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Council Sets May 7 Election Date to Fill Vacant Seat

By Walker County News Today staff The Huntsville City Council voted Tuesday to establish Saturday, May 7, as the date of the special city election to fill the at-large council seat vacated by Andy Brauninger, who was elected mayor in a Dec. 12, 2015 run-off. The candidate elected to fill Brauninger’s ...

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Council OKs $237,000 in HOT Funds for Welcome Signs

By Walker County News Today staff The Huntsville City Council on Tuesday voted 6 to 1 to approve a $237,000 contract with the Houston-based National Signs for the manufacture and installation of way-finding signs to be erected at Sam Houston State University and  tourists sites in Huntsville. Council also voted 6 to 1 to amend the city’s ...

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Council Approves Mayor’s Finance Committee Nominations

For the Second Week, a Majority Quibbles with Replacing Keith Olson   By Walker County News Today staff After a second week of discussion, new Mayor Andy Brauninger finally cobbled together just enough support on Huntsville City Council to get his nominations to the City’s Finance Committee approved. Huntsville’s charter section 508 ...

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City’s New Mayor Starts Term Battling Majority

By Walker County News Today staff Newly elected Huntsville Mayor Andy Brauninger started his first term at the first City Council meeting of the year Tuesday by taking the oath of office with his hand on his father’s Bible and then attempted to exercise his charter-given duties like all mayors ...

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Huntsville City Council Reverses Policy in Favor of Retirees

By Walker County News Today staff The Huntsville City Council voted unanimously to allow city retirees over age 65 to re-enroll in their city-funded healthcare plan while canceling their enrollment in a 2016 plan that would have provided them with reduced benefits. Ward 3 council member Ronnie Allen had put an item ...

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City Council to Consider Retiree Benefits Again Tonight

By Walker County News Today staff The Huntsville City Council on Tuesday agreed to postpone until tonight action that would change the benefits of city retirees to address the looming threat of an unfunded liability, something City Manager Matt Benoit told council had troubled the two previous city managers. But ...

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Brauninger Lays Out Plan for Economic Development

Olson’s absence looms at candidate forum   By Walker County News Today Andy Brauninger, one of two candidates in a Dec. 12 runoff for mayor of Huntsville, plans to involve the other taxing entities, such as the county and school district, in an economic development strategy while leveraging Sam Houston ...

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Huntsville City Council OKs Town Creek Construction Contract

By Walker County News Today staff The Huntsville City Council agreed in a split vote Tuesday to allow the city to hire a Houston construction firm to complete the design and construction phases of the Town Creek drainage project. Opponents of the resolution, Ward 3 council member Ronnie Allen and ...

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