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Living in a Bubble at City Hall?

Examining the geographic imbalance of power at Huntsville City Hall.   Last week’s public outcry over a proposed ordinance to prohibit new mobile homes in the City of Huntsville prompted us to take a look at just how badly most of the 16 “people’s representatives” at City Hall misread what the ...

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Olson Files to Run for Huntsville Mayor

With the ink barely dry on Huntsville Mayor Mac Woodward’s announcement that he will not seek re-election, current Councilmember Keith Olson has filed to run for the office. Olson has served as the Position 4 At-Large Councilmember since 2010. The filing deadline for candidates that wish to run for office in ...

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Huntsville Mayor Mac Woodward Will Not Seek Re-Election in November

Huntsville Mayor Mac Woodward announced this morning he will not seek re-election in November.   “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the people of Huntsville on the City Council for over twelve years. It has also been so rewarding to work with all the employees of ...

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The Other Controversial Issue at Tuesday’s Huntsville City Council Meeting

Huntsville City Council votes to make it almost impossible to review “Forbidden Four” job performance.   Eclipsed by the sound and fury of the Mobile Home fight at Tuesday Night’s Huntsville City Council Meeting was yet another controversial affair that involved the restriction of someone’s rights. In contrast to the ...

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Huntsville Receives Grant for Town Creek Project

City of Huntsville to receive over $8 Million in grant funds for much-needed improvements along Town Creek     The City of Huntsville was pleased to receive notification last week that it has received the award letter from the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM), approving a scope of work ...

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Who Says You Can’t Fight City Hall?

Overflow crowd at Tuesday’s Huntsville City Council meeting regarding proposed changes to Development Code prohibiting mobile homes   The old adage about not being able to fight City Hall didn’t hold true at Tuesday night’s Huntsville City Council meeting.  The standing-room-only crowd was there to give public comment on a ...

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New Waverly Volunteer Fire Department Requests Funding Cut From Commissioners Court

The New Waverly Volunteer Fire Department and representatives from Walker County Emergency Services District #2 met with Walker County Commissioner’s Court recently and asked to be removed from the County budget. NWVFD Chief Jacob Slott thanked the Court for their past support, but noted that with the recent passage of ...

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Huntsville City Council to Vote on Development Code Changes

Proposed Huntsville Development Code Changes Coming Under Fire by Citizens   Tuesday’s Huntsville City Council meeting is shaping up to be something of a battleground between property rights advocates and “beautification” proponents. At its next meeting on Tuesday, July 21, The Huntsville City Council will consider several new changes to ...

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2015 Huntsville City Council Candidate Packets Available

Filing for the Huntsville City Council positions will be from July 25, 2015 to August 24, 2015.   Candidate Packets for the 2015 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 ...

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New Property Tax District Proposed in Walker County

Third attempt underway to create additional property tax.   Buried deep within Monday’s lengthy agenda for Commissioner’s Court is item #31 which calls for the Court to “Discuss and/or approve setting a date, time, and place for a hearing to consider the petition to create Emergency Services District #3.” If created, ...

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