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The statewide gas price average in Texas is $1.87 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is the same as on this day last week and is 42 cents less per gallon compared to this day last year. 

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Cases of COVID-19 in parts of Texas surged to near catastrophic levels this summer as some hospitals were forced to put beds in hallways, intensive care units exceeded capacity and health officials struggled to stem the tide of the virus.

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The Sam Houston State University Natural History Collections will explore the building blocks of history with Becky and Larry Meacham, top experts in the field of Texas-made bricks. The two are currently authoring a book on the topic. The public is invited and many notable bricks from the ce…

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Walker County has reached over 35,000 voters for the November election, according to the county’s election office. 

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Tis’ the season for terror, chills and thrills, and one northern Walker County business will be supplying it all on Halloween weekend to benefit a good cause.

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New Waverly ISD Superintendent Darol Hail had high hopes for virtual learning when the school year began in his small school district on the southern edge of Walker County. 

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The Sam Houston State University College of Arts & Media along with the School of Music presents Beethoven 2020@SHSU, a concert series featuring School of Music graduate students performing alongside their accomplished faculty.

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Enrollment at Sam Houston State University reached a record high this semester, despite challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Fall 2020 preliminary headcount enrollment at SHSU is 21,917 — a 1.67% increase compared to last year’s fall semester. 

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Walker County Emergency Management Office announced 15 new community cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week by the most in two months, to 898,000, a historically high number and evidence that layoffs remain a hindrance to the economy’s recovery from the pandemic recession.

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The statewide gas price average in Texas is $1.87 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is one cent more than on this day last week and is 41 cents less per gallon compared to this day last year. 

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LUFKIN — Construction of the Stubblefield Lake Bridge replacement on Stubblefield Lake Road in the National Forest and Grasslands in Texas, Sam Houston National Forest, will begin on Oct. 19. Construction is expected to be finished in Spring 2021.

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A week after Gov. Greg Abbott said Texas counties could allow bars to reopen, one of the state’s previous hotbeds for the coronavirus — Walker County — is still in the process of submitting the necessary paperwork.

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Beginning at 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 17th and ending at 5 a.m. on Sunday, October 18th, Interstate 45 southbound will be closed, weather permitting.

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HOUSTON — Eating at a restaurant as the coronavirus spreads across Texas doesn’t necessarily feel safe to Regina Cuchapin, but the Houston resident is willing to take a calculated risk and put herself among crowds to do one thing: vote.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has put a crimp on the nation’s economy, but it has not reduced the number of civil asset forfeiture cases in Walker County.

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