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Huntsville Public Library Celebrates National Library Week


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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Public Asked to Report Damaged Historical Markers


Texas historical markers play an important role in preserving Texas’ epic history. Unfortunately, these important icons are vulnerable to graffiti, vandals, and theft. Recently a number of markers in the Texas Hill Country were defaced by vandals. Some centennial markers may be permanently damaged. If you see that a marker ...

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SHSU to Screen Critically Acclaimed Documentary on 1966 Texas Tragedy


by Teddi Cliett On August 1, 1966, students and faculty on the University of Texas campus thought they heard leftover Fourth of July fireworks exploding into the hot southern sky. It wasn’t until bodies started dropping to the pavement that the campus realized they were under attack by a mystery shooter, ...

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Governor Proclaims March 2017 to be Women’s History Month


Proclamation by Governor Abbott Throughout our history, Americans have demonstrated incredible ingenuity and fortitude in building this great nation we call home.  Among those, women past and present have made lasting contributions. Texas women claim many firsts, like Mary Austin Holley, who wrote the first English book about Texas in ...

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Old Town Theatre Film Screening Celebrates a Hollywood Icon


By Emily Binetti Following the recent death of legendary actress Debbie Reynolds at age 84, the renowned entertainer’s most famous movie, “Singin’ In The Rain” has been dancing back onto the silver screen in theatres across America giving moviegoers an opportunity to pay homage to a Hollywood icon. On Thursday, ...

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HPL Launches “Everybody In” Campaign

Everybody In

Huntsville Public Library encourages all Walker County residents to get a FREE library card by Huntsville Public Library staff Do you have a library card? No. Then make your way to the Huntsville Public Library (HPL), where we are about more than books. HPL provides creative educational spaces for learners from ...

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Texas Historical Commission Seeks Public’s Assistance

Texas Historical Commission

World War I Centennial Seeks Information to Honor Upcoming Anniversary On April 6, 2017, Texans will observe the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I. In observance of the upcoming centennial, the Texas Historical Commission (THC) is collaborating with the Texas World War I Centennial Commemoration to honor ...

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Genealogy Workshop Set for August

Walker Co Geneology Society

The Frances Sprott Goforth Memorial Genealogy Weekend will be held Aug. 5-6, 2016 at the Huntsville Public Library. This year’s event, “Researching Texas”, is hosted by the Huntsville Public Library and Walker County Genealogical Society. Among the tools being used are Texas State Library & Archives; Clayton Library; Texas General ...

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Genealogy Researcher Extends Services

Huntsville Public Library

The Huntsville Public Library has extended the opportunity for genealogy enthusiast to meet with an experienced and qualified genealogical researcher, who will be able to help them find the next step in the pursuit of their family history. Two-hour sessions will be offered the first and second Saturdays during the ...

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Governor’s Commission For Women Seeks Nominations For Texas Women’s Hall Of Fame

Tx Womens Hall of Fame

The Texas Governor’s Commission for Women is now accepting nominations for the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame. Nominations are open to any native or current residents of Texas, living or deceased, who have made significant contributions that have benefitted the State of Texas. “The Texas Women’s Hall of Fame enshrines ...

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