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Huntsville Sewer Smoke Survey Planned

The City of Huntsville Engineering Department will be conducting a sewer survey throughout the southeast portion of Huntsville beginning Thursday, January 18. Residents and businesses in the surrounding areas should be aware that smoke will be introduced into the sewer system. You may see smoke blowing out of roof vents, ...

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Hospital District Giving 90-Day Termination Notice to HMH

Ella Smither building going up for sale by Walker County News Today staff The Walker County Hospital District’s Board of Managers met midday on Tuesday for a special session.  Turnout for the meeting was so large that the meeting was moved from the district’s office to a larger room in ...

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Huntsville Mayor Urges Residents to Participate in MLK Day of Service

Mayor Andy Brauninger urges residents to serve others this coming Monday. January 15 will be celebrated as this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, established by Congress in 1994. Citizens across the country will participate in volunteer projects on this day. “Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a very appropriate occasion ...

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Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count to be Held Saturday

by Walker County News Today staff While most in Walker County spent the last few days getting ready for Christmas, members of the local Huntsville Audubon Society have been readying for their annual Christmas Bird Count.  Chapter President Anne-Marie Prouty is coordinating this year’s event and looking forward to welcoming ...

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Huntsville City Staff Donates to Local Charities

The City of Huntsville staff presented donation checks totaling $10,873 to local charities. The donations were raised in the 5thAnnual Bowling Tournament by city employees. The organizations that received donations include: SAAFE House, Senior Center of Walker County, C.O.M.E. Center and the Care Center of Huntsville. Staff also collected non-perishable ...

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Sam Houston Republic of Texas Presidential Library Resolution Approved

by Emily Binetti The 85th Legislature of the State of Texas approved a resolution introduced by Representative Ernest Bailes for the creation of the Sam Houston Republic of Texas Presidential Library at Sam Houston State University. This resolution honors Sam Houston’s contributions in shaping the state as well as his serving ...

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Walker County S.O. Arrests Man for Attempting to Lure Children into Car

Multiple charges filed against San Jacinto man that attempted to lure victims into his car in Walker County Detectives with Walker County Sheriff’s Office have arrested an individual in connection to three events in Walker County where he attempted to lure children and one woman to his vehicle, within Walker ...

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HPD Helps Kids Shop for Toys

The City of Huntsville Police Department partnered with Target’s Heroes and Helpers Program on Saturday, December 9. One hundred children from area low-income families arrived at the store before opening and were given a $100 Target gift card to shop for a toy of their choice. Officer Ryann Kaaa-Bauer, Community Services Officer ...

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Huntsville Mayors’ Challenge Issued

City of Huntsville, Texas, Mayor Andy Brauninger is taking part in a friendly competition with the Mayor of Fargo, North Dakota, Dr. Tim Mahoney. “We issued a challenge to Mayor Mahoney on Monday, that the losing team’s Mayor will wear the team jersey of the winning team at the next ...

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More TxDOT Work on I-45

The construction of the 6 miles widening project, Segment 1B of IH 45 from 0.5 miles north of Vick Springs Road to 0.3 miles north of SH 19 is under way.  This project will widen IH 45 to six lanes and will replace the SH75 Bridge and southbound SH 19 ...

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