COMMISSIONERS APPROVED TO DISCUSS AGREEMENT WITH HOSPITAL DISTRICT BOARD FOR MORE COVID-19 TESTING

In Walker County Commissioners Court Special Session, Commissioners spent a lot of time examining the feasibility of entering into an Interlocal Agreement between the County and the Walker County Hospital District to perform COVID-19 tests at a cost not to exceed $250 per test, $700,000 cumulative. It’s based on using a grant. Commissioner Daugette decided…read more »

FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrintFriendlyShare

PRESIDENTIAL ADVISOR KELLYANNE CONWAY COMMENTS ON NEED FOR DEBATES

You may have heard that according to former Clinton Press Secretary Joe Lockhart Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden should not become involved in a presidential debate with President Trump because he believes Trump his a history of lying. Some Democratic senators say Biden should debate. White House Presidential Counselor Kellyanne Conway says she believes debates…read more »

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Walker County Office of Emergency Management reported as of Friday, July 31, at 4 PM, that among regular county residents there were 669 active cases of coronavirus, with 438 recovered and 4 deceased. There were nine new community case reported on July 30th. Among TDCJ offenders in the county, there were 66 active cases…read more »

WALKER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT SPECIAL SESSION

Walker County Commissioners will meet for a Special Session at the County Storm Shelter this morning at nine. County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis will discuss with commissioners and possibly take action on a Burn Ban. Commissioner Kuykendall will talk about an order regulating parking on Pinedale Road. Commissioner Daugette will discuss the possible approval…read more »

SHSU ANNOUNCES A NEW CAMPAIGN PLEDGE

Sam Houston State University has implemented many new measures for a safe and successful return of the campus community this fall semester. Responsibilities include wearing masks, social distancing, frequent hand washing, cleaning and disinfecting classrooms/workspaces, and limiting events and activities where those guidelines cannot be achieved. One of the new initiatives asks students, faculty and…read more »

FORMER TEXAS REPRESENTATIVE JOHN OTTO HAS DIED

John Otto died on Saturday, August 1.   He was a member of the Texas House of Representatives in District 18; running for the office in 2004 and retiring in January, 2017 after not seeking re-election in 2016.  He was also a Certified Public Accountant in Dayton.read more »

GOVERNOR ABBOTT ANNOUNCED EXTENSION OF EMERGENCY SNAP BENEFITS

Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will provide approximately $185 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of August as the state continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. HHSC received federal approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to extend the…read more »