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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

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

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

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

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

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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Huntsville Main Street Nationally Accredited

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) commended Huntsville for successful annual progress as a designated Main Street community, one of 58 to be recognized this year. The Texas Main Street Program (TMSP) began in 1981 as one of the first state coordinating programs in the country. 2016 marks TMSP’s 35th anniversary. ...

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Huntsville Library Offering Geneology Workshops

Genealogy Dead Ends: Where do I go now? Two-hour sessions will be offered the first and second Saturdays during the months of March, April, and May. Sessions are scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. Attendance will be limited to no more than three researchers. The small group will allow each ...

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March 2nd Celebrations Announced

35th Annual March 2 Celebrations for Texas Independence Day and General Sam Houston’s Birthday   The Walker County Historical Commission, the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, and the City of Huntsville’s Sam Houston Statue and Visitors Center announces the 35th Annual Texas Independence Day and General Sam Houston’s Birthday Celebration in Huntsville ...

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