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City of Huntsville Moving Forward on Multiple Major Projects

City Council rescinds offer to purchase Ella Smither campus property Huntsville City Council moved forward with two major projects at its regular meeting on April 17: one water and one wastewater. Water Project The water project is a plan to build a second elevated water tank that will be slightly ...

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Huntsville ISD hosting Second Planned Community Input for School Improvement Opportunity

by HISD staff Huntsville Independent School District will host the final planned Community Input for School  improvement opportunity on Monday evening, April 16. Superintendent Sheppard will facilitate this second structured input session exactly the same way, covering the same information as he did for the session held on March 20. ...

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City of Huntsville Set to Build Second Water Tower

On the agenda for the April 3 Huntsville City Council Meeting was the first reading of a proposal to award the construction contract for a second large elevated water storage tank. The new tank would store 2.5 million gallons of water and be located just behind Fire Station Number 1 ...

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City of Huntsville Hears About Downtown Parking Issues

At the Huntsville City Council Meeting on February 6, 2018 Mayor Brauninger reported to the Council that he had received complaints from some Downtown businesses about parking issues, particularly around the downtown square. He proposed, and Council approved, asking the Main Street Advisory Committee to investigate and make recommendations to ...

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Hospital District Land Sale Postponed Again

by Walker County News Today staff   The Walker County Hospital District may have to wait another month before it can go forward with the sale of the former Ella Smither Geriatric site to the City of Huntsville. Walker County District Judge Hal Ridley last week extended a temporary restraining ...

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City of Huntsville to Acquire Additional Property

  At Tuesday’s meeting, after a two-hour session closed to the public, the Huntsville City Council emerged to publicly begin a process that would allow it to acquire a significant amount of additional undeveloped land for the City. As listed on the meeting agenda, the purpose of the closed session ...

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Interested in Serving on a Board or Committee?

Texas Department of Insurance to fill multiple board and committee vacancies Current vacancies on boards and committees appointed by the Texas Insurance Commissioner include: Standard Request Form for Prior Authorization of Prescription Drug Benefits Advisory Committee; openings for health benefit plan network of providers, health care provider, and specialty drug ...

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Huntsville City Council Approves Sale of Land

by Walker County News Today staff   Readers may recall that we previously reported on the Feb 6, 2018 decision by the Huntsville City Council to sell a .6-acre parcel of land located just behind Humphrey’s Bar and Grill on Sam Houston Avenue. This parcel was sold without a .102-acre ...

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Hospital District Hit With Restraining Order

Judge’s order halts sale of Ella Smither property to City of Huntsville By Walker County News Today staff A temporary restraining order has halted the Walker County Hospital District’s sale of the former Ella Smither Geriatric Center site to the city of Huntsville. The city appears to be planning to ...

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Election Night Results

Following are the UNOFFICIAL Walker County election results from March 2018 primary election. REPUBLICAN PRIMARY Criminal District Attorney Stephanie Stroud:      1,905  (29.01%) Will Durham:             4,662  (70.99%)   County Judge Danny Pierce:  5,627  (100%)   Judge, County Court at Law Tracy Sorensen:  5,392  (100%) ...

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