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Former Commissioner Warren Dies

Former Walker County Commissioner Bobby Warren died on Wednesday evening. Mr. Warren was first elected to the office of Pct 3 Commissioner in 2009 where he served as the until his resignation in April of this year. Mr. Warren resigned from office shortly after his arrest and conviction for DWI in Montgomery ...

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Huntsville Citizens Protest Higher Taxes, Pay Hike at Public Hearing

Huntsville residents speak out against proposed property tax increase and pay raise for city employees.   For the second Huntsville City Council Meeting in a row, citizens showed up at City Hall Tuesday night to protest the City’s proposed 7% property tax increase and the proposed 7.5% pay increase for the City ...

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Barrett Files to Run for Huntsville Mayor

Dr. Wayne Barrett, long-time Huntsville resident and former city councilman, has filed to run for Mayor of Huntsville in the November 3, 2015 election. Barrett has the following to say about his decision to run: “I love our city—it is a great place to live, and it is the people ...

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Governor Abbott Appoints Fordyce To Texas Board of Criminal Justice

Governor Abbott Names Chair And Appoints Three To Texas Board of Criminal Justice   Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed and named Dale Wainwright as Chairman of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice for a term set to expire on February 1, 2021. Governor Abbott additionally appointed Tom G. Fordyce ...

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Four File for Huntsville Mayor’s Race; Ward Positions Unopposed

At 5 p.m. on Monday, August 24, the filing period closed for the November 3, 2015 City of Huntsville General Election. The current Councilmembers for each of the City’s four wards are unopposed – Joe Emmett, Ward 1; Tish Humphrey, Ward 2; Ronald Allen, Ward 3; Joe Rodriquez, Ward 4. ...

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Rep Kevin Brady Visits Huntsville

U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX 8thDistrict) made several stops in Huntsville on Monday. He met with the Walker County Republican Women during their lunchtime meeting then proceeded to the Veteran’s Musuem where he met with local veterans. Rep. Brady rounded out his visit with an evening Town Hall meeting sponsored by ...

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How Much Are Huntsville City Employees Paid?

A look at compensation City of Huntsville employees receive   In a recent article we reviewed some of the budget proposals in a Huntsville City Council Workshop.  One of the proposals was a 7.5% pay increase for all City employees.  That article prompted several of our readers to ask just how ...

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Public Hearings Scheduled for City of Huntsville Tax Rates

City of Huntsville’s Public Notice of Proposed Tax Rate Notice of 2015 Tax Year Proposed Property Tax Rate A maximum tax rate of $ 0.4106 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of City of Huntsville. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or ...

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Possible Tax Hike in City of Huntsville

City of Huntsville still  undecided on whether property taxes will increase.   On Tuesday night the Huntsville City Council missed an opportunity to make clear that it did not intend to raise property taxes this year. Instead, the Council was asked to “consider approval of announcing the City Council’s intention ...

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Pay Raises & Tax Increases Proposed at Huntsville City Council Budget Workshop

City staff requests 7.5% pay raise; property taxes may go up another 4%; water rates may rise again. At a special meeting of the Huntsville City Council Tuesday Night, the City Staff presented to the Council its recommendations for the City Budget for the upcoming Fiscal Year that begins October ...

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