Home Sweet Huntsville! 

At the March 7 City Council meeting, the City welcomed a very special guest to lead the pledges - Sharon Holland from Iganga, Uganda, Africa. She was adopted by Ken and Nicole Holland, and came to the U.S. and Huntsville in April of 2014. That will be three years next month! Sharon is 12 years old and is in 6th grade at Huntsville Intermediate School. Sharon traveled to the U.S. as an immigrant after the Hollands gained legal guardianship in Uganda. After being home for six months, the Hollands finalized her adoption here in Walker County in October of 2014.

The process to gain all of her legal citizenship paperwork concluded this past month as she obtained her official Certificate of Citizenship from the U.S. Immigration Service.
Sharon was accompanied at the council meeting by her older brother, Jake, and younger sister, Paige! We are so happy for Sharon and glad she was able to settle here in Home Sweet Huntsville

HUB Show

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

The HUB/Vendor Show will be held in the Walker County Storm Shelter on March 21. From 11:30 a.m – 2:30 p.m. there will be training sessions, which will provide detailed information on how to do business with government entities, with presenters including the State of Texas and the City of Huntsville. For more information, call 936-437-3128. 

Town Creek 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 and take photos, paint the street, and more! (P.S. - lots of silly string and confetti will be provided.) Enjoy music and having fun with your family and friends in a location you'll likely never get to enjoy in this way again!

The event will be on March 27 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., on Sam Houston Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets. Construction will begin that evening at 7:00 p.m. For more information, call 936-291-5413.

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 closure is scheduled to begin on March 27. This work will be completed overnight from 7 p.m to 7 a.m. and will remain closed for approximately six weeks. Drivers are encouraged to take University Avenue and Avenue M as alternate routes. Visit the construction webpage to stay up to date with progress and current closures. 

Brown Bag Lecture Series 

The Brown Bag Lecture Series will continue at Huntsville Public Library. Attendees may bring a brown bag lunch. Lunch time begins at 11:30 a.m. and the lecture will begin at noon Thursday, March 23. Alan Byboth, Manager of the Center for Biological Field Studies at SHSU, will speak about wildflowers found in the Huntsville area. The lecture series is planned for the fourth Thursday of each month. Beverages will be provided. Admission is free. Please call 936-291-5471 for additional information.

Looking for FUN?! 

The Huntsville Public Library always has events and programs for all ages going on. We encourage you to check their calendar to find activities for the whole family. The calendar can be viewed at

Annual Herb Festival 

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 and children's crafts, shop vendors and herbs, and listen to talented musicians.
For more information, contact the Wynne Home at 936-291-5424

Wynne Home Spring Classes

The Wynne Home Spring 2017 Session of Classes will run March 27th to April 29th. Class offerings are listed in the downloadable brochure here, or you may stop by The Wynne Home to learn more.  Registration for classes is now open!  Come in to The Wynne Home Arts Center to register for classes Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. or Saturday 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. 

Their yearly Arts Education Calendar Spring and Fall Session of Classes,and a Summer Session of Classes with a focus on Art Camp for ages 6-13. All Sessions include class offerings for kids, teens, and adults.They also offer special workshops throughout the year.  

For more info about this or any of our programming, please call 936-291-5424 or email

Electronics Recycling Day

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