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Town Creek Closure on Avenue N

Road Closed

The City of Huntsville’s Town Creek Drainage Project Phase II is adding a work area on Avenue N between 10th and 11th Streets. The closure began November 29 and will continue into early 2017. Drivers will still have access to the Smither, Martin, Henderson, and Blazek Law Offices. The U.S. ...

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“Nutcracker” Story Celebrates 200th Anniversary at the Wynne Home

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by Emily S. Binetti Huntsville, Texas will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the E.T.A. Hoffman story behind the favorite Christmas ballet at the historic Wynne Home on Dec. 6 -10, 2016.   The original story behind the ballet, entitled “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”, was written by Hoffman in 1816 ...

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Small Business Saturday Planned


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

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New Overtime Rules Won’t Take Effect Dec 1


Court Grants Nationwide Injunction Against Overtime Rule Today, a federal judge granted a nationwide preliminary injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor’s unlawful new Overtime Rule. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is co-leading a twenty-one-state coalition, along with Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt. The new overtime rule more than doubled ...

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Governor Offers Reward In Murder Case Of Police Detective

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The Office of the Governor’s Fallen Hero Reward Texas Remembers program has announced a cash reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Detective Benjamin Marconi. Detective Marconi was murdered on duty during a traffic ...

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City of Huntsville: No Trash Service on Thursday or Friday

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The City of Huntsville has reminded residents that there will be no solid waste (trash) service on Thursday or Friday this week in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  This will include residential service, commercial service, and the Recycling Drop-Off Center. Curbside service will resume on the following Thursday.  All recyclable ...

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DPS Issues Holiday Travel Safety Tips

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DPS Urges Thanksgiving Drivers to Pack Safety First As Texans prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) offers tips for safe travel and calls on residents to celebrate responsibly. “The Thanksgiving weekend invariably means increased traffic on roadways, and DPS is reminding Texans that we ...

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Texas to Receive $50 Million in Judgment Against Volkswagen

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Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced an agreed final judgment and permanent injunction that resolves a lawsuit brought by Texas against Volkswagen (VW) for violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA). The automaker misled consumers by marketing and selling diesel vehicles as “clean,” even though it knew the ...

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Jail Booking Reports

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Jail booking reports from the Walker County Sheriff’s Office for Monday, November 14, 2016 to Thursday, November 17, 2016 Monday 11-14-16 to Tuesday 11-15-16 Name Arresting Agency Charges Smith, Ryan Hunter HPD Interfer w/Public Duties Nuells, Christopher Stefan UPD Speeding >10% Posted Limit 74 MPH in a 60 MPH zone ...

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SHSU Presents “The Bard: Opera’s Celebration of Shakespeare”


by Emily S. Binetti On Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19, SHSU Opera will present The Bard: Opera’s Celebration of Shakespeare in the Recital Hall of the James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center. This program of opera scenes is intended to commemorate the four-hundred-year anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death ...

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