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Posted on: November 22, 2017

Suspect Attempts to Shoot Local Officer

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During the early morning hours of November 22, 2017 an officer with the Huntsville Police Department who was completing a traffic stop in the 1700 block of 11th Street heard several shots being fired to the north of his location.  He left the tra...

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

City Needs An Interested Citizen!

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The City of Huntsville may be looking for you! As part of the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC), the City has the opportunity to make nominations to certain committees. At this time, the City has an open position on the H-GAC Solid Waste Management C...

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General City News
Posted on: November 3, 2017

City Needs Your Input

Hazard Mitigation working group

The City of Huntsville is seeking your assistance in writing their new Hazard Mitigation Plan. City Emergency Management Coordinator John Waldo said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires updates on a five-year schedule. However, whe...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Shop Small-Shop Local this holiday season

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Downtown Huntsville businesses are participating in Main Street’s new Shop Small-Shop Local campaign for the month of November, by reminding our community to shop locally from Wednesday, November 1 through Friday, December 1, 2017.

For every $20.0...

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General City News
Posted on: November 18, 2017

City of Huntsville, Texas Veterans Affairs Advisory Board meeting

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Board will not meet in December, next meeting is January 18, 2018

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Posted on: October 31, 2017

City featured in H-GAC Awards Showcase!

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The City of Huntsville completed a nine-month project to design and install wayfinding signage throughout the community. Not only have the residents told us how much they like it, the program was also recognized by the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GA...

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General City News
Posted on: October 23, 2017

Lights Out At The Statue

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Seen anything missing on the edge of town lately? That’s right, the spotlights on “Big Sam” have been out due to a line that was cut during construction of the expansion of the Visitors Center. The lights will be out until fu...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Unofficial City Elections Returns Available

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Unofficial City election returns are available on the City Secretary Elections page at www.HuntsvilleTX.gov/Elections. Totals are unofficial until canvassed by the City Council.

Incumbent Mayor Andy Brauninger and Councilmembers Joe Emmett (Ward 1), Tish H...

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Posted on: November 18, 2017

City Council meeting on 11/21/17

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City Council agenda for 11/21/17 meeting now available

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Skeletal remains ID'd; suspects in custody & charged

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On Monday, September 19, 2016, officers with the Huntsville Police Department began an investigation of skeletal remains found in the area of FM 247 and Grivich Drive. Since that date HPD detectives have been working diligently to determine what happened ...

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General City News
Posted on: November 11, 2017

Charter Review Committee meeting 11/15/17

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The Huntsville City Charter is being reviewed. A review committee was appointed by the City Council in October and began its work on November 11. At the second meeting, this Wednesday, committee members will consider how to accept public input and begin t...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Oakwood Cemetery Guided Walking Tour

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On Saturday, November 11, the City of Huntsville Cemetery Advisory Board will host an Oakwood Cemetery Guided Walking Tour titled “Interesting Facts about Burials and Information about Ancient Cemeteries.”  The tour will meet ...

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General City News
Posted on: November 5, 2017

New issue of Between the Pages available!

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Find the latest issue (and the archives of all issues) of the Huntsville Public Library's Between the Pages newsletter at Find the latest issue of the Huntsville Public Library's Between the Pages newsletter at https://tx-huntsville.civicplus.com/Archive....

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Posted on: November 10, 2017

11/14/17 City Council meeting agenda

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City Council meeting on 11/14/17 will include election canvass and swearing in

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Posted on: November 5, 2017

Charter Review begins 11/8/17

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The 2017-2018 City Charter Review Committee is ready to begin its work reviewing the City Charter and will hold their first meeting Wednesday, November 8, at 4 p.m. at City Hall. This initial meeting will allow the Committee to select a chair and decide o...

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Posted on: October 17, 2017

City Hall open Election Night, 11/7/2017

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City Hall will be open the evening of 11/7/17 from 7 p.m. to post returns of the City's general election. The position of Mayor and the four Ward Councilmembers are on the ballot. Early voting begins Monday, October 23, at the Walker County Annex and runs...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

First Biannual Free Dump Day this Saturday!

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The City of Huntsville Solid Waste and Recycling Division is hosting the first Biannual Free Dump Day on November 4, 2017, from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. City and County residents will be allowed to dump any refuse and yard waste that they are able ...

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General City News
Posted on: October 31, 2017

Sewer smoke survey at Westridge

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On Tuesday (10/31/2017), between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., the City of Huntsville Wastewater Department will be conducting a sewer survey in the Westridge subdivision.  All residents and businesses in the surrounding area must be awar...

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General City News
Posted on: October 17, 2017

New issue of Between the Pages available!

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Find the latest issue (and the archives of all issues) of the Huntsville Public Library's Between the Pages newsletter at Find the latest issue of the Huntsville Public Library's Between the Pages newsletter at https://tx-huntsville.civicplus.com/Archive....

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Heroes (resending Oct. 5, 2017 release)

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The City of Huntsville would like to recognize the many citizens and area residents who made such a difference during Hurricane Harvey. Many were doing their jobs or responding through formal arrangements, but as many or more were simply moved to step up ...

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

October 17, 2017 City Council Meeting

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

State of the City

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Join the City on October 12 for the annual State of the City address! Meet with City staff, hear updates on City projects from your City Manager, and learn more about everything happening in Huntsville. This is a great place to meet your neighbors and enj...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

30" Water Line Repair

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The City of Huntsville has completed a repair to the 30” water line between the city and the Trinity River Authority (TRA) plant.

 

Early Wednesday morning, September 27, the City of Huntsville's water plant technician on call was alerted by the el...

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

October 3, 2017 City Council Meeting

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

National Voter Registration Day

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Texas Secretary of State, Rolando Pablos is encouraging all school districts to help register their eligible students to vote during National Voter Registration Day on September 26, 2017You can read more about his initiative at https://www.sos....

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

HPL is Turning 50!

50th anniversary carnival

The Huntsville Public Library is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a family-friendly carnival from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. The carnival will feature a photo booth, sand art, popcorn, cake, face painting, balloon art, a magician, and more!...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

September 19, 2017 City Council Meeting

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

Notice of Possible Quorum

City Councilmembers may choose to attend the Walker County Office of Emergency Management’s public town hall meeting with representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) on disaster r...

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

Governor Abbott met with local officials

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Mayor Andy Brauninger met Saturday in Beaumont with Governor Greg Abbott and area elected officials. They met with Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp, who has been appointed as the Commissioner of the new Commission to Rebuild Texas. Th...

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

FEMA Town Hall Meeting

The Walker County Office of Emergency Management has invited the public to attend a town hall meeting with representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) on disaster recovery after Hurricane H...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Deputy registrars needed for local voters

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The Walker County Voter Registrar's office has made available training information for residents to become deputy registrars. Ensuring that citizens are registered is essential for voters to exercise their right and responsibility to vote. Training will b...

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

FY2017-18 City Manager's Recommended Budget

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The FY2017-18 City Manager's Recommended Budget is available online through the Finance Department's Budget page at http://huntsvilletx.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/9430.

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Council Announces Intent Not to Exceed FY2016-2017 Tax Rate

At the August 1 City Council meeting, the Council approved a motion to announce their intention to adopt a maximum property tax rate of $0.3809 per $100 valuation for the City’s 2017-2018 Fiscal Year.

The Council may ultimately adopt a rate below...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Storm debris pick up information

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Following Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, the City will be returning to its regular heavy trash pick up procedures on September 13. All requests for storm debris pick up should be called into the Solid Waste Division by Tuesday, September 12, at 3 PM t...

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Posted on: September 4, 2017

FEMA staff in Huntsville to register claims

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City of Huntsville Emergency Management Coordinator John Waldo announced that Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) staff is currently working at Fire Station #1 to register claims from Hurricane Harvey. FEMA staff confirmed they will be on site from...

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General City News
Posted on: August 31, 2017

Texas Atty. Gen. Paxton Releases Statement on Harvey Insurance Claims & HB 1774

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In light of incorrect information circulating on social media, Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued the following statement about property insurance claims in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey:

 

“There has been much misinformation, ...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Kate Barr Ross Park Closed for Relief Efforts

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The City's Kate Barr Ross Park will be closed for an indefinite period due to staging of hurricane relief efforts. The Texas Army National Guard has been permitted to place vehicles and personnel at the park while additional units are being moved in and o...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Between the Pages

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Check out the latest edition of Huntsville Public Library's Between the Pages. Learn about events happening, genealogy and more!

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

November Election Filings for City Ballot

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The City Council seats for a Mayor At-large and Councilmembers for Wards 1-4 will be on the November 7, 2017 general election ballot. Filing for the positions ran from July 22, 2017 to August 21, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the office of the City Secr...

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Wastewater Discharge from N .B. Davidson Plant

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On August 27, 2017, at 5:00 a.m., 17” of rainfall in a 46-hour span from Hurricane Harvey caused massive flooding in the lake area of the Elkins Lake subdivision. Many manholes were completely submerged, leading to an extremely large volume of rainwater/s...

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Solid Waste Updates - 9/1

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Beginning Monday, September 4, Labor Day, the City's Solid Waste Division will resume picking up on their regular schedule.

We urge all customers with large tree limbs, yard waste, storm debris, or heavy trash to call the Solid Waste Divi...

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

SHSU Baseball Meet & Greet

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Coach Deggs and the SHSU Men's Baseball Team had a phenomenal 2016-2017 season. The City of Huntsville is proud to welcome them to the next City Council meeting (Tuesday, September 5, at 6:00 p.m.), where Mayor Andy Brauninger will present a proclamation ...

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Countywide curfew lifted 8/30/2017

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As of 8:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, County Judge Danny Pierce has lifted the curfew for Walker County and the Mandatory Evacuation Order for Green Rich Shores and Sterling Island subdivisions.  The waters are receding and residents are returning t...

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

September 5, 2017 City Council Meeting

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September 5, 2017 City Council Agenda and Packet

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Solid Waste picking up trash Thursday & Friday

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Thursday and Friday (August 31 and Sept. 1), Solid Waste will pick up all green or blue bins and any bagged trash placed at the curb. (They will not be able to pick up large items or brush/limbs, please call 936-294-5712 to get on the regular pick up sche...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Weather & Donations updates, 8/29/17 - 11:30 a.m.

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The National Weather Service (NWS) Houston office call this morning to regional emergency management shows that Tropical Storm Harvey is now mostly a rain shield of light to moderate rainfall as it moves slowly east over the next 24 hours. The storm is tr...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Water main break on River Oaks

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The City of Huntsville Public Works Department reports a water main break occurred in Elkins Lake this afternoon along River Oaks and Cherry Hills. Crews began repairs immediately and are experiencing difficulty due to the saturation of the soil. Emergenc...

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General City News
Posted on: August 28, 2017

Solid Waste Updates - 8/28/17

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The City of Huntsville Solid Waste Department is running both commercial and residential routes today and tomorrow (Monday and Tuesday, August 28 and 29, 2017). They will get everything that they are capable of getting today. For residential customers not...

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General City News
Posted on: August 28, 2017

Be smart about flood waters

There may be a lot of rain and floodwater over the next few days, along with bored kids (and adults!). Flood water can contain unseen dangers including snakes, waste, and sharp objects. Keep these tips in mind and share them with your children (from the H...

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General City News
Posted on: August 28, 2017

Countywide curfew in effect

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Walker County Judge Danny Pierce issued a curfew this morning (Monday, August 28, 2017) for all of Walker County. The curfew restricts travel from 10 p.m.-6 a.m. until the Judge lifts the curfew. More information is available on The Huntsville Item's webs...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Weather Update, 8/28/17

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The National Weather Service's Houston office (NWS) reports this morning that Tropical Storm Harvey is disorganized and currently located over Matagorda Bay. It is not expected to intensify as it moves out over the water and then northeast over the next f...

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General City News
Posted on: August 29, 2017

Shelter needs & street reopenings

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VOLUNTEERS/DONATIONS/SHELTER UPDATES - City of Huntsville Emergency Management Coordinator John Waldo reports that the Walker County Storm Shelter is housing 80 people as of Tuesday, August 29, and the high school has 100. The Walker County Animal Issues ...

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

City of Huntsville Water During the Hurricane

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The City of Huntsville assures residents of its plans to continue providing a regular safe drinking water supply and wastewater services, even if power is lost locally.

The City has back-up generators and redundant pumping capacity to facilitate normal wat...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Shelter open at Huntsville High School

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Huntsville High School has been opened as a shelter for the general public as of 8:00 a.m. this morning (Monday, August 28, 2017). City of Huntsville Emergency Management Coordinator John Waldo confirmed that the shelter is available for anyone, Walker Co...

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General City News
Posted on: August 27, 2017

Rain causing more high water conditions

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HPD and City street crews are monitoring a number of high water and potential flooding locations around town. 

In Elkins Lake, there is a tree down on Brookhollow that is being removed. Residents on Fremont Court or to the west or south of Fremont...

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Posted on: August 27, 2017

Additional power outages on east side of town

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Falling limbs and trees have taken down some power lines locally. Additional outages are being reported this afternoon on the east side of Huntsville. Entergy supplies most electrical power in the city limits and is notified and working to restore power. ...

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Posted on: August 27, 2017

8/27/17 Weather Update, 11 am

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The high wind threat from Tropical Storm Harvey has diminished, although a tornado threat continues, and unprecedented, catastrophic, and life-threatening flooding and flash flood emergency conditions still exist. The National Weather Service reports a sl...

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Posted on: August 27, 2017

9:30 a.m. - Additional high water/flooded streets - 8/27/17

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HPD also reports 7th Street closed in the 1300 block. They are attempting to confirm high water on Normal Park near 19th. 

Situations across the area will continue to change as rain and flooding are ongoing. Do not assume an area is safe just beca...

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Posted on: August 27, 2017

Beware of flooding/high water Sunday morning

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HPD is reporting the following flooded streets and/or intersections. Do NOT move or drive around barricades. Obey law enforcement directions if an officer is present. HPD is working to get barricades up and relieve officers to additional locations. Turn A...

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

Solid Waste Updates

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In anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Harvey, the City of Huntsville's Public Works Director, Daryl Uptmore, has announced the following Solid Waste schedule change.

The City's Transfer Station and Recycling Center will be closed to the general publi...

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Posted on: August 26, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Update

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Hurricane Harvey made landfall Friday night and at 11 a.m. Saturday morning is still centered in the Victoria area, according to the National Weather Service office for the Houston/Galveston region. The storm still has strong wind and stronger gusts and i...

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Update 8/25

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Hurricane Harvey has been upgraded to a category 2 storm by the TDEM Texas State Operations Center. It is likely Harvey will be upgraded to a category 3 before landfall, around midnight this evening. Increased rain and wind is expected to arrive by Friday...

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Posted on: August 24, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Update

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Tropical Depression Harvey has been upgraded to a hurricane by the TDEM Texas State Operations Center. Increased rain and wind is expected to arrive by Friday evening and to intensify through the weekend.

The City of Huntsville urges residents to be prepar...

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

Tropical Depression Harvey

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The City of Huntsville urges residents to prepare for Tropical Depression Harvey, expected to move into the Gulf of Mexico this weekend and potentially being upgraded to a Tropical Storm or Hurricane.

 

Locally, there is potential for heavy rain an...

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

Make a Difference Day 2017

The City of Huntsville is sharing information on a grant opportunity received from Tegna, Inc. (Arby's Restaurant Group) and Points of Light. They are celebrating the annual national Make a Difference Day and offering $10,000 to the charities of choice of...

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

Between the Pages

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Read the newest issue of Between the Pages from the Huntsville Public Library!

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

It's Time to Swim Laps!

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The general summer pool season ended Sunday, August 13. Lap swimming is ongoing and details are available on the Aquatic Center page at http://www.huntsvilletx.gov/265/Aquatic-Programs-Fees.

The Splash Pad is indefinitely closed for repairs, call 936-291-5...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

Credit Card Skimmer Found at Gas Station

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On August 10th, Huntsville Police Department officers were called to the Exxon station located at 101 FM 2821, at the intersection of FM 2821 and FM 247, to investigate a possible skimming device that had been placed in one of the gas pumps. The respondin...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

August 15, 2017 City Council Meeting

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Additional Paid Parking Effective August 14

Paid parking along University Avenue (from 14th Street to 17th Street), 15th Street (from University Avenue to Avenue I) and Avenue I (from 15th Street to 16th Street) will become effective Monday, August 14th. Violation enforcement will also be effective...

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Notice of Possible Quorum

City Councilmembers may choose to attend the Walker County Republican Women’s meeting at which Mayor Andy Brauninger is scheduled to speak on Huntsville’s Growth.

 

No formal deliberation or action will be taken by the City Coun...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Solid Waste and Recycling Facility Closing Early 8/3

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The City of Huntsville Solid Waste and Recycling Facility will be closing at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 3, to continue upgrading the Scale House systems at the new Transfer Station. The last load will be taken at 2:30 p.m. The full facility will reopen...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

City Receives Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award

The City of Huntsville has received, for the eighth time, the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award, bestowed on only 50 governmental agencies in Texas and 68 U.S. cities overall. The award, issued by the National Procurement Institute, is based ...

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Posted on: July 28, 2017

August 1, 2017 City Council Meeting

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

City Not Issuing Water Sampling Notices

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There has been a report that the notices are appearing in additional areas around town. Local residents may have received a notice on their door about samples for water testing services. This is from a private company. Residents should be aware that this ...

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Posted on: July 25, 2017

Solid Waste and Recycling Facility Closure Postponed

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The closure of the Solid Waste and Recycling facility that was scheduled for Wednesday, July 26, has been postponed. The facility will remain open regular business hours. 

Stay tuned for the new closure date for upgrades to the Scale House. Please...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Town Creek Drainage Project Update

Later this week portions of Avenue J and 14th Street will be closing and Garney Construction will begin working during the day.

The only entrance to the Midway Plaza will be from the northwest entrance on University Avenue. Within the next 7-10 days the no...

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Posted on: July 25, 2017

Temporary Traffic Pattern Changes to Avenue J

Please be aware that there will be traffic pattern changes on Avenue J from Sam Houston Avenue to 21st Street in the upcoming weeks. These lane closures are not a City of Huntsville or Sam Houston State University project. The closures are related to a pr...

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Posted on: July 18, 2017

Sam Houston and 11th Street Waterline Replacement Project Update

Drive-time Alert - Once the intersection of Avenue M and 11th Street reopens this evening around 5:30 p.m., it will be a temporary driving surface until it is paved in 7-10 days.

Please refer to the map below and this release, http://huntsvilletx.gov/Civic...

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

Solid Waste and Recycling Facility Closing Early 7/26

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The City of Huntsville Solid Waste and Recycling Facility will be closing at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, to continue upgrading the Scale House systems at the new Transfer Station. The last load will be taken at 2:30 p.m. The full facility will reopen...

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

Temporary Closure on 7th Street

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Beginning Friday, July 21, crews will be working on 7th Street between Avenue N and Avenue P, preparing for an upcoming repaving project of that section. Possible lane closures and equipment may slow traffic in the area but the road will remain open until...

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Posted on: July 3, 2017

Stay safe in summer's heat!

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If you’re going to be outside this summer, be prepared and know how to stay safe! Check out the information and links at HuntsvilleTX.gov/Heat to enjoy the summer safely!

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Posted on: June 27, 2017

City Council Candidate Packets Available

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Candidate packets for the 2017 City of Huntsville General Election are available through the office of the City Secretary at City Hall, 1212 Avenue M, or on the City web site at huntsvilletx.gov/Elections or huntsvilletx.gov/Elecciones.

The City Council se...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Volunteers Needed For City of Huntsville Lead and Copper Sampling Program

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Volunteers Needed For City of Huntsville Lead and Copper Sampling Program

The City of Huntsville is seeking help from residents to complete water quality sampling as required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Texas Commission on Env...

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General City News
Posted on: June 21, 2017

5 Ways to Save Water this Summer

You might often assume that the heat of summer will lead to more water consumption. That’s because lawns, gardens, and even swimming pools demand a lot of it. But the truth is during summer even indoor water costs are still 50 to 70 percent of y...

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General City News
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Tropical Storm Preparedness

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The City of Houston and Harris County have been included in a Tropical Storm Watch. Walker County is not included at this time, and the storm system will continue to be tracked by the National Weather Service and local emergency management personnel.

The r...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Huntsville Police Department Vacation Checks

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Planning a vacation for the summer months? Let the Huntsville Police Department be a set of eyes on your house while you are gone so you can enter into full relaxation mode.

HPD provides vacation home checks for residents at no charge. All you have to do i...

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Posted on: July 14, 2017

July 18, 2017 City Council Meeting

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Utility Blade Found in Shopping Cart

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The City of Huntsville Police Department (HPD) has reported the discovery of a utility knife blade attached to a local store shopping cart. Local retailers are being asked to check carts regularly. HPD is making efforts to contact as many such businesses ...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Corrections to Media Reports

Incorrect information has been reported concerning the July 10, 2017 press release on a razor blade found in a City park. Only one blade was found, although slides had been damaged in two parks. Reports of additional blades are not accurate. The City of H...

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General City News
Posted on: July 10, 2017

HPD Requests Help in City Parks

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City of Huntsville Parks and Leisure staff has identified a dangerous occurrence in some City parks. A heating device is being used to melt portions of the plastic slides and razor blades are then inserted into the surface. The City of Huntsville Parks an...

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Posted on: July 7, 2017

July 11 City Council Meeting Cancelled

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The City Council meeting for July 11 has been cancelled. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be July 18 at 6 p.m. 

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

Traffic Signal Out at 11th Street and Avenue O

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TXDoT traffic signals at Avenue O and 11th Street/Highway 30 have lost power during street project construction and are not signaling. A flashing red for all three corners of the intersection will appear as soon as possible.

Please travel with caution near...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

City of Huntsville’s 4th of July Celebration

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Join the City of Huntsville and celebrate July 4th! The celebration is from 4 to 8 p.m. at Kate Barr Ross Park ( 486 State Hwy 75 N, Huntsville, TX 77320).  It will include Face Painting, Balloon Art, Leather-working, Sand Art, Bounce Ho...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

The Splash Pad is OPEN!

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The City Splash Pad is reopened. The Splash Pad had been closed for unanticipated repairs following damage earlier this month.

Aquatic Center Manager Jay Miller confirmed this afternoon that plumbing repairs were required after the electrical issues had be...

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Posted on: June 27, 2017

4th of July Closures

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Most City facilities will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th, for Independence Day. The Solid Waste and Recycling Center will still be picking up garbage on the normal schedule and will be open on July 4th. The Frank D. "Poncho" Roberts Aquatics Cen...

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General City News
Posted on: June 26, 2017

Free Admission at the City Aquatic Center

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The forecast for July is always hot in Texas, so why not beat the heat at the City Aquatic Center! This 4th of July admission is free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m at the Frank D. "Poncho" Roberts Aquatic Center. 

Concessions will be for sale, s...

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General City News
Posted on: June 27, 2017

City Not Issuing Water Sampling Notices

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Local residents may have received a notice on their door about samples for water testing services. This is from a private company. Residents should be aware that this promotion is in no way connected to or conducted by the City of Huntsville. For more inf...

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General City News
Posted on: June 26, 2017

City Splash Pad Remains Closed for Repairs

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The City Splash Pad is currently closed for unanticipated repairs following damage earlier this month. The City is not able to predict a date for re-opening at this time and will post updates when the status changes. The good news is that the City pool is...

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Elkins Lake Water Clarity

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UPDATE: The source of the issue has been identified and corrected. City crews are flushing lines to clear any remaining discolored water.

A number of residences in Elkins Lake have reported tap water with a slightly off color this morning. Staff is onsite ...

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General City News
Posted on: June 20, 2017

City Splash Pad Closed for Repairs

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The City Splash Pad is currently closed for repairs. The facility is anticipated to be reopened July 1. We will post updates if the status changes. The City pool is open for summer! 

For more information visit, www.huntsvilletx.gov/Swim. ...

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General City News
Posted on: June 27, 2017

Solid Waste and Recycling Facility Closing Early 6/28

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The City of Huntsville Solid Waste and Recycling Facility will be closing at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, to upgrade the Scale House systems in anticipation of the opening of the new Transfer Station. The full facil...

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General City News
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Water line damage near downtown

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Contractors on Sam Houston Avenue located a damaged water line between 13th & 15th Streets along Sam Houston Avenue around 10:30 am on Friday, June 16. They are determining which businesses and homes will be  affected and how soon water servi...

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General City News
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Texas Attorney General Paxton Warns Texans

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Texas Attorney General Paxton Reaches Settlement Warns Texans of Unscrupulous 

Door-to-Door Alarm Systems Sales Tactics

During summer months, door-to-door salespeople may become more frequent in neighborhoods across Texas. Some salespeople may be l...

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General City News
Posted on: May 30, 2017

TXDOT Street Construction

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Beginning Tuesday, May 30, 2017, the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) contractor will start a mill and inlay project on FM 247 (University Drive/Avenue M) in Huntsville.  The contractor will remove the driving surface of the...

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General City News
Posted on: May 8, 2017

Memorial Day Solid Waste Changes

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All City facilities will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.  The Solid Waste and Recycling facility will also be closed, and there will be no garbage services that day.

Residential Service - If your cart is normally picked up on Monday, it...

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General City News
Posted on: May 1, 2017

Support HPD

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Join the Huntsville Police Department for the 3rd Annual Five-O 5K/1-Mile Family Fun Color Run! This is a great event to end the school year and start summer off in a colorful way. Snacks and drinks will be provided along with loads of FUN! The race will ...

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General City News
Posted on: May 16, 2017

Town Creek Related Closures

The below is related to the Town Creek Drainage Project. Please be aware that the Sam Houston Avenue water line replacement project will also be in some of these areas. Additional information will be released for it.

Progression of the Town Creek Drainage ...

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General City News
Posted on: May 19, 2017

Walker County Public Safety Communications Center board meeting agenda for 5-25-17

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Walker County Public Safety Communications Center board meeting agenda for 5-25-17

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Between the Pages

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Read the newest issue of Between the Pages!

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Upcoming Waterline Replacement Projects along 11th Street and Sam Houston Avenue

Construction Notice – Upcoming Waterline Replacement Projects along 11th Street and Sam Houston Avenue

The City of Huntsville is ready to begin two waterline replacement projects along 11th Street and Sam Houston Avenue:

1) The project segment alo...

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General City News
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Temporary Water Shut Off

Monday, May 15, water will be shut off on Merchant Street, North Park Road and Mary Avenue from Merchant Street to North Park Road.

Signs and outage notices have been placed to inform residents in the area. The outage&am...

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General City News
Posted on: May 12, 2017

5/16/17 City Council Meeting

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5/16/17 City Council Agenda and Packet

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

11th Street Water Line Break

While exercising valves as part of the 11th Street water line project, a valve broke on Hickory Drive. Water was cut off at around 1:00 p.m. to make the repair which is hoped to be completed by 8:00 p.m.

General City News
Posted on: April 28, 2017

May 2, 2017 City Council Meeting

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The May 2, 2017 City Council meeting agenda and packet are available on the website. The regular meeting begins at 6 p.m. and can be viewed live on KSHU Channel 7 or on the City web site.

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Outdoor Explorer

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Join the Parks and Leisure Department on Saturday, May 6,  from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Eastham-Thomason Park for an outdoor adventure on one of the beautiful nature trails this park has to offer. Put on your hiking shoes and sunscreen, grab ...

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General City News
Posted on: April 6, 2017

Good Friday Solid Waste/Recycling Changes

The City of Huntsville Solid Waste and Recycling Division will not be collecting curbside residential recycling or commercial solid waste on Friday, April 14, in observance of Good Friday. The Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling ...

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General City News
Posted on: April 13, 2017

April 25, 2017 City Council Special Session meeting

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The April 25, 2017 City Council Special Session meeting agenda and packet are available on the website. There will be a workshop at 4:30 p.m. The special session meeting begins at 5 p.m.

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

April 18, 2017 City Council meeting

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The April 18, 2017 City Council meeting agenda and packet are available on the website. There will be a workshop at 5:15 p.m. The regular meeting begins at 6 p.m. and can be viewed live on KSHU Channel 7 or on the City web site.

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Huntsville Police Department Investigation

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On April 12, 2017 at approximately 10:50 p.m., officers from the Huntsville Police Department responded to a report of a burglary in progress in the 1900 block of Greenbriar Drive, within the Elkins Lake subdivision.  

Upon arrival at the private ...

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General City News
Posted on: April 11, 2017

Portion of Sam Houston Avenue Closing

A portion of the northbound lanes of Sam Houston Avenue are scheduled to be closed on Saturday, April 15. The lanes will be shut down from Avenue J to 21st Street. The closure is intended to occur from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., for construction crews of a new ap...

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General City News
Posted on: April 10, 2017

It's National Library Week!

This week, the Huntsville Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries are transforming their communities every day through the services and invaluable expertise they offer.

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General City News
Posted on: April 4, 2017

Between the Pages

Read the newest issue of Between the Pages!

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Temporary Water Shut Off

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Tomorrow, April 4, water will be shut off on Highway 75 South from 7174 Highway 75 South to Park Road 40 and along all of Southwood Drive including Timberwood Lane. Signs and outage notices have been placed to inform residents in the area. The outage will...

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General City News
Posted on: April 10, 2017

Water Outage near the Goree Unit

City water customers to the south and east of the I-45 feeder at the Goree Unit will be without water until the mid-afternoon. Crews are working quickly to get additional work completed on a waterline. For more information, please contact the City Service...

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General City News
Posted on: March 31, 2017

4-4-17 City Council Meeting

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

E-Recycling Day

Every April the Huntsville Solid Waste/Recycling Division hosts E-Recycling Day to allow residents a convenient time to get rid of unwanted electronics and recycle them correctly. We are always striving to make Huntsville a more green community and E-Recy...

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General City News
Posted on: March 24, 2017

Walker County Fair Parade Route

Due to the various construction projects throughout the City there will be some minor changes to this year’s Walker County Fair Parade route.  The parade will stage on 19th Street and then proceed northbound on Sam Houston Avenue. &...

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General City News
Posted on: March 17, 2017

3/21/17 City Council Meeting

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3/21/17 City Council Agenda and Packet

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

It's Open... For Now...

Beginning today, March 15, Avenue N between 10th and 11th Streets is temporarily open. This section of road will be open for approximately three weeks with minimal paving, then it will be closed for approximately one week to be paved.

Thank you for your c...

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General City News
Posted on: March 15, 2017

Sam Houston Avenue Closure

The City of Huntsville’s Town Creek Drainage Project Phase II is progressing and work in the affected areas is likely to produce delays and detours.

The project is adding a work area on Sam Houston Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets. The closur...

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General City News
Posted on: March 15, 2017

Sam Houston Avenue "Block" Party!

Has Town Creek construction been stressing you out? Well, we have the cure. To kick off the Sam Houston Avenue closure on March 27, we will be hosting a "Block" Party! You get the opportunity to stand in the middle of a state highway an...

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General City News
Posted on: March 13, 2017

Notice of Possible Quorum

 Public sessions will be held to consider information on smoking ordinances. A quorum of the City Council may be present. No Council action will be taken at these events.

Agenda General City News
Posted on: February 15, 2017

CURRENT STREET CLOSURES

The following streets are closed as part of an ongoing milling and overlay project. Plan for delays in the work areas.

  1. Avenue P, from 10th Street to 7th Street, closure scheduled for March 13. 
  2. Avenue I, from 7th Street to 9th Street, closure sched...
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General City News
Posted on: March 10, 2017

Texas Thyme Unit's Annual Herb Festival

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Texas Thyme Unit's Annual Herb Festival is coming up soon! Join us at the Wynne Home Arts Center on Saturday, March 25 from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. to enjoy informative lectures, children's crafts, shop vendors and herbs, and listen to talented m...

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General City News
Posted on: March 14, 2017

Temporary Water Shut Off

Tomorrow, March 15, water will be shut off on Southwood Drive, Timberwood Lane, and everything south of 7190 State Highway 75 South to the Goree Prison Unit. Signs and outage notices have been placed to inform residents in the area. The outage wi...

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General City News
Posted on: March 3, 2017

March 7 City Council meeting

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The March 7 City Council meeting agenda and packet are available on the website. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and can be viewed live on KSHU Channel 7 or on the City site.

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Town Creek Drainage Project Progression

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The City of Huntsville’s Town Creek Drainage Project Phase II is progressing and work in the affected areas is likely to produce delays and detours.

The project is adding a work area on Sam Houston Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets. The closur...

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General City News
Posted on: February 10, 2017

2017 Strategic Plan

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The Huntsville City Council met on January 5, 2017, to create a new strategic plan to set the course for the City for the year. The updated strategic plan is a flexible document that will be periodically reviewed for updates. The City Council established ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

"Baptized a Texan" Ceremony

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Every year, in conjunction with the Texas Independence Day/Sam Houston Birthday Celebration, the Huntsville Tourism Department hosts the "Baptized a Texan" event. This event is to ceremonially transform non-Texas natives into official Texans!

Thi...

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General City News
Posted on: February 21, 2017

SKYWARN Training

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The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans. To obtain critical weather information, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, established SKYWARN with partner organizations. SKYWARN i...

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General City News
Posted on: February 17, 2017

2/21/17 City Council Meeting

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2/21/17 City Council Agenda & Packet

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Portion of Avenue J Closed

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A portion of Avenue J from Sam Houston Avenue heading towards SHSU will be closed Friday, February 17, as part of the ongoing construction of new student apartments next to Jack in the Box. Please use alternate routes when traveling in t...

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General City News
Posted on: February 16, 2017

Gas Leak on Montgomery Road has been Cleared

The City has been notified by officials that the gas leak on Montgomery Road has been repaired. All roads are safe to travel.

General City News
Posted on: February 16, 2017

Gas Leak on Montgomery Road

The Huntsville Fire Department has advised Montgomery Road is closed from IH 45 to Sam Houston Avenue due to a gas leak. Please avoid the area and take alternate routes. If you have an questions, please contact the Huntsville Fire Department at 936-291-30...

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General City News
Posted on: February 14, 2017

Section of Highway 19 Closed

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The inside southbound lane of Highway 19 between Highway 30 East and FM 2821 is currently closed due to damage from a collapsed abandoned sewer line. TXDOT and City crews are both on the scene making repairs which should be completed today.

Please use High...

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General City News
Posted on: February 9, 2017

2/15/17 City Council Workshop Session

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2/15/17 City Council Workshop Session

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Temporary Water Shut Off

On Saturday, February 11, water will be shut off on University Avenue between 9th to 12th Streets and on 10th Street from University Avenue to Avenue J for most of the day as part of the ongoing 11th Street Water Line Replacement Project...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

2/7/17 City Council Meeting

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City Council Agenda and Packet

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Vehicle Thefts

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The Huntsville Police Department is currently investigating three cases involving the theft or attempted theft of pickups.  This follows investigations into the theft or attempted theft of up to 16 pickups in the last several months of 2016. &...

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General City News
Posted on: January 27, 2017

Hot Fund Partnership Grant Available Online

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The City of Huntsville is proud to offer and enter into partnerships with prospective applicants to provide our community with rich and exciting cultural events. The 2017-18 Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Partnership Grant application is available onl...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

Town Creek Related Closures on 13th Street and 11th Street

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The City of Huntsville’s Town Creek Drainage Project Phase II is progressing and work in the affected areas is likely to produce delays and detours.

13th Street closure between Avenue M and Sam Houston Avenue

The City of Huntsville’s Tow...

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General City News
Posted on: January 24, 2017

Controlled Burn

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The City has been informed that the U.S. Forest Service is conducting a controlled burn in the National Forest near the Gulf Coast Trades Center, south of the Huntsville area. The burn is expected to continue overnight and be completed by Wednesd...

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General City News
Posted on: January 20, 2017

HPD Arrest

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On Friday, January 20, 2017, as part of an ongoing narcotics operation, the Huntsville Police Department’s SWAT Team executed a search warrant on Old Houston Road.  Detectives from the Huntsville Police Department developed information ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

1/17/2017 City Council Meeting

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Amended Agenda and Packet

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Posted on: January 7, 2017

City Council Notice of Possible Quorum to attend a public hearing

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City Councilmembers may attend a public hearing on a General Residential Operation providing childcare services.No formal deliberation or action will be taken by the City Council.

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

City Council 1/10/17 Special Session

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The City Council will hold a special session to discuss a proposed general residential operation childcare facility in the city limits.

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Freezing Temperatures Expected Overnight

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The National Weather Service has announced that our area can expect freezing conditions overnight Friday and Saturday evening.

Cold weather can pose a danger to the health and safety of  residents and proper care should be taken to reduce exposure...

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General City News
Posted on: December 30, 2016

Sidewalk Construction to Begin January 4

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The Texas Department of Transportation is administering the TAP (Transportation Alternatives Program) sidewalk construction project in three areas in Huntsville and will begin January 4, 2017.  Sidewalk construction will occur in the following lo...

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General City News
Posted on: December 29, 2016

Regular Solid Waste services on January 2 and 16, 2017

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The City of Huntsville will observe New Year's on Monday, January 2, 2017 and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 16, 2017. All City facilities except Solid Waste/Recycling will be closed both those Mondays.

The Solid Waste/Recycling Division w...

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General City News
Posted on: December 29, 2016

City Council meeting

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The City Council will hold its first regular meeting of 2017 on Tuesday, January 3, at 6 p.m. The City Council regularly meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, at 6 p.m. Sign up on the City website to receive Council agendas directly in your ema...

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Posted on: December 29, 2016

City Council Strategic Planning Session

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The City Council will hold a special session for strategic planning beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2017. If need be, the Council will reconvene Friday morning, January 6, at 8 a.m., to continue

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Live Christmas Tree Pick Up

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The Streets Division will pick up live Christmas trees (not artificial) at the street’s edge from Tuesday, January 3, 2017 through Friday, January 6, 2017. Trees must be on the curb no later than Monday, January 2, 2017 for these pick ups.&n...

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General City News
Posted on: December 8, 2016

Reduction of Paid Parking Hourly Rate

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The City Council approved a reduction of the hourly rate on the MobileNOW! paid parking system, along Bobby K. Marks Drive and Bearkat Boulevard. The new hourly fee was reduced from $1.25  to $1.00 per hour plus a .25 cent conven...

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

Holiday Solid Waste and Recycling Closures

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The City of Huntsville Solid Waste Transfer Station and Recycling Drop-Off Center will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25.

The facilities will also be closed for the Christmas holidays o...Read on...

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Changes in Animal Control

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As many people in Huntsville and Walker County are aware, the Rita B. Huff Humane Society Board of Directors has made a conscious decision to place more energy and resources on adoptions. As a result of limited capacity at their current facility and in an...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: November 21, 2016

"Winterize" Your Sewer Charge

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City of Huntsville residential customers, it is time to "winterize" your sewer charge. Water meter usage for the months of November through February  is used to calculate your new sewer average charge for the next year.  Consci...

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General City News
Posted on: November 29, 2016

Town Creek Closure on Avenue N

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The City of Huntsville’s Town Creek Drainage Project Phase II is adding a work area on Avenue N between 10th and 11th Streets. The closure began November 29 and will continue into early 2017. 

Drivers will still have access to the Smithe...

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Posted on: September 6, 2016

Everybody In

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Do you have a library card? No? Then make your way to the Huntsville Public Library (HPL), where we are about more than books. HPL provides creative educational spaces for learners from birth to high school and beyond.

As a part of celebrating Septembe...Read on...

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

12/20/16 City Council Meeting

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

12/13/16 City Council Finance Committee Meeting

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12/13/16 City Council Finance Committee

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

12/8/2016 Gas leak update

City of Huntsville Emergency Management Coordinator John Waldo has confirmed that CenterPoint Energy expects to complete initial repairs on the gas line along 11th Street tonight, December 8. They will place a steel plate over the road and reopen as many ...

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General City News
Posted on: December 5, 2016

A Wynne Home Nutcracker

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Join the Wynne Home Arts and Visitors Center and Nicolay Dance Works for A Wynne Home Nutcracker

Children and their parents will be immersed in an intimate experience of the Nutcracker story inside the Wynne Home. You will attend the Ch...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Downtown Christmas Fair Rescheduled

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“Jingle bell time, it’s a swell time to…” reschedule Huntsville’s Downtown Christmas Fair! Due to inclement weather, the Downtown Christmas Fair has been rescheduled to December 10th, from 11:30 am to 5:0...

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General City News
Posted on: December 8, 2016

Gas leak at 11th and Avenue I

HPD is handling a gas leak on 11th at Avenue I. 11th Street from Avenue H to Avenue J is closed. Please stay indoors if you live in the area - detour around the area if driving or walking. CenterPoint Energy is working on the leak. The length of the closu...

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General City News
Posted on: December 2, 2016

Potential for Heavy Rainfall this Weekend

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The National Weather Service (NWS) says that Houston and surrounding areas can expect to see locally heavy rainfall throughout the area beginning Friday and lasting through the weekend, with the possibility of strong thunderstorms and isolated tornadoes a...

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

12/6/16 City Council Meeting

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Sam Houston Statue Officially Welcomed Christmas

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The Sam Houston Statue and Visitor Center has officially welcomed the Christmas season with their annual Holiday Open House that was held on November 29. The Christmas tree was up, there were holiday treats and the gift shop was open late to help guests d...

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General City News
Posted on: November 29, 2016

Thank You Reception

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Please join the Huntsville City Council for a special reception to thank Councilmembers Lydia Montgomery and Don H. Johnson for their six years of service. The reception is also to congratulate the four newly-elected at-large councilmembers: Paul Davidhiz...

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General City News
Posted on: November 28, 2016

Winter in the Park and Downtown Christmas Fair

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The City of Huntsville Main Street program invites you to join us Saturday, December 3, from noon to 5 p.m., in downtown Huntsville, for the 7th annual Winter in the Park and Downtown Christmas Fair! Visit a variety of vendors s...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Small Business Saturday

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Hit the snooze button on Black Friday, avoid the crowded department stores, and make Christmas shopping enjoyable by taking part in Small Business Saturday! Huntsville has plenty of local stores to cross off everyone on your Christmas shopping list.

The Ci...

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General City News
Posted on: November 17, 2016

Celebrate the Wynne Home Turning Ten!

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The Wynne Home Arts and Visitors Center turned 10 recently and the City invites you to come help us celebrate. The home was built in the late 1800's and was generously gifted to the City from the Wynne family to be utilized as a cultural arts center. The ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

Sam Houston Statue Christmas Open House

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Everyone is invited for a special evening at the Sam Houston Statue Visitor Center and Gift Shop on Tuesday, November 29 from 5-7 p.m. for their annual Christmas Open House. There will be pictures with Santa, hot chocolate, light hors d'oeuvres and Christ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

Amended agenda for the 11/17/16 City Council special session is now available

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An additional canvassing ordinance has been added to the previously posted agenda.

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Posted on: October 27, 2016

Town Creek closures on Avenue N

The City of Huntsville’s Town Creek Drainage Project Phase II is adding a work area on Avenue N between 10th and 11th Streets. The closure is scheduled to begin Monday, November 7, 2016 and continue until February 2017.

This portion of the work will ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 2, 2016

11th Street Water Line Replacement Project

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The 11th Street Water Line Replacement Project is scheduled to begin Monday, November 7. This project consists of replacing an old and deteriorated 6" waterline along 11th Street from University Avenue to Avenue G. The water line located in this segm...Read on...

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Posted on: November 9, 2016

Notice of Possible Quorum - 11/19/16

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Notice of Possible Quorum

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Unofficial City Elections Returns Available

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Unofficial City election returns are available on the City Secretary Elections page at www.huntsvilletx.gov/Elections.

Totals are unofficial until canvassed by the City Council at a special session scheduled for noon on November 17, 2016.Read on...

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Posted on: October 31, 2016

James Surls Exhibit Opening at Wynne Home

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James Surls is a Sam Houston State University graduate from a number years ago, but will soon be returning to Huntsville, to coincide with the installation of his Time and Time Again exhibit at the Wynne Home Arts Center, opening Saturday, November 5.
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General City News
Posted on: November 4, 2016

Arrest Made in Skeletal Remains Case

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On Monday, September 19, officers with the Huntsville Police Department began an investigation of skeletal remains found in the area of FM 247 and Grivich Drive. Since that date, HPD detectives have been working diligently to determine what happened to t...Read on...

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Posted on: October 19, 2016

11/17/16 City Council Special Session

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City Council Special Session

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Posted on: November 2, 2016

Firefighters Remind Huntsville to Change Smoke Alarm Batteries

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Firefighters around Huntsville and Walker County want to remind you to change the batteries in your smoke alarms when you reset your clock for the time change this weekend.

Nearly 3000 people die each year in the U.S. in residential fires. The sound of...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: November 8, 2016

Election Night Returns for City Candidates and Propositions

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City Hall will be open from 7 p.m. on election night for returns in City races and ballot measures. As results are received from Walker County when the voting boxes come in, they will be posted in the City Council chambers.

Channel 7 will also run the ...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: November 3, 2016

Notice of Possible Quorum - Election Night Returns

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Notice of Possible Quorum - Election Night Returns

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Posted on: October 28, 2016

10/28/16 This Week in Huntsville

Trick or Treat! The 10/28/16 This Week in Huntsville is now available!

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Posted on: October 21, 2016

2016 State of the City Address

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Did you miss the State of the City address? You are in luck! Watch the full video on the City's YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/IrEF35MrRbU to view and share with your friends and family. City Manager Matt Benoit addressed City projects that have been...Read on...

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Posted on: October 10, 2016

Town Creek-Related Closures

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The City of Huntsville’s Town Creek Drainage Project Phase II is progressing and work in the affected areas is likely to produce delays and detours. Currently, 7th Street between Old Madisonville Road and Avenue M is under construction.

On October 17,...Read on...

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Posted on: October 7, 2016

Bond Election FAQs

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You have questions, we have answers! Please visit www.huntsvilletx.gov/Bond or click the Bond button on the homepage to view a list of FAQs or email us at bond@huntsvilletx.gov to submit your own questions.

The list of FAQs can be found halfway down t...Read on...

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Posted on: October 17, 2016

Fall Farmer's Market

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The City of Huntsville Main Street Program invites you to join them every Saturday from 8 am to 12 pm until November 19th for the Huntsville Downtown Farmer's Market! The Farmer's Market will take place on University Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets i...Read on...

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Posted on: September 29, 2016

Sample Ballots Available for November Election

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Sample ballots for all Walker County precincts for the November election are now available on the City website Election page at www.huntsvilletx.gov/Elections.

For more information on the general election visit www.huntsvilletx.gov/Elections. For in...Read on...

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

Section of Avenue M Closed Saturday, October 29

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Residents should please be aware that Avenue M will be closed between 11th Street and 10th Street on Saturday, October 29, for roof replacement at First National Bank.

For more information, contact Lt. Jim Barnes at HPD at 936-291-5480 or jbarnes@hun...Read on...

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Posted on: September 29, 2016

Scare on the Square

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The City of Huntsville Main Street Program invites you to the 14th annual Scare on the Square on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. in downtown Huntsville. Entry fee is $1. The community and Sam Houston State University organizations sponsor booths wi...Read on...

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Posted on: October 21, 2016

10/25/16 City Council Finance Committee Meeting

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10/25/16 City Council Finance Committee

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

October This Week in Huntsville

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

Haunted Hayride Actors Needed

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Always wanted to be a zombie? A witch? A mummy? Join the City of Huntsville's Parks and Leisure Department for an open call for actors for this year's Haunted Hayride. The meeting will be Friday, October 7, at 6:00 p.m., at the City of Huntsville Service ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 28, 2016

State of the City

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Join the City on October 11 for the annual State of the City address! Meet with City staff, hear updates on City projects from your City Manager and learn more about the upcoming Bond election. This is a great event to meet your neighbors and enjoy an eve...Read on...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

2016 Homecoming Parade Traffic

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The 2016 Homecoming Parade is scheduled for Thursday, October 13th. This year's parade will be larger than in years past, as SHSU and HISD will combine their celebrations for a single big homecoming.

Parade participants will begin staging starting at ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 29, 2016

City hosted Annual Service Recognition Reception

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On Tuesday evening, the City hosted the Annual Service Recognition Reception for City board, commission, and committee members. Mayor Andy Brauninger recognized the following list of volunteers for completing service since last November. Mayor Brauninger ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 29, 2016

Town Creek Drainage Project Update

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The City of Huntsville’s Town Creek Drainage Project is progressing and Phase II is set to begin. Work in the affected areas is likely to produce delays and detours. Right now, this is occurring on 7th Street between Old Madisonville Road and Avenue M.
...Read on...

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Posted on: September 22, 2016

7th Street Rehabilitation Project Update

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As part of ongoing efforts to improve City infrastructure, the 7th Street Rehabilitation Project is fully underway.

The project will be completed in three phases. Phase 1 began August 15 and is expected to be complete mid-November. It includes:

- R...Read on...

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Posted on: September 29, 2016

10/4/16 City Council Meeting

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10/4/16 City Council Meeting

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Posted on: September 28, 2016

City Council Agenda - State of the City Address

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Posted on: September 30, 2016

City Council Joint Workshop with the Planning Commission

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Posted on: September 22, 2016

Volunteer at Haunted Hayride

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The City of Huntsville will be hosting the 3rd Annual Haunted Hayride the evening of Saturday, October 22, at Kate Barr Ross Park. We are looking for volunteers who would like to be part of this spooktacular event.

If you are interested in letting ou...Read on...

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

City Not Issuing Water Sampling Notices

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Local residents may have received a notice on their door about samples for water testing services. This is from a private company which sells water filtering equipment and services.Residents should be aware that this promotion is in no way connected to or...Read on...

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

Assistance Sought for Identification of Remains

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On Monday, September 19, 2016, officers with the Huntsville Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious incident near the intersection of FM 247 at Grivich Drive. Upon investigation the officers located the skeletal remains of an as yet uniden...Read on...

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

This Week in Huntsville

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

9/27/16 City Council Special Session

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City Council Special Session

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

9/20/16 City Council Meeting

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9/20/16 City Council Agenda and Packet

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Posted on: September 12, 2016

Bond Election Facility Tours

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The City of Huntsville invites you to attend public facility tours for all facilities included in the November Bond Election. You will have the opportunity to see each building, hear from City staff and ask questions before you make your decision in Novem...Read on...

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Posted on: August 19, 2016

Public Hearing for Fiscal Year 2016-17 Budget

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A public hearing on the proposed budget for the City of Huntsville fiscal year, from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017, will be held on September 20, 2016, at 6:00 p.m., during the City Council meeting in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 1...Read on...

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Posted on: August 25, 2016

Huntsville Bond Election

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Information for the November 8 City Bond Election is now available on the City web site. Visit www.huntsvilletx.gov/Bond to find a video on all three propositions, a link to an interactive Bond map featuring locations and details of each proposition, voti...Read on...

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

Council Approved Announcement of their Intent to Adopt the Effective Tax Rate

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At the August 2 City Council meeting, the Council approved a motion to announce their intention to adopt a maximum property tax rate of $0.3809 per $100 valuation for the City’s 2016-2017 Fiscal Year.

With the approval, the Council has declared their i...Read on...

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Posted on: September 1, 2016

This Week in Huntsville

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Read the newest issue of This Week in Huntsville to learn about the Bond election, various City events, Zika virus and much more!

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Posted on: September 8, 2016

Gear Up for Food Safety

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September is Food Safety Education Month and the CDC and Huntsville Health Inspection Division are sharing tips to help prevent foodborne illness, also known as food poisoning.

We encourage you to visit www.cdc.gov/Foodsafety to learn more and follow ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 9, 2016

9-15-16 City Council Combined Workshop with the Planning Commission

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City Council Combined Workshop with the Planning Commission

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Posted on: August 23, 2016

Confirmed Travel-Related Case of Zika in Walker County

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The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed one case of the Zika virus in Walker County. Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis verified the case was travel-related and contracted outside Walker County.

Like the Tex...Read on...

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

November Election Candidate Filings

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The City Council seats for At-large Positions 1-4 will be on the November 8, 2016 general election ballot. Filing for the positions ran from July 23, 2016 to August 22, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the office of the City Secretary.

Seven citizens ha...Read on...

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Posted on: September 16, 2016

Serious Accident in the 4000 Block of Sam Houston Avenue

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HPD is reporting a serious accident in the 4000 block of South Sam Houston Avenue has occurred (late afternoon Friday, September 16). Traffic is being diverted around the area and drivers are asked to assist by using Sycamore Avenue or Highway 19 and avoi...Read on...

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Posted on: September 2, 2016

9/6/16 City Council Meeting

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

Don't Give Zika a Biting Chance

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Like the Texas Governor's office, the City of Huntsville is sharing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and www.TexasZika.org (through the Texas Department of State Health Services) to encourage residents to practice mosqu...Read on...

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Posted on: August 31, 2016

Temporary Road Closure

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An area at the intersection of Avenue M and 7th Street will be temporarily closed from Thursday, September 1, during the afternoon and into the evening for construction. The City will not close the intersection until after the school buses run, approximat...Read on...

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Posted on: August 25, 2016

City Council Special Session

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City Council Special Session

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Posted on: August 15, 2016

Huntsville Police Department DWI No Refusal Operation

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On Thursday August 25, 2016, the Huntsville Police Department will have additional officers on duty for a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated)-No Refusal Operation.

City of Huntsville Police Chief and Director of Public Safety Kevin Lunsford said, “Back to...Read on...

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Posted on: July 25, 2016

November Election Candidate Filing Open Until August 22

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The City Council seats for At-large Positions 1-4 will be on the November 8, 2016 general election ballot. Filing for the positions will be from July 23, 2016 to August 22, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the office of the City Secretary (City Hall, 1212 ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 17, 2016

Newest Issue of This Week in Huntsville

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Read the newest issue of This Week in Huntsville to learn about the Bond Election, Back to School Safety, Zika information and more!

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Posted on: August 15, 2016

Walker County Burn Ban Lifted

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The burn ban issued for the City of Huntsville and Walker County has been lifted. Walker County Judge Danny Pierce approved lifting the burn ban for Walker County, effective at 9 a.m., August 15, 2016.

For any questions or concerns, please contact the ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

MobileNOW! Paid Parking System Will Begin August 8

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The MobileNOW! paid parking system will go live Monday, August 8, at 7:00 AM, along the sections of Bobby K. Marks Drive and Bearkat Boulevard that have been recently converted to one-way traffic.

The new parking spaces will be controlled through a p...Read on...

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Posted on: August 4, 2016

Mosquito Bite Prevention

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The long summer days and intermittent showers may present an increased opportunity for exposure to mosquito bites. Citizens are urged to take precautions to decrease the likelihood of contracting disease from infectious insects. The Centers for Disease Co...Read on...

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Posted on: August 4, 2016

8-9-2016 City Council Special Session

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8-9-2016 City Council Special Session

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

August 2016 This Week in Huntsville

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Read the newest issue of This Week in Huntsville. Learn about City events, candidate filing and how to potentially lower your insurance rates!

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Posted on: July 20, 2016

City's ISO rating improved

At the July 19, 2016 City Council meeting, Director of Public Safety Police Chief Kevin Lunsford and Fire Chief Tom Grisham shared information on the city's updated ISO rating. Huntsville's Public Protection Classification rating has been changed to a 2 ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

Get the Facts on Zika

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Want to get the facts on Zika? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Medical Association (AMA) invite you to join an important one-hour webinar focused on the Zika virus. CDC Epidemiologist Susan Hills and Medical Officer ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 28, 2016

End of Summer Bash

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Join the Sam Houston Statue and Visitor Center for their End of Summer Bash. There will be three days of fun and family activities for you to soak up the last bit of summer. Hang out at the Statue on August 9, 10 and 11 from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. along with Mayo...Read on...

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Posted on: July 26, 2016

Punt, Pass and Kick!

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Calling all young pro football fans! Come exhibit your skills when the City of Huntsville's Parks and Leisure Department hosts the annual NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition. Join them at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 5, at Kate Barr Ross Memorial Park, on F...Read on...

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Posted on: July 26, 2016

Street Improvement Project Starting August 8

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The City's contractor, AAA Asphalt Paving Inc., will begin a street milling and overlay project on August 8, on the following City streets:

- Avenue Q (15th to 18th Streets)

- University (intersection with 7th Street to 600’ north of 7th Street)
...Read on...

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Posted on: July 25, 2016

Notice of Drawing For Place on Ballot

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Notice is given of a drawing to determine the order in which the names of candidates are to be printed on the ballot for the November 8,2016 election in the City of Huntsville, Texas.

The drawing will be held at 8 a.m. on August 24,2016, at City Hall,...Read on...

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Posted on: July 25, 2016

November Election Candidate Filing Now Open

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The City Council seats for At-large Positions 1-4 will be on the November 8, 2016 general election ballot. Filing for the positions will be from July 23, 2016 to August 22, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the office of the City Secretary (City Hall, 1212 ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 22, 2016

MobileNOW! Paid Parking System Starting Soon

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The conversion of Bobby K. Marks Drive and Bearkat Boulevard to one-way traffic has been completed and the traffic patterns have changed. Along the two street segments over 200 paid parking spaces have been installed.

Informational signs for paid parki...Read on...

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Posted on: July 29, 2016

8-2-2016 City Council Meeting

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8-2-2016 City Council Meeting

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Posted on: July 22, 2016

7/26/2016 City Council Special Session

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7/26/2016 City Council Special Session

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Posted on: July 21, 2016

Flick and Float

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Join the Parks and Leisure Department on Friday, July 22, at 10 p.m. for an evening Flick and Float at the Huntsville Aquatic Center. The movie Jaws will be shown while you float in the pool!

Be sure to bring your pool floats or camping chairs, no open...Read on...

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Posted on: July 19, 2016

Disaster Preparedness Special Issue of This Week in Huntsville

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Are you prepared for a disaster? Read this special issue of This Week in Huntsville to learn to be prepared for every situation.

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

Conversion of Bobby K. Marks Drive and Bearkat Boulevard to One-Way Traffic has been Completed

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The conversion of Bobby K. Marks Drive and Bearkat Boulevard to one-way traffic has been completed. Please stay alert to the new traffic patterns and directional signs.

The over 200 paid parking spaces have also been added along these street segments....Read on...

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

7-19-2016 City Council Meeting

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7-19-2016 City Council Meeting

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Posted on: July 13, 2016

Visitor Center Coordinator Recently Recognized as a Certified Tourism Executive

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Jamie Matthews, the City of Huntsville's Visitor Center Coordinator, was recently recognized as a Certified Tourism Executive. Successful completion of the program to earn the honor was a highlight of the annual Travel and Tourism College offered by the ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 13, 2016

Water Division Performing Annual Water Line Cleaning

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The City of Huntsville Water Division has been conducting annual water line cleaning to improve water quality and reduce the buildup of minerals. This process can lead to reduced water pressure in the area being cleaned.

Maintenance is being conducted ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 13, 2016

Traffic Restricted on Bearkat Boulevard Until August 19 Due to Construction

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Beginning Thursday, July 14, traffic on Bearkat Boulevard between Sycamore Avenue and Bobby K. Marks Drive/Avenue H will be limited to one lane to allow for construction on the Town Creek drainage project.

The traffic will still move in both direction...Read on...

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Posted on: June 28, 2016

November Election Candidate Packets Now Available

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Candidate packets for the 2016 City of Huntsville General Election are available through the office of the City Secretary at City Hall, 1212 Avenue M, or on the City web site at http://www.huntsvilletx.gov/Elections.

The City Council seats for At-large...Read on...

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Posted on: June 16, 2016

Sam Houston Statue and Visitor Center Introduces New Discount Cards

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This coming weekend the Sam Houston Statue and Visitor Center will be rolling out a new discount card for guests who are visiting the Statue and Visitor Center from outside Huntsville zip codes. Various local businesses have joined forces to offer a 10% d...Read on...

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Posted on: June 24, 2016

Transfer Station is Now Accepting Credit Cards

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The City of Huntsville’s Transfer Station is a place for our customers to bring in their recyclables and garbage. Everything that comes in and out of the Transfer Station Facility is tracked through weight. When you enter our facility, your vehicle is w...Read on...

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Posted on: June 29, 2016

7-5-16 City Council Meeting

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7-5-16 City Council Meeting.

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Posted on: July 1, 2016

7/1/2016 This Week in Huntsville

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Read about the 4th of July Celebration in Huntsville, news and other events happening in your city!

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Posted on: June 29, 2016

Yard Waste Pick Up Delayed

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The City is experiencing severe delays in yard waste pick up today (Wednesday, June 29). One of the residential garbage trucks broke down this morning. Additional solid waste crews will use pick up trucks and trailers to continue to pick up to assist ef...Read on...

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Posted on: May 27, 2016

Huntsville Public Library Summer Reading Program

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Each year, the Huntsville Public library participates in the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), a program designed to keep kids reading throughout the summer. Children and teens ages birth - 13 are rewarded with various prizes and incentives for...Read on...

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Posted on: June 27, 2016

Construction to Convert Bobby K Marks Drive and Bearkat Boulevard to One-Way has Begun

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Construction to convert sections of Bobby K. Marks Drive and Bearkat Boulevard to one-way has begun. The road will be shut off to allow the crews to work efficiently to get the streets converted to one-way and to add the paid parking spaces along each sec...Read on...

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Posted on: June 24, 2016

Outdoor Water Restrictions Have Been Lifted

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The repairs have been successfully completed to the 30” Raw Water line going to the TRA Water Treatment Plant. The Stage 3 Mandatory Outdoor Water Restrictions have been lifted and all outdoor water usage may resume.

All of our storage tanks are at fu...Read on...

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

4th of July Celebration

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Join the City of Huntsville Parks and Leisure Department at Kate Barr Ross Park Monday, July 4, 2016 to celebrate the 4th of July with family entertainment and a large-scale fireworks show.

The 4th of July celebration will be a fun and safe event for t...Read on...

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Posted on: June 17, 2016

6-21-2016 City Council Meeting

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6-21-2016 City Council Meeting

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Posted on: June 17, 2016

Stage 3: Mandatory Outdoor Water Restrictions Still in Place

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City of Huntsville officials are urging residents to halt all outdoor watering until further notice.
The mandatory restrictions are in place to allow for adequate fire flow and water pressure in the event of an emergency situation. The City is current...Read on...

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Posted on: June 21, 2016

Stage 3 Mandatory Outdoor Water Restrictions are Still in Place Until Further Notice

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Stage 3 Mandatory Outdoor Water Restrictions are still in place for the city of Huntsville. City well production is decreased due to continuous pumping. Right now only a very limited amount of water is coming from the Trinity River line causing the City ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 23, 2016

Repairs are on Schedule for the Leaking Raw Water Line

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As of Thursday morning, Trinity River Authority (TRA) contractors and City crews are continuing with the repairs to the leaking Raw Water Line. The repairs are going well and proceeding on schedule. We will keep you up to date when the leak is fixed.

...Read on...

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Posted on: June 15, 2016

Mandatory Water Restrictions Implemented per City of Huntsville Drought Contingency Plan

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Mandatory water restrictions are being implemented due to a combination of a leaking 30” raw water line that transmits water from the Trinity River to the TRA surface water plant, the failure of one of our 7 wells and excessive high temperatures. The Cit...Read on...

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Posted on: June 13, 2016

Movie in the Park

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Join the Parks and Leisure Department at Kate Barr Ross Park (486 State Highway 75 North) Soccer Field on Friday, June 17th at 10:00pm for an outdoor movie! Bring the whole family and join us in watching Pan starring Hugh Jackman and Garrett Hedlund. Don’...Read on...

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Posted on: June 13, 2016

This Week in Huntsville

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The newest issue of This Week in Huntsville is now available!

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Posted on: June 10, 2016

Request for Voluntary Water Restrictions

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The City of Huntsville is requesting that citizens minimize unnecessary outdoor water usage for the next week.

The City’s major source of water is the TRA Plant. This plant receives water from the Trinity River via a 30-inch pipeline and treats it pri...Read on...

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Posted on: June 10, 2016

Natural Gas Leak at Avenue M and 13th Street

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Huntsville Fire Department has advised residents that there has been a natural gas leak at the intersection of 13th Street and Avenue M, near City Hall and the Huntsville Public Library. HFD has emergency vehicles blocking the surrounding areas. Please av...Read on...

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Posted on: June 10, 2016

Gas Leak at 13th Street and Avenue M Has Been Cleared

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The City has been notified by officials that the gas leak at 13th Street and Avenue M has been shut off. All roads are safe to travel.

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Posted on: June 8, 2016

Show Your Community Pride

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The City needs your help choosing a slogan for an upcoming community pride project. Help out by voting in our poll on Twitter!

Stay tuned on our social media pages for the winner and the reveal of the project!

https://twitter.com/HuntsvilleTexasRead on...

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Posted on: June 7, 2016

Family Movie Night at the Library

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Huntsville Public Library will be showing "Norm of the North" for Family Movie Night at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 10. Enjoy complimentary popcorn and drinks sponsored by the Texas Children’s Health Plan. Enjoy the surround sound and air conditioni...Read on...

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

Movie in the Park

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Join the Parks and Leisure Department at Kate Barr Ross Park Soccer Field (486 State Highway 75 North) on Friday, June 10th at 10:00 PM for an outdoor movie! Bring the whole family and join us in watching ZOOTOPIA! Don’t forget to bring blankets or lawn c...Read on...

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Posted on: June 2, 2016

6/7/16 City Council Meeting

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6/7/16 City Council Meeting

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Posted on: May 27, 2016

City Council Finance Committee Meeting

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5/31/2016 City Council Finance Committee Meeting

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Posted on: May 16, 2016

25th annual Lineage Society Workshop

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The Huntsville Public Library will host its 25th annual Lineage Society Workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 9, and the public is encouraged to attend.

The workshop will be held in the Community Room at the library, located at 1219 13th S...Read on...

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Posted on: May 27, 2016

Area under flash flood warning until 8:30 a.m. Friday morning

Areas of Huntsville and Walker County are under a flash flood warning until 8:30 a.m. on Friday, May 27, 2016. Please travel only as necessary and use caution. Travelers should obey any warning signs or gates and all law enforcement direction. Stay tune...Read on...

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Posted on: May 26, 2016

The 13th Annual Huntsville Beautification Golf Tournament Rescheduled

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The 13th Annual Huntsville Beautification Golf Tournament has been canceled for Friday, May 27th, due to the weather forecast. It has been rescheduled for Friday, September 9th at Raven Nest Golf Club. The scramble will begin at 1:00 PM; registration wi...Read on...

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Posted on: May 24, 2016

5/31/2016 City Council Special Session

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5/31/2016 City Council Special Session Agenda

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Posted on: May 27, 2016

Regular Garbage Pick-Up on Memorial Day

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The City of Huntsville Solid Waste and Recycling Department will run regular residential and commercial garbage pick-up routes on Monday, May 30, 2016, Memorial Day. The Solid Waste Transfer Facility will also be open for business on Monday.

The Recyc...Read on...

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Posted on: May 23, 2016

Notice of Possible Quorum - Tour of City Service Center

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Notice of Possible Quorum - Tour of City Service Center

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Posted on: May 18, 2016

Public Works Week

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We are happy to celebrate National Public Works Week in Huntsville and we encourage all our citizens to thank a Public Works official this week. Be sure to check out our video celebrating Public Works Week!

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Posted on: May 18, 2016

5/18/2016 This Week in Huntsville

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Read our newest issue of This Week in Huntsville!

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Posted on: May 11, 2016

Brown Bag Lecture Series

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The Huntsville Public Library will be starting a Brown Bag Lecture Series in May. The series is a free event that will kick off Thursday, May 26. Attendees may bring a brown-bag lunch. Lunch time begins at 11:30 and the lecture will begin at noon.

T...Read on...

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

5/17/2016 City Council Finance Committee Meeting

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5/17/2016 City Council Finance Committee Meeting

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

5-17-2016 City Council Meeting

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5-17-2016 City Council Agenda and Packet

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Posted on: May 11, 2016

New Issue of Between the Pages

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The newest issue of Between the Pages is out now! Be sure to share with your friends and family!

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Posted on: May 7, 2016

5/7/16 Special Election Unofficial Totals

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Final unofficial totals for the City of Huntsville Special Election to Fill a Vacancy are in. The candidates for Councilmember-at-Large Position 1 received a total of 1253 votes. John S. Little drew 542 votes and Paul Davidhizar had 711.

Results beco...Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2016

The Wynne Home Readings

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Join the Wynne Home Arts Center and Sam Houston State University’s MFA program for evenings of fiction stories during the Wynne Home Readings. The event will feature graduate students and recent alumni of the MFA in creative writing, editing and publishin...Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2016

Drawn by the Sea

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The Wynne Home Arts Center will be hosting Cynthia K. Reid’s exhibit of her sea-themed watercolor paintings, Drawn by the Sea. Come join the Wynne Home on opening night, Saturday, May 14 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., and hear Reid’s remarks at 5 p.m. The exhibit ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2016

Outdoor Explorer: Animal Tracks!

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Join us on Saturday, May 21st from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Eastham-Thomason Park for a free educational program on animal tracking! We will be learning about animals native to Texas, looking for animal tracks on the park’s nature trail, and playing games!...Read on...

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Posted on: April 27, 2016

Movie in the Park

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Join the Parks and Leisure Department at Kate Barr Ross Park (486 State Highway 75 North) on Friday, May 13, at 8:00 p.m. (or dark) for an outdoor movie! Bring the whole family and join us in watching Goosebumps starring Jack Black. Don’t forget to bring ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 4, 2016

Gardening by the Moon

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The Huntsville Public Library will be hosting Gardening by the Moon and Almanac with Otis Cunningham. The program will take place from 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the library. Cunningham will explain how to use the farmer's almanac and moon cycl...Read on...

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Posted on: April 27, 2016

13th Annual Huntsville Beautification Golf Tournament

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It’s time to hit the greens at the 13th Annual Huntsville Beautification Golf Tournament! Registration will begin at noon and there will be a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, at the Raven Nest Golf Club.
Teams of 4 players are signing up n...Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2016

Tourism Week Special Issue of This Week in Huntsville

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Be a tourist in your own community! Find out how in this special Tourism Week edition of This Week in Huntsville.

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Posted on: May 4, 2016

Downtown Farmers Market

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The Downtown Farmers Market begins Saturday, May 7. The market will be located on University Ave between 11th and 12th street from 8 a.m. - noon. Be sure to check it out for locally grown fruits, veggies, jams, jellies and more! The market will be every S...Read on...

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Posted on: April 22, 2016

Safe Exchange Zone Established at HPD

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To further serve the citizens of Huntsville, The Huntsville Police Department is offering a Safe Exchange Zone. Persons who are selling or buying items through the internet, classified ads, or other media are invited to meet in the parking lot of the Hun...Read on...

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Posted on: May 4, 2016

City Council Adopts Card Fees, Effective Immediately

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Due to the continued rising costs associated with the acceptance of credit, debit, and/or gift cards for payment, City Council adopted the card use fee on May 3, 2016. Payments made with any such cards will be charged a fee equal to 2.5% of the amount of ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 8, 2016

City of Huntsville Calendars are HERE!

We have exciting news, the City of Huntsville Calendars are here. Be sure to stop by any City facility to pick up your copy before they are gone!!

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Posted on: May 4, 2016

City Election Saturday, May 7, 2016

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The City of Huntsville will hold a special election on Saturday, May 7 to elect a Councilmember-at-Large Position 1. All voting will be at the Walker County Annex (1301 Sam Houston Avenue) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is open to all registered voters of the...Read on...

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Posted on: May 7, 2016

IT'S ELECTION DAY!

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The City of Huntsville will hold a special election on Saturday, May 7 to elect a Councilmember-at-Large Position 1. All voting will be at the Walker County Annex (1301 Sam Houston Avenue) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is open to all registered voters of the...Read on...

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

5-3-2016 City Council Meeting

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5-3-2016 City Council Agenda

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Posted on: April 26, 2016

Council Considering Credit Card Fees

Due to the continued rising costs associated with the acceptance of credit, debit, and/or gift cards for payment, it is anticipated that the City Council will adopt a fee for the use of these cards. If the City Council adopts the card use fee on May 3, 20...Read on...

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Posted on: April 21, 2016

Governor Abbott Issues Tax Free Sales On Emergency Preparation Supplies

Governor Greg Abbott is reminding all Texans that they will be able to purchase emergency preparation supplies tax free this weekend. During the 84th Legislative Session, Governor Abbott signed SB 904 into law, allowing for sales tax exemptions on emergen...Read on...

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Posted on: April 14, 2016

4/19/2016 City Council Meeting

4/19/2016 City Council Meeting Agenda & Packet

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Posted on: April 11, 2016

New Issue of This Week in Huntsville!!

The newest issue of This Week in Huntsville is now out! Be sure to share with your friends and family!

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Posted on: April 13, 2016

Huntsville Moving!!

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“We are so thankful for the National Endowment for the Arts and the community giving us the opportunity to celebrate dance. We will be engaging the community in the arts and paying tribute to artist Jesus Moroles with the unveiling of a memorial sculpture...Read on...

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Posted on: March 29, 2016

Little Stinger Book Drive

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Tuesday, April 12 - Little Stingers Book Drive! Let's make a difference! Drop off donations of new/gently used children's books from 7 AM - 4 PM @ Gibbs PreK, Huntsville Elem, Samuel W. Houston Elem, Scott Johnson Elem, Stewart Elem, Hawkins Administrati...Read on...

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Posted on: March 28, 2016

Curbside Recycling Guidelines Meeting

The department of Solid Waste will be holding a curbside recycling guidelines meeting on April 7,at 6 PM at the Huntsville Public Library. For more information call 936-294-5712

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Posted on: February 13, 2016

April is Financial Literacy Month!

Huntsville Public Library will be hosting a three-part series in April on Financial Literacy:

Wednesday, April 6th - "Budgeting and Goal Setting"
Thursday, April 21st - "Creative Ways to Cut Family Spending"Tuesday, April 26th -...Read on...

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Posted on: February 20, 2016

Git Along, Little Dogies!

Huntsville Public Library is pleased to host Mary Anne Burkhalter, actress and singer, in her production of "Remember When…Texas Trail Ride", Monday, April 18, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., in the Community Room.

Celebrate the enriching stories o...Read on...

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Posted on: February 13, 2016

Tai Chi coming to Huntsville Public Library!

The Huntsville Public Library is pleased to announce a new six-week Tai Chi class taught by Tai Chi instructor Gary Readore. Classes begin on Wednesday, April 13 and will be held on following Wednesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room.

Reador...Read on...

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Posted on: February 20, 2016

Genealogy Dead Ends: Where do I go now?

Two-hour sessions will be offered the first and second Saturdays during the months of March, April, and May. Sessions are scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. Attendance will be limited to no more than three researchers. The small group will allow each participa...Read on...

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Posted on: April 3, 2016

Serious traffic accident Saturday on Highway 19

On April 2, at approximately 8:46 p.m., officers from the Huntsville Police Department responded to a report of major traffic crash in the 200 block of State Highway 19. A Toyota passenger vehicle was traveling southbound on Highway 19 in the northbound l...Read on...

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Posted on: April 5, 2016

4/5/16 Additional controlled burn off FM 1791

Texas Forest Service will be conducting an additional controlled burn today. Approx. 1500 acres off FM 1791. For more info call:936-291-3047

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Posted on: March 28, 2016

This Week in Huntsville!

The newest issue of This Week in Huntsville is now available!

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Posted on: April 4, 2016

Controlled fire off FM 1791

The Huntsville Fire Department has advised that the smoke in the air is due to a controlled fire off FM 1791 conducted by the Texas Forest Service. For more info call: 936-291-3047

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Posted on: March 30, 2016

Residents urged to contact Huntsville Police Department with information on the Highway 19 Shooting

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During the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 30, 2016, two City of Huntsville Police Department officers were working traffic on Highway 19, just north of the Highway 30 overpass. The officers heard several shots fired and observed muzzle flashes in...Read on...

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Posted on: March 22, 2016

The 6th Annual Art Contest Unveiling Ceremony

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The Friends of the Library and the Huntsville Public Library hosted an unveiling ceremony for the 6th Annual Art Contest on Saturday, March 19th in the Children's Room.
Children's Director Rachel McPhail said the contest was a success for all participan...Read on...

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Posted on: March 21, 2016

3/29/16 City Council Meeting

Amended agenda for special session available in Agenda Center

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Posted on: February 23, 2016

Adult Coloring Extended Through March

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Continue to manage your stress levels weekly on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. to noon as the Coloring for Adults program has been extended through March. Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and helps promote overall wellness. We’ll ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 22, 2016

March Youth & Kids Events at the Huntsville Public Library

Mother Goose Lapsit - This new program is designed for parents and infants aged birth to 24 months, and features songs, toys, and stories on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. – Feb. 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28

Story Time - Every Wednesday and Friday at 10:45 a.m.  Par...Read on...

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Posted on: March 10, 2016

This Week in Huntsville

The newest issue of This Week in Huntsville is now available!

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Posted on: February 9, 2016

Good Friday Solid Waste Schedule

The City of Huntsville Solid Waste and Recycling Division will not be collecting curbside residential recycling on Friday, March 25, 2016, in observance of Good Friday. Only commercial customers with dumpsters and roll offs/compactors will have garbage co...Read on...

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Posted on: March 7, 2016

Pitch Hit & Run returns to Huntsville

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The City of Huntsville’s Parks & Leisure Department will host a free Scotts® Major League Baseball® Pitch Hit & Run™ Competition for area youth ages 7 to 14 on Saturday, March 26 at Kate Barr Ross Park. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. with c...Read on...

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Posted on: February 13, 2016

Annual HPL Easter Egg Hunt on 3/23

The Huntsville Public Library’s Easter Egg Hunt (for children six and under) will be held Wednesday, March 23, at 10:45 a.m., on the lawn next to City Hall (Jane Monday Amphitheater area). Please bring your own bag or basket to hold whatever goodies you f...Read on...

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Posted on: February 22, 2016

Annual HOT Workshop set for March 24

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Everything you always wanted to know about the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Fund will be addressed at the annual HOT Workshop on Thursday, March 24. Held this year at the Huntsville Library Community Room from 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., the event is require...Read on...

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Posted on: March 11, 2016

Annual Artwork Unveiling Ceremony has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 19.

The Huntsville Public Library’s 6th Annual Artwork Unveiling Ceremony has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 19. It will be at 1 p.m. in the Children’s Room. Please call 936-291-5910 for additional information.

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Posted on: February 13, 2016

Jedi Academy at Huntsville Public Library!

Star Wars enthusiasts are invited to attend Jedi Academy for children 13 and under at the Huntsville Public Library on Friday, March 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. Use the Force as you navigate the galaxy by making crafts, playing games, and munching on Star Wars-t...Read on...

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Posted on: January 24, 2016

20th Annual HUB Show on the calendar

The City of Huntsville, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University, the SHSU Small Business Development Center, and Walker County will together sponsor the 20th Annual Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)/Vendor Show.
The...Read on...

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Posted on: February 13, 2016

Spring Break at the Library!

Do you have plans for your upcoming spring break? If not, come on down to the Huntsville Public Library and enjoy three days of Elementary Kids' Crafts March 7-9 at 3 p.m (for students 5th grade or under). Sign up is not required.Read on...

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Posted on: February 13, 2016

Wild Things Zoofari at the Library!

The Huntsville Public Library will be hosting The Wild Things Zoofari on Thursday, March 10, at 2 p.m. Courtney Cortina Pineda, will come to the library with six furry friends (a baby kangaroo, lemur, and squirrel monkey, to name a few) to teach about an...Read on...

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Posted on: March 1, 2016

21st Annual Trash Bash this Saturday!

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Walker County Proud Communities (WCPC), consisting of members from Walker County, the City of Huntsville Solid Waste and Recycling, the Texas Forest Service, Master Gardeners, and local businesses, is sponsoring the 21st Annual Trash Bash on Saturday, Mar...Read on...

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Posted on: January 20, 2016

Candidate packets available for May 7 Special Election

Candidate packets for the 2016 City of Huntsville Special Election are available through the office of the City Secretary at City Hall, 1212 Avenue M, or on the City web site at http://www.huntsvilletx.gov/Elections.

The City Council seat for At-large ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 10, 2016

3/15/16 City Council Meeting

Agenda available - Workshop at 4:30 p.m. and meeting at 6:00 p.m.

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Posted on: February 17, 2016

HPD Corporal stops speeder, makes significant arrest

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On February 17, Corporal Justin Schubert observed a white 2015 Ford Fusion traveling north on Highway 19, at what appeared to be a high rate of speed. Cpl. Schubert activated his radar unit which indicated the Ford was traveling at 72 mph in a 60-mph area...Read on...

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Posted on: February 27, 2016

This Week in Huntsville

The newest issue of This Week in Huntsville is now available!

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Posted on: February 22, 2016

Huntsville Main Street Nationally Accredited

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) commended Huntsville for successful annual progress as a designated Main Street community, one of 58 to be recognized this year.

The Texas Main Street Program (TMSP) began in 1981 as one of the first state coordina...Read on...

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Posted on: January 16, 2016

35th Annual March 2 Celebrations Announced

The Walker County Historical Commission, the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, and the City of Huntsville’s Sam Houston Statue and Visitors Center announces the 35th Annual Texas Independence Day and General Sam Houston’s Birthday Celebration in Huntsville on ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 13, 2016

Home-Grown Tomatoes with Master Gardeners!

Free tips from the experts with the Walker County Master Gardeners will help you to grow the perfect tomato! Home-Grown Tomatoes will be held from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1, in the Huntsville Public Library’s Community Room.

Experts will...Read on...

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Posted on: February 25, 2016

City Council Meeting

Tuesday, March 1 - Workshop at 5, Meeting at 6

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Posted on: February 12, 2016

This Week in Huntsville

The newest issue of This Week in Huntsville is now available!

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Posted on: January 13, 2016

Calling all artists!

Huntsville Public Library is hosting its 6th Annual Art Contest this spring. Open to all students 5-18 years of age, the contest will focus on the theme of artwork “Inspired By the Imagination of Daydreams.” Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail says, “...Read on...

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Posted on: February 6, 2016

HPL Silent Book Auction

Get ready to place your bids! There will be a Silent Book Auction held at the Huntsville Public Library the week of February 15-22, 2016. The hours will be Monday through Friday, 10am-7pm, and Saturday, 12pm-4pm. Winners will be notified on Tuesday, Febru...Read on...

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Posted on: January 14, 2016

Genealogy Winter Lock-In

The Huntsville Public Library & Walker County Genealogy Society will host the annual Genealogy Winter Lock-In on Sunday, February 21, from 12:00–6:00 PM. Beginners and longtime researchers are all invited. Society Members will be available to assist i...Read on...

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Posted on: February 8, 2016

Black History Month with the Huntsville Public Library

On Saturday, February 20, at 10:30 a.m., the Samuel Walker Houston Museum and Cultural Center and the Huntsville Public Library will be celebrating Black History Month. Johnnie Jo Dickenson, the Library’s professional genealogist, will present a program t...Read on...

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Posted on: February 9, 2016

Support literacy with breakfast!

Love eating breakfast for dinner and supporting good causes? The Kiwanis Club will be holding their famous Pancake Supper at the Huntsville Public Library on Friday, February 19th at 5:30 p.m. For $5, come enjoy all you can eat pancakes, sausages, and d...Read on...

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Posted on: January 11, 2016

Master Gardeners Library Program

The Huntsville Public Library is pleased to host the Walker County Master Gardeners annual spring planting workshop, “Starting Your Spring Vegetable Garden,” on Monday, February 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the library’s Community Room.

The Ma...Read on...

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Posted on: February 11, 2016

Don't forget your Valentine!

All are welcome to share the love this Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Wynne Home for a Valentine card making class. Free and held from 11-1, all materials are supplied, so stop by and create something from the heart.

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Posted on: February 11, 2016

City Council Meeting

Agenda ready for 2/16/16 meeting

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Posted on: January 29, 2016

Annual Tree Sale on February 6!

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The annual tree sale will be from 7:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 6 at the Walker County Storm Shelter on Highway 75 North.

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Posted on: January 28, 2016

Ken Zonker exhibit opening at Wynne Home

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Make plans to visit the Wynne Home for Ken Zonker: A Retrospective (1941-2002). The exhibit will be on display from January 30-April 30, 2016. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 30, from 4:30-7 p.m. (with remarks around 5:30 p.m.), ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

“Pilates for Everyone”

Beginning January 26, 2016, from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., Pilate student teachers from the SHSU Department of Dance will teach a weekly class in Pilates at the Huntsville Public Library Community Room. Pilate classes build strength, flexibility and lean m...Read on...

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Posted on: December 30, 2015

February Events at the Huntsville Public Library

Mother Goose Lapsit is designed for parents and infants aged birth to 24 months. The program features songs, toys, and stories on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Dates for this program in February are:
February 1February 8
February 15February 22
February 2...Read on...

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

Essential Oils Classes, Spring, 2016

Essential oil teacher, Melissa Gonzalez, returns to the Huntsville Public Library for an all new series of classes to discuss new topics relating to the use of essential oils. The first class will be held January 11th from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in the L...Read on...

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Posted on: January 1, 2016

!Vamanos! Free Spanish classes are back!

Instructor Beth Williamson will teach on Tuesdays in the Community Room. The 14-week program begins February 2, and materials are provided.

Register now to reserve a spot (35 students maximum for each class). Beginning classes will meet from 1:00 pm. ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 2, 2016

Arrest in Far Hills area

On the evening of February 1, 2016, members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Huntsville Police Department, the Walker County Sheriff’s Department, the Houston Police Department, and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office ex...Read on...

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Posted on: January 28, 2016

City Council Meeting

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

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Posted on: January 28, 2016

City Council Meeting

The City Council will conduct its annual strategic planning session at the Huntsville Public Library's Community Room on Friday, February 12, from 8:30-4.

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Posted on: January 14, 2016

City Council Meeting

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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Posted on: January 14, 2016

Solid Waste will pick up on MLK, Jr. Day

The City of Huntsville Solid Waste Division will run both residential and commercial garbage pick-up routes on Monday, January 18, 2016, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Solid Waste Transfer Facility will also be open for business on Monday.

The Recyc...Read on...

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

Please use caution on roadways tonight - poor travel conditions!

Golf ball-sized hail, heavy showers, and intermittent street flooding is occurring in areas around Huntsville. Lt. Jim Barnes advises citizens to refrain from driving during the storms if they can. If you must be out, be careful, especially near areas t...Read on...

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Posted on: January 4, 2016

Reception for Mayors and Council

Join the City from 5:30-6 p.m. on Tuesday to thank Mayor Woodward, welcome Mayor Brauninger, and also congratulate the re-elected Ward Councilmembers. Stop by City Hall to sign a note for former Mayor Mac Woodward. Justice of the Peace Janie Farris will...Read on...

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Posted on: January 9, 2016

Huntsville Mayors fulfill wager in JSU apparel

Mayor Andy Brauninger and former Mayor Mac Woodward filmed a short video of congratulation before Tuesday's City Council meeting, wishing Jacksonville State University well in their upcoming playoff game. Mayor Woodward had accepted a challenge from Jack...Read on...

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Posted on: December 31, 2015

City Council Meeting

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

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Posted on: December 30, 2015

Essential Oils Class

Essential oils teacher, Melissa Gonzalez, returns to the Huntsville Public Library for an all new series of classes to discuss new topics on the use of essential oils. The first class will be held January 11 from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in the Library’s Co...Read on...

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Posted on: December 30, 2015

January Events at the Huntsville Public Library

The Huntsville Public Library will be closed on Friday, January 1 for the New Year's holiday, and will reopen on Saturday, January 2 at 12:00 p.m. The library will also be closed on Monday, January 18 in celebration of Martin Luther King Day, and will re...Read on...

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Posted on: December 18, 2015

Christmas Holiday Concert

A Christmas Holiday Concert will be presented by the Huntsville Public Library on Monday, December 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Library’s Community Room. Local musician Jan Cole will be performing on the keyboard and says she welcomes requests...Read on...

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Posted on: December 15, 2015

City Council Meeting continued

Discussion of item 5a is being continued at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening, 12/16/15. The Texas Open Meetings Act (Texas Government Code 552.0411) permits a governmental body that recesses an open meeting to the following regular business day to forgo posti...Agenda & Packet Link

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Posted on: December 15, 2015

SHSU-JSU Playoff Game

Mayor Mac Woodward and Jacksonville, Alabama Mayor Johnny L. Smith today agreed to a friendly wager on Saturday's NCAA FCS semi-final playoff game between the Jacksonville State University Gamecocks and the Sam Houston State University Bearkats.

Mayors...Read on...

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Posted on: December 12, 2015

Unofficial City Runoff election returns available

Councilmember Andy Brauninger garnered 992 votes in the December 12 runoff election against Mayor Pro Tem Keith Olson, who received 788 votes. The City Council will be able to canvass the results beginning December 20. Canvassing and the swearing in of M...Read on...

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Posted on: December 9, 2015

HPD arrests shooting suspects

According to Huntsville Police Chief Kevin Lunsford, on December 8, 2015, at approximately 11:30 p.m., officers responded to a shooting call in the 2100 block of Sycamore Avenue. Upon subsequent investigation officers learned that the shooting had occurre...Read on...

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Posted on: December 7, 2015

Huntsville Police Department Investigates Murder of Local Resident

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The Huntsville Police Department is investigating a shooting which has resulted in the death of Timeshia Roshandra Franklin, 34.

On December 6, 2015, officers with the Huntsville Police Department responded to the 200 block of US 190 East in reference...Read on...

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Posted on: December 3, 2015

HPD collars stabbing suspect

On Thursday, December 3, 2015, at approximately 3:45 p.m., officers with the Huntsville Police Department (HPD) responded to a stabbing call in the 500 block of Bowers Boulevard. Upon arrival, the officers found a female victim with stab wounds to her nec...Read on...

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Posted on: December 1, 2015

Water Off for Damaged Line Repairs

Water service will be interrupted on Pine Shadows between Normal Park Drive and Hickory Drive due to repairs on a damaged line. Residents on Holly Springs Drive and Sleepy Hollow Drive may be affected.

City crews will be working to restore the service...Read on...

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Posted on: December 1, 2015

Holidays Around the World Event

Huntsville Public Library is excited to announce the annual “Holidays Around the World” event. Designed to illustrate how various cultures and countries celebrate holidays around the world, this year’s event will be held on Saturday, December 5 from 1:00...Read on...

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Posted on: December 1, 2015

Christmas Holiday Concert

A Christmas Holiday Concert will be presented by the Huntsville Public Library on Monday, December 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Library’s Community Room. Local musician Jan Cole will be performing on the keyboard and says she welcomes requests...Read on...

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Posted on: December 1, 2015

Beginner's Yoga

Are you looking for a convenient way to try yoga for the first time? Try attending our free Adult Yoga Program for Beginners at the Huntsville Public Library each Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn and practice y...Read on...

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Posted on: November 18, 2015

Letters to Santa!

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Santa Claus wants all of the children of the Huntsville area to start sending him their Christmas letters. Not only did Santa give the Huntsville Public Library a special Santa mailbox linked directly to the North Pole, but he even promised to write back ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 17, 2015

Winter Break Activities at the Huntsville Public Library

The Huntsville Public Library will be hosting the following Winter Break Activities:

Holiday Craft Time - Come make a cute winter craft to take home on Monday, December 21, Tuesday, December 22, and Wednesday, December 23 at 3:00 p.m.

Movie Afternoo...Read on...

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Posted on: November 17, 2015

Richard Haas Exhibition

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Save the Date! The Huntsville Public Library and the Huntsville Arts Commission invite you to join them on Thursday, November 19 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to meet muralist artist Richard Haas and view his works in the Library’s Community Room. Haas, kno...Read on...

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Posted on: November 20, 2015

The Wynne Home Fall Classes

Tomorrow is the last day for Fall Classes!

BUILDING WITH CLAY: Students will be given a general project guideline that they can make into their own interpretation. They will learn basic hand building techniques to accomplish proposed projects, as well ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 13, 2015

Huntsville Police Officer Honored by MADD

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Huntsville Police Officer Je'rard Collins was honored recently with the "Heroes of the Highway" award by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). The East Texas Region of MADD covers a 15-county area including Walker County. Select officers from t...Read on...

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Posted on: November 20, 2015

Fatal Shooting Suspect Still At-Large

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The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) is investigating a shooting which has resulted in the death of 20-year-old Hoveaire Demontrae Easley.

On November 19, 2015, officers with the Huntsville Police Department responded to a shooting call at a residen...Read on...

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Posted on: November 13, 2015

City Council Meeting - November 17

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Agenda & Packet General City News
Posted on: November 12, 2015

City Council Special Session - November 16

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Agenda & Packet General City News
Posted on: November 12, 2015

Disposal and Recycling Facility Closed for Fiber Optic Installation

The City's Disposal and Recycling Facility at 590 IH 45 North will be closed on Saturday, December 5 due to schedule outage for fiber optic installation. The facility will re-open on Monday, December 7 at 7:30 a.m.

For more information, contact the So...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: December 18, 2015

New Year's Holiday Solid Waste & Recycling Pick Up Schedule

The City of Huntsville Solid Waste Transfer Station and Recycling Drop-off Center will closed in observance of the New Year’s holiday on Friday, January 1. Due to the closure for the New Year’s holiday, the following schedule will be followed:

RESIDEN...Schedule Link

Solid Waste & Recycling Schedule General City News
Posted on: December 10, 2015

Christmas Holiday Solid Waste & Recycling Pick Up Schedule

The City of Huntsville Solid Waste Transfer Station and Recycling Drop-Off Center will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday on Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25. Due to the closure for the Christmas holiday, the following schedule...Schedule Link

Solid Waste & Recycling Schedule General City News
Posted on: November 10, 2015

City Mayoral Runoff Election to be held Dec. 12

The Huntsville City Council, at its November 10, 2015 special session, voted unanimously to hold the runoff election for the mayor's race on Saturday, December 12, 2015. Early voting will begin Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at the Walker County Annex.
...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: November 10, 2015

Thanksgiving Holiday Solid Waste & Recycling Pick Up Schedule

The City of Huntsville Solid Waste Transfer Station and Recycling Drop-Off Center will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27. Due to the closure for the Thanksgiving holiday, the following sc...Schedule Link

Solid Waste & Recycling Schedule General City News
Posted on: November 9, 2015

Essential Oils

Whether you have been attending the Essential Oils (EOS) classes these past few weeks, or have just heard about them, you will be excited to learn about the special holiday event being held on Monday, November 30 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Library...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: November 6, 2015

No Foolin' String Band to Perform at the Wynne Home Arts Center

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No Foolin' String Band will be performing at the Wynne Home, Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Artists from across East Texas get together to play traditional American music with fiddle, guitar, banjo and spoons, and pennywhistle. Th...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: November 5, 2015

City Council Meeting - Canvass Election AMENDED

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Agenda General City News
Posted on: November 6, 2015

City Council Meeting - Election Special Session

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Agenda & Packet General City News
Posted on: November 5, 2015

Richard Haas Exhibition

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Save the Date! The Huntsville Public Library and the Huntsville Arts Commission invite you to join them on Thursday, November 19 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to meet muralist artist Richard Haas and view his works in the Library’s Community Room. Haas, kno...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: November 3, 2015

Unofficial City election returns available

Unofficial City election returns available on the City Secretary Elections page at www.huntsvilletx.gov/Elections, or click below.

Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: November 3, 2015

Returns to be livestreamed on election night

Beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, the City will have a livestream of unofficial election results as received that will also be aired on Channel 7. When all precincts are in, the livestream and Channel 7 will go dark and there will be a link to the ...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: November 3, 2015

Water Off for New Water Line Installation

Water Off for New Water Line Installation

Water will be shut off on Willowbend Drive to Eastham Drive for most of the day to tie in a new water line. Staff would like to take this opportunity to apologize for any problems this may cause and assure you...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: October 30, 2015

The Wynne Home Fall Classes

The following classes began on Monday, October 12 and will end Saturday, November 21
DON’T MISS OUT!

BUILDING WITH CLAY: Students will be given a general project guideline that they can make into their own interpretation. They will learn basic hand bu...Read on...

Brochure General City News
Posted on: October 30, 2015

November Events at the Huntsville Public Library

Closures for the Holidays
The Huntsville Public Library will close on Friday, November 13 at 2:00 p.m. for the Annual Staff Charity Bowling Tournament, and will reopen at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 14. The Library will also be closed on Thursday, ...Read on...

Calendar of Events General City News
Posted on: October 29, 2015

Phone Scams Involving Law Enforcement

Citizens are advised to beware of phone scams involving law enforcement, particularly callers who use the names of local law enforcement officials, such as the Chief of Police. The City of Huntsville recently became aware of such a scam in the Baytown ar...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: October 28, 2015

"Hush Now Baby" by Angela Williams

With her memoir, Hush Now, Baby (Texas Review Press, May 2015), Angela Williams honors Eva, a central and vital figure in her life from birth...until Eva stepped out of the shadows with a move that sent shock and awe into the heart of the author’s world. ...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: October 28, 2015

Scare on the Square has MOVED LOCATION!

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Scare on the Square has been MOVED to the Walker County Storm Shelter
(due to rain forecast for Saturday)

SAME TIME AND JUST AS MUCH FUN!! Join us this Halloween Saturday, October 31 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Walker County Storm Shelter for our an...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: October 27, 2015

State of the City Address

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A State of the City reception will be held tonight at the Walker County Storm Shelter, 445 State Highway 75 North beginning at 5:30 p.m.

See you there!

General City News
Posted on: October 23, 2015

Haunted Hayride CANCELLED for 10/24!

Due to predicted weather conditions, this year's hayride has been cancelled. The City of Huntsville Parks and Leisure Department was very excited to be hosting the 3rd Annual Haunted Hayride on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at Kate Barr Ross Park, but they...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: October 20, 2015

2015 ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Awards

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The Sam Houston Statue Visitor Center has been nominated for the 2015 ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Award.

Nominations are grouped by state on the ballot, for the most creative and professional convention and visitor bureaus, convention centers, hote...Read on...

Website for Voting General City News
Posted on: October 22, 2015

Richard Haas Exhibition

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Save the Date! The Huntsville Public Library and the Huntsville Arts Commission invite you to join them on Thursday, November 19 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to meet muralist artist Richard Haas and view his works in the Library’s Community Room. Haas, kno...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: October 21, 2015

Sam Houston Statue 21st Birthday Celebration and "The Legend" Drink Competition

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October 22 – 11 am to 1 pm

Drink Competition: 10 am

Top three drinks in Huntsville wins 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place cups

IS YOUR DRINK A WINNER?

Judges
John Murray, descendant of Sam Houston Mayor Mac Woodward
Carol Smith, President, Hunts...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: October 21, 2015

The Wynne Home Fall Classes

The following classes began on Monday, October 12 and will end Saturday, November 21
DON’T MISS OUT!

BUILDING WITH CLAY: Students will be given a general project guideline that they can make into their own interpretation. They will learn basic hand bu...Read on...

Brochure General City News
Posted on: October 15, 2015

Burn Ban Still in Effect

Dry weather and windy conditions make for elevated fire conditions. Please remember Walker County is still under a burn ban. Contact the Huntsville Fire Department at jwaldo@huntsvilletx.gov for more information. Stay safe!Read on...

General City News
Posted on: October 13, 2015

Essential Oils

Whether you have been attending the Essential Oils (EOS) classes these past few weeks, or have just heard about them, you will be excited to learn about the special holiday event being held on Monday, November 30 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Library...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: October 13, 2015

Christmas Holiday Concert

A Christmas Holiday Concert will be presented by the Huntsville Public Library on Monday, December 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Library’s Community Room. Local musician Jan Cole will be performing on the keyboard and says she welcomes requests...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: October 13, 2015

Beginner's Yoga

Are you looking for a convenient way to try yoga for the first time? Try attending our free Adult Yoga Program for Beginners at the Huntsville Public Library each Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn and practice y...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: October 13, 2015

Holidays Around the World Event

Huntsville Public Library is excited to announce the annual “Holidays Around the World” event. Designed to illustrate how various cultures and countries celebrate holidays around the world, this year’s event will be held on Saturday, December 5 from 1:00...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: October 13, 2015

"Hush Now Baby" by Angela Williams

With her memoir, Hush Now, Baby (Texas Review Press, May 2015), Angela Williams honors Eva, a central and vital figure in her life from birth...until Eva stepped out of the shadows with a move that sent shock and awe into the heart of the author’s world. ...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: October 12, 2015

3rd Annual Haunted Hayride

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The City of Huntsville Parks and Leisure Department is excited to host its 3rd Annual Haunted Hayride. This spooktacular event will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at Kate Barr Ross Park. Tickets will be sold from 6-10 P.M. Haunted Hayrides will b...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: October 12, 2015

CETA Morning Brew

Agenda General City News
Posted on: October 7, 2015

Joint law enforcement operation successful

Walker County Sheriff Clint McRae and Huntsville Police Chief Kevin Lunsford today announced that their departments, combined with the efforts of the Walker County District Attorney’s office, have concluded a two-and-a-half-year-long narcotic and organize...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: October 5, 2015

Sam Houston Statue 21st Birthday!

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On October 22, the Sam Houston Statue, “A Tribute to Courage” will turn 21. To commemorate the special occasion, the Tourism and Visitor Center will be hosting a competition for the creation of a drink that will be unique to Huntsville.

The Visitor Ce...Read on...

Entry Form General City News
Posted on: September 29, 2015

Election Night Returns

Agenda General City News
Posted on: September 29, 2015

State of the City Address

Agenda General City News
Posted on: September 29, 2015

2015 National Night Out

According to HPD Officer Ryann Kaaa, the event will include a centralized presence in the Academy and Target parking lot as well as several neighborhood parades. The department has expanded the time and scope of the event to encourage additional citizen ...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: September 28, 2015

Banned Books Week

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Celebrate YOUR freedom to read and the right to choose your book during Banned Books Week, September 28 to October 3 at Huntsville Public Library. A few of the challenged books will be on display.

For more information, visit http://www.ala.org/bbooks,...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: September 28, 2015

Couldn't Make it to the last Story Time at Huntsville Public Library?

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Story time is held every Wednesday beginning at 10:45 a.m. in the Huntsville Public Library Community Room. Come join in the fun of reading, singing, and crafts.

For more information, contact Children's Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5472.Read on...

General City News
Posted on: September 18, 2015

Teen Programs Canceled at Library for September and October

Huntsville Public Library continues to improve on programming for all ages. Unfortunately, teen programs for the months of September and October have been cancelled. The library staff apologizes for the inconveniences, and looks forward to more programs i...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: September 18, 2015

Water Line Cleaning

During the week of September 21, 2015, the City of Huntsville’s Water Division will be performing a water line cleaning project along Veteran’s Memorial Drive. This project, sometimes referred to as “pigging,” will be similar to the project conducted alo...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: September 17, 2015

Big Bad Wolf

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Come and enjoy a different take on the Big Bad Wolf at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September19 at the Huntsville Public Library in the Community Room. The show is open to the public.

The performance will be done by the Express Children's Theatre of Houston. ...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: September 10, 2015

Notice of Second Public Hearing on Tax Increase

The City of Huntsville is required to hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 6.98 percent (percentage by which maximum proposed tax rate exceeds lower of rollback ...Read on...

Original Document General City News
Posted on: September 3, 2015

Governor Abbott Issues Statewide Call To Stand With Law Enforcement In Texas

As Texas continues to mourn the loss of Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth, Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statewide call to stand with law enforcement in Texas. To honor Deputy Goforth and all officers across the state, Governor Abbott is ...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: September 1, 2015

A library card is the coolest card – September is Library Card Sign-up Month

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Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Huntsville Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries n...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: August 19, 2015

Notice for upcoming public hearings on the proposed FY15-16 budget

Public hearings on the proposed budget for the City of Huntsville fiscal year, beginning October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016, will be held on September 1, 2015 and September 15, 2015, at 6:00 P.M., during the City Council meetings in the City Counc...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: August 6, 2015

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase

The City of Huntsville will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 6.98 percent (percentage by which maximum proposed tax rate exceeds lower of rollback tax rate o...Read on...

Official Document General City News
Posted on: August 24, 2015

City Council 11/3/15 Election Filings Closed

At 5 p.m. on Monday, August 24, the filing period closed for the November 3, 2015 City of Huntsville General Election.

The current Councilmembers for each of the City's four wards are unopposed - Joe Emmett, Ward 1; Tish Humphrey, Ward 2; Ronald Allen,...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: August 24, 2015

Essential Oils

What are essential oils and how can they benefit you and your family? A five week series is planned at the Huntsville Public Library commencing with a class to demonstrate how you can use essential oils in many ways, from cleaning to health. Join us in ...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: August 24, 2015

Yoga Classes

Are you looking for a convenient way to try yoga for the first time? Attend our free six-week Adult Yoga Program for Beginners at the Huntsville Public Library on Tuesdays from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., beginning September 8, 2015.

It’s a perfect opportu...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: August 24, 2015

Huntsville's Third Annual Haunted Hayride

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The City of Huntsville's Third Annual Haunted Hayride will take place at Kate Barr Ross Park on Saturday, October 24, at 6:30 P.M. The tickets will be $5 per hayride and $3 per fire truck ride. Concession prices will vary.

Contact Penny Joiner in the ...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: August 21, 2015

City NOT under Boil Water Notice

The City of Huntsville is NOT under a Boil Water Notice. Residents may have been incorrectly informed by outside sources that the city was under a notice. City system pressures have been maintained above levels that would require a Boil Water Notice thr...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: August 21, 2015

Water service on FM 2821, FM 247, and Quality Boulevard

Water service has been interrupted on FM 2821, FM 247, and Quality Boulevard due to a water main break, City crews have been on site since approximately 9:00 P.M. Thursday night and are working to restore the service as soon as possible. The anticipated t...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: August 21, 2015

Avenue J street closure August 24-26, 2015

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Please see attached for closures around Avenue J and 22nd Street for Monday, August 24 at 7:00 A.M. through Wednesday, August 26, at 5 P.M.

General City News
Posted on: August 17, 2015

FY2015-16 City Manager's Recommended Budget available online

The FY2015-16 City Manager's Recommended Budget is available online through the Finance Department's Budget page at http://tx-huntsville.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/Home/View/5027

Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: August 19, 2015

2015 City Council Candidate Filing Period

Candidate Packets for the 2015 City of Huntsville General Election are available through the office of the City Secretary at City Hall, 1212 Avenue M, or on the City web site at http://www.huntsvilletx.gov/Elections.

The City Council seats for the Mayo...Read on...

Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: August 14, 2015

Huntsville Public Library – Events for September & October

SEPTEMBER EVENTS
Story TimeThe Huntsville Public Library hosts Story Hour every Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. at the library. This complimentary program promotes emergent reading skills for young children. Story Hour includes stories, songs, dance and finger...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: August 7, 2015

“Beginner’s Guide to Online Privacy”

Privacy in cyberspace is becoming an increasingly hot topic in the news as we learn of banks and department stores having credit records hacked. Concerns about tracking devices in cell phones and remote access of computers and other technologies from hund...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: August 7, 2015

8/7/15 – SH 30 on-ramp closed

SH 30 on-ramp will be closed for the next 3 to 4 hours while city crews work to repair an 8" water main break at Sycamore Avenue & 11th Street. Reports of low water pressure are expected. However, 11th Street from Ave C to Martin Luther King Jr. ...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: August 6, 2015

Presentation by Local Author at Huntsville Public Library

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Local author Judith Sower will be at the Huntsville Public Library at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 21, to make a special presentation of her current children’s book – Tashka to the Rescue: A story about coping with prejudice.

Sower, President of the Sam Ho...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: August 5, 2015

Notice of 2015 Tax Year Proposed Property Tax Rate

A maximum tax rate of $ 0.4106 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of City of Huntsville. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate and state law requires that two public hearings be held by the ...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: August 6, 2015

Labor Day Garbage and Recycling Pick-up Schedule

The City of Huntsville Solid Waste Services Division will run regular both residential and commercial garbage pick-up routes on Monday, September 7, 2015, Labor Day. The Solid Waste Transfer Facility will also be open for business on Monday, September 7....Read on...

General City News
Posted on: August 4, 2015

Press Release - "Bank Jugging"

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The Huntsville Police Department is investigating two recent reports of “Bank Jugging”. The act of jugging involves criminals who lurk in bank parking lots and watch as customers leave the bank. The criminals then follow the person to their next stop, w...Read on...

Suspect and Suspect Vehicle Photos General City News
Posted on: July 29, 2015

Huntsville Public Library to host the Houston Museum of Natural Science Discovery Dome

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The Huntsville Public Library will be hosting the Houston Museum of Natural Science Discovery Dome from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 4th.

The Discovery Dome is a portable full-dome theater surrounding visitors with roaring dinosaurs, soaring...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: July 27, 2015

Mayor Mac Woodward will not seek re-election in November

Mayor Mac Woodward announced this morning he will not seek re-election in November.

"It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the people of Huntsville on the City Council for over twelve years. It has also been so rewarding to work with all ...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: July 27, 2015

“Beginner’s Guide to Online Privacy”

Privacy in cyberspace is becoming an increasingly hot topic in the news as we learn of banks and department stores having credit records hacked. Concerns about tracking devices in cell phones and remote access of computers and other technologies from hund...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: July 23, 2015

Silent Movie at the Wynne Home Arts Center

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Come laugh with us! Monday, July 27th at 7:00 p.m., The Wynne Home Arts Center will be presenting the film “Why Worry” featuring silent film star and slapstick comedian Harold Lloyd.

Free popcorn and chilled drinks will be served. For more informatio...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: August 1, 2015

Wynne Home Luau!

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Aloha! You and your family are invited to join us on Saturday, August 1st from 4pm to 8pm for a Wynne Home Luau! There will be Hawaiian games, music, hula dancers, tasty Hawaiian food, and more. Admission is free! For more info call 936-291-5424 or emai...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: July 20, 2015

7/21/15 Waterline Repair Scheduled on University Avenue from Avenue M to Thomason Street

City water customers on University Avenue from Avenue M to Thomason Street are advised that service will be interrupted on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Contractors working for the City of Huntsville will be performing work on the water line in the area which w...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: July 20, 2015

Town Creek Project

The City of Huntsville was pleased to receive notification this week that it has received the award letter from the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM), approving a scope of work for “Improvements along approximately 1.5 miles of Town Creek be...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: July 17, 2015

HPD Asking Public for Assistance to Apprehend Nicholas Allen

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During the evening hours on Sunday, July 12, 2015, officers responded to a shooting call in the 500 block of 8th Street. During their investigation officers determined that two black male suspects had shot numerous rounds into a car as it drove by them. ...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: July 17, 2015

August Events - Huntsville Public Library

We invite children of all ages to the library on August 4th at 2:00 p.m. for an afternoon with the Houston Museum of Natural Science Dome Show. This program will last approximately 30-45 minutes and is generously sponsored by the Helen Wheat Fund.

Pre...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: July 17, 2015

Press Release for Free Spanish Classes at Huntsville Public Library

The ever popular free Spanish classes are returning to the Huntsville Public Library! Instructor Beth Williamson will be teaching Intermediate and Advanced classes on Tuesdays in the Community Room. Classes begin Tuesday, September 8, 2015 and materials a...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: July 17, 2015

7/17/15 emergency closure on 11th @ Avenue H

City crews will have two lanes closed on 11th Street at Avenue H for emergency utility line repairs. The current estimated time frame is approximately 9 a.m. to 2 p.m on Friday, July 17. Thank you for your patience; call 936-294-5700 for more information...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: July 27, 2015

Wynne Home Luau!

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Aloha! You and your family are invited to join us on Saturday, August 1st from 4pm to 8pm for a Wynne Home Luau! There will be Hawaiian games, music, hula dancers, tasty Hawaiian food, and more. Admission is free! For more info call 936-291-5424 or emai...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: July 15, 2015

7/16-17/2015 Street closure on Sam Houston Avenue

Sam Houston Avenue from Thomason Street to University Avenue will be closed Thursday, July 16th, and Friday, July 17th, from 8:00 AM to approximately 5:00 PM, due to a water line construction project. Contact 294-5700 for additional information.Read on...

General City News
Posted on: July 14, 2015

7/14/2015 Street closure on Sam Houston Avenue

Sam Houston Avenue from Thomason Street to University Avenue will be closed today (7/14/15) from 11:00 AM to approximately 5:00 PM due to a water line construction project. Contact 294-5700 for additional information.

General City News
Posted on: July 12, 2015

2015 City Council Candidate Packets available

Candidate Packets for the 2015 City of Huntsville General Election are available through the office of the City Secretary at City Hall, 1212 Avenue M, or on the City web site at http://www.huntsvilletx.gov/Elections.

The City Council seats for the Mayo...Read on...

Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: July 8, 2015

FEMA opens local Disaster Recovery Center

A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open in Walker County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 19.

Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: June 29, 2015

Zumba Classes Cancelled

The City of Huntsville Recreation Services Department’s Zumba classes will be cancelled for the duration of one month beginning July 2 through August 3 due to renovations to the gymnasium floors. Classes will resume on August 4.

Participants who have...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: June 29, 2015

City Offices Closed - Fourth of July Holiday

City offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Offices will reopen on Monday, July 6 at 8:00 a.m.

If you have an emergency or need assistance during the time the offices are closed, please call 294-5700.
...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: June 25, 2015

Fourth of July Celebration

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Join the City of Huntsville Recreation Services at Kate Barr Ross Park Saturday, July 4, 2015 to celebrate the Fourth of July with family entertainment and a large-scale fireworks show.

The Fourth of July celebration will be a fun and safe event for th...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: June 29, 2015

City Calendar Photo Call!

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Please keep the upcoming City calendar in mind as you celebrate the fourth of July weekend! We would love to receive some colorful, fun photos of you and your family and friends at the City's annual events at Kate Barr Ross Park.

Submit photos taken i...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: June 23, 2015

New Web Sites

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When Huntsville residents wake up Friday morning, they will have two new favorite web sites to check. The City of Huntsville's main site at www.huntsvilletx.gov and the City's Tourism and Cultural Services Department site at www.huntsvilletexas.com will ...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: June 26, 2015

July Events - Huntsville Public Library

The Huntsville Public Library will be closed Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th. We will reopen at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 6th.

Upcoming Children’s Events

The Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Program at the Huntsville Public Library is...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: June 25, 2015

Frances Sprott Goforth Memorial Genealogy Weekend

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Huntsville Public Library and Walker County Genealogical Society (WCGS) will host the annual Frances Sprott Goforth Memorial Genealogy Weekend on Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1, 2015 in the Library’s Community Room. Friday’s session is from 8:30 a...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: June 19, 2015

Wynne Home Summer Art Classes to Begin

The Wynne Home Arts Center will be offering summer art classes beginning July 13.

There will be an Early Bird Art Camp for children ages 6-12 and classes will include: Crafts and Gardening, Papier-Mache, and Sculpture in Clay for Kids.

Adult and o...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: June 11, 2015

Fourth of July Garbage Service

The City of Huntsville Solid Waste and Recycling Department will run regular residential RECYCLING and commercial garbage pick-up routes on Friday, July 3, 2015, Fourth of July Eve Day.

The Transfer Station and Scale House will be open on Friday, July ...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: June 4, 2015

Huntsville Public Library – Events for June

Story Time: Summer is quickly approaching and the library has many fun activities planned over the next couple of months. June Story Time will continue to be held on Wednesday mornings at 10:45 a.m.
Book Clubs will be held every Thursday during the summe...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: June 9, 2015

3rd Annual Junk-a-Palooza

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The 3rd Annual Junk-A-Palooza will be held on June, 27, 2015 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Downtown Huntsville. This event is presented by The City of Huntsville Main Street Program. Junk-A-Palooza is a community wide garage sale that will be happening in con...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: June 9, 2015

Memorial Day Garbage Service

The City of Huntsville Solid Waste Division will run regular residential and commercial garbage pick-up routes on Monday, May 25, 2015, Memorial Day. The Solid Waste Transfer Facility will also be open for business on Monday.

The Recycling Drop-Off C...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: June 9, 2015

Aggravated Robbery

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On Thursday, April 23, 2015, officers and detectives with the Huntsville Police Department responded to an Aggravated Robbery call in the 1600 block of Sycamore. Upon investigation it was determined that two suspects had taken a number of items from thre...Read on...

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Posted on: June 9, 2015

Zumba Classes Cancelled

The City of Huntsville Recreation Services Department's Zumba classes will be cancelled for a week from June 9 - June 11. Classes will resume as normal starting Tuesday, June 16. Participants who have purchased a punch card will not have to worry about ...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: June 9, 2015

City Calendar Photo Call!

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Here at the City, we hope you have one of the 2014-2015 City calendars and are enjoying it! However, it’s now time to think about the 2015-2016 calendar, and we’d love your help with it. Please submit photos taken in City parks, at City events, or of gr...Read on...

General City News
Posted on: June 4, 2015

12th Annual Huntsville Beautification Golf Tournament

The City of Huntsville will be hosting the 12th Annual Beautification Golf Tournament on Friday, June 19, at Raven Nest Golf Course. Tournament registration will start at noon. If you are interested in playing on a four-person city team, please contact P...Read on...

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Posted on: June 4, 2015

Streets Condition Assessment

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IMS, Infrastructure Management Services, will be traveling City of Huntsville streets in the pictured van (attached) through June 12, as part of a streets condition assessment. The van will be traveling slowly, about 15 mph, to collect the necessary info...Read on...

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

July 4 City Council Meeting Moved to July 11

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Due to the 4th of July holiday falling on the first Tuesday of the month, the Huntsville City Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 11th at 6pm. The second meeting in July will remain on the regular scheduled date of July 18th (third Tues...

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General City News
Posted on: June 4, 2015

Sonic Health Inspection

On Tuesday, June 2, the City of Huntsville Health Division received a complaint via the City’s online Report It! system, concerning a Facebook post about a banana shake containing parasites, purchased from the Sonic on 11th Street in Huntsville, Texas. O...Read on...

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