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HPL Summer Reading Program Goes Digital

“Imagine Your Story” with the Huntsville Public Library! The 2020 Texas Summer Reading Program will be virtual to promote social distancing while still encouraging literacy during this time. The Huntsville Public Library has purchased READsquared, a virtual reading program tracker that allows patrons to record their reading on the READsquared ...

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Back to School Bash @ Huntsville Public Library

The Huntsville Public Library will be hosting its annual Back to School Bash Wednesday. The Bash is an annual event where library staff hands out free school supplies to elementary through high school-aged students. The 2020 program will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 5, in the ...

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Josey Scout Banquet to Celebrate 85 Years of Scouting in Huntsville

by Gene Roberts The Josey Scout Banquet is celebrating Scouting in Huntsville on February 23, 2019 at the historic Josey Scout Lodge. Established 85 years ago, the Josey Scout Lodge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2018. “Scouting is committed to leadership, character development, and service,” ...

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Texas Issues February SNAP Food Benefits Early

Texas announced today it is providing February food benefits early to thousands of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients. The early benefits will give recipients an extended period of time to manage their resources, given the ongoing federal government shutdown and uncertainty about future federal program funding. Texas and other states ...

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Take Care of Texas Announces Kids Art Contest

Entries now being accepted The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality invites Texas kindergarten through fifth-grade students to enter the Take Care of Texas Kids Art Contest. The contest is a fun way for students to learn about protecting the environment and come up with creative ways to share this knowledge ...

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Match the Promise Foundation Scholarships – Apply Through Dec. 31

by Texas Comptroller staff Fifth through ninth graders who are enrolled in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund® and whose families have an annual income of $100,000 or less may apply now through Dec. 31, 2018, for Match the Promise scholarships.* The Texas Match the Promise Foundation℠ encourages families to save for college ...

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Young Storytellers Encouraged to Enter Video Contest

Up to $2,500 in scholarships Texas students care about the environment, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality wants to hear about how they take care of Texas. Budding videographers have the opportunity once again to enter the annual Take Care of Texas Video Contest. The competition is a fun ...

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Huntsville Resident Appointed by Governor to Serve on State Council

Governor Abbott Names Chair And Appoints Nine To Family And Protective Services Council Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Dorothy Jean Calhoun, Aureka Simpson, and Janice Washington to the Family and Protective Services Council for terms set to expire February 1, 2019. Additionally, the Governor appointed Omedi “Dee Dee” Arismendez, Greg ...

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Heroes for Children Award Nominations Open

The State Board of Education (SBOE) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Heroes for Children Award. This annual award recognizes public school volunteers who have been strong advocates for Texas schoolchildren. Past recipients have provided volunteer service – often decades of services – for activities such as mentoring children, ...

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Huntsville Public Library Plans Fun Events for Spring Break

Spring Break 2018 is upon us, and the Huntsville Public Library has activities planned to keep the family entertained from Monday, March 12, through Friday, March 16.Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail said the library will provide additional programming throughout the week as well as its regularly scheduled programs. “We will have ...

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