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DPS Issues Holiday Travel Safety Tips

DPS Urges Thanksgiving Drivers to Pack Safety First As Texans prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) offers tips for safe travel and calls on residents to celebrate responsibly. “The Thanksgiving weekend invariably means increased traffic on roadways, and DPS is reminding Texans that we ...

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Changes to City of Huntsville Animal Control

Shelter no longer accepting animals from Huntsville Animal Control. As many people in Huntsville and Walker County are aware, the Rita B. Huff Humane Society Board of Directors has made a conscious decision to place more energy and resources on adoptions. As a result of limited capacity at their current ...

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Firefighters Remind Residents to Change Smoke Alarm Batteries

Firefighters around Huntsville and Walker County want to remind you to change the batteries in your smoke alarms when you reset your clock for the time change this weekend. Nearly 3000 people die each year in the U.S. in residential fires. The sound of an alarm will give you and ...

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11th Street Lane Closures Begin Monday

11th Street Water Line Replacement Project The 11th Street Water Line Replacement Project is scheduled to begin Monday, November 7. This project consists of replacing an old and deteriorated 6″ waterline along 11th Street from University Avenue to Avenue G. The water line located in this segment was installed in ...

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TxDOT Urges Drivers To #EndTheStreak Of Daily Deaths

The Lone Star State marks a deadly milestone on Monday as at least one fatality has occurred each and every day on Texas roadways since Nov. 7, 2000. In an effort to end this deadly 16-year streak, the Texas Department of Transportation, through its #EndTheStreakTX  campaign, reminds drivers to stay ...

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Arrest Made in Skeletal Remains Case

On Monday, September 19, officers with the Huntsville Police Department began an investigation of skeletal remains found in the area of FM 247 and Grivich Drive. Since that date, HPD detectives have been working diligently to determine what happened to the victim and find the persons responsible for the victim’s ...

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Town Creek Closures on Avenue N

The City of Huntsville’s Town Creek Drainage Project Phase II is adding a work area on Avenue N between 10th and 11th Streets. The closure is scheduled to begin Monday, November 7, 2016 and continue until February 2017. This portion of the work will be constructed during the daytime, from ...

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DPS Offers Halloween Safety Tips for Texans

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding parents, drivers and children that Halloween can be fun without sacrificing safety. Adults and kids can avoid a variety of potential dangers by adhering to basic safety practices and using extra caution in areas where trick-or-treaters will be celebrating. “As we ...

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AG Issues Warning on Decorative Contact Lenses for Halloween

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today cautioned consumers about the dangers of wearing decorative contact lenses for Halloween costuming or cosmetic reasons. The decorative lenses, also marketed as “costume,” “fashion” or “colored” lenses, pose potential serious risks to eye health, including infections and loss of vision. Before buying decorative lenses, ...

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Section of Avenue M will be Closed on Saturday

According to the City of Huntsville, residents should please be aware that Avenue M will be closed between 11th Street and 10th Street on Saturday, October 29, for roof replacement at First National Bank. For more information, contact Lt. Jim Barnes at HPD at 936-291-5480 or jbarnes@huntsvilletx.gov.

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