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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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Huntsville Memorial Hospital CEO is Out

HMH bringing in Turnaround Specialist by Walker County News Today staff At Wednesday night’s Walker County Hospital District meeting, board chair Anne Woodard announced that Shannon Brown had just completed his final day as CEO of Huntsville Memorial Hospital.  Woodard would not give any additional information regarding the nature or ...

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Huntsville City Council is Buying What?

Council votes for earnest money contract including mobile home, land in New Waverly?   by Walker County News Today staff It appears that the Huntsville City Council, in their rush to acquire the 6.324- acre site of the previous Ella Smither Geriatric Center, has voted to purchase the wrong property. ...

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