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Posted on: March 24, 2020

East Frontage Road closing this weekend

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Beginning 8 p.m. Friday, March 27, until 5 a.m. Monday, March 30, east frontage road between FM 1374 and FM 1375 will be closed, weather permitting.

The closure is to replace a double box culvert under the existing east frontage road. FM 1374 cross street will remain open during this closure. IH-45 East Frontage Road through traffic must detour to SH 75.  Drivers should reduce speed and maint...

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General City News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

City addresses "flushable" items

Wipes in Pipes are bad

While public health professionals are urging everyone to wipe down surfaces with disinfecting wipes to stave off the Coronavirus, aka COVID-19, City of Huntsville Public Works Director Brent Sherrod is concerned where those wipes are going.

It’s important to throw wipes, paper towels and other cleaning materials in the trash, not down the toilet, Sherrod said.

Even if your wipes claim to be ‘flushable’, Sherrod says they can back up plumbing pipes and create sewa...

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General City News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

City closing all offices to public

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The City of Huntsville will be closing all facilities to the public at 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 20, in accordance with the order issued by the Governor’s office, to remain in effect until further notice.

This effort is being made to prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19. City Manager Aron Kulhavy stressed that limiting in-person contact according to CDC guidelines is of utmost importance. The public is encouraged to call or use the City’s we...

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General City News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Texas State Parks to close Public-Serving Facilities and Programs

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After careful evaluation of the ongoing public health situation, Texas State Parks will be limiting park programming and closing public access to park headquarters, visitor centers and park stores starting at 12 p.m. Thursday, March 19.

“Our main priority has always been the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff, and in order to maintain this standard to the best of our abilities TPWD facilities will be modifying operations as a precautionary step towards protecting pu...

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General City News
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Disaster Declaration amended by City

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The City of Huntsville continues to actively monitor the Coronavirus outbreak and want to assure our citizens that we are prepared to respond appropriately. Mayor Pro Tem Joe Rodriquez has amended the current Disaster Declaration as of 5 p.m.

City officials (elected, city management, public safety, emergency management) are participating daily in conference calls and meetings with County Emergency Management officials and Statewide Emergency Management officials to receive updates and guidance...

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Amended Declaration of Disaster 3-18-2020 General City News
Posted on: March 18, 2020

CoH working to keep citizens safe

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Protecting the citizens is the City of Huntsville’s number one priority. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the world, the Council and staff are continuing to take steps to ensure the health of our community.

While we currently have zero reported cases of COVID-19 in Walker County, we are taking measures to prevent any spread of the disease should a positive case arise through the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control. In order to accomplish this, ...

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Ordinance 2020-19 General City News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

City of Huntsville closes select locations to the public

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In the interest of public health safety, City Manager Aron Kulhavy announced Monday that several locations will be closed until further notice effective 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 17.

Those locations include the Wynne Home Arts and Visitors Center, Huntsville Main Street, Sam Houston Statue and Visitors Center, Frank D. "Poncho" Roberts Aquatics Center, MLK Recreational Community Center, and Huntsville Public Library. Employe...

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General City News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Declaration issued, City ready to respond

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The City of Huntsville has been actively monitoring the Coronavirus outbreak and want to assure our citizens that we are prepared to respond appropriately.

 Listed below are some of the ways we have prepared, as well as recommendations for our citizens:

  • City officials (elected, city management, public safety, emergency management) are participating daily in conference calls and meetings with County E...
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Disaster Declaration by City of Huntsville General City News
Posted on: March 12, 2020

County Judge signs disaster declaration

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The Office of County Judge Danny Pierce along with the Office of Emergency Management for Walker County announces that at 2 p.m. Judge Danny Pierce signed a declaration of local disaster for Walker County.

At  2:00 p.m. this afternoon, Judge Danny Pierce signed a declaration of local disaster for Walker County in response to anticipated needs to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. The local disaster declaration acknowledges and states the following: &a...

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General City News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

2020 Census Invitations Arrive March 12-20

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Ninety-five percent or about 143 million households in the country will receive an initial invitation to respond to the 2020 Census in their mailboxes between March 12 and 20.

Ninety-five percent or about 143 million households in the country will receive an initial invitation to respond to the 2020 Census in their mailboxes between March 12 and 20. The U.S. Census Bureau released informational copies today of the invitations, ...

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General City News
Posted on: February 24, 2020

City issues Corporate Challenge

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The City of Huntsville is proud to announce the inaugural Corporate Challenge 2020 happening in April.

The Corporate Challenge is a new, fun opportunity for local businesses to compete against each other in different sporting events. There will be two divi...

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Additional Info... General City News
Posted on: February 19, 2020

39th Annual March 2nd celebration

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The Walker County Historical Commission, Sam Houston Memorial Museum, and Sam Houston Statue and Visitors Center will be observing Huntsville's 39th Annual Texas Independence Day and General Sam Houston Birthday Celebration on Monday, March 2, 2020.

The Walker County Historical Commission, Sam Houston Memorial Museum, and City of Huntsville’s Sam Houston Statue and Visitors Center will be observing Huntsville’s 39th Annual Texas Independence Day and General Sam Houston Birthday Ce...

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General City News
Posted on: February 20, 2020

Citizenship Prep Course begins April 2020

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The Huntsville Public Library, in partnership with the Sam Houston State University (SHSU) Law, Engagement, and Politics (LEAP) Center, will present a free five-week Citizenship Preparation Course on Wednesdays in April.

The Huntsville Public Library, in partnership with the Sam Houston State University (SHSU) Law, Engagement, and Politics (LEAP) Center, will present a free five-week Citizenship Preparation Course on Wednesdays in April. 

The class will be held fr...

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General City News
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Free Main Street Music series revealed

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The City of Huntsville Main Street Program is excited to host the Huntsville Main Street Music Series at the Old Town Theatre. The public is invited to celebrate some of the finest music and musicians Texas has to offer, featuring Kenny Jackson Jr., Austi...

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General City News
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Applications being accepted for City Boards/Commissions

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Applications are available for Huntsville residents interested in serving on a City board or commission. There are currently several vacancies still available.

Applications are available for Huntsville residents interested in serving on a City board or commission. There are currently several vacancies still available. Residents may pick up applications at City Hall or use the electronic form at Huntsvilletx.gov/...

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Board Applications General City News
Posted on: February 7, 2020

Walker County officials need your help

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The Walker County Broadband Committee just launched a new effort to identify solutions for expanding and improving access to broadband (high-speed internet) across the county.

The Walker County Broadband Committee just launched a new effort to identify solutions for expanding and improving access to broadband (high-speed internet) across the county. The committee, made up of local leaders and stakeholders, is working with Conne...

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General City News
Posted on: September 17, 2019

City of Huntsville Recycling Guidelines

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Quick reminders about recycling to make a #GreenerHuntsville

Curbside recycling guidelines:

1. Rinse all plastics and cans to remove residue

2. Plastics 1-7 stamped with number and symbol accepted

3. Flatten items to save room inside of the cart

4. Keep cart five (5) feet from all other objects including vehicles

5. Car...

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A word from us... General City News
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Text-to-9-1-1 services available in Walker County

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The Gulf Coast Regional 9-1-1 Emergency Communications District (GCRECD) announced the availability of Text-to-9-1-1 service in Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Liberty, Matagorda, Walker, Waller, and Wharton counties.

The Gulf Coast Regional 9-1-1 Emergency Communications District (GCRECD) announced the availability of Text-to-9-1-1 service in Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Liberty, Matagorda, Walker, Waller, and Wharton counties. Text-to-9-1-1 is a service that allows ...

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General City News
Posted on: February 6, 2020

West Frontage Road closure announced

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The West Frontage Road will be closed between Park Road (PR) 40 and the Temporary Southbound IH-45 Entrance Ramp south of Augusta Drive from 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 7, until 5:00 a.m. Saturday, February 8.

The West Frontage Road will be closed between Park Road (PR) 40 and the Temporary Southbound IH-45 Entrance Ramp south of Augusta Drive from 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 7, until 5:00 a.m. Saturday, February 8.  

Northbound IH-45 traffic traveling t...

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General City News
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Night freeway closure next week

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Southbound Interstate (IH) 45 and Park Road (PR) 40 will be closed on Friday and Saturday nights, January 24 and 25, weather permitting, from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. each night.

Southbound Interstate (IH) 45 and Park Road (PR) 40 will be closed on Friday and Saturday nights, January 24 and 25, weather permitting, from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. each night. All Southbound IH-45 traffic must exit using the Veterans Memorial Exit Ram...

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General City News
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Landscaping to be discussed for I-45

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The Huntsville City Council will hold two public hearings regarding Conditional Use Permits at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 7.

The Huntsville City Council will hold two public hearings regarding Conditional Use Permits at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, at City Hall, 1212 Avenue M. The Council will also hear a presentation on landscaping from TxDOT beginning at 5 p.m.

The agenda for Tu...

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General City News
Posted on: December 24, 2019

Downtown decorations to remain through New Year

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The City of Huntsville’s 20-foot Majestic Mountain Pine will be shining bright throughout Christmas!

The City of Huntsville’s 20-foot Majestic Mountain Pine will be shining bright throughout Christmas! The tree, which was created in Sherman, Texas, comes together beautifully with 56 branches and 1,596 multi-colored LED lights.

The tree rests upo...

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General City News
Posted on: December 24, 2019

Christmas tree pickup announced

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The City of Huntsville’s Streets Division will pick up Christmas trees at the street’s edge on Thursday, January 2, and Friday, January 3, 2020.

The City of Huntsville’s Streets Division will pick up Christmas trees at the street’s edge on Thursday, January 2, and Friday, January 3, 2020. Trees should be at the curb on Wednesday, January 1.

City of Huntsville residents can also ...

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General City News
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Full closure of I-45 announced

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Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2019, and ending at 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, 2019, IH 45 northbound and southbound lanes will be closed, weather permitting.

Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2019, and ending at 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, 2019, IH 45 northbound and southbound lanes will be closed, weather permitting. All IH 45 traffic must exit using FM 1374/ FM 1375 exit ramps. Traffic will be directe...

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General City News
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Council will feature 3 new members Nov. 19

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The voters of #HomeSweetHuntsville took to the polls for the November 5th Election and the unofficial results are in.

The voters of #HomeSweetHuntsville took to the polls for the November 5th Election and the unofficial results are in.

Mayor Andy Brauninger ran unopposed, receiving 2,026 votes. In Ward 1, Daiquiri Beebe received 52.59 percent of the 523 votes cast. In War...

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General City News
Posted on: November 2, 2019

UPDATE: Police continue searching for suspect

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Huntsville Police coninue searching for a suspect in the area of the 600 block of Interstate 45 North, north in the area of Nelson Creek. The suspect is described as a thin black man, possibly in his early 20s, wearing eyeglasses and dark pants.

Huntsville Police are searching for a suspect in the area of the 600 block of Interstate 45 North, north in the area of Nelson Creek. The suspect is described as a thin black man, possibly in his early 20s, wearing eyeglasses and dark pants.

HPD Lt. Jim Ba...

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General City News
Posted on: October 30, 2019

NB inside lane closed on I45

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The Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) contractor has closed the northbound inside lane of IH-45, between Park Road 40 to Veteran’s Memorial Drive.

The Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) contractor has closed the northbound inside lane of IH-45, between Park Road 40 to Veteran’s Memorial Drive.  This closure is due to water on the roadway of IH-45. This northbou...

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General City News
Posted on: October 18, 2019

HPD taking back unwanted prescription drugs

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The Huntsville Police Department will be joining the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day again this month to help get drugs off the streets and out of schools.

The Huntsville Police Department will be joining the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day again this month to help get drugs off the streets and out of schools. The biannual event addresses a ...

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General City News
Posted on: October 10, 2019

IH-45 closed at FM 1375 Friday to Monday next week

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Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, October 18, 2019, and ending at 5 a.m. Monday, October 21, 2019, IH-45 northbound and southbound lanes will be closed, weather permitting.

Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, October 18, 2019, and ending at 5 a.m. Monday, October 21, 2019, IH-45 northbound and southbound lanes will be closed, weather permitting. All IH-45 traffic must exit using FM 1374/ FM 1375 exit ramps. Traffic will be directed ...

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General City News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Two closures announced for next week

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On Tuesday morning, October 8, beginning at 4 a.m. northbound SH 19 at Southwood will be closed until 6 a.m. the same day. Additionally, the Southbound IH-45 Temporary Exit Ramp at Mile Marker 107 will be closed starting Tuesday morning, October 8.

On Tuesday morning, October 8, beginning at 4 a.m. northbound SH 19 at Southwood will be closed until 6 a.m. the same day. This closure is necessary to set bridge beams for the new northbound SH 19 bridge flyover.  Southwood will remain open duri...

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General City News
Posted on: September 16, 2019

TxDOT educates public on the proper use of child safety seats

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AUSTIN – Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children, and the TxDOT is issuing a call to action to parents and caregivers to ensure they are using and installing child car seats correctly.

AUSTIN – Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children, and the TxDOT is issuing a call to action to parents and caregivers to ensure they are using and installing child car seats correctly.

While most people believe their childre...

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General City News
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Huntsville Fire Station 2 is officially closed

The last piece of equipment was officially removed from Huntsville Fire Station #2 on Friday, July 12, in preparation of demolition to begin construction of a new station.

The last piece of equipment was officially removed from Huntsville Fire Station #2 on Friday, July 12, in preparation of demolition to begin construction of a new station. Bond Proposition #1 was passed in 2016 for the construction of new public safety fa...

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General City News
Posted on: July 2, 2019

Elevated Storage Tank one step closer to improving water pressure

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The City of Huntsville is one step closer to improving water pressure throughout the city, as a part of Bond Proposition 3 that citizens approved in 2016.

The City of Huntsville is one step closer to improving water pressure throughout the city, as a part of Bond Proposition 3 that citizens approved in 2016. 

The 2.5-million-gallon steel bowl was lifted into place on June 21 and will rest on top of ...

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General City News
Posted on: May 24, 2019

Building our future

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The City of Huntsville is taking steps to complete Bond Proposition 3, with the construction of a new ground storage tank that will improve the lower pressure planes throughout town.

The City of Huntsville is taking steps to complete Bond Proposition 3, with the construction of a new ground storage tank that will improve the lower pressure planes throughout town.

Voters approved three bond propositions in 2016, totaling up to $128,000,...

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General City News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

TxDOT closure announced

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Southwood Drive/IH 45 Frontage Road that runs underneath the SH 19 flyovers will be closed from 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 27, until 4 a.m. Friday, August 30, 2019.

Southwood Drive/IH 45 Frontage Road that runs underneath the SH 19 flyovers will be closed from 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 27, until 4 a.m. Friday, August 30, 2019. The closure is necessary to demolish the existing SH 19 Southbound Bridge and protect the trav...

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General City News
Posted on: August 18, 2019

Accident injures 4, all in stable conditions

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Three Huntsville Firefighters and one driver are in stable condition following an accident that occurred around 9:30 a.m. Sunday, August 18.

Three Huntsville Firefighters and one driver are in stable condition following an accident that occurred around 9:30 a.m. Sunday, August 18. 

Huntsville Fire Department was responding to an emergency alarm with three firefighters onboard, travelin...

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General City News
Posted on: August 17, 2019

Wastewater spill reported, repaired

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On Friday, August 16, at 3:45 a.m., an unauthorized discharge occurred at the Elkins Lake Dam Lift Station.

On Friday, August 16, at 3:45 a.m., an unauthorized discharge occurred at the Elkins Lake Dam Lift Station.

An independent contractor was attempting to make scheduled repairs that included a tie-in for the connection of the new lift station Thursday night,...

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General City News
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Park Road 40, I45 closures

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Southbound IH 45 & Park Road 40 under IH-45 bridge will be closed nightly from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m., Monday, August 19, & Tuesday, August 20. All southbound traffic must exit at Park Road 40 Exit 109 & will re-enter using the ramp south of Park Road 40.

Weather permitting, Southbound IH 45 and Park Road 40 under IH-45 bridge will be closed nightly from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m., Monday, August 19, and Tuesday, August 20.  All southbound IH-45 traffic must exit at Park Road 40 Exit 109 and will re-ente...

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General City News
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Council to hold public hearing on tax rate

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The Huntsville City Council will hold a public hearing regarding the tax rate at 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, at City Hall, 1212 Avenue M.

The Huntsville City Council will hold a public hearing regarding the tax rate at 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, at City Hall, 1212 Avenue M. The City will hold two public hearings on the tax rate. The meeting will also include a presentation of the 2019-2020 ...

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General City News
Posted on: August 7, 2019

Exit ramp by Statue to open today

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The new IH-45 Northbound Exit 112 to SH 75 at the Sam Houston Statue will be opened August 7. SH 75 traffic must yield to the ramp traffic. Portable message boards have been placed on SH 75 advising the public of the opening.

The new IH-45 Northbound Exit 112 to SH 75 at the Sam Houston Statue will be opened August 7. SH 75 traffic must yield to the ramp traffic. Portable message boards have been placed on SH 75 advising the public of the opening. SH 75 traffic should reduce s...

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General City News
Posted on: August 5, 2019

City Council to begin with workshop

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The Huntsville City Council will meet for their regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, at City Hall, 1212 Avenue M.

The Huntsville City Council will meet for their regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, at City Hall, 1212 Avenue M. Council will begin the evening with a workshop at 4:30 p.m. on nonprofit funding and CIP updates for FY19-20.

The agenda for the eveni...

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General City News
Posted on: August 5, 2019

I45 closures set for Wednesday and Thursday

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Northbound IH-45 will be closed at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 7, until 5:00 a.m. Thursday, August 8. Northbound and Southbound IH-45 and PR 40 will be closed overnight from 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 8, until the following morning at 5:00 a.m.

Northbound IH-45 will be closed at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 7, until 5:00 a.m. Thursday, August 8, weather permitting. All northbound IH-45 traffic must exit using Exit 109, PR 40, and will be diverted to SH 75. This closure is necessary to remove the...

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