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The $128M Bond Question the City Can’t Answer

This is the only reason you need to vote NO on Nov. 8 The city of Huntsville is pretty good at sleight of hand, but there’s one crucial question about the $128 million in record bond debt on the Nov. 8 ballot city officials can’t answer. Why are they asking ...

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City’s Slick Bond Flier: Advocacy or Information?

Your tax dollars are being used to talk up $128M bond If you’re a city voter, you got one in your mailbox last weekend — a four-color, four-page flier printed on “slick” paper — with everything the city of Huntsville wants you to know about the $128 million bond issue on ...

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Professor to Host Free Old Town Theatre Film Series

French film ‘Port of Shadows’ to be screened Sept. 29 The Sam Houston State University Department of Mass Communication and assistant professor of film Grant Wiedenfeld will continue their ongoing film screening series at historic Old Town Theatre in downtown Huntsville. The first of the screenings, “Port of Shadows,” is a 1930s ...

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Gov. Abbott Presents 2016 Star of Texas Awards

Slain Livingston officer among honorees Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday presented Star of Texas Awards to first responders, peace officers and firefighters who have demonstrated remarkable courage and heroism in serving and protecting their communities throughout the state. The Star of Texas Awards were created by the Texas Legislature in 2003 ...

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City Offers Tours of Bond Election Facilities

Voters to consider $120M bond in November The City of Huntsville will host tours of the public facilities  included in its proposed $120 million bond on the November ballot. At these tours, voters will have the opportunity to see each building.  City staff will be present to answer questions about the needs of ...

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TABC to target retailers who sell booze to minors

Back-to-school sting could result in penalties, fines The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission will conduct its annual back-to-school undercover operations during the month of September as tens of thousands of college and university students return to class across the state. The undercover operations, known as minor alcohol stings, will take place ...

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DPS Encourages Vigilance on 15th Anniversary of 9/11 

Texans Urged to Report Suspicious Activity via iWATCH AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety is calling on Texans to remain vigilant regarding potential crime and terrorist activity as the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks approaches. The public should always be aware of their surroundings and are urged to ...

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GA White Rezoning Public Hearing Set Tuesday

Council to consider additional $7.2M for Town Creek drainage project Walker County News Today Staff Residents who oppose a developer’s controversial plan to rezone a portion of the G. A. White Subdivision to allow commercial development in this residential-only subdivision may take their fight to City Hall on Tuesday. The Huntsville City Council is ...

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Analysis: City Could Have Lowered Taxes

You won’t pay more city taxes, but you might have paid less By Walker County News Staff The Huntsville City Council voted not to raise city property taxes last week. Good news, right? Yes. But the best news would have been a reduction in the tax rate — something the Huntsville ...

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Huntsville City Council to Discuss Tax Rate Today

Council to further hone multi-million dollar bond ballot language By Walker County News Today Staff Tax dollars top the agenda of The Huntsville City Council tonight as council considers a tax rate for the coming 2016-17 fiscal year and ballot language for an $84 million to $128 million bond election ...

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