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Genealogy Winter Lock-In Set

Avid genealogists will have an opportunity to spend a day locked in the Huntsville Public Library to dig deeper into family history. The Walker County Genealogical Society is hosting their annual Genealogy Winter Lock-In from 12:30 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 18. Beginners and longtime researchers are invited. “The Lock-In began ...

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Huntsville Mayor Urges Residents to Participate in MLK Day of Service

Mayor Andy Brauninger urges residents to serve others this coming Monday. January 15 will be celebrated as this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, established by Congress in 1994. Citizens across the country will participate in volunteer projects on this day. “Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a very appropriate occasion ...

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Now Accepting 2018 Preservation Scholars Applications!

by Friends of the Texas Historical Commission   The Texas Historical Commission is now accepting applications for the 2018 Preservation Scholars Program! We hope that you will inform any students and/or student organizations you may be affiliated with about the paid internship opportunity for the summer of 2018. The deadline for ...

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Sam Houston Republic of Texas Presidential Library Resolution Approved

by Emily Binetti The 85th Legislature of the State of Texas approved a resolution introduced by Representative Ernest Bailes for the creation of the Sam Houston Republic of Texas Presidential Library at Sam Houston State University. This resolution honors Sam Houston’s contributions in shaping the state as well as his serving ...

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Call for Nominations: 2018 Barbara Jordan Media Awards

Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities announces the Annual Barbara Jordan Media Awards call for nominations for media content created or published in 2017. Awards are presented in several different categories including Broadcast, Internet, Photojournalism, Print, Book, and College or High School Student. There is NO FEE for entries. Winners are ...

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Texas State Historical Association Offering Free eBooks

The Texas State Historical Association is proud to announce the launch of a series of seven eBooks offering an exclusive look at the Texas Revolution, including the battles and heroes that changed Texas history. For a limited time, Texas State Historical Association is launching a series of seven eBooks offering an exclusive ...

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Governor Proclaims October Persons with Disabilities History and Awareness Month

Throughout our state’s history, Texans with disabilities have played an outsized role in making Texas the greatest state in our nation to live, work and raise a family. Demonstrating the remarkable qualities of the Texas spirit – courage, independence and ingenuity – Texans have filled some of our highest offices, ...

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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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