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Wednesday: Southwood Drive Road Closure

The City of Huntsville’s Street Division will close Southwood Drive to through traffic on Wednesday, February 14, in order to replace a drainage culvert. The closure will be near the city limits, around 1353 Southwood Drive (just west of the Entergy transformer substation), from 8 a.m. until the replacement is ...

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Bacon and Brew Fest set for March

The Huntsville Main Street Program is hosting its first annual Bacon and Brew Fest on the square in downtown Huntsville on Saturday, March 24, 2018. The family-friendly event is from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and is free and open to members of the public of all ages. There will be a ...

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Genealogy Winter Lock-In Set

Avid genealogists will have an opportunity to spend a day locked in the Huntsville Public Library to dig deeper into family history. The Walker County Genealogical Society is hosting their annual Genealogy Winter Lock-In from 12:30 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 18. Beginners and longtime researchers are invited. “The Lock-In began ...

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Two Events set to Honor Black History

The Wynne Home Arts & Visitors Center and the Walker County Genealogical Society (WCGS) have collaborated to present two weekends of Black History celebrations. Events begin with Honor Black History on Saturday, February 10. WCGS will host a reception at 3 p.m. at the Wynne Home. Mayor Andy Brauninger will ...

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Campus Traffic Flow Changes To Begin Over Spring Break

by Emily Binetti, SHSU Traffic flow changes are scheduled to begin over spring break (March 12-16) on the Sam Houston State University campus.  Due to new campus construction and a tremendous increase in pedestrians and vehicles, a number of streets will be rerouted to one-way in order to provide the safest ...

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Proposed College Aims To Improve Texas’ Rural Healthcare “Report Card”

by Emily Binetti, SHSU As a university, focusing on good grades is vital to academic excellence. Making the grade is also the focus in the latest “report card” comparing rural healthcare between states, where the state of Texas barely passed. With limited access to medical care, high rates of fatal heart ...

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Huntsville Sewer Smoke Survey Planned

The City of Huntsville Engineering Department will be conducting a sewer survey throughout the southeast portion of Huntsville beginning Thursday, January 18. Residents and businesses in the surrounding areas should be aware that smoke will be introduced into the sewer system. You may see smoke blowing out of roof vents, ...

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Hospital District Giving 90-Day Termination Notice to HMH

Ella Smither building going up for sale by Walker County News Today staff The Walker County Hospital District’s Board of Managers met midday on Tuesday for a special session.  Turnout for the meeting was so large that the meeting was moved from the district’s office to a larger room in ...

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Huntsville Mayor Urges Residents to Participate in MLK Day of Service

Mayor Andy Brauninger urges residents to serve others this coming Monday. January 15 will be celebrated as this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, established by Congress in 1994. Citizens across the country will participate in volunteer projects on this day. “Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a very appropriate occasion ...

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Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count to be Held Saturday

by Walker County News Today staff While most in Walker County spent the last few days getting ready for Christmas, members of the local Huntsville Audubon Society have been readying for their annual Christmas Bird Count.  Chapter President Anne-Marie Prouty is coordinating this year’s event and looking forward to welcoming ...

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