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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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Texas AG Calls Attention to Domestic Violence on #PurpleThursday

Texas Attorney General Paxton and OAG employees across the state will raise awareness of domestic violence by participating in #PurpleThursday on October 20th, as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). On that day, all employees are encouraged to wear purple to work, raising awareness of the issue, showing support ...

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Texas Calls for Child Safety Award Nominations

The Texas Office for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities is seeking nominations for the sixth annual J.C. Montgomery Jr. Child Safety Awards. Up to 10 awards will be given to honor people and organizations committed to improving children’s lives through work in child safety and injury prevention. Award categories include individual, ...

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WCHD Another Step Closer to Selling Hospital

Mystery buyer for Huntsville Memorial Hospital still not identified. by Walker County News Today staff At Wednesday night’s specially called meeting of the Walker County Hospital District, board members voted unanimously to take the next step in the process of attempting to sell the county’s only hospital. Immediately after calling the meeting ...

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2016 Homecoming Parade Traffic Alert

The 2016 Homecoming Parade is scheduled for Thursday, October 13th. This year’s parade will be larger than in years past, as SHSU and HISD will combine their celebrations for a single big homecoming. Parade participants will begin staging starting at 4 p.m. in the area around 19th Street and Avenue ...

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Texas Pollinator BioBlitz Shines Light on Bugs and Butterflies During Annual Migration

Bees, butterflies and bugs are some of the important pollinators that help generate spectacular wildflower displays, produce delicious crops and sustain native plants. They can’t do their part without the plants and the Texas Pollinator BioBlitz is helping bring attention to the critical habitat needs of pollinators across the state ...

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City of Huntsville Hosts Annual Service Recognition Reception

On Tuesday evening, the City hosted the Annual Service Recognition Reception for City board, commission, and committee members. Mayor Andy Brauninger recognized the following list of volunteers for completing service since last November. Mayor Brauninger also made special mention of Councilmember Don Johnson and Councilmember Lydia Montgomery for their six ...

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