No Solid Waste/Recycling Pick up on Good Friday 

The City of Huntsville Solid Waste and  Recycling  Division will not be collecting
curbside residential recycling or commercial solid waste on Friday, April 14, 2017, in observance of Good Friday. The Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling Facility will also be closed to the public on Friday, April 14, 2017.

For  questions  about  collection, please  call the Solid Waste and Recycling Facility at 936-294-5743.


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 along 11th Street is between IH 45 and University Avenue. This project construction is scheduled to begin early April 2017 and expected to  be completed by mid-August 2017.
2) The project segment along Sam Houston Avenue is between 11th Street and 22nd Streets
This project construction is scheduled to begin early May 2017 and expected to be completed by mid-October 2017.
The constructions mainly involve the installation of new 12” waterline along both project segments. “The existing line is an old cast iron line that has been breaking quite often. We do not have the exact number, but in the last five years it has been well over a dozen breaks.” stated City Engineer, Ram Ramachandra. “Overall, upsizing from a 6-inch line to a 12-inch line, it will give it better circulation and better quality.”
There will be lane closures at any given time throughout the construction period, however, traffic movement will be maintained in both directions at all times. Lane closures will be mainly limited to one outside lane. Please heed workers, equipment, warning signs, barricades, and directional signs that will be present during construction.
Your safety and the safety of workers is of primary importance during this project. The City thanks you for your cooperation and patience and apologizes for any inconvenience you may incur during construction. The City and the contractor will jointly strive to keep the inconveniences to a minimum. While through traffic is not expected to be impeded, please consider alternate routes, where possible, during peak traffic times, in order to avoid delays during the period of construction.
During construction, there will be water outages to businesses and residences in the vicinity of these project segments as water service is transferred to the new waterline. Notification of water outages will be given at least 24 hours in advance. The duration of water outages typically varies from 4 to 6 hours.
For questions, please contact Dustin Riley, City of Huntsville Project Manager, at 936-294-5789 or

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.

April 9 - 15 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies, learn how to use a 3D printer or even record their own music.

At the Huntsville Public Library they are transforming by providing programs for families, classes ranging from citizenship to computer use, lecture series, dance classes, and so much more. Library cards are free when joining, and $1 to replace. New members only need a photo ID and a piece of mail to verify their address.

“The library embraces the entire community, offering unlimited opportunities for personal growth and lifelong learning,” said Asst. City Librarian Anne Sparks. “Libraries level the playing field for people of any age who are seeking the information and access to technologies that will improve their quality of life.”

We hope you join us in celebrating National Library Week at the Huntsville Public Library!

Outdoor Explorer

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 some binoculars, and get ready to explore nature at its best within the city limits! This program is completely free and refreshments will be provided. Contact Penny Joiner at (936) 294-5708 or to sign up.  Pre-registration is required.

Did You Know? - Police Edition 

  • Did you know all police officers are required to wear their seat belt at all times?
    • Yes, Texas state law requires all vehicle drivers to wear a seat belt. Police officers are not exempt from this requirement, even in emergency situation.
  • Do you know what a police officer is authorized to do when operating an emergency vehicle?  
    • When a police officer is operating an emergency vehicle, a police officer can: 1) park the vehicle in no parking areas, 2) proceed through a red light or stop sign, after slowing as necessary for safe operation, 3) exceed the maximum speed limit, as long as the operator does not endanger life or property, 4) disregard a regulation governing the direction of movement or turning in specified directions.   
  • Did you know it is illegal to identify yourself as a police officer if you aren't one? 
    • Yes, it is a class B misdemeanor to make, provide to another person, possess any item with an insignia of a law enforcement agency that identifies a person as a peace officer, if they are not a police officer. 

Wine Down, Shop Small

Ready to explore all the unique shops in downtown Huntsville and taste some of the best wine from across the Lone Star State? Then come out to "Wine Down, Shop Small" on May 4, 2017, from 5-9 p.m., for an unforgettably fun evening!

This year is the BIGGEST event yet! There will be 10 wineries and more than 8 food vendors. You’ll also enjoy fantastic shopping opportunities and live music.

Pre-sale tickets are available now for $25 and can be purchased from participating downtown stores. Tickets can also be purchased at the event for $30 - all tickets include a wine glass. For more information, contact the Main Street Program at 936-291-5920 or 

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