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Austin ‘Beardos’ Heading to Huntsville to Host Folk Festival Beard Competition


by Emily Binetti As Huntsville, TX celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the General Sam Houston Folk Festival, kicking off thisFriday, May 12,  guests will have a chance to witness many of the unique facial hairstyles often inspired from the past as members of the Austin Facial Hair Club join the festival ...

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Sheriff’s Office: 2 Arrested, Charged with Capital Murder


On Friday, May 5, 2017 at 10:51 PM Walker County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a burglary in progress call in the 2300 block of FM 247.  When deputies arrived they found a deceased white female inside the residence and discovered that the victim was the homeowner.  The victim ...

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Five-0 Fun Run Set for May


Join the Huntsville Police Department for the 3rd Annual Five-O 5K/1-Mile Family Fun Color Run! This is a great event to end the school year and start summer off in a colorful way. Snacks and drinks will be provided along with loads of FUN! The race will take place at ...

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Forest Service: Controlled Burns Create Temporary Smoke, Long-Term Benefits


Since the first of the year, U.S. Forest Service fire personnel on the four National Forests have treated more than 84,000 acres with controlled burns.   “These controlled burns dramatically reduce the chances of potential wildfires spreading out of control and ultimately improve overall grassland vegetative health,” said Peter Goetzinger, ...

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Elkins Lake Burglars Shot by Homeowner

Crime Scene

Huntsville Police Department Investigation Continues On April 12, 2017 at approximately 10:50 p.m., officers from the Huntsville Police Department responded to a report of a burglary in progress in the 1900 block of Greenbriar Drive, within the Elkins Lake subdivision. Upon arrival at the private residence in the 1900 block ...

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Additional Lane Closures Along Sam Houston Avenue

Road Closed

A portion of the northbound lanes of Sam Houston Avenue are scheduled to be closed on Saturday, April 15. The lanes will be shut down from Avenue J to 21st Street. The closure is intended to occur from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., for construction crews of a new apartment ...

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Sales Tax Holiday for Emergency Preparation Supplies April 22-24

first aid kit

With the potential for severe weather approaching this spring, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans they can purchase certain items tax free during the state’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies, April 22-24. “Unfortunately, we can’t predict when the next fire, flood or tornado may strike,” Hegar said. “But ...

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NWFD Responds to Fire in Phelps Community

Photo courtesy of NWFD

Workshop next to home catches fire Wednesday afternoon, threatens to spread to nearby home, but is doused by first arriving crews A resident on Main Street in the Phelps Community was sitting on his front porch Wednesday evening when a neighbor stopped in the street and alerted him to a ...

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Huntsville Public Library Celebrates National Library Week


Transform your ideas about the library: celebrate National Library Week April 9-15 by Huntsville Public Library staff This week, the Huntsville Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries are transforming their communities every day through the services and invaluable expertise they ...

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Temporary Water Shut Off set for Tuesday

Broken water line

Tomorrow, April 4, water will be shut off on Highway 75 South from 7174 Highway 75 South to Park Road 40 and along all of Southwood Drive including Timberwood Lane. Signs and outage notices have been placed to inform residents in the area. The outage will begin around 9:00 a.m. ...

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