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Huntsville Contracts Out for New Interim Director of Public Works

by Walker County News Today staff Though there had been no announcement by the City and no prior public discussion, it came to light at Tuesday’s (June 19) City Council meeting that the City of Huntsville has contracted out for an Interim Public Works Director. This information surfaced as a ...

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Hospital District Facing “Tough Decisions”

By Rich Heiland  for Walker County News Today Thursday, June 21, 2018 – Contrary to rumors, the Walker County Hospital Corporation, the current operating company for Huntsville Memorial Hospital, will not be declaring bankruptcy in the immediate future, according to its board chairman. Hospital Board Chairman Mac Woodward said this ...

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Applications Being Accepted for 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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Huntsville City Council Takes Up Local Flooding Issue

Recap of the June 5, 2018 Huntsville City Council meeting by Walker County News Today staff Kulhavy named City Manager At its regular meeting Tuesday, June 5, 2018, the Huntsville City Council selected Aron Kulhavy to be the City’s next City Manager. All nine members of the Council seconded the ...

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Kulhavy Named Huntsville City Manager

by City of Huntsville staff The City of Huntsville is pleased to announce that Aron Kulhavy, AICP, has been selected to serve as the City’s next City Manager. The Huntsville City Council made the selection official at their June 5 meeting. In support, all nine members seconded the motion to ...

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Commissioners’ Court Adopts Hazard Mitigation Plan

At Tuesday’s regular meeting of Walker County Commissioners’ Court, commissioners voted unanimously to adopt the Walker County Hazard Mitigation Plan presented by Butch Davis.   According to Judge Danny Pierce, Walker County must have such a plan in order to apply for Homeland Security grants.  He said that the plan had ...

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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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