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Riverside Holds Ballot Draw for Upcoming Election

by Walker County News Today staff At 10:00 am on Tuesday morning at Riverside City Hall, political hopefuls gathered for the official “ballot draw” to determine each candidate’s placement on the ballot for the upcoming November election. In what is believed to be the first contested Riverside City Council election ...

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Sale of Hospital on Closed Session Agenda for District Managers

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today           THE WALKER COUNTY Hospital District Board will hold an executive session prior to its monthly meeting Wednesday, 6 p.m. 2ndFloor Meeting Room A, Huntsville Memorial Hospital. That executive session will be to discuss ...

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Huntsville Council to Consider Zoning Change, This Time at 75/Southwood Drive

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             THE HUNTSVILLE CITYCouncil will consider changing the development classification of a piece of land on Southwood Drive at Highway 75 from Neighborhood Conservation to Management when it meets Tuesday, 6 p.m., in Council Chamber, City hall. The ...

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Huntsville City Council Votes to Re-Zone GA White Subdivision

by Walker County News Today staff In an emotionally charged, publicly protested move, the Huntsville City Council voted 6-1 last Tuesday night to allow commercial development in a portion of a neighborhood previously protected from such development. The vote was the latest setback in a two-year fight by members of ...

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Huntsville City Council to Consider 8.7% Tax Increase

by Walker County News Today staff One of the items on the agenda for tonight’s (August 7) Huntsville City Council Meeting is a proposal to increase property taxes by 8.7%. This potential increase would affect anyone who owns or rents taxable property in the City, including residential, commercial, and investment ...

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Huntsville City Hall Seeks More Debt Authority

Proposal to change City Charter on November ballot by Walker County News Today staff As most local residents know, part of what the citizens and businesses of Huntsville pay for in both property and sales taxes (as well as in their monthly water bills) goes to pay for debt that ...

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Huntsville City Council 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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Applications Being Accepted for City of Huntsville Boards/Commissions

by City of Huntsville staff Applications are available for Huntsville residents interested in serving on a City board or commission. Residents may pick up applications at City Hall or use the electronic form at Huntsvilletx.gov/Boards (there is also a link on the page to download or print a copy of ...

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Tempers Flare at Riverside City Council

Possible Sewer Plant Issues Brought to Light by Walker County News Today staff Tuesday’s meeting of the Riverside City Council was held immediately following a budget workshop at Riverside City Hall.  Though the agenda only included eight items, the meeting lasted for almost an hour. Riverside Sewer Plant Issues During discussion of ...

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City of Huntsville Receives Prop 3 Bond Money

by Walker County News Today staff The City of Huntsville has, over the past weeks, begun to implement the three major ballot propositions approved by the voters in November 2016. That 2016 vote authorized the City to assume up to $128 Million in long-term debt to improve public safety facilities ...

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