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Huntsville H.O.T. Fund Partnership Grant Available

The City of Huntsville is proud to offer and enter into partnerships with prospective applicants to provide our community with rich and exciting cultural events. The 2017-18 Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Partnership Grant application is available online at www.huntsvilletexas.com. All applications are due by 5 p.m. on February 10, 2017. This ...

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Texas 10 Most Wanted Program Marks Captures from 2016

January designated as Crime Stoppers Month The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced today that 21 fugitives sought through the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program – including 14 convicted sex offenders – were arrested in 2016 by DPS and other agencies. In addition, $42,500 in rewards was paid for ...

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More Street Closures Announced for Town Creek Drainage Construction

Town Creek Related Closures on 13th Street and 11th Street The City of Huntsville’s Town Creek Drainage Project Phase II is progressing and work in the affected areas is likely to produce delays and detours. 13th Street closure between Avenue M and Sam Houston Avenue The City of Huntsville’s Town ...

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State Report Highlights Public Safety Threats to Texas

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has released the 2017 Texas Public Safety Threat Overview, a state intelligence estimate that offers an assessment of the current public safety threats to Texas.   “Protecting Texans from the full scope of public safety and homeland security threats is the foremost goal ...

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Stolen Firearm Recovered During Drug Raid

On Friday, January 20, 2017, as part of an ongoing narcotics operation, the Huntsville Police Department’s SWAT Team executed a search warrant on Old Houston Road. Detectives from the Huntsville Police Department developed information that illegal narcotics and stolen guns were in a residence at 3001 Old Houston Road. The ...

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US Forest Service Planning Controlled Burns

U.S. Forest Service fire personnel will be burning areas in the national forests during the next few months. “The public may see a helicopter overhead, smoke columns rising and smoke settling in low-lying areas at night,” said Sam Houston National Forest Fire Management Officer Jason Klawinsky. Controlled burning dramatically reduces ...

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Nominations Open for ERS Board of Trustees Election

ERS encourages employees, retires to participate in election We know you value your benefits and want to have a voice in member benefit changes. By getting involved and voting in the 2017 ERS Board of Trustees election, you will have the opportunity to support an advocate for your interests to ...

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Free Spanish Classes Return to HPL

The Huntsville Public Library is once again offering free Beginner Spanish and Advanced Spanish classes beginning in February.  Library staff issued the following announcement: The ever-popular, free Spanish classes are returning to the Huntsville Public Library! Instructor Beth Williamson will be teaching Beginning and Advanced classes on Wednesdays in the Community ...

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Prescribed Fire

By Reggie Lepley   I was invited to participate in a focus group meeting this past month to discuss a very interesting topic and research model.  In a somewhat short description, the group holding the focus group is looking at issues which preclude or restrict landowners from adopting the tool ...

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Huntsville Audubon Seeking Volunteers

117th Audubon Christmas Bird Count Planned Local residents are invited to join in the Huntsville Audubon Annual Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 31, 2016. Group organizers say they need lots of help, whether you are an advanced birder or a first-time novice .   Parents:  junior birders are welcome. ...

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