CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Walker County Office of Emergency Management that keeps records of Coronavirus cases sent us an email Tuesday, November 24th that said: “138 new cases.”read more »

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PRESIDENT-ELECT JOE BIDEN INTRODUCES HIS NEW TEAM

On Tuesday from Wilmington, Delaware, President-elect Joe Biden on stage with his new administration appointees, announced major foreign policy and national security posts . . . . President-elect Biden’s picks include: Avril Haines for National Intelligence Director; Alejandro Mayorkas, to head Homeland Security; Anthony Blinken for Secretary of State; Linda Thomas Greenfield for U-S Ambassador…read more »

DPS INCREASES ENFORCEMENT FOR THANKSGIVING

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging drivers to make safety a top priority this holiday, as increased travel can present additional challenges for drivers. As part of the nationwide Operation CARE (Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort) initiative, DPS Troopers will be increasing patrols beginning Wednesday, Nov.…read more »

GOVERNOR ABBOTT & DSHS ANNOUNCE COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION PLAN

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) this week announced the guiding principles for Texas’ COVID-19 vaccine allocation process, which will serve as a foundation for the state’s initial distribution for COVID-19 vaccines expected as early as next month. These principles have been established by the Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel (EVAP), created…read more »

GOVERNOR ABBOTT ANNOUNCES HOLIDAY COMFORT FOOD CARE PACKAGES FOR TEXAS YOUTH AND FAMILIES

Governor Greg Abbott has announced the Holiday Comfort Food Care Package (CFCP) program, in partnership with the Texas Restaurant Association, to provide holiday meals for at-risk youth and families in communities across Texas, while also supporting local restaurants. The program, a reboot of the CFCP program that began in March 2020 to support restaurants that limited or…read more »

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Walker County Office of Emergency Management, hospitals and clinics report that as of Monday, November 23rd, there were among community members verified by DSHS, 164 active cases of coronavirus with 22 fatalities. There were 5 active cases reported among offenders with 37 fatalities. Among community members, not verified by DSHS and not in the…read more »

COUNTY ELECTIONS MANAGER DIANA MCRAE & COMMISSIONERS ADDRESS FUTURE OF COUNTYWIDE POLLING PLACE PROGRAM

Monday morning in Walker County Commissioners’ Court, County Elections Manager Diana McCrae addressed commissioners during a public hearing on continuing participation in the Countywide Polling Place Program . . . . Commissioners approved continuing the program. All commissioners and Judge Pierce agreed that the program had been a big success, and many local citizens had…read more »

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY COMING UP THIS WEEKEND

The Huntsville Main Street Program announced that, as a member of the American Express® Neighborhood Champion Program, they will be giving away tote bags, prize wheel, & small business bingo as part of Small Business Saturday, which takes place on Nov 28. The Huntsville Main Street Program will be set up outside their office at…read more »

COMMISSIONERS LOOK AT POSSIBLY IMPROVING SIDEWALKS AROUND COURTHOUSE

In Commissioners’ Court Monday, commissioners discussed taking action on submitting a grant application to the Texas Department of Agriculture seeking funding via the 2021 rural Economic Development Downtown Revitalization Program for improvements to the sidewalks around the courthouse. Commissioner Daugette told the court . . . . Commissioners approved. Along with consulting with Grantworks, Commissioner…read more »