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Dee Howard wins run-off election for at-large seat on Huntsville City Council

Dee Howard easily won a run-off election Saturday for the Huntsville City Council At-Large Seat 2. She joins a body her late father, Percy Howard, Jr., once served on. Howard topped Bill Bayne, an Elkins Lake resident and retired project manager, 433 to 286, with all but 102 votes being ...

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Obituary for Dorothy Ann Johnson

Born in Evergreen, TX Services will be conducted Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Evergreen, TX, for Dorothy Ann Johnson who died Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. Visitation will be at Cox Funeral Home, 1305 13thStreet, Huntsville, Friday Dec. 14 from noon to 7 p.m. Burial will be ...

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Obituary for Shaniquwa Rochell Merchant

Huntsville native Services for Shaniquwa Rochell Merchant, who died suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 in Huntsville, will be conducted Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 at Hills Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 2 Booker Road, Huntsville. Burial will follow in McAdams Cemetery. Visitation will be at Cox Funeral Home,  1305 13thStreet, Huntsville, Friday ...

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Obituary for Lue Freeman Sims

Oakhurst native Services for Lue Freeman Sims, who died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Mexia, TX will be conducted Saturday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m . at First Baptist Church,  1229, Avenue J, Huntsville. Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 14 from noon to 7 p.m. at Cox Funeral Home, 1305 ...

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Obituary for Dorothy Lillian Rotramel

Devoted to family, friends and church Born June 19, 1939, Dorothy Lillian Henry Rotramel died Sunday morning, Dec. 9, 2018. She and her husband, Gene, have been part of the Huntsville community since 1999. She left an indelible mark on the world through a variety of relationships. Dorothy was ever ...

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Obituary for Daniel Otis Sellers

A true Renaissance man… Graveside ervices for Daniel Otis Sellers , who passed away on December 8, 2018, were conducrted Wednedsay, Dec. 12 in the Mayes Addition of Oakwood Cemetery.. Dan was born in 1947. He was an avid reader, cook, writer, gardener, hunter, fisherman, pilot and Sci-fi aficionado. A ...

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Obituary for Marie (Mary) Philomina Martinez

Long-time SHSU Library employee, active in HEARTS Veterans Museum A Memorial Mass for Marie (Mary) Philomina Martinez, 82, will be held Friday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church, 1323, 16thStreet, Huntsville., She was born June 13, 1936 in Tipperary, Ireland to John (Jack) and Johanna McGrath ...

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New Waverly firefighters arrive in California, join in battle against deadly wild fires

Local Firefighters play key role in mop-up, containment At least 71 have died in wind stoked wildfires, with over 1,000 unaccounted for, as crews from Texas work the fire lines in Malibu. Monday, Nov. 12, four New Waverly firefighters, along with firefighters from other Texas departments, deployed to fire areas. Most ...

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Huntsville’s “Shop Small – Shop Local” event began early this year thanks to 2017 success

Campaign keeps money at home and boosts downtown Huntsville’s “Shop Small – Shop Local” event has been so popular Main Street Coordinator Debbie Charbonneau started early this year, selling the first tickets back on Oct. 1. Charbonneau said the 2017 campaign, which ran Nov. 1 through Dec. 1, was such ...

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Text-to-9-1-1 services available in Walker County

New service expands emergency options Walker County residents now will be able to use a “Text-to-911” service according to The Gulf Coast Regional 9-1-1 Emergency Communications District (GCRECD). The service will be available to residents in Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Liberty, Matagorda, Waller, and Wharton counties as well. Text-to-9-1-1 is a ...

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