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1980 Murder Case Still an Open Investigation

35th Anniversary of Jane Doe Murder case in Huntsville, TX   On Friday, October 31, 1980, a white female 15-20 years of age, arrived in Huntsville, Texas alone. She was seen by several citizens that also talked to her at two separate locations in town. The first location was a ...

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Quail Season Opens Saturday

Prospects Bright for Quail Season Opener on Saturday   Thanks to timely rainfall and cooler temperatures this year, Texas quail hunters can anticipate hearing more bobwhites during the upcoming season, which gets under way statewide Saturday, Oct. 31. Bobwhite quail could provide the best indicator of how timely rainfall has ...

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Free Admission to State Parks on Nov 8th

Free Admission to Texas State Parks Nov. 8 in Honor of Veterans Day   In honor of both veterans and active military, daily entrance fees at Texas State Parks will be waived for all visitors on Sunday, Nov. 8. “We are so appreciative of the service that veterans and active ...

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Beware Phone Scams Involving Law Enforcement

Huntsville Police Department cautions citizens about new phone scam.   Citizens are advised to beware of phone scams involving law enforcement, particularly callers who use the names of local law enforcement officials, such as the Chief of Police. The City of Huntsville recently became aware of such a scam in ...

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Huntsville Community Theatre Holding Open Auditions

Huntsville Community Theatre is inviting the public to audition for their upcoming production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Auditions will be held at the J. Philip Gibbs, Jr., Centre for the Performing Arts (Old Town Theatre), 1023 12th St., in Huntsville on: Mon, Nov 2, & Tue, Nov 3, ...

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Statue Visitor Center Nominated for Award

The Sam Houston Statue Visitor Center has been nominated for the 2015 ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Award. Nominations are grouped by state on the ballot, for the most creative and professional convention and visitor bureaus, convention centers, hotels, and other meeting sites across the southern United States. Voting will end Sunday, ...

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HISD Encourages Participation in Focus Group Meetings for Strategic Design Process

October 21, 2015 As part of the ongoing community inspired strategic design process, Huntsville ISD is continuing to gather community input through a series of focus groups. Holding these focus groups is the third step in the input gathering process. Our first and second steps included hosting a series of ...

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19 Arrested for Meth Distribution Operation

Walker County Sheriff Clint McRae announced the arrest of nineteen individuals for their roles in a methamphetamine distribution operation working in Walker County. The joint investigation included Federal and State authorities. During the course of this joint investigation, two methamphetamine trafficking organizations supplying Walker County and the surrounding area were identified, dismantled, and ...

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Final Defendant Sentenced in Operation Piney Woods

Walker County Sheriff’s Office and Huntsville Police Department Issue Joint Press Release regarding Piney Woods Operation/Southern District of Texas   The following is a press release issued by Walker County Sheriff Clint McRae: Walker County Sheriff Clint McRae and Huntsville Police Chief Kevin Lunsford advise that their departments, along with the ...

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Sam Houston Statue 21st Birthday

On October 22, the Sam Houston Statue, “A Tribute to Courage” will turn 21. To commemorate the special occasion, the Tourism and Visitor Center will be hosting a competition for the creation of a drink that will be unique to Huntsville. The Visitor Center is inviting all Huntsville bars and ...

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