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Enjoy Spooky Times at Texas State Parks Throughout October

Enjoy some hauntingly good fun this October at a Texas State Park. Throughout the month, parks are hosting a variety of family-friendly Halloween-themed events including zombie apocalypse hikes, monster mash geocaching and a jack-o’-lantern scavenger hunt, just to name a few. Information about the events, taking place across the state, ...

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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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Huntsville MLB Competitions Rescheduled

Originally scheduled for March 3, this event has been rescheduled for May 5 The City of Huntsville Parks and Leisure Department will host a free Scotts® Major League Baseball® Pitch Hit & Run™ and MLB® Jr. Home Run Derby Competition for boys and girls, ages 7 to 14, Saturday, May ...

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Area Youth Invited to Compete in MLB Program

The City of Huntsville Parks and Leisure Department will host a free Scotts® Major League Baseball® Pitch Hit & Run™ and MLB® Jr. Home Run Derby Competition for boys and girls, ages 7 to 14, Saturday, March 3rd, at Kate Barr Ross Park.  Registration will begin at 9 a.m. with ...

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DPS Marks National AMBER Alert Awareness Day

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will join the country in observing National AMBER Alert Awareness Day on Saturday, Jan. 13, in remembrance of the 1996 abduction and subsequent murder of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman in Arlington, Texas. AMBER stands for “America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response.” Additionally, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ...

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Take Care of Texas Announces Kids Art Contest

Contest entries must be postmarked by March 2 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 ...

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Huntsville Man Arrested for Distribution of Child Pornography

  On December 14, 2017 the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Walker County Sheriff’s Office concluded a joint investigation into the Distribution of Child Pornography. After executing a search warrant on residence on the 2400 block of Lake Road, twenty eight year old Matthew Logan Dominy confessed to his ...

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