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The death toll in California continues to rise as firefighters gain ground on the most deadly wildfire in the northern end of the state. The Camp Fire in Butte County virtually wiped the town of Paradise off the map and so far 68 bodies have been recovered, a figure expected to grow in the c…

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Walker County deputies seized over $30,000 in cash and property last fiscal year under a law allowing authorities to hit criminals in their pocketbooks.

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The Huntsville Walker County Chamber of Commerce has named James O’Callaghan as the organization’s new president and CEO. The former chamber president and CEO in Huntington Beach, Calif., O’Callaghan’s first day in Huntsville will be Dec. 3.

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Hundreds of Texas firefighters will soon be fighting wildfires in California.

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A jury on Thursday sentenced Howard Wayne Lewis to death for the capital murder of his 16-month-old son. 

Item file photoHoward Wayne Lewis, center, is escorted from the Walker County Sheriffs Office to the jail after his arrest in 2013. The jury trial for Lewis will continue today at the Walker County Courthouse. 

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There’s little question Howard Wayne Lewis hung his infant son, Aiyden Lewis, at the home of the child’s grandparents on M. Williams Rd. in 2013.

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Closures along the Interstate-45 scheduled to begin today have been canceled due to weather.

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The nation is watching how Texas votes in some of the most important races in America.

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The Walker County approved a septic system variance for five new cabins at General Sam’s Offroad Park on Monday.

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Planning to vote early in the midterm election?

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He left a trail of harassment, threats and manipulation. There were dozens of warning signs that he might be violent – including death threats to a Walker County prosecutor.

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A Walker County jury returned to work on Wednesday to decide if a man will spend his life in prison or face execution for killing his 16-month-old son.

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A Walker County grand jury indicted 29 people last week, including two men who reportedly stole vehicles from a local car lot as part of a Craigslist scam.

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An Arlington man was found guilty in a Walker County courtroom Monday of murdering his 16-month-old child in 2013, a brutal crime that gripped Walker County. 

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Proposed changes to Walker County subdivision regulations will need further study before the Walker County Commissioners Court rules on the changes.

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Steve Penny, a former president of USA Gymnastics, entered a plea of not guilty Monday in the Walker County Courthouse.

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Nearly 5,000 Walker County registered voters cast a ballot during the first week of early voting in the general election for city, county, state and national offices.

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Testimony in the capital murder trial of an Arlington man stemming from a 2013 double-homicide concluded Friday morning, a quiet ending to a trial that has been heated for two weeks.

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The first day of early voting in Texas’ midterms attracted a steady stream of voters in Walker County who in some cases, were willing to wait in line for extended periods to cast a ballot.

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Voter turnout is remaining high in Walker County.

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DNA collected at the scene of a double homicide was not conclusive to Howard Wayne Lewis.

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Sam Houston State University’s Tau Beta Sigma – a co-ed service organization for band – has been hard at work in support of the band students at New Waverly Junior High.

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The first day of early voting in Texas’ midterms attracted a steady stream of voters in Walker County who in some cases, were willing to wait in line for extended periods to cast a ballot.

The Walker County Commissioners Court will meet in regular session on Monday at 9 a.m. on the first floor of the Walker County Courthouse. 

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The Walker County Hospital district has doled out $2.9 million to skotch up the private corporation that manages Huntsville Memorial Hospital, and now the governing body wants to know how that money will be spent.

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Early voting begins Monday in Walker County with polls at the county annex opening at 8 a.m. and closing at 5 p.m.

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