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County commissioners gave their initial approval to proposed tax rates contained in the 2020-21 county budget — rates that are a reduction from the previous year — Monday morning. 

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America will honor the centennial anniversary for women gaining the right to vote later this month. However, members of the Walker County Commissioners Court got things started Monday, unanimously approving a proclamation in honor of the historic milestone. 

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Alisa White began her role as president of Sam Houston State University Monday, becoming the 14th president of Texas’ third-oldest state university.

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Molding the minds of future generations is not for the weary. 

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For the first time in nearly five months, visitors will be allowed in Texas nursing homes on a limited basis, state health officials announced Thursday evening, reversing a policy intended to keep the state’s most vulnerable populations safe from a pandemic that has proved especially deadly …

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Texas’ COVID-19 numbers appear to be improving with the rate of growth slowing down over the last week. The number of hospitalizations has also fallen significantly.

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Cotton producers in the Rio Grande Valley took a devastating hit from Hurricane Hanna, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

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After a shaky summer for library activities, the Huntsville Public Library is encouraging the community to “imagine your story” through its annual summer reading program.

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While debate about how to safely reopen public schools in Texas raged through the summer, Kim Olstrup was preparing to bring students back to her Midcities Montessori private school in Bedford. She bought an electrostatic disinfection device similar to one used on airplanes and halved enroll…

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Local public health officials reported two new deaths attributed to the coronavirus disease and 12 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

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New and Returning Student Registration is open for the 2020-2021 school year at Huntsville ISD. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all parents/legal guardians are encouraged to complete the HISD Online Student Registration process for all new and returning students.

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Huntsville City Council voted 6 to 3 to deny a measure that would raise the pay of council members during the next term.

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The Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce recognized Sam Houston State University’s president, Dana Hoyt, as a 2020 recipient of the ATHENA Leadership Award.

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Veteran elementary school principal Kimberly Fox will be starting a new chapter in her career as Estella Stewart Elementary’s new principal this fall, bringing with her more than 30 years of experience in education.

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Walker County on Monday allotted $200,000 in COVID-relief funds to expand community testing in hopes that August will stamp out a grim summer resurgence of COVID-19 that is now responsible for at least 7,000 confirmed deaths in Texas.

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Texas weather is as finicky as it gets. Just a couple of weeks ago it seemed like it rained every day, but the problem is not all parts of the county were fortunate enough to get some of the wet stuff.

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More than half a million in funding for indigent care programs could be cut under a plan requested by hospital leaders in response to budget cutbacks in the fallout of the Huntsville Memorial Hospital acquisition. 

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After 83 years, downtown Huntsville’s Cafe Texan has been a destination for locals and travelers of the Lone Star State, as Texas’ oldest cafe to remain in the same location without ever closing – until now. 

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I am an eternal advocate for the 90-minute movie, because in an age when films of all genres frequently run north of two hours and even creep closer to the three-hour mark, putting out a 90-minute film tells me that you know exactly what you’re trying to convey. There’s a sense of directness…

Chien-Pin Li, former associate dean for Curriculum and Technology in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Kennesaw State University, has been named the dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University, effective September 1.Chien-Pin Li

A lack of workers willing to run polling sites alongside an initiative to institute countywide voting in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Walker County Elections Office to scale back its voting locations for the Nov. 3 general election. 

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The statewide gas price average in Texas is $1.89 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is one cent less than on this day last week and is 59 cents less per gallon compared to this day last year. 

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service viticulture specialists reported early fruiting and overall good wine grape conditions were the norm across most of the state.

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