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

Flames

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

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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

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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

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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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E-Recycling Day Set for Saturday

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Every April the Huntsville Solid Waste/Recycling Division hosts E-Recycling Day to allow residents a convenient time to get rid of unwanted electronics and recycle them correctly. We are always striving to make Huntsville a more green community and E-Recycling Day gets us one step closer. Items including laptops, copiers, printers, ...

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New Waverly FD – Weekly Blotter

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New Waverly Firefighters responded to 35 calls for service this week, including two house fires and numerous motor vehicle accidents. Sunday, March 19th A pickup truck rolled over on FM 2296 ejecting one victim, Firefighters and EMS treated victim and transported him to the hospital New Waverly Firefighters and EMS ...

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Public Asked to Report Damaged Historical Markers

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Texas historical markers play an important role in preserving Texas’ epic history. Unfortunately, these important icons are vulnerable to graffiti, vandals, and theft. Recently a number of markers in the Texas Hill Country were defaced by vandals. Some centennial markers may be permanently damaged. If you see that a marker ...

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