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Posted on: November 30, 2020

Huntsville for the Holidays

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Celebrate the start of the holiday season with a fun-filled day in Huntsville on Saturday, December 5.

Begin your day at the Sam Houston Statue & Visitor Center “Open House” at 10 a.m. and enjoy hot wassail, cookies, and 25 percent off your purchase at the gift shop. Open House will continue until 5 p.m.  

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Celebrating Thanksgiving in 2020

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to increase rapidly across the United States, the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving is at home with the people you live with.

Gatherings with family and friends who do not live with you can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu. If having guests to your home, limit the number of guests, have conversations with guests ahead of time to set expectations f...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

New app launched at HPL

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The Huntsville Public Library announces a new service for library users, the SimplyE app.

Library patrons may download the SimplyE app to download digital books and audiobooks for free. SimplyE combines the library’s current digital collection on OverDrive and Libby with the Texas State Library’s digital collection, allowin...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Small Business Saturday coming up

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The Huntsville Main Street Program announced that, as a member of the American Express® Neighborhood Champion Program, they will be giving away tote bags, prize wheel, & small business bingo as part of Small Business Saturday, which takes place on Nov 28.

The Huntsville Main Street Program announced that, as a member of the American Express® Neighborhood Champion Program, they will be giving away tote bags, prize wheel, and small business bingo as part of Small Business Saturday, which takes place ...

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General City News
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Council approves Small Business grants

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As small businesses in Huntsville continue to suffer financial fallout due to the coronavirus pandemic, the City of Huntsville seeks to provide financial assistance through a COVID-19 Small Business Resource Grant.

The program is designed to provide funding for small businesses to cover economic damages suffered as a direct result of COVID-19. The City of Huntsville has allocated funding of $375,000 to establish a business assistance grant program.

The grant will pro...

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

Volunteer Firefighters needed

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The Huntsville Fire Department is comprised of 19 full-time and 30 volunteer firefighters, who make up most of the ranks.

Fire Chief Greg Mathis explained how being a volunteer firefighter works, with each person receiving $12 per call and retirement in the Texas State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association (SFFMA).

“Without these 49 men and women, we could not function...

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General City News
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Huntsville Restaurant Week underway

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Explore the tastier side of Home Sweet Huntsville by helping us celebrate the inaugural Huntsville Restaurant Week!

This city-wide event highlights Huntsville's local diverse culinary scene by promoting the restaurants, food trucks, wineries, bakeries, and more. During this week, participating restaurants will offer a #HungryHuntsville special to showcase thei...

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Big News on the Horizon!

The Huntsville Horizon Comprehensive Plan

The Huntsville Horizon Comprehensive Plan, that is - Huntsville 2040: Our Strategy And Mission.

The City of Huntsville, in collaboration with the consulting firm Kendig Keast Collaborative, will be working diligently over the next several months to update the City's comprehensive plan and we need to hear from you!

What is a Comprehensive Plan?

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General City News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

CDC recommendations for Halloween

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The City of Huntsville does not regulate trick-or-treating activities.

Due to the pandemic, the Center for Disease Control has labeled traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating as high risk and is in favor of lower-risk activities, such as outdoor, socially-distanced pumpkin carving or having a movie night with members of y...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

I-45 Southbound closing Saturday

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Beginning at 10 p.m. Saturday, October 17th, and ending at 5 a.m. Sunday, October 18th, IH 45 southbound will be closed, weather permitting.

All IH 45 southbound traffic must exit using a temporary exit ramp south of PR 40 (Exit 103). Traffic will be directed to frontage roads to access IH 45 at the entrance ramps at New Waverly. Motorists should expect delays and may want to consider an alter...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Library reopening to limited use

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The Huntsville Public Library will reopen to the public on Monday, October 26, 2020, under the modified hours of 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, following the guidance of City officials.

The facility, located at 1219 13th Street, will only be able to accommodate 50 patrons inside the building at one time. Per Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order 28, all persons must wear a mask unless they are under the age of 10 or have a med...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

MLK Survey participation requested

The City of Huntsville is conducting an online survey to receive citizen input on the renovation and expansion of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center, and improvements to Emancipation Park.

Parks and Leisure Director Penny Joiner is working in conjunction with Burditt Consultants LLC to create a feasibility study for the future growth and usage of the Martin Luther King Jr. Neighborhood Recreation Center. As a part of the study, citizens are...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Governor Abbott Announces Film Friendly Texas Designation For Huntsville

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AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the City of Huntsville, having completed the multi-step training and certification process, has been designated a Film Friendly Texas community by the Texas Film Commission.

The designation helps to grow local jobs and local economies by promoting the Lone Star State as the premier destination for film, television, commercial, animation, visual effects, and video game production.

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Posted on: September 12, 2020

Workshop set for HOT funds

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The City of Huntsville’s Hotel Occupancy Tax workshop will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, September 22 at 12 p.m.

The link to attend the Zoom workshop will be posted on the City’s website and social media pages. The workshop will be hosted by the Hotel Occupancy Tax Board and the Huntsville Arts Commission and is mandatory for those applying for funding fro...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Construction Alert!

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The City of Huntsville will be closing portions of 11th Street immediately due to a Water Main break in front of the Walls Unit. Public Works and Public Safety crews are on site.

The repairs will require the closure of 11th Street for Westbound traffic at Martin Luther King and 11th Street for Eastbound traffic is narrowed to one (1) lane at Avenue I.

Please make plans to avoid the area if possible as crews work to repair the break...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

HPD reports arrests in vehicle burglaries

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The Huntsville Police Department has been plagued by a series of vehicle burglaries since early July the Forest Hills area.

Unknown suspects have been entering unlocked vehicles and taking property, including several firearms.  Several Detectives with the Huntsville Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have been working tirelessly to identify...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

9-1-1 Emergency Reminder

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Before, During and Following Hurricane Laura: 9-1-1 is ONLY for Emergencies

The City of Huntsville would like to remind residents during and following a storm to ONLY contact 9-1-1 for in-progress emergencies for police, fire, or medical assistance.

It’s important not to overload the emergency call centers with non-emerg...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Soaking in the rays

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Patrons of the City Pool can now enjoy splashing around in the pool while charging mobile devices on the newly installed solar-powered table and bench.

The City of Huntsville partnered with students and staff from the Sam Houston State University (SHSU) Engineering department to provide solar-powered shade structures at the Frank D. "Poncho" Roberts Aquatics Center, 912 Avenue N. Parks and Leis...

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Posted on: August 1, 2020

HPL Back to School Bash set for Wednesday

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The Huntsville Public Library will be hosting its annual Back to School Bash Wednesday.

The Bash is an annual event where library staff hands out free school supplies to elementary through high school-aged students.  

The 2020 program will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 5, in the parking lot of the Huntsville Public Libr...

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Posted on: August 1, 2020

Summer Reading Program goes digital

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“Imagine Your Story” with the Huntsville Public Library! The 2020 Texas Summer Reading Program will be virtual to promote social distancing while still encouraging literacy during this time.

The Huntsville Public Library has purchased READsquared, a virtual reading program tracker that allows patrons to record their reading on the READsquared app and website. Patrons who are not able to access the website or app may call the library to log th...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Suspect arrested after fleeing HPD

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Huntsville Police Department was involved in a brief chase today when a suspect ran from officers.

At approximately 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2020, an officer with the HPD contacted Charya Dotton in the 600 block of IH 45 South. It was determined through a computer check that Dotton had a TDCJ Parole warrant. As the officer walked toward the suspe...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

I45 closure happening Friday

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Southbound IH-45 and SH 19 Southbound Direct Connect to IH-45 will be closed overnight beginning at 7:00 p.m, Friday, July 31, through 12:00 p.m. Saturday, August 1, weather permitting.

This closure is necessary to relocate temporary concrete barriers and place traffic stripe for switching the southbound IH-45 traffic to the new concrete pavement. Message Boards have been placed advising of the closure and detour signs will be placed alo...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Countywide polling locations announced

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November elections will look different in the future for Huntsville voters. Walker County Elections has received approval from the Texas Secretary of State to conduct Countywide Polling Places.

Walker County Election Officer Diana McCrae announced Wednesday, July 22, the County will go from 16 polling locations to 11 with the approval. She explained several poll places could not accommodate the social distancing regulations and had to be moved o...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Census response prompts on-site registration

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Only 40.9 percent of Huntsville residents have responded to the 2020 Census as of July 22.

That means Census Takers will begin visiting nearly 60% of Huntsville-area homes starting in August! 

Want to avoid a knock on the door? Drop by the Huntsville Housing Authority office next week and be counted! 

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General City News
Posted on: July 22, 2020

Volunteers needed for City boards

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Applications are available for Huntsville residents interested in serving on a City board or commission, or to be considered for re-appointment to current positions ending August 31, 2020.

Residents may submit applications to the City Secretary at City Hall, or online at www.HuntsvilleTX.gov/Boards. The City anticipates the Council will handle most nominations in August.

The City Charter sets that all nominations are made by the Mayor for co...

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General City News
Posted on: July 20, 2020

November Election filings happening now

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The City of Huntsville has four At-large Positions up for election on November 3, 2020, in the general election. Filing for the positions will run from July 18 to August 17, 2020.

The drawing for the ballot order will take place at 8 a.m. August 18, 2020. The last day to file a declaration of write-in candidacy is Friday, August 21, 2020. There is no longer a fee to file your ballot application. To be eligible to become a candidate...

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General City News
Posted on: July 16, 2020

TxDOT says Smither Drive closed at I-45

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Smither Drive will be closed at Interstate 45 beginning 9 a.m., July 21, and reopened to traffic July 22, at 5 p.m., weather permitting.

The Texas Department of Transportation Crews will be performing routine maintenance work on Smither Drive and the “Jug-handle” connection to the IH-45 West Frontage Road. Both Smither Drive and it’s connection to the IH-45 WF...

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General City News
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Crashes Take Toll On Motorcyclists

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AUSTIN ­– On average, one motorcyclist dies every day on Texas roads, and transportation officials are urging Texans to exercise caution and limit distractions while on the road, as traffic increases during the summer months.

The Texas Department of Transportation’s annual “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign, which begins this month, aims to alert drivers to the risks that motorcyclists face and suggests safety precautions motori...

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General City News
Posted on: July 6, 2020

$1.8 million in GLO grants awarded to City

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Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Texas General Land Office (GLO) approved $1,848,750 in Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery grants for the City of Huntsville to make flood, drainage, and street improvements.

"Hurricane Harvey devastated communities across the Texas Coast," said Commissioner Bush. "These recovery funds are critical to improving local infrastructure that will protect lives, homes, and businesses from future storms. We continue to...

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General City News
Posted on: June 8, 2020

#VisitHuntsvilleTX challenge begins today

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The City of Huntsville Tourism Division will kick off the summer with a “Visit Huntsville Challenge” beginning today, Monday, June 8th.

The Challenge is an opportunity to showcase Huntsville’s tourist attractions from the visitor and local perspective, said Kimm Thomas, Tourism Manager. 

“Simply take a selfie at one of your favorite spots in Huntsville as a tou...

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General City News
Posted on: May 26, 2020

The fireworks show will go on

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The City of Huntsville will celebrate Independence Day, Saturday, July 4, 2020, with a large-scale firework show at the Kate Barr Ross Park on North Highway 75 North.

To address COVID-19 restrictions for social distancing, programming traditionally held in the afternoon at the park will not take place.

“We invite the public to come to find their favorite spot and get ready for an amazing firework show,&rdq...

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General City News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Public Library closes doors, continues curbside options

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The Huntsville Public Library is committed to maintaining the safety of our community during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Due to being short-staffed, the library will be closed until further notice but will offer curbside service starting Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Patrons may place items on hold by visiting the library website at www.MyHuntsvilleLibrary.com and logging into ...

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General City News
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Transfer Station closing for upgrades

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The City of Huntsville Transfer Station will be closing at noon Friday, June 26th, and will not reopen until Monday, June 29th.

The Transfer Station, located at 590 Interstate 45 North, will be closed for half of the day Friday and all-day Saturday. The closure is due to the scale house replacement.

Plan accordingly for your solid waste needs. Did you know that over 42,394.88 tons ...

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General City News
Posted on: June 15, 2020

IH-45 Northbound closed at PR 40

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Northbound IH-45 will be closed at 10:00 p.m. Friday, June 19, until 12:00 p.m. Saturday, June 20, weather permitting.

All northbound IH-45 traffic must exit using Exit 109, Park Road (PR) 40. Traffic may use the Temporary Entrance Ramp from State Highway (SH) 75 to IH-45 to re-enter IH-45 northbound. This closure is necessary to place a pipe under the existing northbound...

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General City News
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Time to "dump" that mess for free

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The City of Huntsville’s Solid Waste Division will be hosting Clean & Greener Huntsville by providing large roll-off dumpsters for a free residential cleanup the week of June 8-13, with three new Ward locations.

The community-wide event will allow residents to easily access these larger trash containers.

The City of Huntsville’s Solid Waste Division will be hosting Clean & Greener Huntsville by providing large roll-off dumpsters for a free residentia...

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General City News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Mayor's message to #HomeSweetHuntsville

Andy Brauninger, Position 1 at large

Our country is going through a very difficult time, spawned by the tragedy of the death of Mr. George Floyd.

Many of our cities are experiencing peaceful protests as well as criminal activity.  As I ponder what is happening in our country, I ask myself do we need to do more in "Home Sweet Huntsville" to foster good caring relationships with al...

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General City News
Posted on: May 26, 2020

City to expand hours at select locations

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In response to the latest orders by Governor Greg Abbott, the City of Huntsville will expand hours of operations and address events taking place at facilities throughout town.

Among the activities being allowed, sports leagues have the option to begin practicing on June 1st with games to begin on June 15th.  City Manager Aron Kulhavy said softball leagues have expressed interest in beginning their season and soccer and...

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General City News
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Lyle sworn in to City Council

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Walker County Judge Danny Pierce administered the Oath of Office and Statement of Officer to newly appointed Councilmember Bert Lyle Monday, May 18th, in the City of Huntsville Council Chambers with Mayor Andy Brauninger watching from the dais.

Bert Lyle was appointed to City Council on May 5, 2020, to fill the vacancy in the remaining term for At-large Position 1 following the resignation of Paul Davidhizar.

Lyle first arrived in Huntsville in 1974 to play basketball at Sam Houston State Univers...

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General City News
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Parks are open, public asked to social distance

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The City of Huntsville Parks and Leisure Department would like to remind the public that precautionary measures are being taken to ensure the safety of all during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Parks and Leisure Director Penny Joiner announced Friday, May 1, that the Parks division opened playgrounds and restrooms at city parks.

“We encourage everyone to continue to practice social distancing by remaining six (6) feet away from other pa...

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General City News
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Farmers Market will kick off May 23

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Are you looking to escape the big box stores for fresh produce? Then Huntsville Main Street has what you are looking for.

The Huntsville Downtown Farmers Market will feature fresh produce and artisan goods every Saturday beginning May 23 and continuing through July from 8 a.m. to noon, on University Avenue near Rather Park. Many downtown shops and eateries are also open for ...

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General City News
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Fatality reported as storm blew through Huntsville

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The Huntsville Police Department responded to a residence in the 100 block of Samantha Lane around 3:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2020, to assist with a medical emergency call.

Upon arrival, officers found the top portion of a tree near the residence had snapped off and fallen through the roof of the residence.  The tree had fallen into the master bedroom of the residence and, as a result, fatally injured a man within t...

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General City News
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Texas State Parks reopen for Day-Use

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Texas State Parks will begin reopening for day-use only April 20 as part of a broader effort to begin reopening the state of Texas.

Per Governor Abbott’s direction, new restrictions in effect include requiring visitors to wear face coverings and maintain a six-foot distance from individuals outside of their party and prohibiting the gathering of groups larger than five. Hunt...

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General City News
Posted on: April 8, 2020

COVID-19 testing site opens Monday

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Walker County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has announced that public testing for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, April 13th, at Kate Barr Ross Memorial Park, 486 State Highway 75 North.

Huntsville Police Department will be providing traffic control.

The City of Huntsville is working in conjunction with the OEM to provide the space and resources to help make the process run as smoothly as possible for Walker County and Huntsville residents...

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General City News
Posted on: April 7, 2020

City to close areas of parks

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The City of Huntsville is continuing to follow Governor Greg Abbott’s directives to increase social distancing and avoid large groups gathering.

The Governor ordered the closure of State Parks at the close of business Tuesday, April 7th. The City of Huntsville will be limiting access to its Parks facilities beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 7th.  

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General City News
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Texas State Parks temporarily close to the public

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At the direction of Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas State Parks will be closed to the public effective at the close of business Tuesday, April 7 in order to maintain the safest environment for visitors, volunteers, and staff. This includes Huntsville State Park.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will continue to stay current with the latest public health recommendations and will announce when a definite reopening date has been determined.

“Given the myriad of challenges and heightened risks ...

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General City News
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Council to conduct Tuesday meeting by telephone

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The Huntsville City Council will be meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. In an effort to responsibly address social distancing for the COVID-19 virus as prescribed by CDC guidelines, the meeting will be held telephonically, and City Hall will be closed.

The meeting will be broadcast on the City of Huntsville Facebook page and on the website at HuntsvilleTX.gov/Meetings.

What does that mean for the citizens of Huntsville? Public Comment will be allowed during the meeting by phone. Requestors must complete ...

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General City News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

City addresses "flushable" items

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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 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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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 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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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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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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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. 

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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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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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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.  

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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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Posted on: January 11, 2018

HPL's Between the Pages newest issue available

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The Huntsville Public Library's Between the Pages January 2018 edition is available.

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

6 Free Ways to Support Small Businesses

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  1. Write a positive review - Whether it's on Google, Yelp, or a review on their social media page, the positive affirmation that you provide your favorite small businesses helps them receive more business from the community!
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Main Street
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Downtown Christmas Charm Tour

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#ShopSmall this holiday season and get rewarded when you make a qualifying purchase at participating downtown businesses! Each business will have a unique charm, so make sure you visit each one! 

Participating Businesses

  • A NItsch in Time
  • American Sh...
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Main Street
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Best Practices for Small Businesses

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  1. Give customers a reason to visit your store. The Huntsville Main Street Program, Huntsville Walker County Chamber of Commerce, and many others host a variety of events in or near downtown Huntsville. We work hard to get the community and tourists to visit...
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Main Street
Posted on: November 12, 2019

3 Ways Shopping Small will Benefit YOU!

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In an effort to support local shops that make our community strong, the Main Street program wants to encourage people to #ShopSmall, choose #HuntsvilleFirst, and choose  and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses. We’ve come up...

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

MLB Pitch Hit & Run set for end of month

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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 boys and girls ages 7 to 14 on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Kate Barr Ross Par...

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

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Posted on: September 1, 2016

This Week in Huntsville

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: 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 3, 2016

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Posted on: July 19, 2016

Disaster Preparedness Special Issue of This Week in Huntsville

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Posted on: July 1, 2016

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Posted on: June 13, 2016

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

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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: April 25, 2016

Newest Issue of This Week in Huntsville

The newest issue of This Week in Huntsville is now available

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