . . . . According to their proposal, for the main office Vanguard Records Management System is extended at $3,694.50 per month. That equals to 11 licenses per month—seven staff and four public, with nine…read more »

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