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Huntsville Candidate Packets Now Available

Candidate packets for the 2018 City of Huntsville General Election are available through the office of the City Secretary at City Hall, 1212 Avenue M, or on the City web site at huntsvilletx.gov/Elections or huntsvilletx.gov/Elecciones. The City Council seats for the four At-Large Councilmember positions will be on the November 6, 2018 general election ballot. Filing ...

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Huntsville Land Sale Saga Continues

City land sale again not awarded to highest bidder by Walker County News Today staff The latest chapter in the apparent attempt by some at City Hall to manipulate the City’s purchasing processes to get a predetermined outcome occurred at last week’s (15 May 2018) Huntsville City Council meeting. And ...

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Commissioners’ Court Revisits Public Information Issue

Judge Danny Pierce:  “We don’t follow our own rules” by Walker County News Today staff Monday morning’s regular session of Commissioners Court included a lengthy 45-item agenda, but the most lively discussion centered around the issue of allowing public access to public information. As we previously reported, it is difficult, ...

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Huntsville Charter Review Committee Update

by Walker County News Today staff Limitations on issuance of new debt by the city council was the main topic of discussion at the charter review committee meeting on Wednesday, May 2. Section 11.17 of the city charter, which voters approved to be added to the charter in 2009, limits ...

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City to Build New Police Station on North Side of Huntsville

After considering several possible locations, Huntsville City Council has chosen to locate the City’s new police station on the north side of town close to other law enforcement facilities. The site is located at the intersection of FM 2821 and Rosenwall Road, just east of the Walker County Sheriff’s Office ...

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Walker County Looks for Solutions to IT Issues

Agenda documents unavailable prior to meeting   by Walker County News Today staff   Technology/Internet Issues At Monday afternoon’s special session of Commissioner’s Court, a presentation by Secure Networkers outlined possible options to internet issues troubling county offices in several locations.  According to Pct 2 Commissioner Ronnie White, there have ...

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City of Huntsville Embarks on Large Utility Debt Program

Huntsville taking on $52M in new debt by Walker County News Today staff At this week’s regular Tuesday meeting, Huntsville City Council approved an ordinance that provides the umbrella instrument under which an unprecedented amount of future public debt for the City will be issued. The Ordinance, Number 2018-17, is ...

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County Updates Development Code

Update from Walker County Commissioners’ Court 04.23.18 Walker County Commissioners’ Court met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday morning addressing finances, public hearings, proclamations, and a workshop. Financials Commissioners received financial reports from the following: District Clerk County Clerk Treasurer Investment Report Walker County Appraisal District Justice of the ...

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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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