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Huntsville Public Library Offering GED Classes

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The Huntsville Public Library will host free GED classes from noon to 4 p.m. each Saturday in May and June. The classes will be taught by Lone Star College staff. Students are required to attend Orientation (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and Testing (2 to 5 p.m.) on Thursday, May ...

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U.S. Forest Service Offering Student Internships

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The USDA Forest Service is offering paid student internships throughout the country. Students currently enrolled in high school through post-graduate level programs are eligible to apply. Applicants must be at least 16 years old. Internships are for the summer of 2017 and may last up to one year. Government housing ...

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Huntsville Public Library Celebrates National Library Week

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Transform your ideas about the library: celebrate National Library Week April 9-15 by Huntsville Public Library staff This week, the Huntsville Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries are transforming their communities every day through the services and invaluable expertise they ...

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Nominations Open for Top School Volunteers for SBOE Heroes for Children Award

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The State Board of Education (SBOE) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Heroes for Children Award. This annual award recognizes public school volunteers who have been strong advocates for Texas schoolchildren. Individual volunteers may be nominated for this recognition. However, educational employees, elected government officials and organizations are ineligible ...

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Atlantic Housing Foundation, Inc. Announces Fall 2017 Scholarship Deadline

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Atlantic Housing Foundation, Inc. (AHF) announced earlier this month that April 30th, 2017 will be the deadline to apply for a housing or academic scholarship for the Fall 2017 semester. Each year, AHF awards collegiate scholarships to individuals from families below the HUD recommended Adjusted Median Income. In 2016, AHF ...

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Texas Tuition Promise Fund Enrollment Ends Feb. 28

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Are you looking for an affordable way to save for a child’s higher education? TheTexas Tuition Promise Fund® — the state’s prepaid college tuition plan — could be the answer for your child or someone you know. There’s no better time to discover the program because this enrollment period is open ...

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U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Review Texas’ Hazlewood Act

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Texas AG claims victory for Texas taxpayers and veterans. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to deny review of a ruling that upholds the constitutionality of the state’s Hazlewood Act. A decision by the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in June upheld the ...

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HISD Calls for Repeal of School Rating System

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Huntsville ISD’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution at its meeting on January 4, 2017, concerning the A-F accountability rating system for Texas public schools. The resolution calls on the Texas Legislature to repeal the A-F letter-grade school/district rating system that will be implemented in the 2017-18 school year ...

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Free Spanish Classes Return to HPL

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The Huntsville Public Library is once again offering free Beginner Spanish and Advanced Spanish classes beginning in February.  Library staff issued the following announcement: The ever-popular, free Spanish classes are returning to the Huntsville Public Library! Instructor Beth Williamson will be teaching Beginning and Advanced classes on Wednesdays in the Community ...

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Computer Classes Offered at Huntsville Public Library

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Huntsville Public Library to offer basic computer classes at no charge In today’s world, computers have become a basic need in everyday life. From emails to calendars, computer skills are needed to get through life. The Huntsville Public Library is offering free, basic computer skills classes to help the public ...

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