Walker County
Hospital District

About Walker County Hospital District

The Walker County Hospital District of Walker County, Texas is a political subdivision of the State of Texas. The District was authorized by an Enabling Act by the Texas Legislature under Senate Bill No. 1020 of the 62nd Legislature on June 9, 1971. A five member Board of Managers conducts the business of the District.

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Walker County Facts

Walker County has an estimated population of 69,789 (2014 est). The county encompasses a total area of 802 square miles, and the county’s largest cities include Huntsville, New Waverly and Riverside. The county serves as home to Sam Houston State University, as well as the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, located in Huntsville. For additional facts on Walker County, please visit the county’s website:

Walker County History

Walker County is the home of General Sam Houston, hero of the Texas Revolution, governor of Texas, US Senator, and first president of the Republic of Texas. Walker County was a cradle of learning and education in early Texas. Sam Houston State University was founded in 1879. The County is also home to the second oldest newspaper in Texas, the Huntsville Item. For additional information on the history of Walker County, please visit: 

Huntsville Memorial Hospital

Huntsville Memorial Hospital, chartered in 1927, is a Joint Commission-accredited, not-for-profit acute care community hospital. The fourth-largest employer in Walker County, the hospital continues to set the standard for community-focused quality care. For additional information on the hospital, please visit the hospital’s website:


Notice of Sealed Bid Sale - Ella Smither Geriatric Center

WALKER COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT, a body politic and corporate and a subdivision of The State of Texas (herein described as “Seller” or “District”) will be conducting a Sealed Bid sale of the real estate and all improvements located at 1115 Avenue O, Huntsville, Texas 77340, containing 6.324 acres out of Blocks 104 and 104B, Huntsville Townsite, City of Huntsville, Walker County, Texas, commonly known as the Old Huntsville Memorial Hospital, and recently known as the Ella Smither Geriatric Center, with additional frontage on 11th Street and on the north side of 12th Street and on the west side of Avenue N, and the southeast corner of Avenue O and 12th Street, with additional frontage on the north side of 13th Street and being further described on Exhibit “A” in the Bid Package. The bids will be opened on Thursday, the 1st day of August, 2019 in the administrative offices of the District, at 4:00 p.m. C.S.T. The District reserves the right to reject any and all bids. All submission of bids must be in conformity with the Bid Instructions as set forth in the “Bid Package”and the “Bid Documents” as defined in the Bid Instructions.

This Property will be conveyed on an “AS IS” basis, with any and all latent and patent defects and that there is no warranty by Seller that the Property is fit for a particular purpose. Bidders acknowledge that they are not relying upon any representation, statement or other assertion by Seller with respect to the Property condition, but are relying upon their own, independent examination of the Property. The successful bidder shall take the Property under the express understanding that there are no express or implied warranties (except for limited warranties of title which shall be set forth in the closing documents).

Notice of Asbestos Disclaimer

There exists an Asbestos Testing Report dated December 9, 2016, related to the former Huntsville Memorial Hospital building only. Based on this Report, the former hospital building includes asbestos containing materials. That Report will be provided to interested persons at the District’s office. After sale, no responsibility is assumed by the District for any such environmental conditions, either known or unknown, including items such as asbestos, lead-based paint, mold, mildew, etc., or for any expertise or engineering required to detect, discover, or remediate them as this property is being sold “AS IS.”

Interested persons may obtain copies of the Bid Package, including instructions, requirements, Asbestos Testing Report, and Bid Form at: The District’s office at 1300 11th Street, Suite #515, Huntsville, Texas 77340.

Sealed bids submitted after 4:00 p.m. C.S.T. on the 1st day of August, 2019 will not be considered.


Anne Woodard, Chairman
Board of Managers

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Notice of Effective Tax Rate

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