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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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Photo Wonderland in Huntsville’s Rather Park

Looking for a location to take those last-minute Holiday family photos? The City of Huntsville has decorated John Henry Rather Park, 1221 University Avenue, with Christmas lights, including a tree of lights for residents to enjoy. Parks and Leisure Director Joseph Wiggs said this is the first time the park ...

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DPS Reminds Texans of Winter Weather Safety Tips

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) encourages Texans in all regions of the state to make preparations for winter weather as we enter the cold weather season. “While we’ve all heard the joke about Texas only having two seasons – hot and hotter – all Texans need to prepare now for ...

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Community Profile: Rita B Huff Humane Society of Walker County

by Walker County News Today staff With the issue of animal control back in the local headlines, several of our readers had questions about how the Rita B Huff Humane Society had fared since their  parting with the City of Huntsville.  We sat down with Misty Harrelson, current chair of ...

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I-45/FM 1374 Southbound Exit Ramp Temporary Closure

Beginning at 12 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017, the Southbound Exit Ramp to FM 1374 will be closed until approximately 5:00 a.m.. Southbound I-45 traffic exiting to FM 1374 and FM 1375 should use Exit 109, State Park Road 40. The reason for the closure is to allow the Texas ...

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TxDOT: One in Four Holiday Crash Fatalities Involve Drunk Drivers

TxDOT’s ‘Plan While You Can’ campaign aims to reduce crashes, save lives during holiday season During last year’s holiday season,* approximately one in four deaths on Texas roadways were alcohol-related. In an effort to reduce these fatalities, the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Plan While You Can” campaign reminds drivers to ...

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Huntsville City Council Revisits Animal Control Issue

by Walker County News Today staff The continuing issue of animal control within the city of Huntsville was on the agenda again at Tuesday’s City Council  meeting.  As Walker County News Today readers know, the City had contracted with the Rita B. Huff Humane Society for animal control services for ...

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Suspect Attempts to Shoot Local Officer

During the early morning hours of November 22, 2017 an officer with the Huntsville Police Department who was completing a traffic stop in the 1700 block of 11th Street heard several shots being fired to the north of his location.  He left the traffic stop and began driving the area, notifying ...

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