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A 2016 accident involving a Walker County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) ambulance with over $62,000 in repairs has left the department shifting priorities toward finding a replacement as soon as possible.

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AUSTIN — State Representative Ernest Bailes was sworn into Texas' 87th Legislature on Tuesday, marking his third session serving the people of District 18. Bailes' service has been marked by support of public education, private property rights, and agriculture.

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Walker County’s emergency department reported 154 new confirmed coronavirus cases during its afternoon COVID-19 update on Tuesday. 

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Texas health providers getting doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this week will include 28 providers that will focus on large community vaccination efforts, state health officials said Sunday.

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Huntsville is expected to receive over $811,000 in sales tax revenue, a 20.66% increase from the $672,000 allocation distributed in January 2020, according to the comptroller’s office.

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A winter storm blew across Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi on Sunday, coating the region with a blanket of snow, forcing some school and government office closures, and fostering some play time for adults and children alike.

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Following an unprecedented fall semester, New Waverly ISD and Huntsville ISD educators and students returned to school for the start of the spring semester on Wednesday. Learning how to navigate the pandemic by trial and error, Walker County schools are moving into the new semester with conf…

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Texas hit a new record high for COVID-19 hospitalizations Monday, as a surge in the disease caused by the novel coronavirus continued to strain state medical resources following holiday travel and gatherings.

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The statewide gas price average in Texas is $1.94 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 35 cents less per gallon compared to this day last year. 

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Walker County emergency officials have reported over 200 new coronavirus cases over the past two days, while statewide hospitalizations continue to set records. Doctors worry that a post-Christmas spike could follow or exceed the same post-Thanksgiving pattern.

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Coronavirus hospitalizations in Texas on Monday exceeded a peak hit as the pandemic surged over the summer, even amid holiday gatherings and travel that health officials have warned are likely to further spread the virus.

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The end of the year is quickly approaching, but Mother Nature may bring one last curveball for Southeast Texas. 

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Walker County has recorded over 400 new coronavirus cases in little more than a week as the infections continued to multiply at rapid speeds not seen since the height of the pandemic. 

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Walker County rose by 81 Tuesday, bringing the county’s total to at least 5,162. An additional 481 probable cases have been reported. 

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The statewide gas price average in Texas is $1.95 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is seven cents more than on this day last week and is 27 cents less per gallon compared to this day last year. 

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The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Texas continues to increase, as more doses of the vaccine are expected this week for front-line health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities.

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The Walker County Commissioners Court is finally slated to take a vote on whether to remove the Confederate monument that has stood outside the county courthouse since 1956.

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More than 1 million Texans are expected to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by the end of the month as part of the largest vaccination campaign in U.S. history, Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday.

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The statewide gas price average in Texas is $1.91 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is five cents more than on this day last week and is 32 cents less per gallon compared to this day last year. 

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