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.

The dedication and opening of the Catoosa Historical Museum expansion will take place on Monday October 26th at 6:30 p.m. The post office replica will be dedicated to the memory of life-long civic leader and patron, Georgia McAfee. Located at 217 S. Cherokee in Catoosa, the Post Office replica is the third addition to the museum complex developed under the direction and effort of Mrs. McAfee.

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Sheetz has plans to hire more than 3,000 employees companywide across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and Ohio.

The COVID-19 pandemic might affect in-person voting in Rogers County for the Nov. 3 elections; but it might not reduce voter turnout, because requests for absentee ballots have been coming at a record pace.

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A seven-figure award to a Cambria County-based loan fund from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is intended to strengthen the “entrepreneurial ecosystem” in seven southwestern Pennsylvania counties, including Cambria and Somerset, officials from both entities said this week.

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The response to the inkblot word “socialism” depends on an individual's own psychology, environment, political beliefs and understanding of the subject. “You get a variety of different interpretations based on the knowledge that people have about socialism and communism,” said Terry Madonna, director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin & Marshall College.

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The following real estate transactions are for $10,000 or more:

CLAREMORE, OK – The annual Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade looks a bit different this year with the current climate. The 2020 parade will be a drive-thru format, held on the campus of Rogers State University on the evening of Saturday, December 5th. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Our Hometown Heroes.”

Officials at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) announced that Judge Kassie McCoy has been selected as the recipient for this year’s Outstanding Young Alumna. Traditionally recognized in coordination with NEO Football Homecoming, NEO is planning to recognize this year’s honorees during a spring 2021 ceremony.

The new and recently opened Chalet Apartments is a 219-Unit luxury apartment community located conveniently near Highway 66 and Highway 20. Rogers State University, Claremore Indian Hospital and Claremore Regional Hospital are all within minutes. There are several restaurants, shopping and local businesses nearby to make life easier.

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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. 

Wednesday the J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum hosted a blood drive. Blood collection tech , DaNica Galbreath assists Micheal Moore of Claremore with his donation. 18 donors gave the give of life. The next scheduled blood drive at the museum is in December.

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A process to extract valuable metals from coal waste illustrates how Concurrent Technologies Corp. is applying its expertise to the energy industry, a national leader said Thursday.

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

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. 

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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Walker County County Commissioners on Tuesday reinstated a ban on outdoor burning effective Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 at noon.